19 January 2011

REFORM OF HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COOPERATION

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY  15TH, 2011.
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.
BENEFICIARIES:
  • Applicants must be legal persons (‘legal entities’), legally established for more than five years in partner countries.
  • Applicants for Joint Projects must be State-recognised, public or private higher education institutions or associations, organisations or networks of higher education institutions dedicated to the promotion, improvement and reform of higher education.
  • Applicants for Structural Measures must be legal entities or national or international rector, teacher or student organisations.
  • Institutions and organisations which may participate as partners/co-beneficiaries in the Programme range from higher education institutions and organisations through to non-academic institutions and organisations such as non-governmental organisations, companies, industries and public authorities.
These institutions and organisations have to be based in the following four groups of eligible countries:
  •  27 Member States of the European Union,
  • 4 countries of the Western Balkan region: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia as well as Kosovo
  •  17 countries in the Southern and Eastern neighbouring area of the European Union: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the occupied Palestinian territory, Syria, Tunisia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine,
  •  5 Central Asian Republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Eligible activities and duration
  • 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.