On 26 February 2014, the European Commission announced that negotiations with the EU on Swiss participation in Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, had been suspended as a result of the vote in the referendum of 9 February. On 16 April 2014, the Federal Council approved the principles of the transitional solution for Erasmus+ in 2014. The transitional solution in 2014 provides for Swiss project partners to continue participating in Erasmus+ projects under special conditions. Furthermore, the Confederation will finance project proposals which are submitted to the ch Foundation within the scope of the transitional solution 2014.
Transitional solution 2014: Review (PDF, 1 page, 261 KB)
News on the transitional solution 2014
The following projects are eligible for support:
1. Mobility projects
One to two-year projects allowing for any number of participants (incoming). Applications for mobility projects can now only be submitted for the Youth in Action programme.
Application deadlines for Youth in Action
2. Cooperation / partnerships
If the Swiss partner is mentioned in the project proposal
These projects were submitted by 30 April 2014 to a non-Swiss national agency. The involvement of the Swiss partner is based on the special conditions and is financed by means of EU programme funds. It is not possible to receive additional funding from the Confederation.
- If the Swiss partner is NOT mentioned in the project proposal
Swiss institutions can take part in projects that have been submitted abroad and which have successfully passed the evaluation by the competent non-Swiss national agency or the EACEA in Brussels. Applications were to be submitted to the ch Foundation online by 15 August 2014.
3. Centralised actions and sport
Applications for centralised actions and in the field of sport must be submitted to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels by the project coordinator abroad. Swiss institutions wishing to participate in projects that have already been submitted to the EACEA could submit their application to the ch Foundation until 15 August 2014.
If you have any questions on centralised actions and in the field of sport, please contact:
Florence Balthasar (European Advisor), SwissCore, Bruxelles
Tel. +32 549 09 80