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					COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES
IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES IN MOLDOVA
   Moldova is eligible and participates
   in the following community
   programmes:
  Tempus
  Erasmus-Mundus
  Erasmus-Mundus External
   Cooperation Window
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
 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.
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
 Within the period 1994-2009, about
  1 000 of students and teachers visited the
  EU universities under some training and
  documentation programmes.
 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.
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
  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
   clean technologies
 JEP-27058-2006277,7New curricula in Real Estate Economics
 JEP-27034-2006199,373Master studies in European Integration
   and Neighborhood Policy
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
 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
   en Moldavie

 These projects will allow to strengthen the relevance
  of curricula against labor market needs, to improve
  practical work of the students and their placements
  within enterprises.
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
 Since 2007 Tempus Programme, jointly with MinEdu,
  is responsible for implementing the so-called SAP
  program. A number of experts have been selected for
  the program.
 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
  Qualification framework
National priorities for Tempus IV in 2009

 Introduction of quality assurance
 Institutional and financial autonomy
  and accountability
 Training of non-university teachers
 Qualification framework
FIRST CALL OF TEMPUS IV
 In February 2008, the TEMPUS IV was launched in
  Moldova.

 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
essential for:
   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
  Programme implementation
 Ministry of Economy and Trade
 Ministry of Education and Youth
 Eligible Universities

NTO are in close cooperation with the Ministry.
Partners within TEMPUS:
   Spain
   France
   Portugal
   Sweden
   Belgium
   Romania
   Netherlands
   Austria.
TEMPUS Partnerships
 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
  modernized.
 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
  curricula.
ERASMUS-MUNDUS
 The Republic of Moldova joined the
  Erasmus-Mundus Programme in
  2004.
 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
ERASMUS MUNDUS

 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
Erasmus-Mundus
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.
MOLDOVA’S PARTICIPATION
 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
  2007-2008.
Mobility type per target group and duration
 Type of Mobility    Target Group 1   Target Group 2   Target Group
                                                            3
Undergraduate       6-10 months       Not applicable   6-34 months
students


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
students

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


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
    programmes.
   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.
 INTERNATIONAL@EDU.MD
 WWW.EDU.MD

				
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