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Capacity Building for Higher Education

Capacity Building for Higher Education


Capacity building projects (CBHE)

Transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships primarily between higher education institutions (HEIs) from Programme and eligible Partner Countries

Programme CountriesPartner CountriesEU Member States:Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United KingdomOther programme countries:Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey.

ELIGIBLE PARTNER COUNTRIES >150 Target Beneficiaries




Types of projects e.g. develop, test, adapt tools and methodse.g. staff training (academic/non-academic)

e.g. internationalisation; promoting Knowledge Triangle

Types of projects e.g. internationalisation, Bologna Process, ECTS, 3 cycles, degree recognition Policy making/monitoring (e.g. establishing representative bodies, organisations, associations)

Who can Participate? - Eligible ApplicantsState-recognised public or private Higher Education Institutions

Associations/ Organizations of Higher Education Institutions

Only for Structural Projects: recognised national or international rector, teacher or student organisations

*Each applicant organisation must be located in a Programme or in a Partner country

An applicant organisation can be:any public or private HEI offering higher education degrees or other recognised tertiary education level qualifications (defined as higher education institution and recognised as such by the competent authority)or Associations or organisations of higher education institutions dedicated to the promotion, improvement and reform of higher education as well as to co-operation within Europe and between Europe and other parts of the world are eligible. If such associations, organisations or networks also cover other education sectors and training, the main focus of their activities must be on higher education. An association, organisation or network of higher education institutions will count as one legal entity/partner institution and will act on behalf of its members, meaning that it will be treated as one entity from the country where the headquarter is based. Only those members which are established in the Programme or eligible Partner Countries can benefit from the grant.

For Structural Projects only, in addition to above-mentioned organisations,- a legally recognized national or international rector, teacher or student organization.

Who can participate? - Associated Partners

contribute indirectly to the implementation of specific tasks/activities and/or support the dissemination and sustainability of the project

For contractual management issues, associated partners are not considered as part of the consortium and therefore cannot benefit from any financial support from the projectNo mandate is required, since they do not receive a budget share from the project grant.

Such contribution may for example take the form of knowledge and skills transfer, the provision of complementary courses or backing possibilities for secondment or placement

Consortia Structure

Min.1 HEI from each Programme CountryAt least as many Partner Country HEIs as Programme Country HEIs

National Projects 1 Partner Country only + min. 3 Programme CountriesMin.3 HEI from the Partner CountryMulti-Country Projects ( 2 Partner Countries + min. 3 Programme Countries)Min.1 HEI from each Programme CountryMin.2 HEI from each Partner CountryAt least as many Partner Country HEIs as Programme Country HEIsSTRUCTURAL PROJECTS: Partner Country Ministries for HE must participate

(6 HE institutions)Min. 1 Partner Country: at least as many HEIs as in the Programme CountriesMin. 3 Programme Countries min. 1 HEI each

Bonn University

Rome University

UKLondon University

Ex : minimum consortia: national project

Min. 2 Partner CountriesMin. 2 HEIs each Min. 3 Programme Countries:Min. 1 HEI each

London UniversityParis UniversityTurkeyAnkara University

Ex: multi-country project within one region

2 partner countries3 programme countries UkraineSpainItalyKazakh UniversityAbai UniversityMadrid University Linz Uni.Wien Uni.Salzburg Uni.Turin Uni.Roma Uni.Genoa Uni.Cherkasy Uni.Kiew Uni.Nizhyn Uni.Bukovina Uni.Lviv Uni.

Exemple 3: consortia composition (multi-country project different regions)

: Budget and Duration-Overview

Budget Categories

Staff costs (max 40%)4 categories (Manager, Researcher/Teacher/Trainer, Technician, Administrator)Travel costsStudents/staff from partners, from place of origin to venue of activity and return Costs of staySubsistence, accommodation, local/ public transport, personal or optional health insuranceEquipment (max 30%)Purchased exclusively for benefit of HEIs in Partner CountriesSub-contracting (max 10%)Exceptional services for competences not found in consortium


Distance BandsUnit Cost100-499 km180500-1999 km2752000-2999 km3603000-3999 km5304000-7999 km8208000 km and more1,100

Unit costs per day Unit costs (return-trip for )

Budget for cost of stay/travel Travel Costs Cost of stay

Mandatory To be submitted to the Agency within 6 months of the signature of grant contract (signed by the legal rep.)Joint (one doc signed by all partners) or Bilateral (partner A + coordinating inst.)Template available to be adapted to specific needs of partnership Comprehensive : covering all aspects of the project:The partners role and responsibilities;Financial Management;Project Management; Project Quality Assurance;Student issuesDecision/Conflict resolution mechanisms

Partnership Agreement

Erasmus+Proposals recommended for funding: 140 (27% from 515 submitted)Proposals with Partner Country coordinator: 28 (20%)Joint Projects: 122 (87%)Structural Projects: 18 (13%)National: 53 (38%)Multi-country: 87 (62%)Average consortium size: 12 partners (min. 6 max. 34)Average budget: 880.000 Summary of Results 1st Call

Applications by type of project515 applicationsApplicants' countries National- /Multi-countryJoint / Structural ProjectsCategories


Applications by region(including cross-regional projects)2014/2015

Selection ProcessEACEAEligibility checkAssessment by Independent expertsRanking on QUALITY based on award criteriaConsultation: EU Delegations, PC authorities, NEOsEACEAEvaluation CommitteeEACEA, DGs, EEASFinal ranking listGrant Award DecisionEACEAProject Proposal

Eligibility CriteriaFormal submission requirementsGrant size and duration Applicant, Partners and Partnership requirements (number of partners, status of the grant applicant & partners, etc.)What is assessed? Exclusion and Selection CriteriaThe institution is not excluded (e.g. bankruptcy, professional misconduct, subject of fraud, corruption, administrative penalties, conflict of interest, etc.) Legal person status of the applicant organisationFinancial capacity to complete the proposed activities (private entities only)Operational capacity to complete the proposed activitiesAward criteriaRelevance (30 points)How clearly the project addresses the Programme objectives and priorities ( thematic, national and regional priorities)Needs analysis and presentation of specific problems addressedDefinition of target groupsWhat is innovative or complementary to other initiativesHow the project was preparedregional dimensionQuality of Design + Implementation (30 points)Content of the project as a whole, including:specific objectivesactivities, expected outcomes, wider and specific objectivesacademic content and pedagogical approachinvolvement of academics, students and stakeholders at largequality control processesQuality of Team + Cooperation arrangements(20 points)Presentation of the partners competences and roles in the projectDescription of any complementary skills, expertise and competences directly relating to the planned project activitiesImpact and Sustainability (20 points)Planned measures to ensure effective communicationExpected impact at different levelsDissemination strategy: outputs to be disseminated, target groups, dissemination tools & activities Measures planned to ensure the sustainability of project outcomes and outputs at three levels: financial, institutional and political Evidence of impact on HE at institutional/national level in PCs

Eligibility checkEligible 452Ineligible 63Minimum number of higher education institutions required not respected 44Missing Ministries for higher education in Structural Project 12Wrong / missing mandates related to partners; applicants contacted for correction and no reply received 3Applicant not having the profile required for eligible organisations 2Incomplete applications 2TOTAL (Eligible + Ineligible515


Recorded Scores

Overview on selection progress on target regions (including cross-regional)RegionsReceived applicationsEligible proposalsAbove the 60% thresholdProposals sent for consultationRecommended for fundingSuccess rate % of the received applicationsRegion 1 - Western Balkans655738261523%Region 2 - Eastern Partnership Countries169151116552314%Region 3 - South Mediterranean Countries14312393694028%Region 4 - Russian Federation575534231323%Region 6 - Asia363027272775%Region 7 - Central Asia807858392329%Region 8 - Latin America655236311930%Reg