Erasmus+: Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education' build on the success of the former Alfa, Edu-link and Tempus programmes and aim to:
Two e-tutorials that focus on the international dimension of the Erasmus+ are also available. They provide information about Capacity Building in Higher Education and other international actions of the programme, and on how to prepare a competitive proposal.
For further information about the on-going projects funded under the Capacity Building in Higher Education action of the Erasmus+ programme please consult the following link:
Information on Capacity Building projects in the field of Higher Education
What does it support
Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme and eligible Partner Countries.
Joint Projects operate at micro level and target higher education institutions in the eligible Partner Countries specifically.
They aim to modernise and reform higher education institutions through activities such as:
Structural projects operate at macro level and target national higher education systems and policies in the eligible Partner Countries. They involve activities such as:
Projects can involve, where relevant, NGOs, SMEs and any organisations in the field of higher education.
Who can benefit from it
The focus of capacity-building projects is primarily on the higher education institutions in the eligible Partner Countries. Higher education institutions in the Programme Countries can also benefit indirectly from their participation in the programme.
However, academic and administrative staff in higher education institutions, students and public administrations and national authorities (such as Ministries) can all benefit from these projects.
Publication of the call for proposal 20 October 2016
Deadline for submission of applications 9 February 2017 (12:00 CET Midday Brussels time)
Evaluation period March-May 2017 (2 months)
Consultation of Partner Countries June 2017 (1 month)
Information to applicants End July 2017
Signing of grant agreement September 2017
Start date of the action 15 October 2017
What support is available
The grant is intended to support the following costs related to the implementation of the project:
Who can apply
The following types of participating organisations can apply for a grant:
This higher education institution/organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project.
How to apply
Make sure you have received a confirmation email
How are applications selected
All project proposals are assessed by the Executive Agency receiving the application, exclusively on the basis of the criteria described in the Call for Proposals when published.
The assessment implies:
The quality of eligible applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
For detailed information on the quality review of applications submitted under Erasmus+, please consult the Guide for experts.
What happens if your application is selected
The EACEA is responsible for the implementation of Key Action 2: "Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education" of the Erasmus+ Programme.
For further information and assistance, please contact EACEA-EPLUS-CBHE@ec.europa.eu
If you are based in a Programme Country and have a country-specific question on this action, you can also contact the International Erasmus+ Contact Point (ICP) in your National Agency. For the list of these offices, please click here.
If you are based in a Partner Country, you can also contact the National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) which exists in certain Partner Countries (former Tempus Partner Countries). For the list of these offices, please click here.
LIST OF CONTACT PERSONS AT THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MONITORING OF YOUR PROJECT (Updated 18/03/2016)
This programme has specific rules. Please make sure you read them carefully before applying.