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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Employment, Youth

Beneficiaries: Research centres, Schools, Universities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme – 2020
Funds for: providing financial support to partnerships of African Higher Education Institutions for the organisation and the implementation of student and staff mobility in high quality master and doctoral programmes within African countries

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To enhance human capital development in Africa;
* To strengthen intra-African collaboration as called for by Agenda 2063;
* To increase the employability of students;
* To improve the quality of higher education in Africa and its relevance to Africa’s development vision;
* To strengthen the modernisation and internationalisation of African higher education institutions;
* To promote the development of an African higher education and research space

Priorities
* Helping students and staff of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) acquire stronger knowledge and skills;
* Contributing to improve the quality and relevance of teaching and learning through exchanges of practice;
* Developing higher education capacity to generate African solutions to African challenges and to build an African higher education and research space;
* Strengthening the modernisation and internationalisation strategies of HEIs through the establishment of mechanisms to manage the mobility flows;
* Increasing HEIs’ capacity to forge partnerships with other institutions to undertake joint collaboration and research;
* Bringing together HEIs from different regions which will have to set up adequate mechanisms to organise the exchanges;
* Enhancing harmonisation and standardisation of higher education in line with the African Union Strategy for Harmonisation of Higher Education

Among financed actions:
* Organisation and implementation of student mobility in high quality master level and doctoral programmes;
* Provision of education/training and other services to eligible students;
* Organisation and implementation of staff mobility with the provision of teaching/training, research assignments and other services

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

* Initial duration of the action: 60 months

* Activities shall start on 1st January 2021

* Eligibility:
– Be a partnership composed of :
> A minimum of 4 HEIs (including the lead applicant) from Africa and one technical partner from an EU Member State;
> A maximum of 6 HEIs (including the lead applicant) from Africa and one technical partner from an EU Member State;
> No more than 2 HEIs (including the lead applicant) from the same country; 
> HEIs from a minimum of 3 African regions (taking into account the lead applicant); 
– Be a legal person legally established for more than 3 years and providing a Legal Entity Form;
– Be a Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) – private or public – proviing courses at the post graduate level (masters level and/or doctoral degree) of higher education leading to a qualification recognised by the competent authorities in their own country;
– Be registered and established in Africa

* Mobility must take place in Africa and in a country different than the one of nationality and residence of the scholarship holder