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Information Session University of Novi Sad 20 November, 2007 TEMPUS IV
2 What is the Lisbon Agenda? The aims of the Lisbon Agenda in the area of higher education are : –To modernise Europe’s Universities –To boost Europe’s Universities as substantial reservoir of knowledge –To foster the potential as drivers of innovation of EU Universities In order to get more growth, and more and better jobs in the European Union
3 What is the Bologna Process? The Bologna Process Aims to create a European Higher Education Area by 2010 Bologna declaration: a series of reforms in order to –Make EHEA more compatible and comparable in order to increase the mobility of students and scholars –Enhance the competitiveness and the attractiveness of the HE system in the globalised world
4 What is the Bologna Process? The three priorities of the Bologna Process are : Introduction of a three cycle system Quality assurance Qualifications and recognition of periods of studies The Commissions aims to support with the help of Tempus and Erasmus Mundus in respect to neighbouring countries
5 To promote voluntary convergence with EU higher education developments deriving from the Lisbon agenda and the Bologna process To support partner countries in the reform and modernisation of their higher education systems Programme-wide priorities in line with EU higher education modernisation agenda: curricular reform, governance reform, higher education and society PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES Tempus IV
6 ♦ Geographical coverage: 27 partner countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and Central Asia ♦ Bottom-up programme mainly implemented through calls for proposals complemented by structural measures targeting directly higher education systems ♦ Strengthened dialogue with educational authorities in partner countries BASIC FEATURES (I) Tempus IV
7 ♦ Programme focusing on institutional cooperation ♦ Strong involvement of national authorities in the definition of priorities, in the selection of projects and in impact assessment ♦ Reinforced involvement of EC Delegations in programme implementation ♦ Reinforced networks of National Contact Points in EU Member States and National Tempus Offices in partner countries BASIC FEATURES (II) Tempus IV
8 Reinforcement and better focusing of national and regional priorities Three programme components: Joint Projects, Structural Measures, Accompanying Measures Joint Projects implemented through calls for proposals Structural Measures (33% to 50% of funding) implemented through calls for proposals and through direct support provided to Ministries of Education in partner countries based on the analysis of local situation and needs Reinforcement of regional cooperation (thematic regional and/or sub-regional networks NEW ELEMENTS (I) Tempus IV
9 Significant increase of average project size Increased size of university consortia Institutions from partner countries as applicants and grant holders Reinforce exploitation and dissemination of project results / Strengthen the dissemination of good practice through studies, conferences and networking events Role of National Tempus Offices in partner countries as promoters of reform and modernisation NEW ELEMENTS (II) Tempus IV
10 How to apply in Tempus IV Who? What? How? When? Tempus IV
11 PROGRAMME COMPONENTS Joint Projects at institutional level (national or multi-country) [available to consortia, supported by ministries] Structural Measures targeting higher education systems (national or multi-country) [available to consortia, supported by ministries and/or direct grants to ministries] Accompanying Measures* (conferences, dissemination activities, support to National Tempus Offices, studies) [*internal Commission use] Tempus IV WHAT?
12 Programme-wide priorities defined around the EU higher education modernisation agenda (3 blocks) Multi-country projects to be in line with programme-wide priorities National priorities defined with EC delegations and Ministries of Education Strict adherence to national priorities for national projects PRIORITIES Tempus IV
13 Block 1: Curricular reform Introduction of three cycle system ECTS and recognition of degrees Modernisation of curricula. (set national priorities for academic disciplines) Tempus IV
14 Block 2: Governance reform University management Student services Quality assurance Institutional and financial autonomy and accountability Access Development of international relations Tempus IV
15 Block 3: Higher education and society Partnerships with enterprises Training of non-university teachers Training courses for public services Qualification frameworks Tempus IV
17 Structural Measures Consortia proposals ECTS 3 cycles Curricular reform Higher education & society Governance reform Direct grant to Ministry of Education Grant type: Tempus IV
18 GRANT SIZE AND PROJECT DURATION GRANT SIZE: € 500,000* min € 1,500,000 max * Minimum grant size for countries with annual budgets below € 1 million: €300,000 (Albania, Montenegro, Central Asia, Southern Caucasus) PROJECT DURATION: 24 36 months Tempus IV [Above apply to both Joint Projects and Structural Measures]
19 APPLICANT ORGANISATIONS Tempus IV Joint Projects State-recognised higher education institutions Associations or networks of higher education institutions Structural Measures State-recognised higher education institutions Associations or networks of higher education institutions Public authorities (ministries or national/regional administrations) National or international rector, teacher or student organisations WHO?
20 PARTNER ORGANISATIONS Tempus IV For both Joint Projects and Structural Measures State-recognised higher education institutions from the EU or the partner countries Associations or networks of higher education institutions Public authorities (ministries or national/regional administrations) National or international rector, teacher or student organisations Non-governmental organisations Social partner or their training organisations Chambers of commerce, chamber of labour or other public or private professional organisations Private or public enterprises
21 ELIGIBLE PARTNERSHIPS (JP & SM) Tempus IV National projects At least two higher education institutions, each from a different EU Member State At least one academic or non-academic partner from a third EU Member State At least three higher education institutions from the partner country (in the case of Montenegro, Kosovo and FYROM one institution is sufficient)
22 ELIGIBLE PARTNERSHIPS (JP & SM) Tempus IV Multi-country projects At least two higher education institutions, each from a different EU Member State At least one academic or non-academic partner from a third EU Member State At least one higher education institution from each partner country
23 Tempus IV Additional Conditions for Structural Measures Projects The Ministry of Education must either directly participate in the project or formally endorse the projects’ objectives and activities
24 Centralised programme management foreseen by Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture in Brussels under joint leadership of Commission Directorates-General responsible for education and external relations Executive Agency responsible for entire project cycle including contract and payments PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION Tempus IV HOW?
25 Involve a representative number of higher education institutions from a partner country Involve non-academic consortium members Promote interregional cooperation activities Demonstrate that they actively involve students or their organisations Demonstrate a strong institutional and individual capacity building process Demonstrate a wider impact on higher education institutions and systems PRIORITIES GIVEN TO PROPOSALS THAT: Tempus IV
26 End 2007- beginning 2008: Publication of first call for proposals Spring 2008: Deadlines for the submission of proposals June - July 2008: Evaluation procedure Aug - Sept 2008: Consultation procedure October 2008: Selection panel November 2008: Publication of results December 2008: Contracting and pre-financing INDICATIVE TIMETABLE FOR LAUNCH Tempus IV WHEN?