Erasmus + KA2 Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education 2017

Publication date
November 2, 2016
February 9, 2017
Short description

Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme and eligible Partner Countries.

Erasmus+: Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education' build on the success of the former Alfa, Edu-link and Tempus programmes and aim to:

  • Support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the Partner Countries;
  • Promote cooperation between Programme Countries and eligible Partner Countries (as well as among eligible Partner Countries themselves);
  • Promote voluntary convergence with EU developments in higher education;
  • Promote people-to-people contacts, intercultural awareness and understanding.

Two e-tutorials that focus on the international dimension of the Erasmus+ are also available. They provide information about Capacity Building in Higher Education and other international actions of the programme, and on how to prepare a competitive proposal. 

These projects will aim to modernise and reform higher education institutions through activities such as:

  • Developing new curricula or improving existing ones;
  • Improving governance and management systems;
  • Building relationships between higher education institutions and relevant socio-economic actors.

Structural projects operate at macro level and target national higher education systems and policies in the eligible Partner Countries. They involve activities such as:

  • Modernisation of policies, governance and management of higher education systems;
  • Strengthening relations between higher education systems and the wider socio-economic environment.

Projects can involve, where relevant, NGOs, SMEs and any organisations in the field of higher education.

Source: eacea

Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on November 2, 2016
Modified on November 2, 2016