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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. Erasmus Mundus - objectives. Promotion of European Higher Education. Lisbon Europe 2020. Bologna. Erasmus Mundus Programme.
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Budapest, 24 – 25 June 2011
Jana Fiorito and Edith Genser
EACEA - Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual
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
- 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)
Promotion projects and “clustering” activities
Information grants for Erasmus Mundus National Structures
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA)
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
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
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)
A Survey among existing EMMCs and Attractiveness projects
Guidelines of good practices
Thematic section of each cluster to disseminate the outcomes, published on the EACEA website
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)
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.
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-
Come and study in Europe!
Erasmus Mundus - Clusters
Up date on scholarships/fellowships 2011
An integrated programmeat masters (60 to 120 ECTS) or doctoral (3 to 4 years) level;
Jointly designed, delivered and managed by a consortium of HEIs representing at least 3 differentEU/EEA states and, optionally, non EUR HEIs;
It includes a mandatory mobility component;
It is fully recognised and leads to the award of a double, multiple or joint degree;
It aims at attracting the best students, doctoralcandidates and scholars, worldwide
It offers full study scholarships to EU and non-EU nationals (students, doct.candid., scholars)
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
Before any EMMC and EMJD programme is selected, the validity of the degrees is verified with respective national authorities.
Different types of scholarships / fellowships
July n-1: Approval of the Joint Programme by EA
Annual Preparation cycle will have to be repeated 5 times during the EM funding period
Turks (+65%), Serbians (+81%), Albanians (+41%)
Serbians (38%), Turks (24%), Albanians (12%)
Ethiopia (- 3%)
Chinese (7 %)
Turkish(30%), Serbians (24%), Croatian (15%)
Serbians (33%), Turks (33%), Croatians (17%)
Dutch (8 %)