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EMA GENERAL ASSEMBLY Budapest, 24 – 25 June 2011 Jana Fiorito and Edith Genser EACEA - Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture.

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1 EMA GENERAL ASSEMBLY Budapest, 24 – 25 June 2011 Jana Fiorito and Edith Genser EACEA - Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture

2 Promotion of European Higher Education Promote intercultural understanding Improved career prospects of students Erasmus Mundus Programme EU External Relation Policies Bologna Lisbon  Europe 2020 Erasmus Mundus - objectives

3 Enhance the quality of European HE through international co-operation Improve the development of human resources Promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures Promote Europe as a centre of excellence in learning around the world Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 - objectives

4 Erasmus Mundus - what does it offer?  Action 1 – Joint Programmes:  Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs)  Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs)  Action 2 – Partnerships:  Strand 1 (countries benefiting from Cooperation policy)  Strand 2 (Industrialised Countries)  Action 3 – Promotion of European HE

5 Erasmus Mundus Budget 2009-2013 Overall Budget of more than 950 million EUR - 450 Million EUR for Action 1 and 3 (from the EU’s Education Budget) - About 500 Million EUR for Action 2 (from different funding instruments: ENPI, DCI, IPA, ICI, EDF)

6 Erasmus Mundus Action 3 Promotion projects and “clustering” activities Information grants for Erasmus Mundus National Structures Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) Studies

7 Ex-post evaluation of the Erasmus Mundus Programme (2004-2008) Recommendation on Action 3 for the second phase of the programme: Action 3 of the new Erasmus Mundus programme should take a more strategic approach than was the case under Action 4 of the previous programme, funding a limited number of projects in clearly- defined priority areas and encouraging "clustering" activities

8 Clustering EMMCs & Attractiveness Projects Objectives To further disseminate the results of the EM programme by bringing together its beneficiaries To exploit synergies between different EMMCs and between EMMCs and Attractiveness Projects To identify good practices & exchange experiences through surveys and workshops To seek input by EM beneficiaries but also by stakeholders and external experts

9 Erasmus Mundus Clusters -5 LOTS Lot 1 Sustainability (Ecorys UK) Lot 2 Employability (MKW Wirtschaftsforschungs GmbH and Céreq) Lot 3 Recognition of degrees and joint degrees (Ecorys UK) Lot 4 Regional Cluster (DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Ausstauschdienst and Menon Network) Lot 5 Thematic Cluster (ICUnet.AG)

10 Erasmus Mundus Clusters Activities A Survey among existing EMMCs and Attractiveness projects Workshop Outcomes Guidelines of good practices Thematic section of each cluster to disseminate the outcomes, published on the EACEA website

11 Erasmus Mundus Clusters – Timing 09/2010-01/2013 Employability - Lot 2 Workshop: Leuven, 10-11 May 2011 Regional Cluster on Asia - Lot 4 Workshop: Brussels, 28-29 September 2011 Sustainability and recognition of degrees – Lots 1&3 Workshop: Brussels, March 2012 (tbc) Thematic cluster on climate change - Lot 5 Workshop: Brussels, October 2012 (tbc)

12 Cluster LOT 2 - Employability This Lot addresses the career opportunities offered by the EMMCs to Erasmus Mundus graduate students worldwide. The importance of the employability of graduates has increased in the setting up of the curriculum of joint programmes. Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses want to ensure that their academic content meets the professional needs, contributing to the transfer of knowledge and skills and offering complementary skills courses and/or placement possibilities.

13 Cluster LOT 4 - Regional Cluster - Asia Focus on the same geographical region Bringing together existing EMMCs, ECW partnerships and Attractiveness Projects with the focus on the same region of the world. Consider the synergies between EM projects and projects selected under other geographically specific Community programmes (Asia-Link, Edu- Link Alfa/Alban).

14 Clusters LOTs 1 and 3 – Sustainability and Recognition of Degrees and Joint Degrees Lot 1: the sustainability strategies with a view to ensuring the continuation of the cooperation activities of Joint Programmes beyond the period of EU funding Lot 3: the accreditation process and the difficulties encountered in the recognition of joint degrees among Joint Programmes Come and study in Europe!

15 Cluster information available: ex_en.php ex_en.php Erasmus Mundus - Clusters

16 Erasmus Mundus – Action 1 Up date on scholarships/fellowships 2011

17 What is an EM Joint Programme? 1.An integrated programme at masters (60 to 120 ECTS) or doctoral (3 to 4 years) level; 2. Jointly designed, delivered and managed by a consortium of HEIs representing at least 3 different EU/EEA states and, optionally, non EUR HEIs; 3.It includes a mandatory mobility component; 4.It is fully recognised and leads to the award of a double, multiple or joint degree; 5.It aims at attracting the best students, doctoral candidates and scholars, worldwide 6.It offers full study scholarships to EU and non-EU nationals (students, doct.candid., scholars) 17

18 Action 1 – facts & figures so far 123 Masters courses (EMMCs) with scholarships 24 Joint Doctorates (EMJDs) 380 different HEIs as full partners in these 147 programmes 12 720 student scholarships 2004-2011 2827 scholar scholarships 2004-2011 322 doctoral fellowships 2010-2011

19 EM Call 2011 – Action 1 Action 1 Call targets –EMMCs: 10 to 15 new Masters & up to 22 renewals –EMJDs: 9 or 10 new Doctorates E-forms Application Deadline: 29 April Results: by mid July

20 An EM Joint Programme must : fully recognised 2.lead to the award of a double, multiple or joint degree (the latter is favoured) Before any EMMC and EMJD programme is selected, the validity of the degrees is verified with respective national authorities.

21 Different types of scholarships / fellowships For students or doctoral candidates –Category A: third country individuals, not resident, and have not carried out their main activity in Europe for more than 12 months over the last 5 years –Category B: any individual who does not fulfil category A requirements For scholars in Joint Programmes at masters level –Non European: scholars enrolled in any non European HEI –European: scholars enrolled in partner EUR HEIs, under the condition that the consortium includes student mobility to non EUR partners EM Joint Programmes:

22 1. Summer year n-1: Finalisation of joint programme content & organisation for acad. year n/n+1 2. Autumn year n-1: Publication of EM scholarships for acad. year “n / n+1” 3. Winter year n-1/n: Consortium selection of EM scholarship candidates 4. 28 February n: Submission of EM scholarship candidates proposal to EACEA 5. Spring/Summer n: Selected candidates information and preparation EM Action 1 Joint Programmes: Preparation cycle (starting from application year “n-1”) Annual Preparation cycle will have to be repeated 5 times during the EM funding period July n-1: Approval of the Joint Programme by EA

23 2011 EMMC scholarships selection Category A –Nr. applications: 31.356 (46% from 2010 ) Most represented nationalities : –Ethiopia (+33%), –Pakistan (+84%), –India (+31%), –China (- 8%), –Bangladesh (+13) –Nigeria (+81%) –and Ghana (+61%)

24 2011 EMMC scholarships selection Category A (cont.) –Nr. selected students: 996 (97 nationalities) Most represented nationalities: –Chinese (8%) –Mexican (6%) –Indian (6%) –Russian (5%) –American (5%)

25 2011 EMMC scholarships selection Category A (cont.) –WB&T window Nr. applications: 1.189 –Most representated nationalities: Turks (+65%), Serbians (+81%), Albanians (+41%) Nr. selected students 117 (out of 123 scholarships available) –Most represented nationalities: Serbians (38%), Turks (24%), Albanians (12%)

26 2011 EMMC scholarships Category B –Nr. applications: 3.346 Most represented nationalities DE, IT, ES, RO, GR, FR, PL, UK (24 EU/EEA and 43 non European nationalities) –Nr. selected students: 752 –EU/EEA 626 (83%) –Non European 126 (17%) Most represented nationalities DE, IT, ES, RO

27 2011 EMMC scholarships selection Category B (cont.) Need to intensify promotion of EM among European students –Not all EMMC managed to recruit enough high quality candidates –Limited reserve lists –No existing reserve lists

28 2011 EMJD fellowships selection Category A –Nr. applications: 2.487 Most represented nationalities Indian (+51%) Iran (+156%) Ethiopia (- 3%) Pakistan (+73%) China (+34%)

29 2011 EMJD fellowships selection Category A (cont.) –Nr. selected candidates: 120 (46 nationalities) Most represented nationalities: Indian (11%) Iranian (8%) Mexican (8%) Chinese (7 %) Brazilian (7%)

30 2011 EMJD fellowships selection Category A (cont.) –WB&T window Nr. applications: 135 –Most representated nationalities: Turkish(30%), Serbians (24%), Croatian (15%) Nr. selected candidates 24 (out of 24 scholarships available) –Most represented nationalities: Serbians (33%), Turks (33%), Croatians (17%)

31 EMJD 2011 Fellowships selection Category B –Nr. Applications: 848 Most represented nationalities: Italian (+20%) Spanish (+383%) Germany (+84%) France (+30%) Greece (925%)

32 2011 EMJD fellowships selection Category B (cont.) –Nr. selected candidates: 72 (12EU/EEA and 12 non European nationalities) Most represented nationalities: Italian (19%) German (17%) Polish (11%) Dutch (8 %)

33 Erasmus Mundus website

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