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DG EAC International cooperation in Higher Education Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, External Cooperation Window 1 DG EAC International cooperation in Higher Education Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, External Cooperation Window 1

EU Higher Education modernisation agenda (I) • At European level, education is not the EU Higher Education modernisation agenda (I) • At European level, education is not the subject of a « common European policy » : competence for the content and the organisation of studies remains at national level • The European Commission has a complementary role to play: to add a European dimension to education, help to develop quality education and encourage life-long learning • The Commission works with Member States and the higher education sector to help implement national reforms, through the Open Method of Coordination (clusters, peer learning, own initiatives and programmes, support to others) 2

EU Higher Education modernisation agenda (II) The higher education policy of the European Commission EU Higher Education modernisation agenda (II) The higher education policy of the European Commission aims at: • • reforming higher education systems, • and more responsive to the needs of society. making them more coherent, more flexible, European universities must face the challenges of globalisation, and reforms that are needed to release their full potential to help create more growth and jobs and make Europe's knowledge-based society a reality (Lisbon Strategy). 3

EU Higher Education modernisation agenda (III) Together with the Member States, the European Commission EU Higher Education modernisation agenda (III) Together with the Member States, the European Commission is pursuing three main areas for reform in higher education : • Curricular reform: The three cycle system, competence based learning, flexible learning paths, recognition, mobility • Funding reform: Diversified university income, tuition fees, grants and loans • Governance reform: University autonomy, strategic partnerships, quality assurance 4

The EU HE modernisation agenda covers the Bologna Process Bologna objective: To make European The EU HE modernisation agenda covers the Bologna Process Bologna objective: To make European Higher Education more compatible and comparable, more competitive and more attractive for European citizens and for citizens and scholars from other continents. • A major effort should be made to achieve the core Bologna reforms by 2010: comparable qualifications (short cycle, bachelor, master, doctorate); • flexible, modernised curricula at all levels, and • trustworthy quality assurance systems 5

EU Higher Education modernisation agenda: external cooperation The EU seeks to promote its internal EU Higher Education modernisation agenda: external cooperation The EU seeks to promote its internal policies through three external programmes for higher education cooperation: • TEMPUS: contributes to establishing an area of cooperation and modernisation in higher education between the European Union and the partner countries in the surrounding area, including Central Asia • ERASMUS MUNDUS: strengthens European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European Masters Courses, • ERASMUS MUNDUS/ External Cooperation Window: funds student and academic staff exchanges 6

TEMPUS IV 7 TEMPUS IV 7

Basic features (I) • • Objective: to establish an area of cooperation and modernisation Basic features (I) • • Objective: to establish an area of cooperation and modernisation in higher education between the European Union and the partner countries in the surrounding area, including Central Asia Geographical coverage: 27 partner countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Central Asia • Programme focusing on institutional cooperation • Bottom-up programme mainly implemented through calls for proposals complemented by structural measures targeting higher education systems 8 Tempus IV

Basic features (II) • Strong involvement of national authorities in the definition of priorities Basic features (II) • Strong involvement of national authorities in the definition of priorities and selection of projects • Programme supported by a network of National Contact Points in EU Member States and National Tempus Offices in partner countries Tempus IV 9

Basic features (III) • Tempus IV finances two types of projects through calls for Basic features (III) • Tempus IV finances two types of projects through calls for proposals • • Joint Projects Structural Measures • And one type of project through tenders/ framework contracts • Accompanying Measures Tempus IV 10

Joint Projects (I) Joint Projects implemented at institutional level can do the following: 1 Joint Projects (I) Joint Projects implemented at institutional level can do the following: 1 - Curricular reform: • • • adapt, modernise and restructure existing curricula with a focus on content, structure, teaching methods and the use of new teaching materials. establish study programmes with a double or multiple degree or a joint degree; establish links with the labour market. Tempus IV 11

Joint Projects (II) 2 - Governance reform: • modernise the capacity, management and governance Joint Projects (II) 2 - Governance reform: • modernise the capacity, management and governance of higher education institutions • promote a quality assurance culture Tempus IV 12

Joint Projects (III) 3 - Higher education and society: • • • strengthen the Joint Projects (III) 3 - Higher education and society: • • • strengthen the role of higher education institutions in society at large address the "knowledge triangle" of education, research and innovation (project must not focus on research) encourage links between higher education institutions and the labour market 4 - Thematic networks: • facilitate the enlargement of "Thematic Networks" created under Socrates-Erasmus and the extension of their activities in 13 partner countries

Structural Measures Projects implemented at national level for the development and reform of the Structural Measures Projects implemented at national level for the development and reform of the national higher education structures and systems in the partner countries : 1 - Governance reform (licensing, accreditation, qualification frameworks, quality assurance, autonomy…) 2 - Higher education and society (links between different sectors of education, with the world of work, capacity building for public administration…) Tempus IV 14

 Budget for the 2007 call • Eastern Europe: € 24 million (incl. 10 Budget for the 2007 call • Eastern Europe: € 24 million (incl. 10 for Russia) • Mediterranean region: € 14 million • Western Balkans: € 19, 55 million (Serbia: 7 – Fyrom: 3. 5 – Croatia: 3 – Bi. H: 2, 4 – Kosovo: 1. 8 – Albania: 1. 05 – Montenegro: 0. 8 • Central Asia: € 5 million – 1 M€ per country Tempus IV 15

Grant size and project duration • Both for Joint Projects and Structural Projects • Grant size and project duration • Both for Joint Projects and Structural Projects • From € 500, 000 to € 1, 500, 000 • Minimum grant size for countries with annual budgets below € 1 million: € 300, 000 (Albania, Montenegro, Central Asia) • Project duration: from 24 to 36 months Tempus IV 16

New elements (I) • • • No longer a “Guide for Applicants” with four New elements (I) • • • No longer a “Guide for Applicants” with four parts but one call for proposals with annexes Guidance to fill in the application form (Part 4 of former Guide for Applicants) is now integrated into the application form No more Individual Mobility Grants No more Complementary Measures Larger projects with more partners (small projects targeting one university will not be funded anymore) Increase of grant size Introduction of a new type of Structural Measures for Ministries of Education only (direct grants – not subject of the call for proposals) 17 Tempus IV

New elements (II) • • Programme-wide and national priorities are compulsory New partner country: New elements (II) • • Programme-wide and national priorities are compulsory New partner country: Israel Participation on self-financing basis: Turkey and EFTA countries only EU applicants must have adhered to the Erasmus University Charter Universities in Partner Countries can act as grant applicants Involvement of non academic partners is encouraged Teacher and student organisations can be involved as partners and applicants Involvement of students or their organisations throughout the project life is encouraged Tempus IV 18

New elements (III) • • • No threshold for staff costs anymore: proof of New elements (III) • • • No threshold for staff costs anymore: proof of costeffectiveness instead Student mobility: maximum 3 months to avoid overlap with Erasmus Mundus/ECW(mobility must be recognised) More emphasis on dissemination and sustainability Programme centrally managed by the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture in Brussels under the leadership of the European Commission Executive Agency responsible for entire project cycle including contracts and payments Tempus IV 19

New elements (IV) Conditions for non-eligibility have been reinforced: • legal entities which have New elements (IV) Conditions for non-eligibility have been reinforced: • legal entities which have managed a Tempus project in the past two years which has been terminated by the Commission may not apply for a grant; • proposals which are obviously "copied" and just include different partners and another partner country are not eligible. Tempus IV 20

Programme priorities (I) • • Strict adherence to national priorities for national projects Programme-wide Programme priorities (I) • • Strict adherence to national priorities for national projects Programme-wide priorities and project types are defined around the EU higher education modernisation agenda (3 blocks) National priorities defined by the Ministries of Education (selected from the programme-wide priorities) both for Joint Projects and Structural Measures Re Curricular development for Joint Projects, specific academic disciplines were identified Tempus IV 21

Programme priorities (II) Block 1: Curricular reform • Introduction of the three cycle system Programme priorities (II) Block 1: Curricular reform • Introduction of the three cycle system • ECTS and recognition of degrees • Modernisation of curricula (+national priorities for academic disciplines) Tempus IV 22

Programme priorities (III) Block 2: Governance reform • • • University management and services Programme priorities (III) Block 2: Governance reform • • • University management and services for students Introduction of quality assurance Institutional and financial autonomy and accountability Equal and transparent access to higher education Development of international relations Tempus IV 23

Programme priorities (IV) Block 3: Higher education and society • • • Training of Programme priorities (IV) Block 3: Higher education and society • • • Training of non-univerity teachers Development of partnerships with enterprises Knowledge triangle education-research-innovation Training courses for public services (ministries, regional/local authorities) Development of lifelong in society at large Qualification frameworks Tempus IV 24

Timetable • • Jan. 08: Publication of first call for proposals + application form Timetable • • Jan. 08: Publication of first call for proposals + application form in EN, FR, DE April 2008: Deadline for the submission of proposals June – July 2008: Evaluation procedure Aug – Sept 2008: Consultation procedure October 2008: Selection panel November 2008: Publication of results (approx 80 projects funded) December 2008: Contracting and pre-financing Tempus IV 25

Evaluation procedure • Quality and feasibility of proposals evaluated by independent academic experts • Evaluation procedure • Quality and feasibility of proposals evaluated by independent academic experts • Technical and financial evaluation independent academic experts • Consultation of national authorities, EC Delegations, National Tempus Offices • Results of the evaluation procedure final ranking, grant award decision Tempus IV 26

Priority given to proposals that: • Involve a representative number of higher education institutions Priority given to proposals that: • Involve a representative number of higher education institutions from a partner country • Involve non-academic consortium members • Promote interregional cooperation activities • Demonstrate that they actively involve students or their organisations • Demonstrate a strong institutional and individual capacity building process • Demonstrate a wider impact on higher education institutions and systems Tempus IV 27

Eligible partnerships for national projects • At least two higher education institutions, each from Eligible partnerships for national projects • At least two higher education institutions, each from a different EU Member State • At least one academic or non-academic partner from a third EU Member State (new) • At least three higher education institutions from the partner country (in the case of Montenegro, Kosovo and FYROM one institution is sufficient) Tempus IV 28

Eligible partnerships for multi-country projects • At least two higher education institutions, each from Eligible partnerships for multi-country projects • At least two higher education institutions, each from a different EU Member State • At least one academic or non-academic partner from a third EU Member State (new) • At least one higher education institution from each partner country Tempus IV 29

Eligible partners • • State-recognised higher education institutions from the EU and the partner Eligible partners • • State-recognised higher education institutions from the EU and the partner countries Associations and networks of higher education insitutions Public authorities (ministries or national/regional administrations) National and international rector, teacher and student organisations Non-governmental organisations Social partner and their training organisations Private and public enterprises Tempus IV 30

Applicants • Must prove their operational capacity: CVs of project team and list of Applicants • Must prove their operational capacity: CVs of project team and list of projects already undertaken in the relevant field • Must prove their financial capacity: profit and loss accounts of the last three years (public bodies are excepted from this proof) Tempus IV 31

Eligible costs for Joint Projects and Structural Measures • At least 5 % co-financing Eligible costs for Joint Projects and Structural Measures • At least 5 % co-financing Eligible costs: • • • Staff costs (no more ceiling) for academic and admin staff Travel and subsistence Equipment (max. 30%) and supplies Printing and publishing 7% administrative costs Tempus IV 32

Eligible activities for Structural Projects • • • Surveys and studies Policy and expert Eligible activities for Structural Projects • • • Surveys and studies Policy and expert advice; Organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops, round tables Staff training on policy issues Awareness raising campaigns The Ministry of Education must • • Directly participate in the project, or Formally endorse the projects’ objectives and activities Tempus IV 33

Two other types of actions under Tempus IV • Direct support to the Ministries Two other types of actions under Tempus IV • Direct support to the Ministries of Education to promote higher education reforms • Accompanying Measures ü Funded through calls for proposals, calls for tender or framework contracts ü Dissemination and information activities such as thematic conferences, studies Tempus IV 34

ERASMUS MUNDUS 35 ERASMUS MUNDUS 35

ERASMUS MUNDUS First Phase 2004 -2008: main outputs ü ü ü ü 103 Erasmus ERASMUS MUNDUS First Phase 2004 -2008: main outputs ü ü ü ü 103 Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses 6, 000 grants for incoming third-country students 1, 000 grants for incoming third-country academics 50 Partnerships 4, 000 grants for outgoing EU-students 800 grants for outgoing EU-scholars 50 attractiveness projects Erasmus Mundus 36

ERASMUS MUNDUS Message received from evaluation ü The programme is a success and should ERASMUS MUNDUS Message received from evaluation ü The programme is a success and should be continued ü Unanimous messages across all consultations Main changes resquested: ü Increase scholarships for EU students ü Include joint doctoral programmes ü Better serve the needs of third-country universities, an include them in joint programmes Erasmus Mundus 37

ERASMUS MUNDUS II: 2009 -2013 Objectives Ø Enhance the quality of European higher education ERASMUS MUNDUS II: 2009 -2013 Objectives Ø Enhance the quality of European higher education Ø Promote dialogue and understanding between peoples and cultures through cooperation with third countries Ø Promote EU external policy objectives and the sustainable development of higher education in third countries Erasmus Mundus 38

ERASMUS MUNDUS Three actions ü Action 1: Erasmus Mundus joint masters and joint doctoral ERASMUS MUNDUS Three actions ü Action 1: Erasmus Mundus joint masters and joint doctoral programmes of outstanding academic quality, including a scholarship scheme ü Action 2: Partnerships between EU and third country HEI in specific regions as a basis for structural co-operation and mobility at all levels of higher education ü Action 3: Measures to enhance the attractiveness of the EU as an education destination ü Technical support measures (Executive Agency, studies, experts, etc) Erasmus Mundus 39

ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Masters ü Joint integrated masters programmes (expected output = 150) ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Masters ü Joint integrated masters programmes (expected output = 150) ü ü ü ü Offered by HEIs in at least three EU countries HEIs in third countries may participate (new!) Joint admission, selection and exam criteria Obligatory mobility Award of double, multiple or joint degrees Joint degrees are given priority (new!) Selected for five years Increased weight on quality assurance and monitoring (new!) Erasmus Mundus 40

ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Doctoral studies ü Joint integrated doctoral programmes (new!) (excepted output ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Doctoral studies ü Joint integrated doctoral programmes (new!) (excepted output = 35) ü ü ü Same features as joint masters programmes plus: Focus on inter-disciplinarity and innovation Participation of industry, research centres etc « Co-tutelle » for thesis Possibility of a preparatory year 41 Erasmus Mundus

ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Scholarships Scholarship scheme linked to joint programmes (students and scholars ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 1: Scholarships Scholarship scheme linked to joint programmes (students and scholars must apply for schalarships to selected consortia) ü Full-study scholarships for students at master level - 2 -year scholarships ü Full-study scholarships for students at doctorate level (new!) - 3 -year scholarships ü Short-term scholarships for academics at master / doctorate level - 3 months to teach or do research Erasmus Mundus 42

ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2: partnerships (new!) ü Continuation of present « External Cooperation Window ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2: partnerships (new!) ü Continuation of present « External Cooperation Window » ü ü ü Scholarships for scholars and students 1 st Call in 2006 = 9 Lots (neighbours, Mediterranean area, Central Asia), 9 projects 2 nd Call in 2007 = 12 Lots (+ Balkans, Asia, ACP, Latin America) ü Large partnerships between EU and third countries’ universities in specific regions ü Erasmus-style cooperation mechanisms, tranfer of know-how ü Priorities defined by the third countries concerned Erasmus Mundus 43

ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2: partnerships (new!) Scholarship scheme linked to partnerships (new!) ü Scholarships ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2: partnerships (new!) Scholarship scheme linked to partnerships (new!) ü Scholarships for third countries and EU nationals of varying length (3 months to 3 years) ü Scholarships for bachelor, master, doctorate and post-doctorate students and HE staff (training, teaching, research) ü Mobility not linked to specific programmes ü Use of Erasmus mobility features and instruments ü Special attention paid to socio-economically disadvantaged groups and populations in a vulnerable situation ü Anti brain drain measures Erasmus Mundus 44

ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 3: enhance attractiveness Projects to enhance the attractiveness of EU HE ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 3: enhance attractiveness Projects to enhance the attractiveness of EU HE in the world ü Enhance the attractiveness, profile, image, visibility and accessibility of EU universities ü Projects relating to the international dimension of HE (promotion, QA, credit recognition, mutual recognition of qualifications, curriculum development, mobility, quality of services …) ü Promotion of the programme and its outputs ü Grants to National Structures for information and dissemination activities (new!) ü Conference, seminars, workshops, studies, analyses, pilot projects, prizes, international networks, ü Public / private bodies active in HE (Eu and non-EU) Erasmus Mundus 45

Implementation calendar For Erasmus Mundus II: • Publication of 1 st call for proposals Implementation calendar For Erasmus Mundus II: • Publication of 1 st call for proposals Erasmus Mundus II: late 2008 for courses starting in the academic year 2009/2010 Remaining deadlines under Erasmus Mundus I: • Action 2 (scholarships): deadlines set by Masters Courses (normally January), selection May 2008, start academic year 2008/09 • Action 4 (partnerships): deadline May 2008, selection October 2008, start November 2008 Erasmus Mundus 46

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW 47 ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW 47

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW • • Complementarity with Tempus National priorities defined by ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW • • Complementarity with Tempus National priorities defined by Ministries Mobility programme for students and academic-staff New action launched in 2006 with a budget of 36 M€ for the first call 1 st call: 87 applications received, 9 selected, 1800 students and academic staff Grants awarded between EUR 1 M and EUR 6 M Study level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level External cooperation window 48

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Projects composed of two parts: 1) • • • ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Projects composed of two parts: 1) • • • Partnership activities for the organisation of mobilities Quality support measures for students and academic staff Enhancement of international cooperation capacities Academic recognition of study periods abroad Transparent selection mechanisms Visibility and communication strategy 2) Implementation of individual mobilities for students and academic staff External cooperation window 49

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Budget for the 2007 call: M€ 100, 3 (41, ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Budget for the 2007 call: M€ 100, 3 (41, 5 present lots – 58, 8 new lots) Geographical coverage for the 2007 call for proposals (12 lots in 2007): • • • Central & Eastern Europe + Russia ) M€ 33, 5 – 1225 mobilities Mediterranean countries ) Asia regional: M€ 20 – 655 mobilities India: M€ 9, 6 – 320 mobilities Central Asia: M€ 5 – 160 mobilities Yemen, Irak: M€ 3 – 110 mobilities Latin America: Brazil (M€ 9. 3), Chile (M€ 5), Mexico (M€ 4) Africa, Caribbean and Pacific: M€ 5 – 155 mobilities Western Balkans: M€ 6 – 300 mobilities External cooperation window 50

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW 5 Dec. 2007: Publication of the 2007 Call for ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW 5 Dec. 2007: Publication of the 2007 Call for Proposals 15 Feb. 2008: Deadline for the submission of applications May 2008: Grant Award Decision May 2008 onwards: Selection of students & academic staff July 2008 – April 2009: Start of student and academic staff mobility 1 Dec 2008: submission of individual mobility list External cooperation window 51

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Planned duration of projects: max 45 months Preparatory activities: ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Planned duration of projects: max 45 months Preparatory activities: from 15 July 2008 Mobility up to 34 months All individual mobilities must start at the latest by 1 st April 2009 List of selected students and academic staff to be provided by 1 Dec 09 External cooperation window 52

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Financing for consortia: from 1 to 9, 6 million ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Financing for consortia: from 1 to 9, 6 million Euros: • • • Organisation of mobility: 10, 000€ per university, per lot Scholarships: travel, living allowance, full insurance, fees (limited or Erasmus fee waiver) Undergraduate + Master scholarship: € 1000/month + tuition fees (€ 3. 000) + insurance (€ 75/ month) Doctorate scholarship: € 1500/month + tuition fees (€ 3. 000) + insurance (€ 75/ month) Post doctorale scholarship: € 1800/month + tuition fees (€ 5. 000) + insurance (€ 75/ month) Academic staff fellowship: € 2500/month + insurance (€ 75/ month) External cooperation window 53

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Partnership requirements: • At least 5 European HEI (holding ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Partnership requirements: • At least 5 European HEI (holding an Erasmus Charter) + 1 HEI from each of the third-countries covered in the geographical lot (exceptions for lots with particular difficulties) • Max. 20 eligible partners (incl. the applicant) • The same partnership can apply to 4 lots max External cooperation window 54

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Mobility grants for: • Undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate, academic ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Mobility grants for: • Undergraduate, master, doctorate, post-doctorate, academic staff 1) students & scholars from the selected consortia 2) or students outside the selected consortia 3) or vulnerable students • Consortia selected by the Commission • Students and scholars selected by the universities External cooperation window 55

ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Duration of mobilities: • For students: from 6 to ERASMUS MUNDUS EXTERNAL COOPERATION WINDOW Duration of mobilities: • For students: from 6 to 34 months • For academic staff: 1 -3 months Indicative distribution of mobilities: • Undergraduates: 35% • Masters: 25% • Doctorates: 20% • Post graduate fellowships: 10% • Academic staff: 10% External cooperation window 56

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