Transnational cooperation



Europeanisation and internationalisation

Considering the international character of the EURASHE membership, an overarching theme in our work is transnational cooperation at European and global level.

Institutions offering mainly Applied Higher Education courses are less inclined to cooperate internationally and engage in mobility schemes. This may be due to:

  • Their relatively small size and their local profile.
  • The fact that it is more complicated to organise exchanges for work-based learning modules.

Transnational cooperation can help improve the offer of Applied Higher Education and create funding opportunities, from both the public and private sectors. At EU level, one of the main policy developments in recent years is the European Universities Initiative, which has set up transnational alliances of higher education institutions. EURASHE brings together alliances that offer Applied Higher Education into an informal grouping while helping all its members develop internationalisation strategies.