Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

5th Call for Proposals within TEMPUS-IV

The fourth phase of the Tempus programme covers the period from 2007 to 2013.

The overall objective of the programme is to support the modernisation of higher education in the EU's surrounding area. The Tempus programme promotes institutional cooperation and focuses on the reform and modernisation of higher education systems in the partner countries. It contributes to an area of cooperation in higher education involving the European Union and partner countries in its wider proximity. In particular, the programme will promote voluntary convergence with EU developments in the field of higher education, deriving from the Europe 2020 Strategy, the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (‘ET 2020’) and the Bologna process.

The purpose of this call for proposals is to promote multilateral cooperation among higher education institutions, authorities and organisations from EU Member States and partner countries with the focus on the reform and modernisation of higher education.

In order to be eligible for the award of a grant, applicants must be legal persons (‘legal entities’), legally established for more than five years in the EU or Tempus partner countries.

The call is aslo open for 17 countries in the Southern and Eastern neighbouring area of the European Union: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Russian Federation, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

The two principal instruments for cooperation through this Tempus call for proposals are:
Joint Projects: projects with a ‘bottom-up’ approach aiming at modernisation and reform on an institutional (university) level. Joint Projects aim at transferring knowledge between universities, organisations and institutions from the EU and from the partner countries as well as between partner country entities as appropriate,
Structural Measures: projects seeking to contribute to the development and reform of higher education systems in partner countries, as well as to enhance their quality and relevance and to increase their voluntary convergence with EU developments. Structural Measures will be interventions designed to support structural reform of higher education systems and the strategic framework development at national level.

Under this call, national and multi-country projects can be financed:
National projects must adhere to national priorities which are established in close dialogue between EU Delegations and the relevant authorities in the partner countries.

Multi-country projects must comply with regional priorities which are based on the EU's policy for cooperation with the partner countries’ regions as identified in its strategic documents concerning the neighbouring countries ( 1 ), those for pre-accession to the EU ( 2 ) and those in Central Asia ( 3 ). They are common to all partner countries within a specific region or they address a national priority which is common to each of the participating partner countries.

The total budget available for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 78,1 million (plus an additional amount of EUR 12,5 million for the Southern and Eastern neighbouring area, under the reserve that the relevant financing decision following the recent ENP review is adopted by the European Commission).

Deadline for application - 23 February 2012.

For more information and relevant documents, please, visit official TEMPUS web page

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