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.
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.
Deadline for proposal submission
15 May 2013, 12:00 midday Brussels time for the mandatory electronic submission
- 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.
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.
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