European Universities - Intensification of prior deep institutional transnational cooperation (Topic 1)
The ‘European Universities’ initiative is part of the ‘Partnerships for Excellence’ support provided in the framework of the new Erasmus+ Programme. This initiative has an ambitious mandate aimed to trigger and deepen unprecedented levels of institutional cooperation between higher education institutions, making it systemic, structural and sustainable. It aims to encourage the emergence of bottom-up alliances of universities across Europe, which will enable students to combine studies in several countries.
In line with the priorities of the European Education Area by 2025, these European Universities intend to:
• Promote common European values and a strengthened European identity by bringing together a new generation of Europeans able to cooperate within different cultures, languages, and across borders, sectors and academic disciplines;
• Reach a substantial leap in quality, performance, attractiveness and competitiveness of European higher education institutions, and contribute to the European knowledge economy, employment, creativity, culture and welfare by making the best use of innovative pedagogies and striving to make the knowledge square a reality. ‘European Universities’ will be key drivers to boost the quality of higher education and where possible to strengthen its link to the research and innovation landscape in Europe and its outreach towards the society and economy.
To achieve this, the present call Topic ERASMUS-EDU-2023-EUR-UNIV-1 (Topic 1) will provide support for already existing deep institutional transnational cooperation alliances , including – but not limited to - European Universities alliances selected under the 2020 Erasmus+ call for proposals (EAC/A02/2019). The aim is to build upon the institutional cooperation achieved so far and to further deepen, intensify and expand the effectiveness of this existing cooperation to advance the higher education transformation process towards fully fledged ‘European Universities’.
Eligible countries : as described in the Call document .
Eligibility and admissibility conditions: as described in the Call document .
Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
Evaluation criteria, scoring, threshold and process are described in the Call document .
- Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: as described in the Call document.
Publication of the call: 30.09.2022
Deadline for submitting applications: 31.01.2023, 17:00 (Brussels Time)
Evaluation period: February-June 2023
Information to applicants: 30 June 2023
Signature of grant agreement: July-October 2023 (Indicative)
- Proposal templates, guidance and model grant agreements (MGA):