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Eastern Partnership Platform 4. Working Group 4 of the EaP Civil Society Forum. Brussels, 14 June 2013 Marta Touykova, DG Education and Culture. Eastern Partnership Platform 4 « Contacts between People ». Covers a wide range of issues which are common to a large number of citizens:

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eastern partnership platform 4

Eastern PartnershipPlatform 4

Working Group 4 of the EaP Civil Society Forum

Brussels, 14 June 2013Marta Touykova, DG Education and Culture

eastern partnership platform 4 contacts between people
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

eap platform 4 education
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)

two major tools for capacity building in higher education
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

tempus achievements
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

tempus a few figures
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

erasmus mundus achievements
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

erasmus mundus a few figures
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

marie curie
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 7th Framework Programme (1st EaP country and 2nd ENP country to become associated to FP7)

eap platform 4 youth
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)

eap platform 4 culture
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

reinforced opportunities under the future generation of programmes
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 neighbouringcountries

erasmus for all 2014 2020 a streamlined architecture 3 key actions

A single integrated programme

Erasmusfor All










  • Specific activities:
  • Jean Monnet
  • Sport
Erasmus for All (2014-2020)A streamlined architecture : 3 Key actions


Total budget: € 19 billion over 7 years


higher education


Erasmus Mundus,


Alfa, Edulink, Bilateral









Youth in Action


Total budget: € 19 billion over 7 years (+ 70%) of which € 1,8 billion from Heading 4

Education and Culture



Learning mobility

of individuals - Higher Education-

  • Credit mobility: International opening of Erasmus,more mobility of students and staff between EU – non EU in both directions
  • Degree mobility: Joint Master courses
  • of excellent quality offered
  • by consortium of
  • EU/non EU universities
  • to attract the very best
  • students worldwide
  • Student loan guarantee:to boost degree mobility within Europe
  • Credit learning mobility of students (short cycles/Bachelor/Master/Doctorate) + HE staff MobilityNEW: 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
  • Grants for Joint Master Courses Continuity: Erasmus Mundus Action 1
  • Master Student Loan GuaranteeNEW – 330.000 students

Education and Culture



Cooperation for innovation - Higher Education-

  • Erasmus Strategic Partnerships: more intense cooperation between institutions.
  • 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 PartnershipsRaise HEIs capacity to modernise
  • Knowledge AlliancesUniversity-business cooperation for more innovation
  • Support to Neighbourhood countries (ENP)Partnerships between HEIs from EU and ENPCurriculum 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 AfricaMobility limited to HEI staff to achieve projects’ objectives

Education and Culture

creative europe culture strand new priorities
Creative EuropeCulture Strand - New priorities


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

Creative Europe

creative europe media strand
Creative EuropeMEDIA 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

Creative Europe

international dimension
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

3rdcountry partners in some actions in the MEDIA Strand (former MEDIA Mundus programme) in particular in training and access to markets


conditions for full participation
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


further information
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