Three years after its introduction, more than 190 European and American educational institutions and around 6,000 students already have benefited from programme Atlantis, a signed agreement in the field of higher education and vocational training between the European Union and United States to support innovative projects of cooperation, including the creation of double or joint degrees between universities in both territories.Actions for Transatlantic Links and Academic Networks in Training and Integrated Studie or what is the same thing, Atlantis. This is the name that receives the most important cooperation activities set in the field of higher education and vocational training carried out among Member States of the European Union and United States following the signing of a joint agreement in 2006. The agreement, extension of a similar one signed in 1995, has among its main objectives promote the international dimension of the University centers, improving the quality of the transatlantic mobility of students and teachers and encouraging mutual recognition of periods of study and training carried out in them. In this way, is achieved also reach other priority of the programme, as improving the mutual knowledge between the North American and European citizens of their languages, cultures and institutions and enable them to acquire the skills necessary to successfully cope with the challenges posed by the global economy began to experience today.Managed by the European Commission and the United States Department of education (that bring each one around 5 million euros annually), the Atlantis programme focuses on finance and support actions in favour of the creation of transatlantic links and academic networks among institutions of higher education. These actions can materialize in three types of projects: the development and implementation of joint or double degrees for students from the European Union and United States, mobility among students and teachers from institutions projects senior and policy-oriented measures. Joint degrees is called transatlantic title to whoever can get students who complete a degree or postgraduate taught jointly by European and American higher institutions program.