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Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 - 2014

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 - 2014

Status Deadline Call reference
Closed
15/05/2013 - 12:00 (CET, Brussels time)

EAC/S06/13

Please note that the application reference number has been modified in line with the Erasmus+ programme administrative nomenclature. 

  • Initial application reference number:   217232-LA-1-2014-1-AT-E4AKA1-ECHE
  • New application reference number:     217232-EPP-1-2014-1-AT-EPPKA3-ECHE

Important information (posted on 22/05/13)

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) Selection 2014 deadline for online submissions has now passed. The Executive Agency has processed the received applications and the applicants have been informed by e-mail about the successful submission of their application.

Please find below the list of all applications received online, arranged by registration number and by country of origin. If your institution has submitted an application for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education during the selection 2014 and the application number is not included in this list, please contact the ECHE Helpdesk immediately at EACEA-ECHE@ec.europa.eu.

Please note that this list is for information only and not a formal confirmation of the eligibility of applications.

Please be informed that the final list of selected institutions will be published in December 2013.

Important information (posted on 21/03/2014)

Please be advised that the information relevant to your organisation is the data included in your PIC code profile. In case of changes, the LEAR of your organisation should go back to the URF/PDM portal to modify them

Access to the selection results: click here

The sending of the printed charters to the ECHE awarded institutions that have already indicated their PIC code is foreseen to start end of February 2014.

 

The 2014-2020 EU programme for education, training, youth and sport supports, among other policy objectives, the European modernisation and internationalisation agenda in higher education. The Programme will cover the period 2014-2020 and replaces seven existing programmes, including the Lifelong Learning programme (LLP) which will end with the academic year 2013-2014.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Programme. The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all HEIs located in an eligible country (the list is published in the call – see the link below) and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Programme. For HEIs located in other countries, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements between HEIs. The Charter is awarded for the full duration of the Programme.

A call for proposals for award of ECHE will be held on annual basis. The ECHE is awarded for the full duration of the Programme.

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Important notice:

All Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) located in an eligible country must apply to this call for proposals to get the new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the new Programme. HEIs that are currently holding a valid Erasmus University Charter must also apply.

The HEIs are encouraged to read carefully the application manual and the annotated guidelines to the new charter and to start preparing their application well before the deadline.

SPECIFIC CALL FOR PROPOSALS — EAC/S06/13:

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) call for proposals 2014 has been published on 23 March 2013 in the Official Journal, 2013/C 85/07 and is available under the following link:

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Deadline for proposal submission

  • 15 May 2013, 12:00 midday Brussels time for the mandatory electronic submission

Eligibility criteria

  • The electronic “Erasmus Charter for Higher Education" application form is completed and submitted by the deadline as set in the Call for proposals;
  • The correct “Erasmus Charter for Higher Education" application form is used;
  • The application is written in one of the 23 official languages of the European Union;
  • The applicant is established within one of the eligible countries;
  • The applicant institution is recognised as a higher education institution by the National Authorities of the country where it is located;
  • The application is not submitted by a consortium;
  • The Part E "Endorsement of the application" bears the signature of the legal representative of the institution together with the stamps or seals of the institution.

Award of Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)

The final decision on the award of the Charter or rejection of the application will be taken by the European Commission, on the basis of the recommendations of the ECHE Evaluation Committee, composed of a panel of European Commission and Executive Agency officials.

Language of the application

The ECHE Online Application Form is available in English, French and German.
The ECHE application itself can be completed in any one of the official languages of the European Union.
If the chosen language of completion is not English, French or German, the Erasmus Policy Statement – Overall strategy must be provided both in the chosen language of completion AND in either English, French or German. A separate box will open for the translated text.

How to access the eche online application form

For ALL applicants, access to the Online Application form is controlled and validated through ECAS (the European Commission Authentication Service). The service requires all applicants to have an ECAS account. Some applicants will already have an ECAS account whilst those that do not yet have one will have to create one. Every time applicants connect to the Online Application form they will have to enter their ECAS account login details. More info on ECAS: -English

Applicants who have an existing ECAS account

Click on the tab "Application forms & guidelines" above and then on the link to the Online Application form. You will be automatically directed to ECAS for user account authentication before being redirected to the ECHE Online Application form. Once you have arrived on the website of the ECHE Online Application form, please consult the detailed guidelines published below for guidance on how to complete and submit your application. 

Applicants who do NOT have an existing ECAS account

  • Before clicking on the link to the ECHE Online Application form, print and familiarise yourself with the Instructions for ECAS Account Creation.
  • Click on the link to the ECHE Online Application form below, following the directions in the Instructions for ECAS Account Creation.
  • On successful creation of your ECAS account, you will be automatically directed to the ECHE  Online Application form. Once you have arrived on the website of the Online Application form, please consult the detailed guidelines published below for guidance on how to complete and submit your application.

Applicants who are currently holding a valid Erasmus University Charter

For HEIs that are currently holding a valid Erasmus University Charter under the Lifelong Learning programme (2007-2013) and that intend to apply under the 2014 selection, there is a one-off additional validation step. These HEIs are already registered in the LLP Charter database and, as a result, will receive, on the day of publication of the Call for proposals, by e-mail from the Agency a supplementary username and password. In doing so, the current data of the applicant will be automatically filled in the application form. This username and password are only required to be input the FIRST time that a connection is made to the ECHE online application form. Their input takes place after the ECAS authentication i.e. once an applicant has been redirected to the ECHE online application form. Subsequent connections to the ECHE online application form, if any are made, will only require the ECAS login mentioned above. 
NB: If you are an HEI which has already been awarded an Erasmus University Charter but have not yet received your username and password by email, please contact the ECHE Helpdesk immediately at: EACEA-ECHE@ec.europa.eu

In order to help applicants understand the various access possibilities a simple workflow diagram is available here: -English. For further details on the application procedure and the ECHE online application form, please refer to the Annotated Guidelines and Application Manual published on this webpage, under "Application form & Guidelines" tab.

Application forms and guidelines

Please read carefully the following documents before you start completing your application:

  • Annotated Guidelines: -EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
  • Application Manual: -EnglishFrançaisDeutsch

Supporting documents

  1. Instructions for ECAS account creation -English
  2. 2014-2020 EU programme for education, training, youth and sport Call for proposals 2014 -English
  3. PDF versions of the application forms (for information only and NOT to be used for application submission) -EnglishFrançaisDeutsch

Helpdesk and FAQ

  • For questions concerning the content of the ECHE application, please consult the section "Application form & Guidelines".  

  • If your content question is not addressed in the Applicant Manual and Annotated Guidelines, please contact the ECHE 2014 Helpdesk mailbox: EACEA-ECHE@ec.europa.eu
  • Please consult some frequently asked questions and answers related to the content of the ECHE application form: -English
  • For direct contact on content questions, please dial the telephone number: +32 2 299 0888 from 9.30 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.30 every working day during the opening of the ECHE call for proposals.  Please note that the Helpdesk will only be available until 12:00 midday on 15 May 2013.
  • For questions concerning technical issues, please first read the following document: Technical information for ECHE online application form:-English

  • For questions concerning technical issues related to the creation and management of your ECAS account please contact EACEA-HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu 
    For questions concerning the completion of the ECHE online application form, please contact: EACEA-ECHE@ec.europa.eu 

  • Where appropriate, please include in your email a print screen of any error message(s) you encountered along with details of the page or screen where the problem occurred.

Procedure applicable in case of merger or split of HEI

Please read the instruction note, uploaded in the following link: -English

  • If merger or split has taken place before the deadline for submission of applications to the ECHE 2014 Call for proposals, only the newly established legal entity will have to apply for a Charter.
  • If a merge or split is planned to take place after the deadline for submission, the current institutions should apply to the ECHE 2014 Call for proposals. Please note that the newly established legal entity, should apply for the award of a transitory charter.

Change of data

Please use this template to inform us on change of your data: WordEnglish