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2017 Call Erasmus+ Information Sessions UK: Higher Education


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Introduction the Erasmus+ programme for UK organisations interested in applying for funding in 2017. This presentation covers opportunities for higher education institutions. For slides with an overview of the programme and other sector-specific sessions (vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth), please visit our clipboard:

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2017 Call Erasmus+ Information Sessions UK: Higher Education

  1. 1. Erasmus+ Opportunities for Higher Education Institutions November 2016
  2. 2. Overview of session • Key Action 1 – Mobility Programme Countries • Key Action 1 – International Credit Mobility • Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships • How to apply • European Commission Erasmus+ Facts • Keeping in touch
  3. 3. Key Actions – decentralised activities Key Action 1: Mobility of learners and staff Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships Key Action 3: Youth Structured Dialogue
  4. 4. Who can apply? • Institutions that hold a valid ECHE Certificate • For consortium applications, HEI must be awarded with a higher education Mobility Consortium Certificate • Individuals cannot apply for directly – must apply through an HEI HEIs based in Programme Countries
  5. 5. Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) • ECHE provides the quality framework for Erasmus+ funded activities carried out by an institution; • All HEIs wishing to apply for Erasmus+ must hold ECHE; • ECHE is awarded for the full remaining duration of the Erasmus+ programme. Institutions which already hold the ECHE do not need to re-apply each year;
  6. 6. Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) • The ECHE is managed centrally by the EC and organisations apply directly to the EC for ECHE; • 2017 call for ECHE applications not yet released. In previous years, the deadline has been at the end of March; • ECHE Team at EC:
  7. 7. Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
  8. 8. KA103 KA107 Mobility between Programme Countries Mobility between Programme and Partner Countries (International Credit Mobility)
  9. 9. Project Durations • Project start date: 1 June 2017 • KA103: 16 or 24 months • KA107: 16 or 26 months
  10. 10. Key Action 1 Deadline •Thursday 02 February at 11am Applications are submitted online only, by 11 am UK time (12 noon Brussels time) on the day of the deadline
  11. 11. Key Action 103: Programme Countries
  12. 12. Programme countries Member States of the European Union Belgium Greece Lithuania Portugal Bulgaria Spain Luxembourg Romania Czech Republic France Hungary Slovenia Denmark Croatia Malta Slovakia Germany Italy Netherlands Finland Estonia Cyprus Austria Sweden Ireland Latvia Poland United Kingdom Non EU Programme Countries former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Iceland Norway Liechtenstein Turkey
  13. 13. Opportunities for students (KA103) • Study mobility to partner HEI • Student traineeships Mobility for students • Study: 3-12 months • Traineeships: 2-12 months Duration
  14. 14. Opportunities for staff (KA103) • Staff mobility for teaching • Staff mobility for training (excluding conferences) Mobility for staff • 2 days – 2 months • For teaching mobilities, minimum of 8 hours teaching per week Duration
  15. 15. • Cardiff University case study • Key Action 103 • 900,000 Euro in 2014 Key Action 1 Case Study
  16. 16. Key Action 107: International Credit Mobility
  17. 17. Partner Countries
  18. 18. Opportunities for students (KA107) • Study mobility to partner HEI • No student traineeships Mobility for students • Study: 3-12 monthsDuration
  19. 19. Opportunities for staff (KA107) • Staff mobility for teaching • Staff mobility for training (excluding conferences) Mobility for staff • 5 days – 2 months • For teaching mobilities, minimum of 8 hours teaching per week Duration
  20. 20. • University of Warwick case study • Key Action 107 Key Action 1 Case Study
  21. 21. Key Action 1 Case Study • University of Glasgow case study • International Credit Mobility (Key Action 107) • 86,000 Euro • Partnership with the University of Adelaide • Ties in with University’s strategic objective to provide at least 20% of each graduating cohort with an international experience
  22. 22. Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships
  23. 23. Activities • Organisations can work together in order to address policy objectives, challenges and needs • Projects can focus on one field alone or work on a cross- field basis • Flexibility in terms of size and scale of project • A broad range of activities are possible around: • exchange of practices • development, testing and roll out of innovative practices • improving provision for learners
  24. 24. Priorities • To be funded, Strategic Partnerships must address either: • at least one horizontal priority; or • at least one specific priority relevant to the field of education, training and youth that is mostly impacted. • 2017 Sector Priorities: Page 120 2017 Programme Guide • 2017 Horizontal Priorities: Page 121 of the 2017 Programme Guide
  25. 25. Higher Education Examples • supporting the social engagement of higher education institutions and promoting intercultural and civic competences of students; • supporting innovation and creativity, through partnerships and inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, and strengthening the role of higher education regionally; • enhancing the quality and relevance of students' knowledge and skills, promoting more student-centred learning approaches, better use of ICT, better links between higher education institutions and employers or social enterprises;
  26. 26. How does it work? • One organisation applies for funding in their country on behalf of the whole partnership. • Projects are 24 to 36 months in duration • The lead organisation is paid the whole project grant. Partner mandates are necessary. • Funding is up to a maximum of €150,000 per year and each project assembles its budget from a ‘menu’ of cost items
  27. 27. There is financial support for: • Project Management • Transnational Project Meetings • Intellectual Outputs • Multiplier Events • Learning, Teaching, Training Activities • Funds to support mobility e.g. Travel, Subsistence • Special Needs Support • Exceptional Costs How does it work?
  28. 28. Learning, teaching and training activities • Blended mobility of learners combining short-term physical mobility with virtual mobility (5 days to 2 months; excluding travel days) • Intensive Study Programmes for both learners and teaching staff (5 days to 2 months) • Long term staff teaching or training assignments (2 to 12 months) • Short-term joint staff training events (5 days to 2 months; excluding travel days).
  29. 29. Key Action 2 Deadline • Wednesday 29 March at 11am Applications are submitted online only, by 11 am UK time (12 noon Brussels time) on the day of the deadline
  30. 30. Key Action 2 Case Study • The University of the West of England • 220,000 Euro • Two years in duration • Five partners across Europe • ‘When looks get in the way’
  31. 31. How to Apply
  32. 32. How to apply • Annual Calls for Proposals issued by UK National Agency • Proposals assessed by experts on basis of relevance, quality of design, quality of team, impact and dissemination • Apply direct to UK National Agency • It is highly advised to access our support
  33. 33. Before You Start • Key Documentation and resources to be aware of: • 2017 Programme Guide • Rules of the Erasmus+ programme relevant to 2017 applications • UK National Agency Website • Application Guidance (content and technical) • Operational Handbook
  34. 34. Application process • Application are submitted online via an eForm • Higher Education Funding Web Page • Key Action 103 How to Apply • Key Action 107 How to Apply • Key Action 2 How to Apply
  35. 35. The application form
  36. 36. Support We Provide
  37. 37. Support available • Documented Application Guidance • Recorded Webinars of Application • Live Q+A Webinars • Helpdesk
  38. 38. EC Erasmus Facts, Figures A Snapshot of 2013-2014
  39. 39. In the 2013-14 academic year, 272,497 students went to another European country to study or train. Spain sent the most students abroad with 37,235 students leaving for another country. France supported the second highest numbers followed by Germany, Italy and the UK. Compared with the latest available data on the size of national students population, in 2012-2013 the highest number of outgoing Erasmus students in relative terms were Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain. The average duration of student exchanges was six months Erasmus Student Mobility
  40. 40. Outbound student mobility growth rates between 2007-08 and 2013-14
  41. 41. Erasmus students as a proportion of graduates 2012-13 (in %)
  42. 42. Distribution of outgoing students studying or doing work placements abroad 2013-2014
  43. 43. The staff mobility budget accounts for approximately 7% of the overall Erasmus budget Some 57,488 staff exchanges were supported in 2013-2014, a year – on increase of 9.2% The share of teaching assignments was 66.3% while staff training accounted for 33.7% Poland sent the most staff abroad, followed by Turkey, Spain, Germany and Romania The five most popular destinations were Spain, Germany, Italy, the UK and France Erasmus Staff Mobility
  44. 44. Contact us • Contact us • Helpline: Monday – Friday • 10:00 – 16:00 • T: +44 (0) 29 2092 4311 • •