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Presentation by Johan Geentjens from Erasmus Mundus National Structure Belgium. Presentation was held at the EMAP training seminar in Tallinn for future Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates consortia …

Presentation by Johan Geentjens from Erasmus Mundus National Structure Belgium. Presentation was held at the EMAP training seminar in Tallinn for future Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates consortia (18-21 January 2012). For video see http://vimeo.com/38027375.

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  • 1. Erasmus Mundus ActiveParticipation, Vol. 2Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 /Tallinn „From concept to project“ Johan Geentjens, NS Belgium(nl)
  • 2. From Concept to Project/CourseImportant elements:1. Your motivation l + II2. Establish your team3. Curriculum – key elements4. Best practice for preparation5. Money – financial management6. Tips and advice7. Prepare for your EM future ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 3. 1. Your motivation I Focus on objectives and purposes of the programme:  Make sure your goals match the goals of the programme  Make sure to meet the criteria of the programme  Make sure to have the capacity to run such a project (legal, administrative, financial) ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 4. 1. Your motivation II Erasmus Mundus is the right  Erasmus Mundus is not programme if you want to: the right programme if you want to:  Enhance internationalization for your already well- established programme  Exchange own  Raise profile of universities students (in Action 1)  Already have close contact to  Extra funding for own other European universities Master programmes at and want to partners from own university outside of Europe  Big chance to develop  Already have a great a new, innovative and international programme and international Erasmus Mundus will be the programme icing (= cherry on your cake) ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 5. 2. Establish your team Establish a solid, integrated consortium with reliable partners:  Number of partners big consortium vs. small consortium  Complementarity of partners (universities/research institutes)  Ensure applicant‘s and partners‘ eligibility (degree: double/joint degree, employment contract, taxes)  Make sure you have full support from your own institutions (involve the relevant services/ departments in the proposal preparation) ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 6. 3. Programme - key elements Integrated study course:  Be creative – nearly no restrictions  Be flexible – different rules and regulations in your countries  Ensure a good balance of responsibilities and tasks between partners: academic tasks, administrative tasks, services  Strong link to the labour market/the society (both in the EU and outside)  Strong academic and innovation potential  KEY WORDS: integration, institutional commitment, added value, quality assurance, sustainability, employability, visibility and transparency ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 7. 4. Best practice for preparation New programme = well elaborated = one complete product:  Have your project clearly in mind before completing the application form  Schedule physical meetings during preparation time  Best practice: start 8-10 month before the deadline  Plan at least 3-4 months for writing of proposal  Give each partner an active role in preparation phase  Set up an activity plan – define milestones for preparation ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 8. 5. Money – financial management You can be creative – nearly no restrictions  BUT: different countries – different rules (e.g. fees) Income: lump sum – scholarships  BUT: money from the EU not before the course starts  Costs incur even before application/before start of course Calculate costs and create a solid budget beforehand Ensure institutional commitment  Secure the long-term backing of academic and administrative staff involved (i.g. international Office) ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 9. 6. Prepare for your (EM) future Prepare:  Self-sustainability  Advertise your programme  Implement your website (course, online-application )  Prepare for your first cohort  Selection procedure for candidates  Location, documents, deadlines, etc.  Students services and facilities (accommodation, visa)  Insurance ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 10. 7. Tips and advice Help and support:  www.joiman.eu Guidelines and good practice examples on the administrative issues related to Joint Degrees’ management  www.emqa.eu/ Handbook of excellent higher-education practice – interactive tool to assess your own course  http://www.ecaconsortium.net/ European Consortium for Accreditation in higher education (ECA) Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Results regarding Joint Programmes (MULTRA). http://www.qrossroads.eu/about-qrossroads?Source=/default.aspx Qrossroads presents information regarding quality assured and accredited higher education in Europe.  http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/clusters/index_en.php cluster project results Stay flexible  Problems - exceptional circumstances  Constant evaluation External evaluator Never give up! ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn
  • 11. https://www.joiman.eu
  • 12. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTIONwww.emap-project.webnode.cz ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION Vol.2 Training seminar / 18-21 January 2012 / Tallinn