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Erasmus centralised actions

Call 2012

Katia de Sousa, EACEA

Purpose of the presentation
Purpose of the presentation

  • Presenting the policy priorities

  • Overview of the different actions (including presentation of projects selected in the past)

  • General conditions and requirements

  • The application package

  • Selection procedure

  • Top tip from coordinators

Main policy referencesin European higher education

Better functioning labour markets; a more skilled workforce; better job quality and working conditions; and stronger policies to promote job creation and demand for labour.

To respond to the challenges young people face and to help them succeed in the knowledge economy

  • Mobility

  • Widening access

  • Transparency

To improve conditions and access to finance for research and innovation, to ensure that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services that create growth and jobs.

  • HE attainment: 40%

  • Continuing training: 15% of adults

Key policy messages 1
Key policy messages (1)

  • Increase attainment levels

    -Progression routes and recognition of prior learning and experience - Outreach to underrepresented groups, guidance and targeted financial support

    - Reduce drop-out

  • Improve quality and relevance

    -Graduate employability

    - Tailoring learning modes to a diverse student body

    - Motivating and rewarding excellent teachers

    - Programmes informed by and adapted to labour market needs

Key policy messages 2
Key policy messages (2)

  • Quality through mobility & international co-operation

  • - Learning mobility windows and moving between programmes

  • Education, research & business for excellence and regional development

  • - Stimulating entrepreneurial, creative and innovation skills and environments

  • - Encouraging partnership and co-operation with business

  • - Involvement of HE institutions in regional development plans

  • Governance and Funding to support strategic choices

  • - Empowering institutions to play to their strengths

Actions and priorities

  • Multilateral projects

  • Cooperation between HE and enterprises

  • Social dimension in higher education

  • Develop mobility strategies and remove barriers to mobility

  • Modernisation of higher education (curriculum, governance & funding)

  • Fostering excellence and innovation

Academic Networks

Accompanying Measures

Multilateral projects
Multilateral projects


of outputs

Cooperation of HE

Institutions and

relevant stakeholders



European policy



exclusive priorities

Cooperation between hei and enterprises
Cooperation between HEI and Enterprises

Supports activities bringing together HEI and partners from outside academia

Preference given to:

Developing educational services

Reinforcing link between educational activities and employment needs

Including creating business-academia collaborations through "knowledge alliances"


Coordinated by Poper, konceptualne, strateske in kreativne interakcije, d.o.o.

Supporting and empowering the dissemination of knowledge, skills and practices between self-managed workforce, universities and traditional fashion manufacturer, in order to create an alternative-learning environment as triangle of knowledge from which all should benefit.


Social dimension in higher education
Social dimension in higher education

Preference given to:

Widening access for underrepresented groups and non-traditional learners

Systems to monitor the development of widening access for underrepresented groups

Developing policies to increase completion rates

Developing flexible provision

Gender balance

Developing the social responsibility of HEIs

“Access to Lifelong Learning in Higher Education”


Coordinated by Stichting Hoger Onderwijs Nederland - Hogeschool Inholland

ALLinHE is about linking the Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) to a practical strategy for social inclusion of underrepresented and non-traditional target groups in higher education (HE).

Mobility strategies and removal of barriers to mobility in higher education
Mobility strategies and removal of barriers to mobility in higher education

Preference given to:

Developing strategies to boost learning mobility (mobility windows, multipliers…)

Analysing and tackling barriers to mobility

Facilitating availability of information

Providing open educational resources for virtual campuses

Strengthening virtual mobility

Mobility and Employability Research for Generation Erasmus higher education


Coordinated by the University of Sunderland

The proposed project aims to introduce new strategies to overcome mobility barriers in Higher Education, by developing innovative activities and methodologies, and identifying the benefits that mobility brings to the future of students. The project will focus mainly on the current experiences of former Erasmus students.

Support to the modernisation agenda of higher education 1
Support to the modernisation agenda of higher education (1)

Curriculum reform

Preference given to:

Initiatives and tools to assess and promote graduate employability

Designing integrated programmes

Curriculum reform (1)

Designing integrated programmes should cover one of:

(1) a complete cycle of study (bachelor, master or doctoral level) leading to a recognised double or joint degree

(2) a complete cycle of study on highly interdisciplinary areas

(3) curricula and modules for continuing education

Joint Development of Online Gerontological Master Degree Programme


Coordinated by Univerza v Mariboru

Support to the modernisation agenda of higher education 2
Support to the modernisation Programmeagenda of higher education (2)

Governance reform

Preference given to:

Facilitating European cooperation in quality assurance

Enhancing autonomy and accountability for HEIs

Promoting transparency of diversity and performance

Improving strategic leadership within higher education institutions


Support to the modernisation agenda of higher education 3
Support to the modernisation Programmeagenda of higher education (3)

Funding reform

Preference given to:

Developing strategies to increase efficiency

Promoting funding diversification

Assessing and promoting HE return to investment


Lifelong learning in he
Lifelong learning in HE Programme


Coordinated by European Association of Distance Teaching Universities

EACEA - Lifelong Learning Programme

To make lifelong learning a more tangible reality and to help the many European universities that already fulfil conditions for a successful implementation

By working towards international strategies for lifelong learning and the right business models that are needed for a scalable and sustainable approach.


Fostering excellence and innovation in he
Fostering excellence Programmeand innovation in HE

Supporting activities addressing the knowledge triangle of education-research-innovation

Preference given to:

Linking teaching and ongoing research

Providing opportunities for students to work in research settings

Stimulating innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets for students

Support the sharing of experience on innovative doctoral programmes


“Stimulating entrepreneurship through Serious Games (eSG)”


Coordinated by the Università degli Studi di Genova

The goal of eSG is to develop, deploy and assess experimental pedagogical plans based on appealing and instructive SGs for stimulating entrepreneurship in university students (a short course will be implemented for all 3 levels: Bachelor, Master, PhD), with an aim to reduce the gaps among education, research and innovation. An online planning tool will also be developed.

Academic networks
Academic Networks (eSG)”


134307-LLP-1-2007-1-UK-ERASMUS-ENW (eSG)”

504693-LLP-1-2009-1-BE-ERASMUS-EAM (eSG)”

Coordinated by EUROPACE

Locate key information
Locate key information (eSG)”

European Commission website: Official documentation relevant to all LLP Actions

Countries participating in the LLP (eSG)”

27 EU Member states

+ Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey

New in Call 2012!

Participation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia

Current situation:

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Serbia are now in the process of completing the formal steps to become LLP participating countries from 2012. As a result, the eForm already anticipates their participation.

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, have confirmed their intention to participate in the Lifelong Learning Programme from 2013. As a result, organisations from these countries can continue to participate in the Call 2012 under the provisions laid out for Third Country partners.

General conditions (eSG)”

New !

* Any third county partner is in addition to the minimum number of LLP countries



Participation of third countries (eSG)”

The involvement of partners from third countries (any country outside LLP) must be justified in terms of the value added to experience within the European countries participating in the programme.

Additional EU grant of €25000

Budget: subcontracting and equipment costs not eligible

Complete the application package
Complete the application package (eSG)”


Part A: Data on applicant and partner organisations

Part B: Core information and data on the project


1.Detailed description of the project

2.Detailed budget tables and GANTT chart

3. Declaration of Honour by the Legal Representative of the Applicant Organisation

4. Legal Entity Form

Use the Instructions for applicants and the eform user’s guide!

Step-by-step instructions and guidance on completing the forms and budget

The selection procedure in detail eligibility criteria

Dates guide!

Deadline respected

End date – start date = duration


Correct form

Complete package


Currency (exchange rate)


Minimum countries

Maximum grant (% and €)


Legal entity (not individuals)

Types of organisation

The selection procedure in detailEligibility Criteria

The selection procedure in detail award criteria

Peer review guide!

Common briefing

2 individual assessments


Feedback to applicants

The selection procedure in detailAward criteria

Award criteria
Award Criteria guide!

1. Relevance

2. Quality of the work programme

3. Innovative character

4. Quality of the Consortium

5. European added value

6. The cost-benefit ratio

7. Impact

8. Quality of the Valorisation plan

(dissemination and exploitation of results)

9. Participation of organisations from third countries (optional for Multilateral and Networks only)




A decision will be made to finance the projects receiving the highest scores based on their quality as reflected in the standard award criteria and achieving a balanced coverage of the priorities as explicitly stressed in the Call for proposals.

The selection procedure in detail award criteria scoring mechanism
The selection procedure in detail the highest scores based on their Award criteria: Scoring mechanism

A strong proposal is

Coherent the highest scores based on their (problems, solutions, target groups, activities, budget, ambitions/resources/competence)

Simple(objectives, approach)

Evidence based(ex-ante needs analysis, state of art)

Clear(identifying the need for such proposal, the solutions, and the outputs)

Rigorousin its planning(which activities, when, for how long, and with what resources)

Explicit(do not take for granted any information, if it is not in the application it cannot be taken into account)

Circumscribed(a proposal is not about solving the world’s problems, but about solving a specific issue)

A strong proposal is

Top tip from coordinators
Top tip from coordinators the highest scores based on their

Think big…start small!

Have your concept set and show that you can put it into practice

Involve your partners!

Be concrete, specific and check your details more than once or twice!

Selection 2012 main indicative dates
Selection 2012: main indicative dates the highest scores based on their


Locate key information1
Locate key information the highest scores based on their

Executive Agency website

Questions? the highest scores based on their

  • Erasmus Multilateral Projets:

  • Erasmus Networks:

  • Erasmus Accompanying Measures: