Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education: Strand 3 – Structural reform projects

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Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Erasmus+ Programme

Programme Description

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

Erasmus+ strengthens its efforts to increase the opportunities offered to more participants and to a wider range of organisations, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-3

Call

Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education: Strand 3 – Structural reform projects

Summary

Strand3 is under the ”Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE)” action.

The CBHE action, supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of higher education.
Projects under Strand3 shall support efforts in third countries not associated to the E+ programme to develop coherent and sustainable systems of higher education to meet their socio-economic needs and broad ambition to create a knowledge-driven economy. 

Detailed Call Description

Mainstreaming and upscaling of successful results as well as synergies with ongoing or pipeline support in the area under bilateral support programmes are also elements of this Strand. Structural Reform projects will address the needs of eligible third countries not associated to the Erasmus + programme to support sustainable systemic and structural improvement and innovation at the level of the higher education sector. More specifically, these projects will address the efforts of countries to develop coherent and sustainable systems of Higher Education to meet their socio-economic needs and ultimately create a knowledge-driven economy. By involving the competent National Authorities (notably Ministries of Education) of third countries not associated to the programme, HEIs, Research institutions and other relevant authorities/bodies and stakeholders, these projects will particularly:

  • Promote cooperation and mutual learning among and between public authorities at the highest institutional level of the EU Member states or countries associated to the Erasmus+ programme and the eligible third countries not associated to the Erasmus + programme to foster systemic improvement and innovation in the higher education sector.
  • Promote inclusive higher education systems that can provide the right conditions for students of different
    backgrounds to access learning and succeed. Particular attention should therefore be paid to people with fewer opportunities.
  • Increase the capacities of HEIs of third countries not associated to the Erasmus + programme, bodies in charge of higher education and competent authorities (notably Ministries) through their participation in the definition, implementation and monitoring of reform processes to modernise their higher education systems, particularly in terms of governance and financing;
  • Identify synergies with ongoing EU initiatives in the third country(ies) not associated to the programme in areas covered by Erasmus+ .

The proposed activities are shown in the programme guide page 297-298.

Call Total Budget

€103,108,194

Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Legally recognised national or international rector, teacher or student organisations established in an EU Member state or third country associated to the Erasmus+ programme or in an eligible third country not associated to the Erasmus + programme.

Eligible third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme for this action: All third countries not associated to the programme (please see section “Eligible Countries” in Part A of the programme guide) in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Additionally, for each region is indicated a specific budget (see the Funding&Tenders portal). 
Exception: participating organisations from Belarus (Region 2), Syria (Region 3), and the Russian Federation (Region 4) cannot act as applicants.

Eligible participating organisations:

  • any public or private organisation defined as higher education institution and recognised as such by the competent authorities of the country where it is located, with its affiliated entities (if any), offering full study programmes leading to higher education degrees and recognised diplomas at tertiary education qualifications level (defined as higher education institution and recognised as such by the competent authorities).
  • any public or private organisation, with its affiliated entities (if any), active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth located in eligible third countries not associated to the Erasmus + programme. For example, such organisation can be:
    – a public, private small medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
    – a public body at local, regional or national level (including ministries);
    – a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
    – a research institute;
    – a foundation;
    – a school/institute (on any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, including vocational education and adult education);
    – a non-profit organisation, association, NGO (including national or international associations or associations/networks of HEIs, students or teachers associations, etc.);
    – a cultural organisation, library, museum;
    – a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services

(Further details in the Programme Guide page 298-299)

Call Opening Date

01/01/2022

Call Closing Date

17/02/2022

National Contact Point(s)

Foundation for the Management of European (EU) Lifelong Learning Programmes
www.erasmusplus.cy
info@llp.org.cy
Tel: +357 22 448 888

Youth Board of Cyprus
www.erasmusplus.cy
erasmusplus@onek.org.cy
Tel: +357 22 402 644

(Publish Date: 13/12/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/contacts_en

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