While scholarships support mobility of individuals project support offers the possibility to collaborate in research projects in Austria or with other countries. The programme line Strategic Partnerships in Erasmus+ supports cooperation between educational institutions from different countries. The partnerships can focus on different activities. The relevant cooperation concentrates either on an educational field (e.g. improving language skills) or on several areas (e.g. joint development of digital teaching and learning methods). Cross-sectional (education and youth) projects are also possible.
In the area of development research projects between Austrian scientific institutions and partner institutions in the South and in the priority countries and regions of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) are funded.
In this context the OeAD understands itself as an independent partner that supports the internationalisation strategies of Austrian educational institutions and provides advice on the conception and further development of European and international initiatives.