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Welcome back to our Glossary of Terms series. It is dedicated to simplifying hard to understand Erasmus+ terms. Whether you are currently preparing a project or  you are just thinking about it, you have probably already come across lots of specific terminology that can be hard to get your head around. If that is the case, you have come to the right place!

We take a typical Erasmus+ term a week, break it down and make it easy for you  to understand. That way, everything is crystal clear and you can get working on developing a solid project proposal.

In our last post we spoke about blended mobility. Go back and have a read of what it is if you missed it-it is great! It gives a clear explanation of what is involved and the benefits it provides to participants.

This week´s term is ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

Who are associate partners? What makes them different from a partner organisation?

Well, to start with, let’s define what a partner is. It is an organisation that is involved in a project as a co-beneficiary. Therefore, they are officially involved in the project but they did not apply for the project (that is the applicant).

So then, what is an associate partner?

Associate partners are partners that contribute to the implementation of specific project activities or perhaps support the promotion and sustainability of the project.However, they do not receive any funding from the Programme. They do not get compensation as part of the project since they are not considered  contractual beneficiaries.

We hope that this has been useful and has clarified the role of associate partners for you in the context of Erasmus+ projects.

Remember to follow our posts to stay up to date as we expand our glossary of terms section each week.

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