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The TCA Resource Centre
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 acronym SALTO stands for Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities.
The Resource Centre is hosted by the Hungarian Erasmus + National Agency, Tempus Public Foundation (TPF).

The TCA Resource Centre serves as an overall supporting body to the NAs by:
  • Providing online and offline platforms and tools for promoting consultations, planning, effective realization and evaluation of transnational cooperation activities;
  • designing trainings for increasing the capacities of NA staff regarding TCAs;
  • making the results of TCAs accessible for the public.



To maximise the possibilities TCAs offer, the SALTO E&T TCA Resource Centre has the following aims:

Overall aim and objectives:

Promoting quality and efficiency in TCA work
  • Systematic coordination of TCAs
  • Professional development of TCAs
  • Professional development of the NAs
Specific objectives in the workplan for 2018:

TCA RC online tool, IT platform
  • Planning Board and TCA Calendar
  • Repository of results of the realized TCAs: Library
  • Online partner application
Professional development and quality assurance of TCAs
  • NA staff training needs assessment
  • Research needs assessment
  • Research and training concept paper

Partnership of the TCA RC

The Resource Centre capitalizes on the knowledge, experience and observations of NA colleagues, specifically TCA officers and NA directors and the TCA Education and Training Working Group when creating the coordination platform and harmonized processes. The RC management works in close cooperation with the European Commission. Its work is also supported by an advisory group consisting of senior management representatives from different NAs. The work of SALTO Youth Resource Centres is considered as a rich source of peer learning for SALTO Education and Training.

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News

The next annual TCA Officers’ Meeting will be held on 22-24 May 2019 in Zandvoort, Netherlands hosted by the Dutch Erasmus + Education and Training National Agency.
The meeting will focus on Quality in TCA, covering both theory and practice. A training on the SALTO E&T Platform is included in the agenda as well as formal and informal sessions for networking and planning TCAs for 2020.
Moreover DG EAC and EC Programme Magagement Working Group representatives will share intormation about the new E+ Programme and there will be space for Q&A.

The official programme starts at 1 pm on 22 May. The closing of the event is planned until 1 pm 24 May.

Registration for TCA Officers' Meeting 2019 is open, please fill in the registration form before 5 April 2019. You may access the form via Library>>News for NAs menu (when logged in).

Draft programme with more information and registration link will be announced early March.

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