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Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships seek to bring a positive and long-lasting effect on participating partners, on policy systems and on the organisations and individuals directly or indirectly involved in the partnership project.  The following partnership projects provide some insight into the broad range of opportunities open to students, staff and local employers.  Current KA2 strategic Partnerships are: 

RACE21 is a partnership between six TVET colleges (UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Finland and Romania) and an evaluation partner in the Czech Republic.  A three year ‘problem based learning’ project delivered through Robot Clubs is aimed at developing new, innovative, creative curriculum in the field of robotics and automation. Sixty businesses provide a real-world learning environment leading ultimately to 12 integrated robotic solutions. 

Enterprise is VITAL (Vision, Innovation, Teamwork, Achievement and Leadership) is a partnership between four VET colleges (UK, Spain, Portugal, and Finland), a Business Incubation Centre in the UK and a Business Association in Spain (APIP).  A three-year ‘problem based learning’ project delivered through Enterprise Clubs is aimed at developing new, innovative, creative curriculum in entrepreneurship education. Students will have the opportunity to learn from real-life start-up enterprises and gain insights as to why and how they grow.

This project is funded under Key Action 2 of the programme. Strategic Partnerships, Co-operation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices.

Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education

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

Women in STEM (W-STEM)

Led by the University of Salamanca, Spain with partners from UK, Ireland, Finland, Italy, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica and Ecuador.  W-STEM aims to address the low participation rate of women in Higher Education STEM subjects in Latin America. 

Project partners will:

  • Measure the gender inequality in enrolment and retention rates in STEM programs
  • Implement policies and strategies and organizational mechanisms for improving attraction, access and guidance at undergraduate level in STEM programs
  • Promote STEM studies, vocation and choice in girls and young women in secondary schools as well as guidance in the first year of the STEM program
  • Develop an online training package for HEIs to implement effective strategies to enhance attraction, access and guidance in Women in STEM programs  

This project is funded under Key Action 2 of the programme.  Strategic Partnerships, Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.