Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Youth – European NGOs


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Erasmus+ Programme

Programme Description

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

Erasmus+ strengthens its efforts to increase the opportunities offered to more participants and to a wider range of organisations, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Youth – European NGOs


Cooperation Partnerships aim at:

  • Increasing quality in the work, activities and practices of organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors, not naturally included within one sector;
  • Building capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors;
  • Addressing common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
  • Enabling transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements and new approaches, in proportion to the context of each organisation

Detailed Call Description

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at
transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas. They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level.

For Partnerships in the fields of education, training and youth submitted by any organisation in these fields, with the exception of European NGOs: To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

The organisations formally participating in the project (the coordinator and partner organisations), Cooperation Partnerships may also involve other partners from the public or private sector that contribute to the implementation of specific project tasks/activities or support the promotion and sustainability of the project.
Within an Erasmus+ project, these partners will be called “associated partners”. For eligibility and contractual management aspects they are not considered to be project partners, and they do not receive any funding from the Programme as part of the project. However, in order to understand their role within the partnership and have a global picture about the proposal, their involvement in the project and in the different activities needs to be clearly described.

A Cooperation Partnership is a transnational project and involves minimum three organisations from three different EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme. There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.
However, organisations from third countries not associated to the Programme can be involved as partners (not as applicants), if their participation brings an essential added value to the project and as long as the minimum participation from three organisations from three different EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme is fulfilled.
(further details in the programme guide p. 207-210)

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The proposed funding model consists of a menu of 3 single lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project: €120,000, €250,000 and €400,000.

Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Employment
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Youth

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres
  • Youth

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Organisations established in EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme can either participate as the coordinator of the project or as a partner organisation. Organisations in third countries not associated to the Programme cannot participate as project coordinators.
Irrespective of the field impacted by the project, Cooperation Partnerships are open to any type of organisation active in any field of education, training, youth, sport or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields (e.g. local, regional and national authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres, cultural and sport organisations).
Depending on the priority and the objectives addressed by the project, Cooperation Partnerships should involve the most appropriate and diverse range of partners in order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project results.

Exception: organisations from Belarus (Region 2) are not eligible to participate in this action.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Foundation for the Management of European (EU) Lifelong Learning Programmes
Tel: +357 22 448 888

Youth Board of Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 402 644

(Publish Date: 21/12/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency: