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1 1 The EM ECW The Erasmus Mundus External Co-operation Window (EM ECW) Kv-päivät 14.5.08, CIMO, Annika Sundbäck

2 2 EM ECW Main objectives Higher education co-operation between the EU and Third-Countries through a mobility scheme addressing students and academic staff. The European Commission will finance partnerships of European and Third-Country HEIs: - the costs of the organisation and implementation of individual mobility flows of higher education students and academic staff. The overall minimum and maximum size of the grant awarded will be between EUR 1 M and EUR 6 M and will depend upon the geographical lot chosen

3 3 Budget for the organisation and implementation of mobility flows Project Grant Calculation: flat rate and unit costs –Flat rate: 10,000 € per eligible partner for mobility organisation costs –Unit costs to cover Individual Mobility Travel costs (in accordance with distance) Monthly Allowance (from 1,000 to 2,500 € ) Tuition fees (from “fee waiver” to 5,000 € / acad. year) Insurance costs (75 € / month abroad)

4 4 EM ECW Eligible European Countries 27 EU Members States Candidate Countries –(Croatia, FYROM, Turkey) EEA countries –(Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) AND Targeted 3rd countries grouped in geographical lots’ (selected on yearly basis in the annual Call for Proposals)

5 5 The geographic coverage for 2006 Call was : 33 European countries and 24 non EU countries -Neighbouring Countries in South Mediterranean and Eastern Europe (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia); –Central Asian Republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan); –Yemen, Iraq and Iran. Geographic coverage 2006 Call

6 6 6 Enlarged Geographical regions for the Academic year 2008/2009 Neighbourhood (ENP) Mediterranean countries Europe Middle-East (DCI) Neighbourhood (ENP) East-Europe + Russia Central Asia (DCI) Latin America Asia Caribbean Pacific Africa NEW WINDOWS FOR 2008 Western Balkans

7 7 Budget and mobility flow EUR 100.348 M 3695 mobility 1.815 mobility EUR 36,4 M

8 8 Partnerships Applicants: European HEI (holding an Erasmus Charter) or Association/network of European HEI (including at least 10 HEI with an Erasmus Charter, located in at least 5 different European countries) Partners: Recognised HEI from the countries covered by the geographical lot Partnership: Minimum size: 5 European HEI (holding an Erasmus Charter) + 1 recognised HEI from each of the Third-Countries covered in the geographical lot (exceptions may apply for Lots with particular difficulties) Maximum size: 20 eligible partners (incl. the applicant) The same partnership can apply to 4 lots max (separate applications)

9 9 Eligible activities: Organisation of the mobility quality support measures enhancement of the international cooperation capacity of universities in Third-country universities academic recognition visibility and communication strategy sustainability strategy transparent selection mechanisms (cross-cutting principles)

10 10 Mobility type per target group and duration Type of MobilityTarget Group 1Target Group 2Target Group 3 Undergraduate students 6-10 monthsNot applicable6-34 months Masters studentsEU: 6-10 months TC: 6-22 months 6-22 months Doctorate students6-34 months Post-doctorate students 6-10 months Academic staff1-3 monthsNot applicable

11 11 How to participate? Two step process: 1.Selection of HEI’s partnerships: responsibility of the European Commission with the support of independent experts 2.Selection of students & academic staff: responsibility of the selected partnerships. The selection criteria must: be common to all members of the partnership be made known to potential applicants in advance comply with the principles of transparency and equality of treatment.

12 12 Timetable for 2008 Call 5 December 2007: Publication of the 2007 Call for Proposals 15 February 2008: Deadline for the submission of HEIs partnership’s projects applications. March – April 2008: Project selection for partnerships projects May 2008 onwards: –Award decision –Selection of students & academic staff by the selected partnerships 15 July 2008 – 1st April 2009: Selection and latest start of student and academic staff mobility 1st December 2008: Submission of the individual mobility (students and academic staff) list.

13 13 Outcomes of the 2006 Selection 87 applications received 9 selected partnerships Participation of 167 HEIs: –79 from 33 European Countries –88 from 24 Third Countries Mobility of over 1,800 students and academic staff A total funding of 36,4€ million

14 14 2007 Selection Around 100 applications received Ca 20 concerning Russia 7 Finnish HEIs applying either as applicant or partner New Call in autumn 2008

15 15 For more information AidCo website: EACEA –website: –functional mail-box:

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