Building Successful International Partnerships


Building Successful International Partnerships is a training event for beneficiaries of KA2 Cooperation Partnerships in higher education, as well as those who are interested in applying for a Cooperation Partnerships project in the future. The primary target group is content managers of the projects, i.e., obsahoví řešitelé.

Although the event was conceived and planned with Cooperation Partnerships in mind, the tips, strategies, and methods that will be discussed during the training are applicable not only to KA2 Cooperations Partnerships but a wide range of other types of international projects. Therefore, please do not hesitate to apply even if you are not a KA2 Cooperation Partnerships beneficiary and Cooperation Partnerships is only one of the types of grants for which you are considering applying.

The training is taking place face-to-face in Prague from Tuesday, October 11, till Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Participants are welcome to arrive already on Monday and take part in a welcome dinner and stay until Thursday. Accommodation is provided cost-free by DZS from Monday till Thursday (according to participants' preferences). The hotel and its location are to be specified later, in good time before the event. Meals are included for all participants.

The first round of registration was open until July 11. All places are booked and the registration is closed.


(Please note that there might be slight changes to the programme):

Arrival: Monday, October 10, all speakers and participants are invited to a welcome dinner at 19.00 where they will get to know each other before embarking on the two-day long training

1st day, Tue, Oct 11: Registration 10.00 – 10:30, Start: 10.30, End of the sessions at around 17.00

Workshops to take place:

  • Finding partners for your project collaboration (Anna Stina Sinisalo, University of Helsinki)
  • Stakeholder engagement as a key to the success of every project (Shane Lordan, University College Dublin)
  • Establishing cooperation with private companies (Perry Hobson, Breda University of Applied Sciences)
  • Panel discussion

Wrapping up the day together over a cozy dinner at around 19.00

2nd day, Wed, October 12: Registration: 9.00 – 9.30, Start: 9.30, End of the sessions at around 16.15

Workshops to take place:

  • Virtual and Co-Creative Methods for Successful Projects: Part 1 – Project Design and Management (Philipp Baur, Uppsala University)
  • Virtual and Co-Creative Methods for Successful Projects: Part 2 – Case studies: How to leverage digital platforms for co-creation beyond Zoom-meetings (Björn Nyström, Uppsala University)
  • Project sustainability: Using other Erasmus+ funding to support your KA2 Cooperation Partnerships project (Anna Stina Sinisalo, University of Helsinki)
  • Closing workshop: Wrapping up the training in small groups

Departure: Wednesday, October 12; the event will be ending at around 16.15 while the participants from outside Prague have the option to stay at the hotel until the next day, Thursday, October 13 (and the accommodation is provided by DZS)

Please see details regarding the speakers and the individual workshops in the information package below.

If you have any questions regarding the event, its programme, or practical matters regarding the organisation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Markéta Tomášková,