Application deadline: 31st March 2011
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) regrets to inform you that the EU-Canada Call for Proposals EACEA/37/10 published on 30 November 2010 (Official Journal of the European Union 2010/C 323/08) has been cancelled.
This is due to severe cuts in the 2011 Canadian budget. The Agency was only informed about this very recently. Unfortunately the EU side cannot fund projects without matching funding from Canada
We thank you for your interest in our programme and your commitment to improving transatlantic collaboration and academic networking.
31st of March 2011
End of July 2011
This page provides access to all the documentation needed to make an application under the EU-Canada Programme.
In the context of the European Union - Canada Framework for Co-operation in Higher Education, Training and Youth (EU-Canada Programme) a new call for proposals has been launched to fund joint degree or study/training programmes allowing transatlantic exchanges between European and Canadian education institutions.
The funded activities, such as the development of curricula, joint study programmes, international internships, exchanges and study abroad with provision for mutual credit recognition and language and cultural preparation, will benefit to higher education students, vocational education and training learners and teachers/trainers/administrative staff. The main focus of activities must be on transatlantic rather than intra-European or intra-Canadian interactions.
Submission of grant requests under this call is open to higher education institutions and vocational education and training institutions.
Each project must have one lead institution in the EU and one lead institution in Canada, responsible for submitting the common proposal and for the management of the project.
These lead institutions must be higher education or training institutions. The consortium must be composed of at least four institutions in total – i.e. two from the EU and two from Canada. These institutions may be either higher education or training institutions, or a mixture of both, depending on the project.
There are two types of actions under this call, namely Transatlantic Exchange Partnerships and Transatlantic Degree Partnerships programmes.
For Transatlantic Exchange Partnerships (TEP) projects support is provided to enable EU-Canada consortia of higher education institutions and training institutions, to carry out joint study and training programmes and to implement student and faculty mobility. Support includes support for administration, grants for students and members of the academic and administrative staff. The maximum duration of TEP projects is 36 months.
For Transatlantic Degree Partnerships (TDP) projects support is provided to develop and implement dual/double or joint degree programs. Support includes support for the development work and administration, grants for students and members of the academic and administrative staff. The maximum duration of TDP projects is 48 months. Detailed descriptions of the actions can be found in the Programme Guide on this website
The EU budget available for the co-financing of projects in the context of the 2011 call for proposals is estimated to be € 1.546.000. It is anticipated that approximately 2 Transatlantic Degree Partnership (TDP) projects and 5 Transatlantic Exchange Partnership (TEP) projects will be funded in 2011. Out of the five TEP projects two are foreseen to be with vocational training focus, if these represent sufficient quality. Applications for Transatlantic Degree Partnerships are strongly encouraged/ The maximum amount of funding on the EU side will be 428.000€ for a 4-year TDP project and 138.000 Euro for a 3-year TEP
Background information about the programme:
Directorate general Education and culture http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/eu-canada/index_en.html
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/learning/exchanges/iam/announcements.shtml#2
Applicants should familiarise themselves thoroughly with the Call notice and the Programme Guide.
Official Documentation Official announcement of the EU-Canada Call for Proposals EACEA/37/2010
Official Journal C 323 Volume 53, 30 November 2010 nvenu
Legal Entity form:
Download from DG Budget website
Financial identification form:
Ddownload from DG Budget website
Model for the Grant agreement
Models of the Progress and final reports
Models of the Administrative and Financial Handbooks
All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application.
This EU-Canada Programme Action is managed by the EACEA, Unit P10 –TEMPUS & Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries.
The postal address for the paper application and additional required documents:
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Call for Proposal EU-Canada Programme
Office: BOUR 2/17
Avenue du Bourget 1
If you can not find the answer to your questions in the Call notice or the Programme Guide you can contact the helpdesk for applicants: EACEA-EU-CANADA@ec.europa.eu