What is Central Asia Tempus IV?
The Trans-European Mobility Scheme for University Studies(TEMPUS) aims to facilitate university modernisation, mutual learning and cultural understanding between the European Union and its partners in the higher education sector.
Tempus programme funds institution-based university cooperation projects and a special emphasis is given to the mobility of academic and administrative staff from higher education institutions, both from the EU and partner countries.
Following the Bologna process, the fourth phase of the programme (Tempus IV 2007-2013) promotes voluntary convergence with EU developments in the field of higher education through two main components:
• Joint Projects based on multilateral partnerships between higher education institutions in the EU and partner countries. Following the bottom-up approach, projects will be selected through annual calls for proposals.
• Structural measures seeking to contribute to the development and reform of education institutions and systems in partner countries, as well as to enhance their quality and increase their convergence with EU developments. They will be implemented through a call for proposals mechanisms.
Who can apply?
Tempus projects are implemented by project consortia. Universities or associations of universities are the core members of project consortia, but non-academic partners such as companies, business organisations, professional associations, public authorities at local, regional and national level or social partners are also alegible applicants.
How to apply?
The new call for proposals under Tempus IV is foreseen to be published in January 2007 on this web page and on DG EAC website, responsible for the programme management. The deadline for the submission of project proposals is foreseen in April 2008 and new projects under this call should start in winter 2008.
Details on the eligibility, application procedures and application form will be available soon on this page.