This call for proposals is based on the Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing ‘Erasmus+’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Decisions No 1719/2006/EC, No 1720/2006/EC and No 1298/2008/EC (Official Journal of the European Union L 347/50 of 20.12.2013).
2. Objectives and description
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Erasmus+ Programme. The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all HEIs located in one of the countries listed below and wanting to apply and participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Programme. For HEIs located in other countries, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework is established through inter-institutional agreements between HEIs. The Charter is awarded for the full duration of the Erasmus+ Programme. Implementation of the Charter will be monitored and violation of any of its principles and commitments may lead to its withdrawal by the European Commission.
3. Eligible applicants
HEIs established in one of the following countries are eligible to apply for an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education:
— the Member States of the European Union,
— the EFTA-EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
The National Authorities will designate, among the applicants, the Higher Education Institutions (1) to be considered eligible to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Erasmus+ Programme, in their respective territories.
4. Deadline for the submission of applications and indicative date of publishing selection results
The online application form duly completed must be submitted online by 12.00 (noon, Brussels time, Central European Time, CET) on 31 March 2017.
The indicative date of publishing the selection results is 1 October 2017.
HOW TO APPLY
Organisations wishing to apply for Erasmus Charter for Higher Education are invited to submit applications online by 31 March 2017, 12:00 noon (midday, Brussels time) to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.
Before starting your application:
1. Read carefully the Call for proposals EACEA/03/2017 Erasmus Charter for Higher Education Selection year 2018.
2. Applicants must have an EU Login (European Commission Authentication Service) account. If you already have an EU Login account, you may use it, otherwise, click here to create an EU Login account.
3. Once you have created your EU Login account, return to this page.
You are now ready to start the application process:
1. The applicant and all partner organisations must be registered in the Participant Portal. Organisations that register in the Portal receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC) that will be requested in the application form.
Important notice: Given that each applicant organisation should use only one PIC code, please first check with your legal representative's office whether such a PIC number has already been created for your organisation. In case of multiple PIC codes associated with your organisation, please check which one has been validated. You may do that at the Participant portal. Please use the validated PIC code to create your electronic application form.
2. In case your organisation has still not registered for attribution of a PIC code, you should do so in the Participant Portal. To access the Participant Portal, you will also need your EULogin account credentials. For practical details on how to use the Participant Portal, please consult the following presentation.
Applicants should attach in the Portal:
a. Legal entity form accompanied by the statutes of the applicant organisation
b. Financial identification form duly completed and certified by the bank
3. Create your official electronic application form, also called the eForm (please refer to the eForm section).
Completing your application
1. Please read carefully the eligibility and award criteria in the Guidelines.
2. Do not forget to complete the compulsory annex to the eForm.
3. Once you have completed the eForm and attached the annex, please validate it. This triggers an automatic check that informs you if your application form is complete. If this is the case, you can submit it online.
4. When you have submitted your application online, you should receive a confirmation email and reference number. If not, contact the helpdesk.
Please DO NOT SEND A COPY of the eForm and the attached documents by post to EACEA.