HOW TO FIND A PARTNER INSTITUTION FOR YOUR PLANNED PROJECT:
We have prepared a few tips and recommendations to ease you the search of a potential partner school or another educational institution in Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland:
• you can always build your project on a previous partnership – if you have already collaborated with an Icelandic, Norwegian or Liechtensteiner institution or company (for example via Erasmus+), you can use the contacts.
• the first inquiry has to be clear, complete and tempting. The institutions in the donor states will be in huge demand for project collaboration. If you want them to choose you, your inquiry should include clear outlines of the project; however, it should not be too long.
• you (as an applicant) should have a reasonably clear picture of the project, but you do not have to present its complete description – a partner should be included in the process of the development.
• try to avoid general descriptions and vague characterizations (a sentence "Our school would like to cooperate with a similar Norwegian school" does not say anything about your expectations).
• you should send the first inquiry for partners as soon as possible - invitations that are received a week or two before the application deadline are likely to be ignored.
• the inquire should be brief and apt and should contain at least the following elements.
• try to target concrete institutions – it makes no sense to approach tens or hundreds of potential partners, because it can make your inquiry too general and superficial.
• try to address a concrete person directly – it can be a school principal or a concrete teacher, a dean of a faculty or heads of concrete departments. Try to avoid the general contact emails, if possible.
• generally speaking, those institutions, which have already been involved in an international project, will be more likely to do so again. Browse the websites of chosen institutions before you contact them to find as much information about them as possible.
• you can use the websites tips in LINKS