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Tempus & Erasmus Mundus
Opportunities for the Eastern Partnership

Kiev - 5-6 December 2011, An Eastern Partnership Conference

The Eastern Partnership

The Eastern Partnership fosters cooperation between the European Union and six neighbouring countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and the Ukraine. Platform IV of the Eastern Partnership fosters people-to-people cooperation, including in the area of higher education.

Tempus and Erasmus Mundus

Tempus and Erasmus Mundus are two of the European Union's key programmes for international cooperation in the field of international higher education cooperation.

The Tempus programme promotes partnerships between higher education institutions in the EU and the Partner Countries surrounding the EU: the Southern Mediterranean, Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

  • Tempus Joint Projects aim to modernise higher education courses and institutions and focus on the themes of curriculum development (at any level), enhancing university governance and creating links between higher education and society.
  • Structural Measures projects aim to modernise national higher education policies and systems.

The Erasmus Mundus Programme is a world-wide programme, promoting:

  • Joint programmes of outstanding quality at masters and doctoral levels, including scholarships/fellowships to participate in these programmes;
  • Partnerships between European and "third-country" higher education institutions, including scholarships and fellowships for mobility at all academic levels;
  • Projects to promote European higher education through projects to enhance the attractiveness of Europe as an education destination to tackle the challenges of international higher education cooperation

Eastern Partnership countries will form a priority for both programmes over the coming years, and additional funding will allow for the selection of more projects, partnerships and scholarships involving the six countries.

The conference

This invitation-only conference brings together 300 representatives from higher education institutions and other key partners for universities.  It aims to enhance the regional dimension of these two EU-funded programmes for higher education, and encourage those institutions that have less exposure to international programmes to get involved. In this respect the event is a great opportunity for all participants to set up new partnerships or expand their existing networks in order to submit good quality projects under future calls for proposals.

Read a summary of the event - English

Read the Conference Report - English

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Monday 5th December 2011

08:00 – 09:15

Registration and welcome coffee

09:15 - 10:15

Introductory Session

Welcoming addresses by
Mr Borys Zhebrovskyi, Deputy Minister, Acting Minister of Education and Sciences in the Ukraine

Ms Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. European Commission

Mr Marcus Cornaro, Director of Neighbourhood Policies at Directorate General Development and Cooperation – Europe-Aid. European Commission


Presentations of the Programmes

10:15 -11:00 Tempus - EnglishRussian
Mr Klaus Haupt, Head of Unit, Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency


Coffee break


11:45–12:30: Erasmus Mundus - EnglishRussian
Mr Joachim Fronia, Head of Unit, Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency




Parallel Workshops

1. Impact of international cooperation - EnglishRussian
Chair: Mr Volodymyr Shatoka, National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Ukraine
Facilitator: Mr Artur Schmitt, University of Granada, Spain
Rapporteur: Ms Irine Darchia, Tbilisi State University, Georgia


2. Preparing a good project proposal
- Before preparing the proposal - EnglishRussian
- Preparing a good project proposal - EnglishRussian
Chair: Mr Siarhei Piashkun, Polotsk State University, Belarus
Facilitator: Ms Christina Akrivou, France
Rapporteur: Ms Oksana Krayevska, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine


3. Forming and running an international consortium - EnglishRussian
Chair: Mr Stefan Ignar, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Facilitator: Mrs Carina Jensen, Lund University, Sweden
Rapporteur: Ms Jala Garibova, Azerbaijan Languages University, Azerbaijan


4. Student and staff mobility - EnglishRussian
Chair: Mr Alexander Hakobyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia
Facilitator: Mr Juan Carlos Duque, University of Deusto, Spain
Rapporteur: Ms Tatiana Luchinschi, Technical University of Moldova, Moldova

15:15 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 17:15

Parallel workshops


17:15 – 18:00






Tuesday 6th December 2011


Parallel workshops


Coffee break


Parallel workshops




Outcomes from the rapporteurs

Workshop 1: Conclusions - English

Workshop 2: Conclusions - English

Workshop 3: Conclusions - English

Workshop 4: Conclusions - English

Overall conclusions from workshop - EnglishRussian


Concluding remarks

Mr Jose Roman Leon Lora, First Counsellor, EU Delegation in Kiev

Mr Gilbert Gascard, Director of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

Mr Jordi Curell Gotor, Director - Lifelong learning: higher education and international affairs at Directorate General for Education and Culture. European Commission

For more information

More about Erasmus Mundus
More about Tempus
More about the Eastern Partnership