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            Outline of the presentation

• Part I: Basic features of the Tempus programme
• Part II: Tempus management by EACEA
• Part III: Results of the second call for proposals
• Part IV: Third call for proposals/ Main novelties
• Part V: E-form and submission of applications

            Part I
Basic features of the Tempus

 To support the modernisation of Higher Education in
  target countries in the surrounding area, including
  Central Asia.
 To establish an area of cooperation between the
  European Union (EU) and the partner countries.
 To favour convergence with the European Area for
  Higher Education (Lisbon and Bologna).

              BASIC FEATURES (II)
• Institutional cooperation
• Bottom-up programme mainly implemented through
  calls for proposals seeking projects targeting reforms
  in higher education institutions and/or systems.
• Strong involvement of national authorities.
• Strong accent on dissemination, sustainability and
  exploitation of results.
• Complements other EU mobility programmes (e.g.
  Erasmus Mundus II).

             BASIC FEATURES (III)

Local Support:

 National Contact Points (NCPs) in EU Member States

 National Tempus Offices (NTOs) in Partner Countries

                   3 TYPES OF ACTION

   Joint Projects: implemented at institutional level to reform
    curricula, improve university governance, enhance links with

   Structural Measures: implemented at national level for
    the development and reform of national higher education
    structures and systems in Partner Countries.

   Accompanying Measures: dissemination and information
    activities (conferences, studies, exchange of good practice,
    National Tempus Offices, Higher Education Reform Experts

GRANT SIZE = € 500 000 to € 1 500 000

   For both Joint Projects and Structural Projects.
    Need to prove cost effectiveness!

   Minimum grant size for national projects from
    Montenegro and Kosovo lowered to € 300,000.

   Minimum co-financing: 10%

PROJECT DURATION = up to 36 months


      National projects:                  Multi-country projects:
 (targeting 1 single partner country)     (targeting more than 1 partner

 minimum of 6 HE institutions            minimum of 7 HE institutions

3 from the Partner country involved 2 from each Partner Country
                                    involved (minimum 2 PC)

3 from 3 different EU countries         3 from 3 different EU countries

                  ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Joint Projects:
   State-recognised public or private HE institutions (either
    in EU or PC)
   Associations, organisations or networks of HE institutions
Structural Measures:
   State-recognised public or private HE institutions (either
    in EU or PC)
   Associations, organisations or networks of HE institutions
   Rector/teacher/student organisations

                 ELIGIBLE PARTNERS

 State-recognised public or private HE institutions (either in
  EU or PC)
 Associations, organisations or networks of HE institutions
 Rector/teacher/student organisations
 Non-governmental organisations
 Social partners and their training organisations
 Private and public enterprises
 Research institutions
 Public administrations (Ministries, other
   national/regional/local administrations) BUT special
   conditions (funding only for per diem and travel costs)


                 National projects
              (targeting 1 single partner country)

     Focus on the national priorities set for the Partner
     Defined by the Ministries of Education in close
      consultation with the Commission Delegations.

               Multi-country projects
           (targeting more than 1 partner country)

 Will focus on the regional priorities common to all PCs
  within a specific region.

 Extracted from strategic documents of the European

 Can address a national priority which is common to all
  participating PCs.

 Cross regional cooperation: Possible if the theme of
  the proposal is identified as a regional or national
  priority for all the participating PCs.

                 Programme themes
    Themes structured around the main components of the EU
           modernisation agenda for higher education.

 Joint projects:
 Curriculum reform
 Governance reform
 Higher Education and Society

 Structural measures
    Governance reform
    Higher Education and Society

              Programme themes
 Curricular reform
        Modernisation of curricula: ECTS, 3 cycles, recognition of
 Governance reform
        University management and student services
        Introduction of quality assurance
        Institutional and financial autonomy & accountability
        Equal access to HE
        Development of international relations
 Higher Education and Society
        Training of non-university teachers
        Development of partnerships with enterprises
        Knowledge triangle education/research/innovation
        Training courses for public services (Min./ local auth.)
        Development of lifelong learning
        Qualifications frameworks

               Priority will be given to:

 Structural Measures

 Multi-country projects

 Proposals which actively involve students, women,
  enterprises, social partners, research institutions, Ministries
  of Education, NGOs and other non-academic organisations
  (where relevant).

          Part II
Tempus management by EACEA
    Tempus Management by the Education,
   Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

 On 1 April 2009, management of the Tempus III and IV
  programmes was transferred from the Directorate-
  General for Education and Culture to the Education,
  Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive
              Agency (EACEA)

       Budget 2009: ~650 million euros (2008: ~500)
                   Management of the Tempus
      European Commission
      ETF – European Training
                                Then   Now

Programme design and
                                                                              A single

                                             Supervision by the Commission
                                                                               for the
Calls for proposal
Selection of proposals
Contractualisation and                                                        More
funding                                                                        reactive
Financial and content
                                                                              More
Programme evaluation
                  The Tempus Team

 Newly formed unit of 25 staff, led by Mr. Klaus Haupt

 Organised into 4 teams
   • Selection (3)
   • Project Management Team I: Western Balkans and
     Southern Mediterranean Countries (5)
   • Project Management Team II: Eastern Europe and
     Central Asia (5)
   • Finance (10)

   New website – first point of reference for information
    on the programme
   New structure – user-friendly for the target audience
   Interactive tool for filtering information required by
    end users
   Links to the NTO websites
   NCP Contact details

   Coming up: translation of general information into
    French, German, Russian and Arabic
                 Part III
     Second call for proposals
Overview on the selection process and results

           Main steps in the selection process

Process monitored by a Selection Committee (EACEA, Commission)

• Project proposals received: 28 April 2009

• Eligibility check

• Evaluation of proposals against award criteria by
independent experts (Each application assessed by two different experts)
(peer review)

• Consultation on the shortlisted proposals
     EC Delegations, NTOs and Ministries of Education in Partner
• Award decision

    Total number of applications received

 Increased interest…
    608 proposals submitted
     (15% increase - 530 received in 2008)

    151 (33%) PC coordinator (grant-holder)
      (19% increase - 126 received in 2008)

 Average budget size: € 950.000

 Average consortium size: 10 partners

        Breakdown of applications by target region
         2009 (608 applications)                            2008 (530 applications)

          80                   38                           82            29
                                          128                                               109

207                                                   157

                                    155                                               150

      CENTRAL ASIA                  WESTERN BALKANS
Breakdown of applications according to activity
                type (2009)
                     38                Joint Projects for
                                       Curriculum Reform


                                       Joint Projects for

                                       Joint Projects for
                                       Higher Education
                                       and Society

                                       Measures for
                                       Measures for
                     45                Higher Education
                                       and Society
Feedback from experts after assessment on
         award criteria – 2nd Call
Most difficult criteria to assess
   Relevance
   Budget and cost effectiveness

Part of application best completed?
   Logical Framework
   Work plan
   Needs analysis
   Description of partner institutions
   Project summary

Part of application worst completed?
   Sustainability & dissemination
   Outcome & activity tables
   Quality control, monitoring and management
   Budget
            Selection progress


600                                    Received applications

500                   377
                                       Eligible proposals

                                       Above the 50% threshold
                                       Proposed for
200                                    consultation
                                       Recommended for

                   Overview of the selection progress on
                              target regions
                       Received                             Above the 50%     Proposed for    Recommended
        REGION                       Eligible proposals
                      applications                            threshold       consultation     for funding

Western Balkans           127               107                  83               58              24

Central Asia              36                33                   23               17               5

Eastern European
                          148               120                  90               52              12

Russian Federation        62                53                   41               23               9

Mediterranean             157               129                 106               33              16

Multiregional             78                53                   34               21               3

                         608               495                  377              204              69
                                                  (81.4%)             (62%)         (33.5%)        (11.3%)
Western Balkans – National vs. Multi-country
             selected projects
  Country     Nat   MC   Total   JP   SM                       16%

   Total      13    12    25     19   6                                                         JP
  Albania     0     3     3      3    0

   Bosnia     2     5     7      4    3                                      84%

   Croatia    2     4     6      5    1

  FYROM       1     9     10     9    1
                                               National: 52%
   Kosovo     2     4     6      5    1
                                               Multi-country: 48%
 Montenegro   1     3     4      4    0

   Serbia     5     8     13     11   2

                                           Country figures cannot be added together since one project
                                           may involve several countries.
                                           Multi-regional projects are included in the multi-country
  Southern Mediterranean countries - National vs.
         Multi-country selected projects
      Country        Nat     MC     Total   JP   SM
                                                                                           62%   Joint
        Total         7       9       16    9    7                                               Projects
       Algeria        1       5        6    4    2

        Egypt         2       4        6    5    1
                                                                     38%                         Structural
        Israel        0       1        1    0    1
       Jordan         0      4*       4*    3    1*

      Lebanon         0       3        3    2    1

       Morocco        1       6        7    4    3        National: 43.8%
                      1       1        2    0    2        Multi-country: 56.2%
        Syria         2       0        2    1    1

       Tunisia        0       6        6    4    2

*Of which a project including an
                                                      Country figures cannot be added together since one project
association of Arabic universities, based             may involve several countries.
in Jordan and covering the other                      Multi-regional projects are included in the multi-country
countries involved in the consortium.
        Central Asia - National vs. Multi-country
                    selected projects

  Country      Nat   MC   Total   JP   SM

   Total       2     5     7      5    2                                                      SM

Kazakhstan      0    3     3      3    0

 Kyrgyzstan     0    3     3      3    0                                      86%

 Tajikistan     1    2     3      3    0        National: 28.6%
Turkmenistan    1    0     1      0    1        Multi-country: 71.4%
 Uzbekistan     0    4     4      3    1

                                            Country figures cannot be added together since one project
                                            may involve several countries.
                                            Multi-regional projects are included in the multi-country
Eastern European countries - National vs. Multi-
           country selected projects
    Country          Nat   MC   Total   JP   SM

     Total           13    12    25     19   6
    Armenia           0    3     3      2    1                                                  SM
   Azerbaijan         0    2     2      2    0
    Georgia           0    4     4      3    1

     Belarus          0    4     4      3    1

    Moldova           1    1     2      0    2        National: 52%
 (incl. Bilateral)
                      9    5     14     12   2        Multi-country: 48%
     Ukraine          3    8     11     8    3

                                                  Country figures cannot be added together since one project
                                                  may involve several countries.
                                                  Multi-regional projects are included in the multi-country
                      Selection Results

                              1st Call    2nd Call

Proposals recommended for       76          69
Proposals with a partner        18          15
country coordintor           (23,6%)      (21%)
Joint Projects                  63           50
                             (82,8%)      (72,5%)
Structural Measures             13           19
                             (17,2%)      (27,5%)
Multi-country projects          46          34
                             (60,5%)      (49%)
                                The UK in Tempus IV

 A drop in the number of applications between 2008 and
  2009:                                 UK; 25

                       EG; 25

                                                    ES; 26
          SE; 35                       DE; 87
                                                                              DE; 98

                                                SE; 36

 UK; 40

                                    IT; 58           FR; 60
                   FR; 53                                            IT; 63

                            2008                              2009
                   The UK in Tempus IV

 Of the 143 Tempus IV projects:
  – Involved in 48 projects (21 in 2008, 27 in 2009)Tempus IV
  – Leading 11 Projects (6 in 2008, 5 in 2009)
                                                SMGR  6%

 More than 50% of UK-led projects
  are targeting Eastern Europe                                  JPCR

 More than 80% are Joint Projects
                      2009 Projects led by the UK
Coordinating          Project Title                          Project   Partner        EU          Total EC
Organisation                                                 Type      countries      countries   Grant
                                                                       involved       involved    including
                                                                                                  indirect costs

THE UNIVERSITY OF     Development of the e-learning and      JPCR      AM (2), AZ     FR-IT-UK     1.044.022,00
WESTMINSTER           distance learning courses and                    (2), GE (2)
                      assessment in Biomedical Sciences in
                      the Southern Caucasus

UNIVERSITY OF         Western Balkan Rural Extension         JPCR      AL (4), BA     CZ-FI-NL-      977.250,00
READING               Network through Curriculum Reform                (4), MK        UK
                                                                       (5), RS (4)

UNIVERSITY OF         National Safeware Engineering          JPCR      UA (9)         FI-IT-SE-      620.791,00
NEWCASTLE UPON        Network of Centres of Innovative                                UK
TYNE                  Academia-Industry Handshaking

ROEHAMPTON            Developing Service-Learning and        JPCR      JO (3), LB     BG-IE-SE-      880.420,50
UNIVERSITY            Civic Engagement Partnerships                    (2)            UK
                      across the Curriculum

UNIVERSITY OF WALES   Leadership in Higher Education         SMGR      EG (5), LB     EL-IT-UK     1.135.857,00
INSTITUTE CARDIFF     Management                                       (3), MA
                                                                       (4), TN (3),
                                                                       JO (1)
        Part IV
Third Call for proposals
      Main novelties

               Novelties: Terminology

- New terminology:
  grant holder/beneficiary….      co-ordinator
  partners…………………….               co-beneficiaries
  whole Consortium……......        beneficiaries

- The term “Associated partners” is no longer in use.
   (public administrations are considered as co-beneficiaries
   but they may only receive per diems and travel costs)

                  Novelties: Mandate

Introduction of the « mandate »
- Signed between the co-ordinator and each of the
- Annexed to the Grant Agreement and has legal force.
- Template provided by the Agency.

 “Each co-beneficiary grants power of attorney to the
 co-ordinator to act in his name and for his account and
  mandates the co-ordinator to take full legal responsibility
  for the implementation of the agreement.”

      Novelties: Eligible Countries / Experts

Eligible countries
- Croatia will not be eligible (only on a self-financing basis)

External experts
- Individual external experts are no longer part of the
- Subcontracting procedure if external expertise is required.

     Novelties: Evaluation & Award Criteria

Evaluation & Award
- Criteria: slightly modified
  Quality of the partnership
  Sustainability (dissemination)

- Procedure: a maximum of three project proposals per
  applicant institution/organisation will be recommended for

         Novelties: Financial Conditions
           2nd call                                 3rd call

The grant will be calculated   The grant will be calculated
based on the total eligible    based on the total eligible
direct costs (maximum          costs (maximum 90%)
Co-financing of at least       Co-financing of at least
10% of the eligible direct     10% of the total eligible
costs                          costs
Indirect costs: a flat-rate    Indirect costs: a fixed flat-
funding of maximum 7% of       rate funding of 7% of the
the eligible direct costs.     eligible direct costs.

         Novelties: Electronic Submission

E-form and E-submission
• Applications will be submitted on-line using the eForm:
  available in English, French and German.

• On-line submission is considered to be the unique
  reference document including for the submission

• Applicants are required to send a complete paper copy
  of the eForm by post, including the supporting documents
  signed in original.

        Indicative roadmap for selection process –
                   3rd Call for proposals

Publication of Third Tempus IV Call for Proposals                     End November 2009

Deadline for submission of applications                               9 March 2010

Expert assessment                                                     March - end April 2010

Consultation of Ministries of Education in partner
                                                                      June 2010
countries, EC Delegation and National Tempus offices

Award decision and Publication of results                             July 2010
                                                                      End July to September
Preparation and signature of grant agreements

Start of eligibility period                                           15 October 2010

  SELECTED UNDER 3RD CALL: 53,8 € million
    Southern Mediterranean                               € 20.4 million
         (ENPI South)

   Eastern Europe/Caucasus                               € 11.4 million
          (ENPI East)

  Bilateral allocation for Russia                        € 3.6 million.

        Western Balkans                                  € 13.9 million
             (IPA)                  Albania€ 0.9; Bosnia and Herzegovina € 2.1;
                                    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia € 1.5;
                                    Montenegro € 1.1; Serbia: € 6.3; Kosovo under
                                    UNSC Resolution 1244/99: € 2

           Central Asia                                   € 4.5 million
              (DCI)                         (€ 0,9 million indicative per country)

              Part V
E-form and submission of applications

             Outline of the presentation

 Advantages
 Structure
 Contents
 eForm features & technical requirements
 Submission of the eForm
 Further guidance
 Simplified single form for JP and SM
 More logical and better structured
 Redundant information eliminated
 Easier to complete and submit (directly in EACEA databases)

 Reduced delays in the selection process
 Minimised risk of errors by manual processing
 Substantial savings in terms of resources
 Statistics available at an early stage

Experts assessing applications
 Maximum amount of information standardised
 Same type of information, easier to find
                   eForm Structure (main body)
  Part                     Content                        Corresponding part in the previous
                                                                  application form
Front    Identification of the Call and Programme       Front page
PART A   Identification of the Applicant and other      II: List of partners
         organisations participating in the project
PART B   Organisation and Activities                    III.1b: Presentation of the partners

PARTC    Description of the project (basic data)        II: Basic data on the project; IV: Summary
                                                        of the project; V: Summary of project
                                                        funding requirements
PART D   Operational capacity                           I. Technical capacity (CVs of key people)

PART E   Project implementation / Award criteria (the   III.1a. Problem analysis; III.2 The project;
         project in details)                            III.3 Project objectives, outcomes and
                                                        activities; III.5.1 Dissemination; III.5.2
                                                        Sustainability; III.5.3 Quality control and
                                                        monitoring; III.5.4 Management of the
PART F   Workplan in workpackages                       III.5 Outcome and activity tables
               eForm Structure (attachments)

Nr   Content                                        Corresponding part in the
                                                    previous application form
1    Declaration of Honour by the legal             I: Declaration on exclusion and
                                                    selection criteria; Agreement on
     representative of the Applicant organisation   publication; Declaration for qualifying
     (pdf / jpg)                                    as public body;
2    Logical Framework Matrix                       III.3: Logical Framework Matrix
     (Word document)
3    Workplan and Budget                            III.4: Workplan
     (Excel table)

These attachments are compulsory.

Templates are available on the Agency website.
                          Front Page

Programme: TEMPUS (pre-inserted)
Sub-programme: select JP or SM
Call for proposals: EACEA Nº 28/09 (pre-inserted)
Action: select type of JP or SM
Deadline for submission (pre-inserted)
Project title…………………
Project acronym…………..
Language used to complete the form: select EN, FR, DR
 PART A. Identification of the Applicant and other
    organisations participating in the project

Partner 1 (applicant)
A1 Organisation (role, name, address, telephone, email etc.)
A2 Person responsible for the management of the application (name,
   address, telephone, email etc)
A3 Person authorised to represent the organisation (legal representative) –
   for the applicant organisation only

Partner 2, 3… (partners)

                Parts A & B must be completed by each organisation
                participating in the project
            PART B. Organisation and Activities
B1 Structure
       Status: Private / Public
       Type of organisation

B2 Aims & activities of the organisation
      key activities related to the project theme (1000 characters)
      role of the organisation in the project (1000 characters)

B3 Other Community grants
       support received from Tempus in the last three years (table)
       other grant applications submitted for the same project (table)

The list of partner organisations
is generated automatically after filling in Parts A and B
              PART C. Description of the project

C1 Timing of the project
C2 Specific objectives (1000 characters)
C3 Tempus objectives, themes and priorities (tick boxes and free text)
C4 Partner countries involved (tick boxes)
C5 Summary of the project (2000 characters)
C6 Summary of the Work packages (automatic)
C7 List of deliverables – outputs/outcomes (automatic)

C8 Summary budget
               PART D. Operational Capacity

D1 Skills and expertise of key staff involved in the project
        - organisation number
        - organisation name
        - key person name: summary of relevant skills and experience
        (750 characters / person)

D2 Specific tasks that will be sub-contracted to bodies outside the
   formal consortium
PART E. Project implementation / Award criteria
E1 The project rationale – Relevance
       (needs analysis, priorities addressed, objectives, target groups)
       (6000 characters)

E2 Quality of the partnership
        (suitability of collaboration, specific and complementary skills
        and expertise) (6000 characters)

E3 The project
       (academic content, pedagogical approach, methodology, LFM)
       (12000 characters)

E4 Dissemination & sustainability (4000 characters)

E5 Budget and cost effectiveness (2000 characters)
          PART F. Workplan in workpackages
F1 Identification: WP nr - type:
       Quality control and monitoring       At least one of
       Dissemination                        each type of WP
       Exploitation of results              must be
       Management                           completed
Start – End – Duration
Related assumptions and risks (400 characters)
Description (2000 characters)

F2 Deliverables – outputs / outcomes
       Type or nature
       Delivery date
       Dissemination level
       Target grpoups
       Language(s) of the product
          PART F. Workplan in workpackages
F3 Consortium partners involved:
       - Lead partner
       - Other partners
       - Role and tasks in the WPs (400 characters)

F4 Resources required to complete WPs
       - Staff categories – number of days – for each partner
       - Tasks to be sub-contracted
       - Travel: Staff; Students: number of flows / destination
       - Equipment
       - Printing and publishing
       - Other costs

   Figures related to the budget for each input are no longer required in
   the form. Budget specifications must be included in the Excel table
   “Workplan and Budget” sent in attachment.
Main differences vs. former application forms

 Minimum guidance in the eForm itself; details provided in
  the Instructions for completing the application form
 Application parts are structured to facilitate inputting and
  checking of the eligibility, selection and award criteria
 Outcome tables are replaced by Work packages
 Workplan and Budget are different documents
 Different sources of errors eliminated
 Some information is automatically generated
 Submission directly into the Agency database
                         eForm features

 An electronic application form that can only be submitted via the

 Possibility to fill in and validate the form offline

 An interactive pdf form that uses Adobe Acrobat Reader (which can
  be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge)

 An intuitive, easy-to-use application form
              eForm – technical requirements

 The form requires that Adobe Acrobat Reader (or Standard or
   Professional) be installed on your computer – this may require the
   intervention of your IT department

 Version must be 8.1.3 or higher (incl. v9)

 An internet connection and standard browser software are required

 There is no software specific to the eForm
Mandatory, optional and automatic fields

 Field Type          Characteristics          Examples

                Field label is
 Mandatory      accompanied by an
                asterisk *

  Optional      Field label has no asterisk

 Calculated      Field contains
                Field contains diagonal
automatically    diagonal grey
                grey hatching. lines
                     Text constraints

 Formatting
   – Formatted text can be pasted into the form from Microsoft Word
     etc. The form automatically removes any formatting, pasting
     only plain text
   – Bullets and numbering can be used in text fields

 Character limits
   – Limits include characters and spaces and are documented either
     in the field label or in the User Guide. It is not possible to exceed
     the limits.
         Attach mandatory documents

 Use the „Attach a document‟ buttons at the end of the eForm. Do
  not use the Adobe attach function!

                                            
 Classic browse-to-file operation
 Respect the file formats cited in the User Guide
 A missing attachment prevents submission!
                          Submission (1)
One-phase submission in two steps:

Step 1:

Click on the SUBMIT button of the eForm once the content is
validated and the mandatory documents have been attached:

 Declaration of Honour
 Workplan and Budget Excel Table

You will receive an automatic notification with the project
Reference number
                          Submission (2)
Step 2:
- Print out the submitted form
- Copy the project Reference number on each of the following original

   Declaration of Honour
   Budget (Excel Tables) and workplan
   Logical Framework Matrix
   Mandates
   Financial Identification Form
   Legal Entities Form
   Profit and Loss Accounts together with the balance sheet for the last
    three financial years for which the accounts have been closed (if

- Send the complete application package by registered post to the Agency
   address mentioned in the Call for proposals
               Sources of guidance

 The Instructions (for completing the Application form and the
  Budget Tables)
    Rules and guidance on eForm content and the entire
     application process

 The eForm User Guide
     Help with the technical aspects of completing the eForm

 Still need further technical assistance...?
                   Practical tips
 Read the eForm User Guide before starting to fill the form
 Make sure that you have the necessary IT support
 Do not try to fill in the form directly on the website –
  download it first to your computer
 Fill in all fields on the front page before starting to complete
  the other sections
 Save the form regularly
 Maximum size of attachments 3MB
 Do not validate the form until you have finished completing it
 The submitted form is locked – cannot be changed
            More on:
Additional Information
Recruitment of Experts for project
    Recruitment of experts project evaluation

 Establishment of a list of experts from EU and Partner
Countries to assist in the framework of the management of
Community programmes in the field of education.

 Call for expression of interest published by the Agency
(See Official Journal: C 2008-067 pp. 51-57)

 e.g.: qualitative evaluation of proposals received in response to
Tempus calls for proposals
                 Recruitment of experts
                  for project evaluation

 Deadline for the submission of applications: 30 June 2013

 List of eligible experts is updated twice a year

 More information:
Bilateral Cooperation with
 Industrialised Countries
Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries
                         Main objectives:

  To enhance the quality of higher education and training in
 Europe and in the Partner Countries.

  To improve the quality of human resources in the EU and
 Partner Countries by facilitating the acquisition of skills required
 to meet the challenges of the global knowledge-based

  To promote mutual understanding between the peoples of
 the EU and Partner Countries, including a broader knowledge
 of their languages, cultures and institutions.
Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries
                     Operational objectives:

 • Promote joint study programs and mobility.

 • Improve the quality of student mobility between the EU and the
 partner countries by promoting transparency, mutual recognition
 of qualifications and periods of study and training, portability of

 • Support collaboration between public and private organisations
 active in the field of HE and vocational training in order to
 encourage discussion and exchange of experience on policy

 • Support mobility of professionals between the EU and the
 partner countries.
Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries


 •EU-US ATLANTIS Programme

 •EU-CANADA Transatlantic Exchange Partnerships
 (TEP) Programme

 •EU-ICI ECP - Education Cooperation Programme
 Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Republic of


               E.U.                  KOREA

Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries
                   Activities funded

 •Development of curricula from common modules
 to double degrees programmes

 •Exchanges of students with provision for credit

 •Exchanges of faculty (Academic/Administrative staff exchange)

 •International internships
Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries

            Key features of co-operation activities:

 • Joint selection and funding by the countries concerned;

 • All fields in higher education and vocational training;

 • Under graduate/Bachelors and Graduate/Masters levels;

 • Balanced partnerships;

 • Joint development of innovative curricula;

 • Two-way exchange of students with full recognition of study abroad,
 possibility of internships;

 • Faculty exchanges.
Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries

                 Next call for proposals

             Canada: Deadline 24 March 2010
               USA: Deadline 8 April 2010
                 ICI-ECP: Summer 2010





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