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Erasmus+ Key Action 2

The projects funded under this Key Action 2 focus on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices in education, training and youth provision between participating countries. 

Key Action 2 is divided into two main types of activity: decentralised activities and centralised activities. Decentralised activities for the UK are run by the British Council, in partnership with Ecorys UK. 

Centralised activities are run by the European Commission’s Executive Agency which is based in Brussels. 

This Key Action supports:

  • Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth;

  • Knowledge Alliances;

  • Sector Skills Alliances;

  • Capacity Building in the field of Youth.

The relevant Erasmus+ activities for cooperation with business are:

Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme and eligible Partner Countries.

The aim of these projects is to support eligible Partner Countries to:

  • modernise, internationalise and increase access to higher education
  • address the challenges facing their higher education institutions and systems
  • increase cooperation with the EU
  • voluntarily converge with EU development in higher education, and
  •  promote people to people contacts, intercultural awareness, and understanding.

B-International is Cardiff Met’s first Key Action 2 Capacity Building Coordinating Project which has been successful as part of the 2019 Call for Proposal. More information on the B-International Project can be found here.