October 19 - 20, 2017
Vis (town) Island of Vis, Croatia
L earning


„How to prepare a strong proposal for Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances“
18th October, University of Split, Croatia

Venue: Split University Library, Ruđera Boškovića 31, 21 000 Split, Croatia

We are pleased to invite you to the Workshop on Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances to be held on 18 October 2017 at University of Split as a satellite event of the Thematic University Business Forum Vis, Croatia. The workshop is jointly organized by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes and University of Split.

Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances are a direct result of the University Business Cooperation, providing EU funding for transnational projects between academia and enterprises. They support the following areas: boosting innovation in higher education and business, development of entrepreneurial mind-set and skills, stimulating the flow and exchange of knowledge between higher education and business. KA projects are open to all academic fields.

Workshop methodology

The main objective of the workshop is to give the participants a better understanding of the key features of a strong Knowledge Alliances project proposal. Following a short introduction on the action and its award criteria, the case study exercise will help participants identify strengths and weaknesses of an application via analysis of extract from real KA applications. The training will be delivered by EACEA staff (Unit A2) with the assistance of a project coordinator of one of the ongoing KA project.

Participant profile

The participation will be opened to Thematic UB- Forum Croatia participants as well as other interested individuals. However, priority will be given to serious applicants and participants with prior academia-business cooperation background (e.g. technology transfer officers, student career officers, EU project managers from enterprises or academia). As this workshop will be carried out entirely in English, participants are expected to have a good command of the English language. Also due to the training format, the number of participants is limited.


Please register via online application form by 6 October 2017. For any questions please contact: Jasmina Skočilić (e-mail: jasmina.skocilic@mobilnost).


  • Welcome Address by the University of Split representative (TBC)
  • Background and context of the KA action
  • Getting familiar with the KA Award Criteria
  • Case study
  • Ice Breaker: Award Criteria
  • Practical Case study (former KA applications)
  • Discussion
  • Feedback
  • Have a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of a KA proposal through the analysis of extracts of submitted KA applications.
  • To provide tools and knowledge for potential applicants in the design of a strong KA proposal.
11:30-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-13:15 Continuation case study exercise
13:15-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-15:45 Panel discussion with EACEA + KA Project coordinator
  • Strength and weakness of a KA application
  • How to ensure that all Award Criteria are covered
  • Challenge ahead
15.45-16:00 Conclusion
  • Overall feedback collected at KA cluster and kick off meetings from ongoing KA project's coordinators
  • Benefit for HEI/Business