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1 Date: in 12 pts Eastern Partnership Platform 4 Working Group 4 of the EaP Civil Society Forum Brussels, 14 June 2013 Marta Touykova, DG Education and Culture

2 Date: in 12 pts Eastern Partnership Platform 4 « Contacts between People » Covers a wide range of issues which are common to a large number of citizens: Education, training, research, youth, culture, media and information society Offers a mixed balance of reinforced policy dialogue and strengthened participation in EU programmes Work programme adopted for 2 years

3 Date: in 12 pts EaP Platform 4 : Education Policy dialogue during two Platform meetings a year and specific events Strengthened participation in higher education programmes (Tempus & Erasmus Mundus), increased budget, regional information campaign for universities Pilot extension of the eTwinning action for school cooperation, collaborative learning and project based pedagogy (official launch on 4 March)

4 Date: in 12 pts Two major tools for capacity building in Higher Education Tempus: institutional cooperation, capacity building Erasmus Mundus: mobility for students and staff Both programmes are complementary and open to universities and individuals from the six EaP Countries

5 Date: in 12 pts Tempus achievements Modernised curricula and implementation of Bologna principles Capacity building for academic & support staff, modernised learning and teaching approaches Upgrading laboratory and IT equipment, libraries Introducing quality assurance culture and mechanisms Internationalisation of faculties / universities New approaches to university governance and structures Enhancing links between education and enterprises New laws on higher education Education and Culture

6 Date: in 12 pts Tempus: a few figures Since mid 1990s, 165 M € for EaP countries, have funded 270 Joint Projects, 65 Structural Measures, some hundreds Individual Mobility Grants (until 2006 only) In the 2013 call for proposals, €42 million have been allocated to EaP countries (around 50 new projects). To be compared to 2012 budget: 29 M€ (36 new projects) Deadline for application 26 March, selections results October 2013

7 Date: in 12 pts Tempus in EaP countries

8 Date: in 12 pts Erasmus Mundus achievements Impact on individuals Recognition of study periods abroad, in-depth knowledge of European higher education, improved linguistic skills, intercultural experience, enhanced employability… Impact on institutions Helps to internationalise higher education in EaP countries Contributes to building institutional partnerships Improved capacity in design and management of joint degree programmes Develops capacities in accreditation, recognition, international student mobility

9 Date: in 12 pts Erasmus Mundus: a few figures Since 2007, 22 partnerships with EaP countries, with 262 instances of participation from universities from the 6 partner countries. Total budget for these 22 partnerships: 84.1 M€, 3.443 scholarships for EaP students and 482 for staff. Steep increase in 2011-13 budget 2013 Call to select 9 new partnerships (29.4 M€; min 1080 scholarships). Deadline for application 15 April. 488 EaP students + 42 scholars have also received scholarships to take part in excellent joint Masters & Doctorate courses

10 Date: in 12 pts Erasmus Mundus in EaP countries

11 Date: in 12 pts Marie Curie Since 2007, 6.4 M€ to EaP countries, 168 researchers and 104 researcher organisations funded Very active participation of Ukraine (4 M€) In 2012 Moldova became associated country to the 7 th Framework Programme (1 st EaP country and 2 nd ENP country to become associated to FP7)

12 Date: in 12 pts EaP Platform 4 : Youth Youth in Action: Between 2007 and 2011, more than 11000 young people and youth workers from EaP countries have participated in the activities (youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service, training and networking of youth workers). In 2012-13, the EaP Youth Window finances 1 500 additional projects and the mobility of 21 000 young people and youth workers Opening an EaP youth programme combining capacity development of national and local public sector and civil society actors and grants scheme for disadvantaged young people living in rural or deprived urban areas, EaP Youth Forum under LT presidency 23-24 October (Kaunas)

13 Date: in 12 pts EaP Platform 4 : Culture EaP Culture Programme launched in 2011 Capacity building for the main actors of the culture sector, to reinforce their policy reform capacities Call for proposals for the EaP cultural sector Policy dialogue focusing on the impact of investment in culture and on supporting EaP countries in making best use of existing cooperation instruments High level / ministerial meeting on Culture to take place in Georgia on 27-28 June

14 Date: in 12 pts Reinforced opportunities under the future generation of programmes In higher education: Erasmus for All (E4A) single programme to stop fragmentation with a special action to neighbouring countries combining capacity building and mobility Marie Skłodowska-Curie research grants Support to youth exchanges will go on through the new E4A programme Culture Creative Europe opened to neighbouring countries

15 Date: in 12 pts Education and Culture Erasmus for All (2014-2020) A streamlined architecture : 3 Key actions Youth in Action Programme International higher education programmes: Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, Bilateral Programmes Grundtvig Erasmus Leonardo Comenius Lifelong Learning Programme Existing programmes Total budget: € 19 billion over 7 years A single integrated programme Erasmus for All 1. Learning Mobility 3. Policy Support 2. Co-operation projects Specific activities: Jean Monnet Sport Total budget: € 19 billion over 7 years (+ 70%) of which € 1,8 billion from Heading 4

16 Date: in 12 pts Education and Culture  Credit learning mobility of students (short cycles/Bachelor/Master/Doctorate) + HE staff Mobility NEW: Erasmus open to the whole world in both directions for studies, traineeships, staff teaching and training  ex action 2 of Erasmus Mundus  For non-EU mobility: external policy priorities will apply 1.Credit mobility: International opening of Erasmus, more mobility of students and staff between EU – non EU in both directions 2.Degree mobility: Joint Master courses of excellent quality offered by consortium of EU/non EU universities to attract the very best students worldwide 3.Student loan guarantee: to boost degree mobility within Europe KA1 Learning mobility of individuals - Higher Education-  Grants for Joint Master Courses Continuity: Erasmus Mundus Action 1  Master Student Loan Guarantee NEW – 330.000 students

17 Date: in 12 pts Education and Culture KA2 Cooperation for innovation - Higher Education- 1.Erasmus Strategic Partnerships: more intense cooperation between institutions. 2.Knowlegde Alliances: structure partnerships between HEI and businesses 3. Specific support with neighbourhood countries: Capacity building through partnerships between EU and ENP universities with a mobility component. 4. Rest of the world: Capacity building between universities in the EU and Asia, Latin America & Africa.  HE Strategic Partnerships Raise HEIs capacity to modernise  Knowledge Alliances University-business cooperation for more innovation  Support to Neighbourhood countries (ENP) Partnerships between HEIs from EU and ENP Curriculum development, modernisation, modern teaching and teaching, upgrading of facilities, improve HEIs governance, stronger links with the world of work,... + INTEGRATED MOBILITY of student and staff  Cooperation with Asia, Latin America and Africa Mobility limited to HEI staff to achieve projects’ objectives

18 Date: in 12 pts Timeline

19 Date: in 12 pts Creative Europe Creative Europe Culture Strand - New priorities Capacity-building Support cultural operators to develop skills and knowhow to facilitate adjustment to the digital shift Support artists/cultural professionals to internationalise their careers Strengthen European and international networks to facilitate access to new professional opportunities Transnational circulation Support international touring, events and exhibitions Support literary translation Support for audience development and building a long-term audience for European cultural works

20 Date: in 12 pts Creative Europe Creative Europe MEDIA strand Successful actions maintained (e.g. Europa cinemas) Actions targeted at specific actors in the audiovisual value chain (e.g. producers, distributors and exhibitors) Actions include: Providing skills and building up networks, support developing of audiovisual works support distribution of non national films on all platforms, encourage new business models Facilitate access to markets and foster international cooperation and co-production Support film literacy and audience building

21 Date: in 12 pts Culture International dimension Full participation in the programme for EFTA, acceding, candidate and pre-candidate countries and (new!!) countries of the European neighbourhood area New possibility for targeted bilateral cooperation with selected countries or regions Possibility for participants from 3rd countries to take part in in Creative Europe projects 3 rd country partners in some actions in the MEDIA Strand (former MEDIA Mundus programme) in particular in training and access to markets

22 Date: in 12 pts Conditions for full participation Additional appropriations ("entry ticket") Framework agreement on participation in Union programmes UNDER DISCUSSION: Ratification of UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity For the MEDIA Strand: WTO: MFN exemption of the audiovisual sector Respect of conditions laid down in AVMS Directive in particular principle of country of origin, support of European works Culture

23 Date: in 12 pts Further information Next Platform 4 meeting on 14 November, Brussels Eap Youth Forum; 23-24 October, Kaunas (LT) Information Day on Erasmus For All for Eastern Partners, 25 October, Kaunas (LT) Further information on Eastern Partnership Platfrom 4

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