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Call for proposals 2011 EU ICI-ECP Programme

For Joint Mobility Projects (JMP) and Joint Degree Projects (JDP)

Reference: EACEA/38/2011
Application deadline: 30 March 2012

Description

The Industrialised Countries Instrument (ICI) promotes co-operation between the European Union and seventeen industrialised and other high-income countries and territories in North America, the Asia-Pacific region and the Gulf region (Note 1). One of the supported specific actions promotes "people-to-people links" with the aim to enhance mutual understanding between cultures and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge.

This 2011 ICI-ECP Call for Proposals supports co-operation with Australia and the Republic of Korea by means of Joint Degree and Joint Mobility projects. Such projects focus on structured exchanges of students and faculty members; and on the joint development of joint, or shared curricula and joint study programmes, as well as on the award of joint or double degrees in the case of Joint Degree projects.

All Joint Degree and Joint Mobility projects must address: development of innovative international curricula; student services, language and cultural preparation; organisational frameworks for student mobility and faculty members' mobility; evaluation; sustainability and dissemination.

The Call is open to consortia of higher education institutions in the case of Joint Degree Projects or vocational and training institutions in the case of Joint Mobility Projects. Eligible applicants must be from one of the Partner Countries and from one of the 27 countries of the European Union.

Funding

The total budget available for the co-financing of projects amounts to approximately EUR 2.3 million. Comparable funding will be provided by the Partner Countries in accordance with the rules applicable for each of them. It is anticipated that three to five projects EU - Australia, and two to four projects EU –Republic of Korea will be funded in 2012.

Deadline

The deadline for submission of applications is 30th March 2012. Applications bearing a postmark after this date will not be considered. They must be submitted both to the EU and to the implementing institutions in Australia (Australian Department of Education – DEEWR) and in the Republic of Korea (National Research Foundation of Korea).

The Applications on behalf of the EU lead institution must be sent to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, to the following address:

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
EU-ICI Call for Proposals 2011
Avenue du Bourget n°1 – BOUR 02/17
B – 1140 Brussels – BELGIUM

Applications on behalf of the EU lead institution must be submitted on the correct form, duly completed, signed by the person authorised to enter into legally binding commitments on behalf of the applicant organisation and dated.

Australian applications and supporting documents should be sent by registered mail to:

The Director
International Engagement Section (C50MA10)
International Group
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
GPO Box 9880
Canberra ACT 2601

Korean applications and supporting documents should be sent by registered mail to:

ICI Education Co-operation Programme
Team of European & American Cooperation Programme
Division of International Affairs
National Research Foundation of Korea
25, Heolleungno, Seocho-gu, Seoul,
Republic of Korea 137-748

Applications must be submitted using the form provided and they have to include all the annexes and information requested.

Background information about the programme:

* Traduction officieuse – la version originale anglaise faisant foi
** Halbamtliche Übersetzung; das englischsprachige Original ist maßgebend.

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Contact

This action is managed by the EACEA, unit P10 Unit P10 –TEMPUS & Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialised Countries.
Applicants may also contact the Industrialised Countries Selection team, for further information, at:
EACEA-EU-ICI-ECP@ec.europa.eu