Database of the Partner Search Tools
Here you can find links to the partner search tools (browsers) – both general and related to the currently available funding programmes. Here you will also find to links to the contact points of international funding programmes. The contact points can support you at finding the project partner.
One of the most effective and promising methods to find partner organisations for an international project is the project search. Using various online search engines, it is possible to search for EU projects that have already been completed, to narrow down their topics and to find out which organisations are involved. In a further search, the individual organisations can be narrowed down via their websites, EPALE, etc., and then finally contacted and inquired about. In this way, professional and experienced project partners can be found, as they have already completed international cooperation projects.
Plattforms for project search:
A specific section of keep.eu to look for partners and register to contact potential partners or to build your own profile. Results of searches are in alphabetical order of partners' names.
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.
The UIA serves two main purposes: to maintain and provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable information on international associations, their activities and concerns, and their meetings activities; and to support and facilitate the work of international associations through training and networking opportunities.
The UIA is best known for the:
Visit the Join page to find out about how to join UIA.
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM) is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental organisation promoting the cooperation between societies of Friends of museums throughout the world, in order to enhance the value of museums and encourage the safeguard of our cultural heritage.
Friends and volunteers of museums pursue noble objectives in cultural development. They bring to museums their support, their knowledge, their experience and their competence. In so doing, they contribute to the advancement both of museums and of museology. Their commitment is the voluntary expression of a solidarity that actively engages their role as citizens in the community.
As members of the museum community, and at the heart of the museum’s public, friends and volunteers constitute a privileged audience, able to represent the public’s interests to the best advantage of museum institutions.Visit the Join page to find out about how to join WFFM
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. The European Network of Cultural Centers (ENCC) unites local, regional and national networks across the European Union. The ENCC is a community of 54 members that represents over 5,000 cultural centers from at least 24 countries. All ENCC members are active in the cultural field and share the same values: cultural equality - interculturalism - cultural democratisation - active citizenship through participation in cultural activities. By joining the ENCC, they are all willing to network as well as to exchange information, knowledge and best practices with the other members. ENCC priority is to empower the more than 5,000 cultural centers that it represents, as well as their communities through actions linked to capacity building, networking and advocacy.
Visit the Join page to find out about becoming member of ENCC.
One of the possibilities of finding international partners is joining European networks working in the field of interests of your organisation. Amateo is the European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities that serves and promotes people’s participation in the voluntary and amateur arts. Founded in 2008 it includes today more than 40 national and regional umbrellas and associations from EU member states and programme countries. Amateo sees active participation in the arts as a core value for a free and open society as enshrined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Active participation in arts and cultural activities empowers individuals to freely express themselves and promotes cultural cohesion, social inclusion and active citizenship with an added value for humanistic and democratic values.
Visit the Join page to find out about becoming member of Amateo
LinkedIn is a free social network that allows the development of professional contacts as well as the dissemination of offers of collaboration and content related to the labor market.
EUPARTNERSEARCH is a free service to foster the exchange of ideas and partnerships aiming at improvement of collaboration among European entities. The platform is based on the Erasmus+ Programme Calls. You may search for partners by programme, country and type of organisation: http://eupartnersearch.com/
Through the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) search engine, you can search for partners by country, type of activity, type of organization or by keywords. The platform is especially useful for organisations interested in partnership cooperation in the field of adult education, lifelong learning: https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/partner-search
After creating an EPALE account, you will be also able to add your organisation to thebase, as interested in partnership cooperation in the field.
Through the EEA (European Economic Area, Norway-Iceland-Lichtenstein) and Norway Grants partner search engine, you can search for partners by country, topic or type of the organization: https://ngonorway.org/partners/
You may also register your organisation here, as interested in partnership projects in the areas covered by the EEA and Norway Grants, here: https://ngonorway.org/register/
Through the European Commission's partner search engine gathers the participants in past EU projects. You can search for project partners by keyword or a topic of a past call for proposals, type of organization and by geographical criteria. https://ec.europa.eu