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Capacity building in the field of higher education: Strand 2 - Partnerships for transformation in higher education
|Funding Program||Erasmus+ - Key Action 2 – Cooperation among Organisations and Institutions|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||EU grant per project: between € 400,000.00 and € 800,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
Projects under this Strand shall address the different state of advancement and challenges of HEIs located in eligible third countries not associated to the Programme, enhance the impact of the programme and where relevant complement other sources of funding.
The Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) action supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of higher education. It supports the relevance, quality, modernisation and responsiveness of higher education in third countries not associated to the Programme for socio-economic recovery, growth and prosperity and reacting to recent trends, in particular economic globalisation but also the recent decline in human development, fragility, and rising social, economic and environmental inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The action is expected to contribute to the overarching priorities of the European Commission:
The action will contribute also to the external dimension of EU internal policies in the field of education. It will support a successful green and sustainable global economic recovery in the third countries not associated to the Programme, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.
In order to respond to the various challenges in the third countries not associated to the Programme, the CBHE action is composed of three specific Strands:
Projects under Strand 2 shall address the different state of advancement and challenges of HEIs located in eligible third countries not associated to the Programme, enhance the impact of the programme and where relevant complement other sources of funding. They shall introduce new approaches and initiatives in higher education, based on peer learning and transfer of experience and good practice affecting not only the institutions but also the society at large. Partnerships for transformation in higher education are complex and innovative capacity building projects based on a transfer of experience, competencies and good practice with a range of interconnected activities that aim to strengthen the capacities of the targeted HEIs to address the 21st century challenges such as migration, climate change, governance and shifts towards a digital economy. The projects’ outcomes should have a significant and long-term impact on the targeted HEIs beyond the projects' lifetime and as such benefitting the society as a whole.
In particular, these projects will combine the following elements for the benefit of HEIs in the third countries not associated to the Programme:
|Expected effects and impacts|
The proposed activities and project results should have a clear added-value for the targeted beneficiaries. A nonexhaustive list of possible activities is provided below:
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Island (Ísland), Liechtenstein, North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Türkiye
|eligible entities||Education and training institution, Research Institution incl. University|
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium (coordinator and partners), which complies with the following conditions:
Institutional coverage applies to all countries participating in the consortium.
The number of applicants from third countries not associated to the Programme must be equal or higher than the number of applicants from EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme.
In third countries not associated to the Programme where the number of HEIs is lower than 5 in the whole country, or in cases where one single institution represents more than 50% of the overall student population of the country, applications counting only one HEI from those countries will be accepted.
|other eligibility criteria|
The applicants (coordinator and partners) must be legal entities:
HEIs located in an EU Member State or in a third country associated to the Programme must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
The higher education institutions (HEIs), established in eligible third countries not associated to the Programme, and recognised as such by the competent authorities, with their affiliated entities (if any), have to offer full study programmes leading to higher education degrees and recognised diplomas at tertiary education qualifications level.
Associations, public or private organisations, including their affiliated entities (if any), active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth located in an EU Member State, in a third country associated to the Programme or eligible third countries not associated to the Programme, may also participate, but not as coordinator.
Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation,
Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|project duration||24 or 36 months|
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
Applications are limited to
For actions managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies, applications must be submitted electronically via the forms available in the Erasmus+ website and the websites of the Erasmus+ National Agencies.
|Call documents|| Erasmus+ Programmleitfaden 2023 - DE (5553kB)
|Contact||European Education and Culture Executive Agency |
Erasmus+ National Agencies