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Sectors: Education - Training, Research, Youth

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Asia, Balkans, Candidate countries, European Union, Gulf countries, Latin America, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

Partner Countries from regions 1 to 4, and 6 to 11. See part A of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for further information.


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WE funding – Erasmus+ – Enhance…
Funds for: Enhance the capacity of institutions to address the challenges of higher education
Main beneficiaries: Higher education institutions

Responsible: European commission


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Funds for: Enhance the capacity of institutions to address the challenges of higher education
Main beneficiaries: Higher education institutions

Priorities and funded actions:

* Support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries;
* Support eligible Partner Countries to address the challenges facing their higher education institutions and systems, including those of quality, relevance, equity of access, planning, delivery, management, and governance;
* Contribute to cooperation between the EU and the eligible Partner Countries (and amongst the eligible Partner Countries);
* Promote voluntary convergence with EU developments in higher education; 
* Promote people-to-people contacts, intercultural awareness, and understanding

* Improving quality of education and training in different subject areas (for curriculum development);
* Improving management and operation of higher education institutions;
* Developing the higher education sector within society at large

Among financed actions
* Development, testing, and adaptation of:
– Curricula, courses, learning materials, and tools;
– Learning and teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches, especially those delivering key competences and basic skills, language skills, entrepreneurship education and focusing on the use of ICT;
– New forms of practical training schemes and study of real-life cases in business and industry;
– University-enterprise cooperation, including the creation of business start-ups;
– New forms of learning and providing education and training, notably strategic use of open, and flexible learning, virtual mobility, open educational resources, and better exploitation of the ICT potential;
– Guidance, counselling and coaching methods and tools;
– Tools and methods for professionalization and professional development of academic and administrative staff;
– Quality assurance at programme and institution level;
– New governance and management systems and structures;
– Modern university services e.g. for financial management, international relations, student counselling and guidance, academic affairs and research; 
* Strengthening of the internationalisation of HEI and the capacity to network effectively in research, scientific and technological innovation (international openness of curricula, student services, inter-institutional mobility schemes, scientific cooperation, and knowledge transfer, etc.); 
* Upgrading of facilities necessary to the implementation of innovative practices (e.g. for new curricula and teaching methods, for the development of new services, etc.);
* Organisation of staff trainings involving teaching and support staff, technicians as well as university administrators and managers

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals;

* Initial duration of the project: 24 to 36 months;

* Eligibility:

– Be a High Education Institution;
– Be an association or organisation of High Education Institutions
– Be a legally recognized national or international rector, teacher or student organisation (only for structural projects);
– The following entities are only eligible as co-applicants: public or private small, medium or large enterprises (including social enterprises); public bodies at local, regional or national level (including ministries); social partners or other representatives of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions; research institutes; foundations; schools/institutes (on any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, including vocational education and adult education); non-profit organisations, associations, NGOs (including national or international associations or networks of higher education institutions, students or teachers associations, etc.); cultural organisations, libraries, museums; bodies providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services