IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES IN MOLDOVA
Moldova is eligible and participates
in the following community
The Republic of Moldova joined the
TEMPUS Programme in 1994. Since
then, the educational institutions of
the Republic of Moldova have
participated in the 2nd and 3rd
phases of the TEMPUS Programme.
Within the period 1994-2009, about
1 000 of students and teachers visited the
EU universities under some training and
In the same period of time, about 50
projects of the total value of more than 9
mln Euros were carried out.
All Moldovan state universities have taken
part in Tempus.
In implementing the second cycle, master, Moldova has benefited
from a series of Tempus projects with a positive impact on the
curricula development, students’ mobility, new generation of
teaching staff development etc.
Examples of such projects:
CD_CP-20513-1999200,0Master en sciences economiques
appliqués aux industries agroalimentaires
CD_JEP-23153-2002434,172Creation d’un master droit et gestion
de la vigne du vin au sein de l’universite nationale de Moldova
CD_JEP-23171-200296,8Master en qualite et securite des aliments
CD_JEP-24182-2003231,0MSc Programme in environment and
JEP-27058-2006277,7New curricula in Real Estate Economics
JEP-27034-2006199,373Master studies in European Integration
and Neighborhood Policy
Over the recent years with the Tempus support a
trend is being outlined in the university relations with
the local labor market.
Examples of such projects
Service d’orientation & placement des etudiants
Développement de partenariats avec les entreprises
These projects will allow to strengthen the relevance
of curricula against labor market needs, to improve
practical work of the students and their placements
Since 2007 Tempus Programme, jointly with MinEdu,
is responsible for implementing the so-called SAP
program. A number of experts have been selected for
Higher Education Reform Experts are working on
counseling and advising local higher education
institutions with regard to the introduction and
implementation of the national reform strategy.
In particular, they will provide assistance to local
universities in the Bologna areas: Quality Assurance,
The Three Cycle System, Recognition and
National priorities for Tempus IV in 2009
Introduction of quality assurance
Institutional and financial autonomy
Training of non-university teachers
FIRST CALL OF TEMPUS IV
In February 2008, the TEMPUS IV was launched in
For the 1st call of the TEMPUS IV Programme, the
higher education institutions of the Republic of Moldova
have addressed to the European Commission about 37
draft projects. As a result, higher education institutions
of Moldova won a record number of 9 Tempus projects
– 8 regional and 1 national. The total value of these
projects constitutes 3 mln Euros. Thus in 2009, 13
Tempus projects run in the Republic of Moldova.
TEMPUS Programme contribution is
Universities’ management system development
Implementation of the Bologna principles
Curricula and subjects actualization
University curricula improvement
Quality assurance in education
Elaboration of the National Qualifications Framework
Students and teaching staff mobility promotion
University autonomy development
Distance learning organization and implementation
Technical and technological supply
Didactic materials publishing
PROMOTION OF TEMPUS IN MOLDOVA
To enhance participation of higher
education institutions in the TEMPUS
projects, national promoters for these
Programmes activate at each HEI.
Annually, a TEMPUS day is organized.
Information about TEMPUS is available at
the web-sites of the Ministry of Education
and Youth and HEI.
In this respect, training courses for are
held at HEI.
National Tempus Office
NTO cooperates with:
European Commission (Brussels)
EC Delegation in Moldova
Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture
(EACEA) - EACEA Agency, responsible for Tempus
Ministry of Economy and Trade
Ministry of Education and Youth
NTO are in close cooperation with the Ministry.
Partners within TEMPUS:
Within these partnerships, higher
education institutions co-operate in
experience and good practices’
exchange, study visits, conferences,
academic mobility, joint scientific
research programmes, etc.
Benefits within TEMPUS
University management system based on
the up-to-date technologies is being
A number of universities implement the
computer-based system of student staff
evidence and management.
Some up-to-date systems of university
financial management and library
management are being implemented.
Benefits within TEMPUS
TEMPUS projects on institution
building ensured that the national
training centre on educational
management was created and a VET
network was established.
Introduction of newly developed
The Republic of Moldova joined the
Erasmus-Mundus Programme in
The programme provides for some
high-quality master courses
(European Master Courses) and
cooperation between the EU
universities and the universities from
the developing countries.
MOLDOVA’S PARTICIPATION IN
About 22 Moldovan students
benefited during 2004 -2008.
It is the priority to have more grants
for national candidates.
Participation in other EM-Actions is
envisaged as an objective.
CONTRIBUTION OF ERASMUS MUNDUS:
Quality increase in education
Building human capital
Personal contacts development
External Cooperation Window
Higher education institutions from
Moldova participate actively in the
programme since 2007.
Moldova joined the programme under
the Lot 6 of the Erasmus-Mundus
External Cooperation Window,
together with Belarus and Ukraine.
The programme provides for mobility
scholarships in Bachelor’s, Master’s
and Doctor’s at one of the 20
universities present in the Lot 6. So
far, 2 universities from Moldova are
present in this programme.
SCHOLARSHIPS WITHIN EM ECW
There is an ongoing project in
Moldova providing mobility grants for
about 50 students annually.
In average, 10-15 foreign students
have had mobility to Moldova in
Mobility type per target group and duration
Type of Mobility Target Group 1 Target Group 2 Target Group
Undergraduate 6-10 months Not applicable 6-34 months
Master’s students EU: 6-10 months 6-22 months 6-22 months
TC: 6-22 months
Doctorate 6-34 months 6-34 months 6-34 months
Post-doctorate 6-10 months 6-10 months 6-10 months
Academic staff 1-3 months Not applicable Not applicable
HOW CAN WE DEVELOP COOPERATION
WITHIN THESE PROGRAMMES AND
ENHANCE MOLDOVA’S PARTICIPATION
Increase of the number of scholarships offered to the
Moldovan students and researchers within the Erasmus
Mundus and Erasmus-Mundus External Cooperation Window
Inclusion of the Republic of Moldova into other community
and regional programmes, especially in the field of
academic mobility and modernization of higher education.
Creation of a database on the western universities and
their projects meant to improve process of partners’ search
for TEMPUS Projects.
Consolidation of the National TEMPUS Office capacities
for promotion and implementation of European projects.
Coordination by the participants of the mechanisms of
credits’ and studies programmes’ recognition.
Well-timed notification of the competition results.