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Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
The Erasmus Mundus programme provides support to:
Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education for:
Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 (Decision N° 1298/2008/EC) continues and extends the scope of the activities already launched during the first phase (2004-2008)of the programme. It now includes the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window scheme, which was launched in 2006 as a complement to the original programme. In addition, the Programme integrates cooperation activities with Industrialised Countries.
Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is implemented through of the following actions:
The Programme Guide contains all the general information and the conditions on how to apply for funding. In addition, regular Calls for Proposals are published for the specific actions.
The European Commission is responsible for the running of the Erasmus Mundus Programme 2009-2013. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme at European level.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus Mundus Programme.