The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is a federation of national organisations from Europe and beyond, which all fund and encourage the internationalisation of their higher education systems. Its members are national-level organisations which promote and fund internationalisation of higher education. Full members must be from (geographical) Europe. Associate members can be from anywhere in the world.
ACA members are involved in a wide range of activities, such the delivery of student and staff mobility programmes (in most cases including the Erasmus+ Programme,) the promotion and marketing of their countries’ higher education worldwide, curricular internationalisation, and the provision of policy advice.
ACA has a double mission. First, it serves as a platform for its members for mutual learning and the exchange of good practice, for joint projects and other joint activities, and for advocating the members’ interests vis-à-vis the European institutions and national governments. Second, it is a think tank on issues of internationalisation and innovation in higher educations.