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					Call for Proposals for the implementation of mobility actions in the
                     academic year 2008/2009




                                      Eligibility criteria




                                  Piedad RIVAS, EM ECW Project Manager
                                 Erasmus Mundus and External Cooperation
                Overview of the presentation

• Eligible countries (section 6.2)

• Eligible types of beneficiary applicants (section 6.3)

• Eligibility of partners and partnership (section 6.4)

• Eligible activities (section 6.5)

    – Organisation of the mobility and the transfer of know-how and
      best practice (section 6.5.1)

    – Implementation of individual mobility: target groups and type of
      mobility (section 6.5.2)
                          Eligible Countries

Activities must take place in one of the eligible countries covered by
   this Call. There are three groups of eligible countries:

   27 EU Members States of the European Union

   Candidate Countries (Croatia and Turkey) and EEA countries
   (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)

    and

    Targeted 3rd countries as grouped in the individual
      geographical and country lots’
                       Eligible Third Countries
Third-countries as listed in each of the individual geographical and country
windows:
       - Individual geographical and country windows covered by the group
          A under section 7.1:

           o the Southern and Eastern neighbouring area and Russia,
           o the Middle East region,
           o the Central Asian republics.

       - Individual geographical and country windows covered by the group
          B under section 7.2:

           o   African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States,
           o   Western Balkans region,
           o   Asia region and India, and
           o   Latin America region: Brazil, Chile and Mexico
               Eligible types of beneficiary applicants

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must meet all of the following
      four criteria:

•     Be a legal person and

•     Be a university or higher education institution recognised by the
      competent authority and holding an Erasmus Charter before the
      date of publication of the present call

•     Be registered in one of the following countries:
        - 27 EU Members States of the European Union,
        - candidate countries (Croatia and Turkey) and EEA countries
         (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)

•     Be directly responsible for the management of the activities with their
      partners, not acting as an intermediary
             Eligibility of the partners and partnerships

Applicants:
       European HEI (holding an Erasmus Charter) (criteria in section 6.3)

Partners:
      European : same as eligibility criteria for applicants
      Third Countries : recognised HEI from the Third-Countries covered by the
      geographical lot

Partnership: (general rule)
      Minimum size: 5 European HEI (holding an Erasmus Charter) + recognised HEIs
      from each of the Third-Countries covered by the geographical lot
      Maximum size: 20 eligible partners (incl. the applicant)
      The same European partnership may submit proposals to a max of 4 lots
      (separate applications)

Associates
       Any type of organisation in the eligible countries whose involvement can
       contribute to the implementation of the mobility scheme.
                         Eligible activities

The project will involve the organisation and implementation of
students and academic staff mobility at all levels of Higher Education,
the provision of education/training and other services to foreign students
and teaching/training and research assignments and other services to
academic staff from the country/-ies covered by the project.


The project will be composed of two main parts:

     -The partnership activities for the organisation of mobility and the
     transfer of know-how and best practices (specific rules under
     section 6.5.1)

     -The implementation of individual mobility for students and
     academic staff (specific rules under section 6.5.2 )
                         Eligible activities

The project will involve the organisation and implementation of
students and academic staff mobility at all levels of Higher Education,
the provision of education/training and other services to foreign students
and teaching/training and research assignments and other services to
academic staff from the country/-ies covered by the project.


The project will be composed of two main parts:

     -The partnership activities for the organisation of mobility and the
     transfer of know-how and best practices (specific rules under
     section 6.5.1)

     -The implementation of individual mobility for students and
     academic staff (specific rules under section 6.5.2 )
      Eligible activities: Organisation of the mobility

•quality support measures

•enhancement of the international cooperation capacity of universities
in Third-country universities

•academic recognition

•visibility and communication strategy

•sustainability strategy

•transparent selection mechanisms (cross-cutting principles)
    Eligible activities: Organisation of the mobility




quality support measures, for students and academic
staff to undertake periods of
study/training/teaching/research at partner universities
in other participating countries.

(non-exhaustive list of activities listed in section 6.5.1)
     Eligible activities: organisation of the mobility


The project proposal will need to explain how it intends to
accomplish two important objectives of the programme:

     - The enhancement of the international cooperation
capacity of universities in Third-country universities through
the organisation of exchange schemes of higher education
students and academic staff and the transfer of know-how
gathered by European universities in the framework of their
transnational cooperation activities and the Bologna process.

     - Facilitating academic recognition of studying, training,
research and teaching periods abroad (minimum requirement for all
partners to consider the study period abroad as an integral
part of the study programme)
         Eligible activities: organisation of the mobility


Integration aspects – full academic recognition by the home
   university for the study period spent in the host university
  (including examinations or other assessments) :

   – diplomas and degree recognition
   – Credit transfer (ECTS) or other compatible system
   – Diploma Supplement
       Eligible activities : organisation of the mobility



• Visibility and communication strategy

• Sustainability strategy

• Transparent selection mechanisms in the selection of both
  students and academic staff from all three target groups.
         Eligible activities: organisation of the mobility


Mobility Projects ensuring transparency and equal treatment
(cross-cutting principles):


    – Transparent and fair selection mechanisms respecting:

       • gender-balance
       • equal opportunities
       • the participation of disadvantaged groups (disabled students,
         economically disadvantaged students)


    – Favour knowledge rather than brain drain
  Eligible activities : Implementation of individual mobility

target groups and type of mobility (section 6.5.2)

three target Groups for individual mobility flows corresponding to three
   different target beneficiaries


five different types of individual mobility flows:

    –   undergraduate
    –   master
    –   doctorate
    –   post-doctorate
    –   academic staff
       Implementation of the individual mobility:
                    target group

– TARGET GROUP 1: Students and academic staff registered in
  a HEI member of the applicant partnership

    • Target Group 1 must represent at least 50% of the total mobility
    • Third-Country participants should represent at least 70% of the
      total mobility flow.

– TARGET GROUP 2: Nationals of an eligible Third-Country,
  enrolled in (or having obtained a university degree from) a HEI
  of these countries non-member of the applicant partnership

– TARGET GROUP 3: Nationals of an eligible Third-Country in a
  particularly vulnerable situation (refugees, asylum seekers, unjustified
  expulsion/discrimination, indigenous populations )
              Implementation of the individual mobility:
             duration of the mobility per type and group

 Type of Mobility     Target Group 1    Target Group 2   Target Group 3
Undergraduate        6-10 months       Not applicable    6-34 months
students

Masters students     EU: 6-10 months   6-22 months       6-22 months
                     TC: 6-22 months
Doctorate students   6-34 months       6-34 months       6-34 months


Post-doctorate       6-10 months       6-10 months       6-10 months
students


Academic staff       1-3 months        Not applicable    Not applicable
Implementation of the individual mobility :Type of mobility



Type of mobility and indicative distribution (e.g.)

•Undergraduates                  35%
•Masters                         25%
•Doctorates                      20%
•Post-doctorate fellowships      10%
•Academic staff                  10%

Refer to each of the geographical window (section 7)
            Eligible activities : calendar and milestones


•The planned duration of a project may not exceed 45 months

•Preparatory activities from 15 July 2008

•Mobility up to 34 months

•All individual mobility must start at the latest by 1st of April 2009

•List of selected students and academic staff, plus a reserve list, to be
provided by 1st December 2008.

				
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