Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCAs) are realized under the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

The European Commission is ultimately responsible for the running of the Erasmus+ Programme. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme on an on-going basis. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme at European level. The European Commission also bears the overall responsibility for the supervision and coordination of the structures in charge of implementing the Programme at national level.

Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCAs) are tools for the Erasmus+ National Agencies (NAs) to form partnerships to increase the impact of the Erasmus+ programme at systemic level.

The SALTO Education and Training TCA Resource Centre was established by the European Commission in 2018 to support Erasmus+ National Agencies to improve their transnational cooperation activities (TCAs).

The TCA Resource Centre aims to fulfil its assignment in a way to best meet the expectations of all stakeholder groups including the European Commission, therefore the Resource Centre management keeps regular contact with the EC regarding the planning and the realization of its workplan.

The Erasmus+ Programme shall contribute to the achievement of:

  • the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy;

  • the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks;

  • the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education;

  • the overall objectives of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018);

  • the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport;

  • the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union.

Source: Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2018

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The annual TCA Officers’ Meeting was conducted between 22-24 May 2019 in Zandvoort, Netherlands with the participation of 53 representatives from 39 Erasmus+ National Agencies.

In different interactive sessions, participants discussed the project cycle of TCAs from the aspects of planning and promotion; selection and realization; follow up and dissemination.

TCA officers shared best practices with each other and listened to presentations about quality related topics. The audience could benefit from the key messages delivered by the representative of the European Commission plus the SALTO Youth Training and Cooperation Resource Centre. Planning of TCAs for 2020 was also on the Agenda as well as further strategic cooperation possibilities.

National Agencies (TCA Officer users) may access materials and outcomes of the meeting via Library>>Documentary (under TCA Officers Meeting) menu when signed in.

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