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Call for proposals for Erasmus plus projects for 2019

For 2019, funds available for Erasmus+ are expected to increase by €300 million or 10% compared to 2018.

Today, the Commission published its 2019 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ programme. From an expected budget of €3 billion for next year, €30 million has been set aside for dedicated European Universities. This is a new initiative that was endorsed by European Union leaders at the Gothenburg Social Summit last November, and part of the push towards establishing a European Education Area by 2025.

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: "One year on, the European Commission is delivering on the commitment made to Member States to build a European Education Area by 2025. We are working towards a Europe where learning, studying and carrying out research are not blocked by borders. No walls hampering excellence, innovation and inclusiveness in education. European Universities have a real potential to transform the higher education landscape in Europe, and I am proud that we are giving them a strong push through the Erasmus+ programme."

The 2019 call for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme

Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding under the 2019 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ Programme. In addition, groups of young people who are active in youth work, but who do not form a youth organisation, may apply for funding.

Together with the call for proposals, today the Commission also published the Erasmus+ Programme Guide in all official EU languages, which provides applicants with details on all opportunities for students, staff, trainees, teachers and more available in Erasmus+ for 2019.

€30 million for European Universities

As part of the creation of a European Education Area by 2025, the Commission proposed the set-up European Universities in the European Union.

As part of the 2019 call for proposals, the Commission will launch a pilot programme which will support six European University alliances, each consisting of a minimum of 3 higher education institutions from 3 countries to promote a strengthened European identity, while also boosting excellence and helping to make European higher education institutions more competitive. Applicants have to submit their grant applications to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency by 28 February 2019 for alliances starting between 1 September and 1 December in the same year.

A second pilot call should follow next year with a full roll out of the initiative envisaged under the next long-term EU budget as from 2021. The aim is to build some twenty European Universities by 2024.


Background

At the Gothenburg Social Summit in November 2017, European Union leaders outlined a vision for Europe to harness the full potential of education and culture to create a resilient workforce, social fairness, active citizenship and an experience of European identity in all its diversity.

Supporting the creation of of European Universities will contribute to this objective, by bringing together a new generation of Europeans, who are able to cooperate and work within different European and global cultures, in different languages, and across borders, sectors and academic disciplines.


For More information:

Erasmus+ Call for proposals

Erasmus+ Programme Guide

Erasmus+

 

Call For Proposals 2019: Erasmus+ Programme

1.   Introduction and objectives

This call for proposals is based on the Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing ‘Erasmus+’: the Union Programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Decisions No 1719/2006/EC, No 1720/2006/EC and No 1298/2008/EC (1) as well as on the 2018 and 2019 Erasmus+ Annual Work Programmes. The Erasmus+ Programme covers the period 2014 to 2020. The general and specific objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme are listed in Articles 4, 5, 11 and 16 of the Regulation.

2.   Actions

This call for proposals covers the following actions of the Erasmus+ Programme:

Key Action 1 (KA1) — Learning mobility of individuals

Mobility of individuals in the field of education, training and youth

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Key Action 2 (KA2) — Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth

European Universities

Knowledge Alliances

Sector Skills Alliances

Capacity building in the field of higher education

Capacity building in the field of youth

Key Action 3 (KA3) — Support for policy reform

Youth Dialogue projects

Jean Monnet activities

Jean Monnet Chairs

Jean Monnet Modules

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence

Jean Monnet Support to Associations

Jean Monnet Networks

Jean Monnet Projects

Sport

Collaborative partnerships

Small collaborative partnerships

Not-for-profit European sport events

3.   Eligibility

Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding within the Erasmus+ Programme. In addition, groups of young people who are active in youth work, but not necessarily in the context of a youth organisation, may apply for funding for learning mobility of young people and youth workers as well as for Strategic partnerships in the field of youth.

The following Programme Countries can fully take part in all Erasmus+ Programme actions (2):

the Member States of the European Union,

the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,

EU candidate countries: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

In addition, certain Erasmus+ Programme actions are open to organisations from partner countries.

Please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for further details on the modalities of participation.

For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of the relevant provisions of the grant agreement on termination.

4.   Budget and duration of projects

The implementation of this call for proposals is subject to the availability of the appropriations provided for in the draft budget for 2019 after the adoption of the budget for 2019 by the budgetary authority or if the budget is not adopted as provided for in the system of provisional twelfths.

The total budget earmarked for this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 2 733,4 million:

Education and Training:

EUR

2 503,4 million (3)

Youth:

EUR

167,7 million

Jean Monnet:

EUR

13,7 million

Sport:

EUR

48,6 million

The total budget earmarked for the call for proposals as well as its repartition is indicative and may be modified subject to an amendment of the Erasmus+ Annual Work Programmes. Potential applicants are invited to regularly consult the Erasmus+ Annual Work Programmes and their amendments, published on:

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/documents/annual-work-programmes_en

as regards the available budget for each action covered by the call.

The level of grants awarded as well as the duration of projects vary depending on factors such as the type of project and the number of partners involved.

5.   Deadline for the submission of applications

All deadlines for submission of applications specified below end at 12.00 (noon), Brussels time.

Key Action 1

Mobility of individuals in the field of youth

5 February 2019

Mobility of individuals in the field of higher education

5 February 2019

Mobility of individuals in VET, school education and adult education fields

5 February 2019

Mobility of individuals in the field of youth

30 April 2019

Mobility of individuals in the field of youth

1 October 2019

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

14 February 2019

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees – Joint call EU-Japan

1 April 2019

 

Key Action 2

Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

5 February 2019

Strategic partnerships in the field of education and training

21 March 2019

Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

30 April 2019

Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

1 October 2019

European Universities

28 February 2019

Knowledge Alliances

28 February 2019

Sector Skills Alliances

28 February 2019

Capacity building in the field of higher education

7 February 2019

Capacity building in the field of youth

24 January 2019

 

Key Action 3

Youth Dialogue projects

5 February 2019

30 April 2019

1 October 2019

 

Jean Monnet actions

Chairs, Modules, Centres of Excellence, Support to Associations, Networks, Projects

22 February 2019

 

Sport actions

Collaborative partnerships

4 April 2019

Small collaborative partnerships

4 April 2019

Not-for-profit European sport events

4 April 2019

Please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for detailed instructions for the submission of applications.

6.   Full details

The detailed conditions of this call for proposals, including priorities, can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide at the following internet address:

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/programme-guide

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide constitutes an integral part of this call for proposals and the conditions for participation and funding expressed therein apply in full to this call.


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 50.

(2)  Jean Monnet activities are open to organisations from the whole world.

(3)  This amount includes the funds for the International dimension of Higher Education (EUR 306 million in total).

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