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Call for Proposals

Erasmus + Programme

 

 

The Call for Proposals EAC/S11/13 “Erasmus + Programme” has been published by the European Commission.

 

The GENERAL OBJECTIVE of the Erasmus+ Programme is to contribute to the achievement of:

- the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target (i.e.  to reduce early school leaving to less than 10% and increase attainment in tertiary education to at least 40% by 2020)

- the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks;

- the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education;

- the overall objectives of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018);

- the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EUwork plan for sport;

- the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union (i.e. values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities).

 

The following IMPORTANT FEATURES of Erasmus + deserve special attention:

- Recognition and Validation of Skills and Qualifications

Erasmus+ supports EU transparency and recognition tools – in particular Europass, Youthpass, EQF, ECTS, ECVET, EQAVET, EQAR, ENQA.

- Dissemination and Exploitation

Dissemination and exploitation of results should be one of the crucial areas of the Erasmus+ project lifecycle.

- Open Access

Erasmus+ promotes the open access to materials, documents and media  that are produced by projects funded by the Programme.

- International Dimension

Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension  in the fields of higher education and youth.

- Multilingualism

The promotion of language learning and linguistic diversity is one of the specific objectives of the Programme

- Equity and Inclusion

The Erasmus+ Programme aims at promoting equity and inclusion by facilitating the access to learners with disadvantaged backgrounds.

- Protection and safety of participants

All those involved in a mobility activity under the Key Actions 1 or 2 of the Erasmus+ Programme, must be insured against the risks linked to their participation in these activities.

 

The Erasmus+ Programme is structured in the following Actions

 

KEY ACTION 1 – MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS

This Key Action supports:

- Mobility of learners and staff in higher education, VET, school education, adult education

- Mobility of young people and youth workers

- European Voluntary Service Events

- Joint Master Degrees.

- Master Student Loan Guarantee.

 

KEY ACTION 2 – COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES

This Key Action supports:

- Strategic Partnerships aimed to promote innovation, exchange of experience and know-how between different types of organisations involved in education, training and youth.

- Knowledge Alliances between higher education institutions and enterprises which aim to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, employability, knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary teaching and learning;

- Sector Skills Alliances supporting the design and delivery of joint vocational training curricula, programmes and teaching and training methodologies, drawing on evidence of trends in a specific economic sector and skills needed in order to perform in one or more professional fields;

- Capacity Building projects to support organisations, institutions and systems in their modernization and internationalisationprocess.

 

KEY ACTION 3 – SUPPORT FOR POLICY REFORMS

- Structured Dialogue meetings taking  the form of meetings, conferences, consultations and events promoting  the active participation of young people in democratic life in Europe and their interaction with decision-makers.

 

JEAN MONNETACTIVITIES

The Jean Monnet Activities will support:

- Jean Monnet Modules that are short teaching programme in the field of European Union studies at a higher education institution. Each Module has a minimum duration of 40 teaching hours per academic year. 26 March 2014. EACEA. Applicants: Higher education Institutions holding  an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). 30.000 euro covering maximum 75% of total eligible costs

- Jean Monnet Chairs that is a teaching post with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors or senior lecturers. A Jean Monnet Chair must be hold by only one professor, who must provide the minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year.Teaching hours are taken to include direct contact hours in the context of. 26 March 2014. EACEA. Applicants: Higher education Institutions holding  an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). 50.000 euro covering maximum 75% of total eligible costs

- Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence that is a focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects.  The academic responsibility of a Centre must be assumed by a Jean Monnet Chair holder. 26 March 2014. EACEA. Applicants: Higher education Institutions. 100.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs

- Jean Monnet Support to institutions  and Associations   that enhance teacher and training activities on European Union subjects and /or that have as their explicit purpose to contribute to the study of the European integration process. 26 March 2014. EACEA. Applicants:  Institutions active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world. Any association of professors and researchers specialising in European Union Studies, established in any country of the world. 50.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs.

- Jean Monnet Networks that foster the creation and development of consortia of international players (HEIs, Centres of Excellence, departments, teams, individual experts, etc.) in the area of European Union studies. This Action can also support the enhancement of existing networks supporting specific activities, notably fostering the participation of young researchers in EU-related themes. 26 March 2014. EACEA. Applicants: A higher education institution(HEI)or other organisation active in the European integration area, established in any country of the world.The applicant must be the coordinator of the network that comprises a minimum of five participating institutions from five different countries.  300.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs

 

SPORT ACTIONS

Actions in the field of sport support:

- Collaborative Partnerships, aimed to combat doping at grassroots level, to fight against match-fixing, to contain violence and tackle racism and intolerance in sport. These partnerships also intend to support the implementation of EU principles on good governance in sport,  social inclusion and equal opportunities, as well as to encourage participation in sport and physical activity;

- Not-for-profit European sport events, granting individual organisations in charge of the preparation, organisation and follow-up to a given event.

 

The SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES of the Erasmus+ Programme are to:

- improve the level of key competences and skills, with particular regard to their relevance for the labour market and their contribution to a cohesive society, in particular through increased opportunities for learning mobility and through strengthened cooperation between the world of education and training and the world of work;

- foster quality improvements, innovation excellence and internationalisation at the level of education and training institutions, in particular through enhanced transnational cooperation between education and training providers and other stakeholders;

- promote the emergence and raise awareness of a European lifelong learning area designed to complement policy reforms at national level and to support the modernisation of education and training systems, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation, better use of EU transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices;

- enhance the international dimension of education and training, in particular through cooperation between Programme and Partner-Country institutions in the field of VET and in higher education, by increasing the attractiveness of European higher education institutions and supporting the EU's external action, including its development objectives, through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between Programme and Partner-Country higher education institutions and targeted capacity building in Partner Countries;

- improve the teaching and learning of languages and to promote the EU's broad linguistic diversity and intercultural awareness.

 

 

The ANNUAL PRIORITIES of the Erasmus+ Programme are to:

- developing basic and transversal skills, such as entrepreneurship, digital skills and multilingualism in all fields of education and training, using innovative and student-centred pedagogical approaches and developing appropriate assessment and certification methods, based on learning outcomes;

- enhancing Information and Communication Technologies(ICT)uptake in teaching and learning, through the support of learning and access to open educational resources (OER) in the education and training fields, supporting ICT-based teaching and assessment practices and by promoting the transparency of rights and obligations of users and producers of digitised content;

- promoting stronger coherence between different EU and national transparency and recognition tools, so as to ensure that skills and qualifications can be easily recognised across borders;

- supporting the adjustment of funding and investment in education and training to new needs and the development of improved funding approaches for skills development, in particular through partnerships and cost-sharing; stimulating debates on efficient and sustainable investment in education and training at European and national level involving all the relevant stakeholders.

 

In addition:

- as regards higher education: priority will be given to projects contributing to the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems as outlined in the 2011 EU Modernisation Agenda;

- as regards vocational education and training: priority will be given to projects developing partnerships between education and employment (in particular companies and social partners), the development of short-cycle post-secondary or tertiary qualifications in accordance with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and focused on potential growth areas or areas with skills shortages, and by aligning VET policies with local, regional and nationaleconomic development strategies;

- as regards school education: priority will be given to projects contributing to improving the attainment of young people, particularly those at risk of early school leaving and with low basic skills, including through high quality and accessible Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)services. In addition, priority will be given to projects aimed at revising and strengthening the professional profile of the teaching professions;

- as regards adult education: priority will be given to projects contributing to a reduction in the number of low-skilled adults (re-skilling and up-skilling of adults), including by increasing incentives for adult training, by providing information on access to lifelong learning services, such as information on the validation of non-formal and informal learning and career guidance, and by offering tailored learning opportunities to individual

 

The following COUNTRIES can fully take part in  all actions of the Erasmus+ Programme:

-  the 28 Member States of the European Union,

-  the EEA/EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,

-  candidate countries: Turkey, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of  Macedonia-

The following countries can take part in certain Actions of the Programme, subject to specific criteria or conditions:

- Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

- Southern Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

- Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo6, Montenegro, Serbia

- Other: Russian Federation

Some Actions of the Erasmus+ Programme are open to any Partner Country of the world.

 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS for submitting proposals in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme are:

KEY ACTION 1 – MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS

- Mobility of learners and staff in higher education: students in higher education institutions, recent graduates. Sending and receiving organizations must be:  higher education institutions awarded with ECHE, any public or private organization active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training, youth.

- Mobility of learners and staff in VET: VET organizations; coordinators of national VET consortiums.

- Mobility of learners and staff in school education: Sending organizations must be a school; the  receiving organizations must be:  any public or private organization active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training, youth.

- Mobility of learners and staff in adult education: staff members of adult education organizations

- Mobility of young people and youth workers: public or private organization active in the field of youth.

 

KEY ACTION 2 – COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES

 - Knowledge Alliances: Any private or public organization established in an eligible country

- Sector Skills Alliances: Any private or public organization established in an eligible country

- Capacity Building projects: non-profit organizations, associations, NGOs, national youth council, public bodies.

KEY ACTION 3 – SUPPORT FOR POLICY REFORMS

- Structured Dialogue meetings: non-profit organizations, associations, NGOs, national youth council, public bodies.

 

JEAN MONNETACTIVITIES

- Jean Monnet Modules: Higher education Institutions holding  an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

- Jean Monnet Chairs: Higher education Institutions holding  an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

- Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence: Higher education Institutions.

- Jean Monnet Support to institutions  and Associations:  Institutions active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world.

- Jean Monnet Networks: A higher education institution(HEI) or other organisation active in the European integration area, established in any country of the world. The applicant must be the coordinator of the network that comprises a minimum of five participating institutions from five different countries. 

 

SPORT ACTIONS

- Any non-profit organization or public body established in an eligible country

 

The main DEADLINES for submitting proposals in the framework of the current call for proposals within the Erasmus+ Programme are as follows:

 

KEY ACTION 1 – MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS

- Mobility of learners and staff in higher education, VET, school education, adult education – DEADLINE: 17 March 2014

 - Mobility of young people and youth workers - DEADLINE: 17 March 2014, 30 April, 1 October

- European Voluntary Service Events - DEADLINE: 3 April 2014

- Joint Master Degrees - DEADLINE: 27 March 2014

Applications are to be sent to the National Agency.

 

KEY ACTION 2 – COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES

 - Strategic Partnerships in the youth field – DEADLINES: 30 April 2014, 1 October 2014

- Strategic Partnerships of other type – DEADLINE: 30 April 2014

Applications are to be sent to the National Agency.

 

- Knowledge Alliances – DEADLINE: 3 April 2014

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

 

- Sector Skills Alliances – DEADLINE: 3 April 2014

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

 

- Capacity Building projects – DEADLINES: 3 April 2014,  2 September 2014

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

 

KEY ACTION 3 – SUPPORT FOR POLICY REFORMS

- Structured Dialogue meetings - DEADLINES: 30 April 2014,  1 October 2014

Applications are to be sent to the National Agency.

 

JEAN MONNETACTIVITIES

- Jean Monnet Modules - DEADLINE: 26 March 2014.

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

- Jean Monnet Chairs - DEADLINE: 26 March 2014.

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

- Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence - DEADLINE: 26 March 2014.

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

- Jean Monnet Support to institutions  and Associations - DEADLINE:  26 March 2014.

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

- Jean Monnet Networks - DEADLINE: 26 March 2014.

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

 

SPORT ACTIONS

- Collaborative partnerships in the sport field - DEADLINE: 15 May 2014

- Not for profit  European sport events - DEADLINE: 14 March 2014, 15 May 2014

Applications are to be sent to the EACEA in Brussels

 

The MAXIMUM GRANT AWARDED for the different actions is:

- KA2, Strategic partnerships: 150.000 euro per year

- KA2, Knowledge Alliances: 700.000 euro for a 2-year project, 1.000.000 euro for a 3-year project.

- KA2, Sector Skills Alliances: 700.000 euro for a 2-year project, 1.000.000 euro for a 3-year project.

- KA2, Capacity Building projects: 150.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs

- KA3, Structured Dialogue meetings: 50.000 euro

- Jean Monnet Modules: 30.000 euro covering maximum 75% of total eligible costs

- Jean Monnet Chairs:  50.000 euro covering maximum 75% of total eligible costs

- Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence: 100.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs

- Jean Monnet Support to institutions  and Associations: 50.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs.

- Jean Monnet Networks: 300.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs

- Sport Action: 500.000 euro covering maximum 80% of total eligible costs

 

Further informations on the Erasmus + Programme is available on the European Commission’s website at: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/erasmus-plus-programme-guide_en.pdf

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