From 2009 to 2011, Collage Arts led a collaborative research and development partnership project named Euro-Aspire that connected other European organisations that informally educate people in and through creative activities in the UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Denmark. This peer network of like-minded organisations engaged in purposeful dialogue exchanged philosophies and practice, created and harnessed synergies and developed a common European framework to validate non formal learning in the creative and arts sectors. Euro-Aspire was funded by the Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme from November 2009 to October 2011. This website gives more info about the project.
In 2013, Collage Arts launched the European Cultural Learning Network, a professional association and network of non-formal and informal learning sector organisations across Europe. Funded by the Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) until 2016.
In 2013, Collage Arts are leading a new Transfer of Innovation programme, Aspire2Create, funded by the EU through Ecorys. This programme is for trainers in the creative and cultural industries and will build on the work of the EuroAspire project and test/transfer the innovative competency framework across 5 partner organisations in Europe.