Calls within Erasmus+ for projects within education

Erasmus+ supports international collaboration and exchange within education, training, youth and sport.

Applications within the Erasmus+ calls listed below must be sent to the International Relations Office at KI ( for review at least 3 weeks before application deadline. The application/mandate letter must be sent to the same address at least 2 weeks before application deadline, and will thereafter be signed by Grants Office. It must also be accompanied by an application assurance formsigned by the Department/s involved. All the projects below are managed (both pre and post contract) by the applicant and the applicant’s department, not by Grants Office.


Depending on the call you apply for, the budget can include for example costs for travel, salaries, sustenance and project management. These costs are given as unit costs (lump sums) which are calculated automatically and the size of the sums depends on such things as country where activities take place and distance traveled. All pre and post contract management of funds in the Erasmus+ calls below are managed on department level.

The allocated sums should be seen as a contribution to the actual costs and are not expected to cover the full costs or overhead costs.

Make sure you consult the programme guide

Capacity building (deadline 17 February 12.00 CET)

The Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) action supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of higher education. It supports the relevance, quality, modernisation and responsiveness of higher education in third countries not associated to the Erasmus + programme for socio-economic recovery, growth and prosperity and reacting to recent trends, in particular economic globalisation but also the recent decline in human development, fragility, and rising social, economic and environmental inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At least two Erasmus Programme Countries with minimum one HEI from each must be part of the project.

Link to page with open calls

Link to Erasmus Programme guide

Information from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (in Swedish)

Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships (application deadline 23 March 12.00 CET)

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. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension. Selected projects will be expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.

Cooperation Partnerships are anchored to the priorities and policy frameworks of each Erasmus+ sector, both at European and national level, while aiming at producing incentives for cross-sectoral and horizontal cooperation in thematic areas.

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.

Link to Erasmus Programme guide

Information from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (in Swedish)

Link to start page for Erasmus applications (EU-log in required, can be obtained here).

Alliances for Innovation (deadline 15 September 2022)

Alliances for Innovation aim to boost Europe’s innovation capacity through stronger cooperation and knowledge flow among higher education, vocational education and training (both initial and continuous), businesses and the broader socio-economic environment, including research.

They also aim to encourage new skills and address skills mismatches by designing new curricula for higher education and vocational education and training, and supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets in the EU.

More about the action