These are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions (HEIs) from Programme and eligible Partner Countries. The aim is to support actions that produce an impact on governing systems, innovation and internationalisation. The projects typically focus on one of three main activities:

  • curriculum development
  • modernisation of governance and management of HEIs and systems
  • strengthening of relations between higher education and the wider economic and social environment


Types of Projects:

  • Joint Projects - support organisations from partner countries (i.e. through curriculum development, modernisation of the functioning of HEIs)
  • Structural Projects - strengthen higher education systems and promote reforms at national and/or regional level in the eligible Partner Countries.


Examples of activities are:

  • Surveys and studies on specific reform issues
  • Organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops (which should result in operational conclusions and recommendations)
  • Organisation of staff trainings on policy issues



  • Consortium: Projects addressing 1 Partner Country: 1 Partner Country and at least 2 Programme Countries. Projects addressing 2 or more Partner Countries: at least 2 Partner and 2 Programme Countries)
  • Duration: 24 or 36 months
  • Award Amount:  € 1.000.000 (three-year project)
  • Call for proposals: from approx. 24.Okt. 2019 - 07 Feb. 2020 at 12:00 Brussels time (for projects starting 15. Nov.. 2020 or 15. Jan. 2021)


Applications should be made to the EACEA in Brussels