16 août 2013

Let yourself be tempted by the fruits of the projects we finance! from the world of education, training, culture and youth

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgEve is the single information point on European education, training, culture and youth projects. It showcases thousand of projects and their results, from the Culture, Youth and Lifelong Learning Programmes (Erasmus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig, …). 
Eve is a tool for the dissemination and exploitation of results of projects supported by programmes managed by the European Commission. Through Eve you can access a wide range of learning materials, handbooks, websites, policy papers, photos … and much more! 
Eve has something for everyone!
What is Eve
Eve is the electronic platform for the dissemination and exploitation of results of projects supported by programmes managed by the European Commission in the fields of Education, Training, Culture, Youth and Citizenship.
Eve is a new tool available for project beneficiaries of the "Lifelong learning", "Culture", "Youth in Action" and "Citizenship" programmes, to have visibility on the European Union website. Eve will acquire much information as the projects develop and the results are introduced by the project coordinators.
Through its collaborative approach, the Eve platform is an innovative tool offering users a centralized vision of the majority of funded projects.
Eve is a new tool available to project beneficiaries. Eve will acquire much information through the introduction of results by the project coordinators and the progress of its recently launched projects belonging to the current Education and Culture programmes (Culture, Youth in Action, Citizenship, Lifelong Learning, ...).
Eve is not only a tool for the future: from its inception, projects funded in the past have been introduced in the platform. Thus, Eve already contains hundreds of projects funded under the 2000-2006 Education and Culture Programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Culture 2000, European Active Citizenship, Youth and Socrates (including Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus, ...). Read more...

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Study on Supporting the Entrepreneurial Potential of Higher Education

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgOpen call for tender EAC/09/2013 – Study on Supporting the Entrepreneurial Potential of Higher Education
Deadline has been postponed to: September 9th 2013
The European Commission launches an open call for tenders with a view to develop a stronger evidence base of the entrepreneurial potential of higher education and derive lessons for policy development. The study should help in gaining a better understanding of the effective possibilities of Higher Education Institutions in developing entrepreneurial activities, capabilities and characteristics.
The results to be achieved by the contractor are the following:

  • A review and analysis of existing and emerging types and models for realising the entrepreneurial potential of higher education in curricular and extracurricular activities and on an institutional level;
  • Development of a practical set of interrelationships and dependencies of curricular, extracurricular, and institutional factors enabling the development of entrepreneurial potential of higher education in the form of a framework of recommendations;
  • Development of 20 in depth case studies.

The study should look at various participants involved in higher education and entrepreneurship: higher education institutions, students, lectures and staff, entrepreneurs, incubators, companies and businesses of all types, public bodies, governments, charities and any other relevant stakeholder involved.
The tender documents are available in English, French and German. Any other official language can be obtained upon request, within 6 calendar days of the request.

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Official documents on the Lifelong Learning Programme

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgEach year, the European Commission sets out the priorities for the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme in a call for proposals. The documents related to the call are listed below.
General Call for Proposals 2013
The legal text of the call and administrative details, including deadlines for applications and eligibility, are given in:

  • Official announcement of the Call for Proposals българскиCestinaDanskDeutschEllinikaEnglishespañolEesti keelSuomiFrançaisMagyarItalianoLietuviu kalbaLatviesu valodaMaltiNederlandsPolskiPortuguêsromanaslovenčinaslovensčinaSvenska

Priorities for each of the sub-programmes’ actions are listed in:

  • Strategic priorities българскиCeštinadanskdeutschellinikaenglishespanolEestisuomifrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškaiLatviskinederlandspolskiportuguesromaniaSlovencinaslovenscinasvenska

Official programme guide

The guide gives detailed information on the programme.

  • Lifelong Learning Programme Guide - Part I – General Provisions българскиCeštinadeutschellinikaEnglishespanolEestiFrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškainederlandsportuguesromaniaslovenscina
    Please note that the Guide - Part I – General Provisions has been revised on 29/11/2012 in view of the new Regulation on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and its Rules of application, which will enter into force on 01/01/2013.
  • Lifelong Learning Programme Guide - Part IIa – Sub-Programmes and Actions българскиCeštinadeutschellinikaEnglishespanolEestiFrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškainederlandsportuguesromaniaslovenscina
  • Lifelong Learning Programme Guide - Part IIb – Explanations by action (Full document българскиCeštinadeutschellinikaEnglishespanolEestiFrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškainederlandsportuguesromaniaslovenscina)
    CORRIGENDUM of the Guide - Part IIb: The fiche n°39 (GRUNDTVIG workshops) has been revised on 11/09/2012.

For additional information and applications forms please visit the following websites:

  • Actions managed at national level (decentralised actions): partnerships, individual mobility and other actions; see national agencies' sites;
  • Actions managed at the European level (centralised actions): multilateral projects and networks, observation and analysis, operating grants, unilateral and national projects (from the ‘transversal’ and Jean Monnet programmes) and accompanying measures; see the Executive Agency site.

2013 Guide to Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility

The Guide to Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility is available in the languages of the countries participating in the action, at the website of the relevant Comenius National Agency.
Leonardo da Vinci mobility consortia
The 2013 Lifelong Learning programme call states that "With a view to promoting the quality and increasing the volume of mobility for trainees in initial vocational training, proposals by Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Consortia will be encouraged." In some countries that participate in the Lifelong learning programme, consortia have evolved from the regular mobility actions and have become an everyday part of the mobility scene. They have helped increase the internationalisation of the providers of vocational education and training, helped smaller schools become involved in transnational mobility and fostered international activities.
Want to know more? Click the links below for some consortia success stories.

Documents from former calls for proposals

Legal Base (2007-2013)

Decision 1720/2006/EC of the Parliament and of the Council of November 15 2006 (OJ L 327 of 24.11.06, p.45) CeštinaDanskDeutschEllenikaEnglishEspañolEestiSuomiFrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškaiLatviskiMaltiNederlandspolskiPortuguêsSlovencinaSlovenšcinaSvenska
Amendment: Decision No 1357/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 amending Decision No 1720/2006/EC establishing an action programme in the field of lifelong learning (OJ L 350 of 30.12.08, p.56) CeštinaDanskDeutschEllenikaEnglishEspañolEestiSuomiFrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškaiLatviskiMaltiNederlandspolskiPortuguêsSlovencinaSlovenšcinaSvenska

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Study on Drop-out and completion in higher education in Europe

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgOpen call for tender EAC/19/2013 – Study on Drop-out and completion in higher education in Europe
Deadline: 25th September 2013
The overall objective of this study is to provide a consolidated and up-to-date overview of national policies/measures on reducing drop-out and improving completion rates in higher education in Europe and to provide conclusions on the effectiveness of different systemic policies/measures, based on the experience of the countries included in the study. The study should further provide an assessment of relevance and effectiveness of indicators currently in use and make recommendations on how EU level action can support effective Member State policy-making on this topic.
The tender documents are available in English. German and French will follow on 15th August. Any other official language can be obtained upon request, within 6 calendar days of the request.

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We Mean Business

http://we-mean-business.europa.eu/sites/all/themes/acquia_slate/images/header_en.pngWhy host a European trainee?
Discover what Leonardo da Vinci and Erasmus trainees can offer you. In a demanding, competitive market enthusiasm, fresh ideas and new skills go a long way to help your company obtain great results.
Benefits of hosting a European trainee
Taking a Leonardo da Vinci or Erasmus trainee from another European country offers many benefits for your organisation:
Work with a wide range of well-suited trainees who meet your company’s needs – without looking through hundreds of CVs.
Benefit from Leonardo and Erasmus trainees’ insights into their home culture, which can open doors to new markets and expand European dimensions.
See increased competitiveness and innovation, as trainees bring new skills, fresh enthusiasm and new perspectives.
Road test potential future employees.
Bring a European flavour into your teams; new cultures, languages and working methods.
Benefit from a modern, outward looking image for your company.
Take a first step towards closer long-term cooperation with education and training to better match your skill needs.

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Welcome to Study in Europe

http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe/images/Button_Media_en.jpgThere are more than four thousand higher education institutions in Europe, from top-level research establishments to small, teaching-focused colleges. Europe itself is no less diverse, extending from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.
Study in Europe provides up-to-date information on thirty-two European countries , their universities and what it takes to live and study in them.
Why study in Europe?
Excellence - Value for money - Lasting legacy
Choice - Tradition and innovation - Multicultural
World-renowned - Opening doors - Portable skills - Springboard for your travels.
European Higher Education on the move. Quality and Transferability. Testimonials.
Courses and Programmes. European Higher Education. Application Guide. Living in Europe.

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Dissemination and Exploitation of Results

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgActions to disseminate and exploit the results of projects supported by the Lifelong Learning programme, and previous programmes, are important to maximise the effectiveness of these efforts.
The current programme includes the following actions:

  • Dissemination and exploitation plans must be presented for many of the projects covered by the four sectoral programmes (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig) and the languages and ICT key activities.
  • Accompanying measures within the sectoral programmes and the languages key activity are available for communication, dissemination and exploitation activities, as well as for monitoring ongoing projects in similar areas.
  • ‘Dissemination and Exploitation of Results’ is key activity 4 of the Transversal Programme.

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Erasmus Mundus - Scholarships and Academic Cooperation

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgErasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world.
What does Erasmus Mundus offer?
The programme offers financial support for institutions and scholarships for individuals.
Funding is available for:

  • European joint Mastersand Doctorates(including scholarships)
  • Partnershipswith non-European higher education institutions and scholarships for students and academics
  • Projectsto promote European higher education worldwide

Read more about who can participate in Erasmus Mundus.
How to apply
Higher education institutions and other bodies

Students and academics

Useful links
Erasmus for All
For general information and enquiries about the Erasmus Mundus programme, please contact the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
For information and guidance at national level (European Union and EFTA-EEA countries), contact the Erasmus Mundus National Structures.
Find contact details of European Union Delegations in countries outside the European Union.
For examples of best practice in Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses, visit the Erasmus Mundus Excellence website.
Find information on the Quality Assurance International Conference organised as a follow-up of the Bologna Policy Forum
For information on the Erasmus Mundus experience from present and past students, visit the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) website.
For up-to-date information on study opportunities, scholarships and living in 32 European countries, visit the Study in Europe website.
For general information about the European Union's external cooperation programmes for education and training, visit the EuropeAid Development and Cooperation website.

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The ERASMUS Programme – studying in Europe and more

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgCelebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, ERASMUS is the most successful student exchange programme in the world. Each year, more than 230 000 students study abroad thanks to the Erasmus programme. It also offers the opportunity for student placements in enterprises, university staff teaching and training, and it funds co-operation projects between higher education institutions across Europe.
A European success story
Erasmus became part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme in 2007, covering new areas such as student placements in enterprises (transferred from the Leonardo da Vinci Programme), university staff training and teaching for business staff.
Erasmus is the perfect example of a European success story: close to 3 million students have participated since it started in 1987, as well as over 300 000 higher education teachers and other staff since 1997 (this type of exchange was also expanded further in 2007). The annual budget is in excess of 450 million euro; more than 4 000 higher education institutions in 33 countries participate, and more are willing to join. Read more...

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The Lifelong Learning Programme: education and training opportunities for all

http://ec.europa.eu/education/news/images/image3170.jpgThe European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe.
With a budget of nearly €7 billion for 2007 to 2013, the programme funds a range of actions including exchanges, study visits and networking activities. Projects are intended not only for individual students and learners, but also for teachers, trainers and all others involved in education and training.

There are four sub-programmes which fund projects at different levels of education and training:

Other projects in areas that are relevant to all levels of education, such as language learning, information and communication technologies, policy co-operation and dissemination and exploitation of project results are funded through the "transversal" part of the programme. Read more...

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