Education Project Opportunities under Erasmus+

This page expands on the actions under the Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027 that offer financing opportunities for collaborative projects (Key Action 2, Key Action 3, Jean Monnet). Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

The sections below give an introduction to the key elements of the actions, providing details on the characteristics, criteria, financial rules, and the support offered by the UGent International Relations Office.

For all details related to the Erasmus+ actions, we refer to the Programme Guide.

If you plan to prepare an Erasmus+ project proposal, or if you have any questions, always reach out to our Advisors in the International Relations Office via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Cooperation Partnerships

Cooperation Partnerships enable participating organizations to gain experience in international cooperation and to boost quality, relevance and internationalization of their activities, to strengthen their capacities to operate jointly on transnational level, and to develop and reinforce their networks of partners. In Cooperation Partnerships projects, high-quality innovative practices and methods are developed, transferred and/or implemented at European level.

Cooperation Partnerships projects may be developed in the fields of Education and Training (higher education, school education, vocational education and training, adult education), Youth and Sport. These projects are anchored to the priorities and policy frameworks of each Erasmus+ sector, both at European and national level.

Do you plan to prepare a Cooperation Partnerships project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be. Our Advisor Lotte Laenen will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process.

When preparing a proposal, carefully read pages 199-215 of the 2022 Erasmus+ Programme Guide and specifically take into account all relevant eligibility and award criteria. During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Cooperation Partnerships aim at:

  • Increasing quality in the work, activities and practices of organizations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors, not naturally included within one sector;
  • Building capacity of organizations to work transnationally and across sectors;
  • Addressing common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
  • Enabling transformation and change (at individual, organizational or sectoral level), leading to improvement in new approaches, in proportion to the context of each organization.

Cooperation Partnerships projects can be of different sizes and scope, and adapt their activities accordingly. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension.

On a yearly basis, the European Commission sets common priorities and objectives to be pursued in the different fields of education, training, youth and sport. Cooperation Partnerships aim at contributing with their results toward achieving the priorities. Projects are therefore requested to frame their work in relation to at least one horizontal priority and/or at least one specific priority relevant to the field of education, training, youth and sport that is mostly impacted. National Agencies may identify one or more of these European priorities as particularly relevant in their national context, in order to encourage organizations to focus their contributions in these selected areas in a given year.

Depending on the field of the project proposal or on the type of applicant, Cooperation Partnerships are either managed by the National Agencies, or by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The National Agencies manage applications in the field of education, training and youth. EACEA manages applications in the field of sport, and applications submitted by European NGOs (in the field of education, training, youth and sport).

Key aspects of the financial rules include:

Maximum EU Grant and Duration Menu of 3 single lump sums: €120 000 - €250 000 - €400 000
Between 12 and 36 months
Funding Model

Fixed Lump Sum

Note: A detailed budget table is not provided by the responsible Executive Agency. An in-house developed and detailed budget table to estimate the project budget is available at the UGent International Relations Office via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be
Funded Activities/Covered Costs

Project Management; maximum 20% of the total grant amount (e.g. administrative tasks, virtual meetings among partners, preparation of communication materials) 

Implementation Activities (e.g. networking events, meetings, working sessions to exchange practices and to develop results) 

Sharing and Promotion Activities (e.g. organization of conferences, events aimed at sharing, explaining and promoting the results of the project) 

Subcontracting of services is allowed as long as it does not cover core activities on which the achievement of the objectives of the action depends; maximum 20% of the total grant amount.

Co-Financing

Project grants are expected to be complemented with other funding sources, but no % defined.

Proof of other resources is not required, but double EU funding is not allowed.

Overhead 0%

The international Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Cooperation Partnerships in the field of education and training

Status and deadline

Closed - Deadline 23 March 2022, 12.00 (Brussels time)

New call forthcoming in autumn 2022
Where to apply

Applications must be submitted to the National Agency for the Erasmus+ programme of the country in which the applicant organization is established, through the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Platform.

The National Agency for the Erasmus+ programme in Flanders is Epos (National Agency Code: BE02). An overview of the different National Agencies can be found on this website.

Cooperation Partnerships in the field of sport

Status and deadline

Closed - Deadline date: 23 March 2022, 17.00 (Brussels time)

New call forthcoming in autumn 2022
Where to apply

Applications must be submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) via the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP). 

Call ID: ERASMUS-SPORT-2022_SCP

Cooperation Partnerships in the field of education and training (managed by the National Agencies)

Cooperation Partnerships in the field of sport (managed by EACEA)

  • Online Info Day: Erasmus+ Sport 2022, by EACEA (31/01/2022-01/02/2022, in English, recording and slides available)
  • Erasmus+ Sport – 2021 Project Coordinator’s Meeting (for selected projects under Call 2021), by EACEA (07/03/2022, in English, recording and slides available)

‘PEaCH’: Preserving and promoting Europe’s cultural and linguistic heritage through empowerment of bilingual children and families

PEaCH’s mission is to offer guidance for parents and educators on how to support, maintain and develop a child’s home language(s). PEaCH also wants to raise educators’ awareness of the benefits of bilingualism and home languages.

The project supports European families raising bilingual and multilingual children, and does this in the form of a handbook for parents, informative videos and an online collection of ready-to-use materials in 24 EU languages. PEaCH also offers advice to educators interested in this topic, as well as a European network of PEaCH Ambassadors.

This Strategic Partnership (predecessor of the current Cooperation Partnerships) ran from October 2019 until September 2021, and was coordinated at Ghent University. Multilingual Parenting (FI) and PMF Research (IT) participated as partners in this project. The project was submitted in the field of school education.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

Erasmus+ Teacher Academies

Through an Erasmus+ Teacher Academy, a European partnership is created, bringing together providers of initial teacher education and providers of continuing professional development and other relevant actors to develop a European and international outlook in teacher education.

The development of the Erasmus+ Teacher Academies is expected to improve the attractiveness of the teaching profession, and to ensure high-quality initial education and continuous professional development for teachers, educators and school leaders. These Academies embrace multilingualism, language awareness and cultural diversity and develop teacher education in line with the EU’s priorities in education policy.

Do you plan to prepare an Erasmus+ Teacher Academies project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be. Our Advisors Lotte Laenen and Barbara Claeys will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process.

When preparing a proposal, please ensure to carefully read pages 235-241 of the 2022 Erasmus+ Programme Guide, or click here, and specifically take into account all relevant eligibility and award criteria.

During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline, by 31 August 2022 at the latest, to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

The Erasmus+ Teacher Academies contribute to the improvement of teacher education policies and practices in Europe by creating networks and communities of practice on teacher education. The networks comprise providers of initial teacher education and providers of continuing professional development as well as other relevant actors such as teacher associations or ministries. As such, they enhance the European dimension and internationalization of teacher education through innovative and practical collaboration between the relevant actors across European borders and by sharing experiences for the further development of teacher education in Europe.

Moreover, Erasmus+ Teacher Academies aspire to develop and test jointly different models of mobility (virtual, physical, blended) in initial teacher education and as part of teachers’ continuous professional development. It is expected to pave the way to make mobility an integral part of teacher education provision in Europe. Sustainable collaboration between teacher education providers is aimed for, with an impact to the quality of teacher education in Europe and with a view to inform teacher education policies at European and national levels.

The role of teachers is considered a cornerstone of the European Education Area. The Erasmus+ Teacher Academies is one of the actions launched within this initiative to address the challenges the teaching profession faces today. Therefore, these Academies contribute to the realization of the European Education Area by 2025.

Key aspects of the financial rules include:

Maximum EU Grant and Duration €1,500,000 - 3 years
Funding Model Real Costs funding model
Funded Activities / Covered Costs

Staff costs, travel, accommodation, subsistence, subcontracting, equipment, other goods, works and services

Financial support to third parties, and staff costs for volunteers are not eligible costs in this action.
Co-Financing

80% EU co-financing, 20% other resources.

Double EU funding is not allowed.
Overhead

A flat-rate for indirect costs of 7% is determined by EACEA for this action.

UGent regulations further stipulate that 50% of the budget for staff costs claimed by UGent statutory staff remains at central level as overhead upon final evaluation of the project. 

The International Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline, by 31 August 2022 at the latest, to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Status and deadline

Open - Deadline 7 September 2022, 17.00 (Brussels time)

Note: EACEA has confirmed that the 2022 call is the last call under the Erasmus+ Programme for the time being
Where to apply

Applications must be submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), via the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP).

Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PEX-TEACH-ACA
  • Info session Erasmus+ Teacher Academies 2022 (20/05/2022, in English, recording and slides available)
  • Fact sheet on Erasmus+ Teacher Academies 2022
  • Erasmus+ Teacher Academies 2021 online launch event (21/02/2022, in English, recording available)

UGent is not yet involved in Erasmus+ Teacher Academies.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

Erasmus Mundus

The Erasmus Mundus Action provides funding for the development and offering of joint Master programmes, offered jointly by consortia of three universities, aimed at students from across the globe and resulting in joint degree awarding.

Do you plan to prepare an Erasmus Mundus project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be. Our Advisor Andries Verspeeten will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process.

When preparing a proposal, please ensure to carefully read pages 242-256 of the 2022 Programme Guide, or click here, and specifically take into account all relevant eligibility and award criteria.

During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

The Erasmus Mundus Action consists of two lots, i.e. the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters lot and the Design Measures lot. The latter provides straightforward funding for the curriculum development phase, in preparation of a proposal to the former, the actual Erasmus Mundus Joint Master. Participation in the Design Measures lot is no precondition to participation in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master lot.

An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master is to be offered by at least three universities, of which two need to be situated in EU countries or countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme. Funding is offered for four cohorts of students, consisting of funding for the management of the programme and scholarships for students participating in the programme. Students are to study at at least two different locations throughout the programme and receive a joint (or double) degree upon successful completion of the programme.

Beware: Apart from the considerable time needed to develop an EM joint master proposal, the implementation of new study programmes is subject to regulatory procedures and pending approval of the Board of Governors of the University, a process which is to start at least 3 months prior to submission of the Erasmus Mundus project proposal. For more information on these internal procedures, please consult the ‘Vademecum Studieprogramma’s’ and contact Andries Verspeeten (DOWA/AI)


Key aspects of the financial rules for EM Joint Masters include:

Maximum EU Grant and Duration Around €5,5 million (depending on additional scholarships available) for at least four cohorts of students, for a total duration of 74 months
Funding Model Unit-cost based (per student, per month)
Funded Activities
Management of the programme, scholarships for students
Co-Financing Implicit
Overhead N/A


Key aspects of the financial rules for EM Design Measures invlude:

Maximum EU Grant and Duration €55.000 for 15 months
Funding Model Mono-beneficiary lump sum
Funded Activities meetings and conferences, studies/surveys, accreditation/evaluation process, etc.
Co-Financing Implicit
Overhead N/A

The International Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Status and deadline

Closed – Deadline 16 February 2022, 17.00 (Brussels time)

New call forthcoming in autumn 2022, with deadline in February 2023
Where to apply

Applications are submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), through the EU Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP).

EM Joint Masters: Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PEX-EMJM-MOB

EM Design Measures: Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-EMJM-DESIGN

UGent Vademecum studieprogramma’s: ‘Nieuwe internationale masteropleidingen en consortium agreements.’ (in Dutch)

Please consult the links to the EMJM programmes on offer at Ghent University.

For an overview of all Eramus Mundus joint masters in Europe, please consult the Catalogue.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

Alliances for innovation

Alliances for Innovation aim to boost the EU’s innovation capacity, by bridging education and training, research, and enterprises. The provision of new skills and addressing skills mismatches are key objectives. Proposals may be submitted under one of two available Lots in this action: Lot 1 on Alliances for Education and Enterprises, or Lot 2 on Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills

Do you plan to prepare an Alliances for Innovation project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.  Our Advisor Klaas Portier will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process.

When preparing a proposal, please ensure to carefully read pages 258-274 of the 2022 Programme Guide, or click here, and specifically take into account all relevant eligibility and award criteria.

During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline, by 8 September 2022, to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

While overarching objectives apply to all Alliances for Innovation, specific objectives apply to the specific Lots. Key aspects of these Lots include:

Lot 1: Alliances for Education and Enterprises

Alliances for Education and Enterprises aim to foster innovation in higher education, vocational education and training, enterprises, and the broader socio-economic environment.

Alliances under Lot 1 can decide to focus on one of the following aims:

  • Providing input towards innovation in education design and delivery, teaching and learning, and/or the development of new skills;
  • Enhancing corporate social responsibility;
  • Stimulating a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial attitudes;
  • Improving the quality and relevance of skills;
  • Stimulating the flow and co-creation of knowledge between higher education and VET, research, the public sector, and business;
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of higher education and VET systems in their contribution towards innovation.

Projects can focus on one specific sector or multiple economic sectors. At least one higher education organisation and one VET provider should be included in each partnership, but projects can focus on one or both educational fields.

Lot 2: Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills (implementing the ‘Blueprint’)

Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills contribute to the implementation of the Pact for Skills (under the European Skills Agenda), building on the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills. Projects should seek to tackle skills gaps and mismatches on the labour market. In order to do so, the Alliances should develop initiatives ranging from short term interventions to long term sector skills strategies linked to concrete skills development solutions.

In line with the objectives of the Pact for Skills, all relevant stakeholders should be incentivized to contribute to the upskilling and reskilling of the workforce, taking into account skills needs and growth strategies at local, regional, national, and EU level.

Each Alliance should be implemented in one of 14 industrial ecosystems, that were defined in the New Industrial Strategy for Europe. The sector skills strategy, to be developed by each Alliance, should set out activities, objectives, and milestones aimed at supporting the overall sector-specific growth strategy, ensuring a match between skills demand and supply. The impact of Alliances should reach beyond the project’s duration.

Urgent needs should be addressed by the design of continuous vocational training programmes. Emerging occupational profiles should also be included, and proposals should cover both upper and post-secondary VET levels (EQF levels 3-5), and tertiary levels (EQF levels 6-8). The design of core curricula and education and training programmes leading to the required qualifications, should be included in proposals as well.

Consortia need to include both VET and higher education organisations, as well as labour market actors. It is recommended to also include policy bodies, certifying bodies, EU sectoral associations, and representatives of industry.


Key aspects of the financial rules include:

Maximum EU Grant and Duration

Lot 1: €1,000,000, 2 years OR €1,500,000 - 3 years

Lot 2: €4,000,000 - 4 years
Funding Model Lot 1 & Lot 2: Customised Lump Sum – a detailed budget (template available) must be prepared at application stage.
Funded Activities / Covered Costs

Project Management, training, organization of events, mobility preparation and implementation, communication and dissemination, quality assurance, equipment, subcontracting.

Costs described can cover staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and subcontracting as well as other costs (such as dissemination of information, publishing or translation).
Co-Financing

Lot 1 & Lot 2: 80% EU co-financing, 20% other resources.

Proof of other resources is not required, but double EU funding is not allowed.
Overhead Lot 1 & Lot 2: 7%

The International Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline, by 8 September 2022, to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Status and deadline Open – Deadline 15 September 2022, 17.00 (Brussels time)
Where to apply

Applications are submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), through the EU Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP).

Lot 1: Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PI-ALL-INNO-EDU-ENTERP
Lot 2: Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PI-ALL-INNO-BLUEPRINT

  • Info session on Alliances for Innovation 2021-2022 (08/06/2021, in English, slides available, including a toolkit on how to prepare and submit an application)
  • Factsheet

Alliances for Innovation merge the former Erasmus+ actions Knowledge Alliances and Sectoral Skills Alliances. As such, there are no concrete examples of UGent involvement in Alliances for Innovation yet. Nevertheless, the following Knowledge Alliance may be inspiring:

Knowledge Alliance: Textile Engineering for Co-creation Paradigms in Education (T-CREPE)

The T-CREPE project (running from November 2019 until November 2022) aims to develop an open-source online platform fostering learning in remote teaching environments, based on co-creation. The project focuses on entrepreneurship, specifically in textile design engineering.

The project aims to address challenges related to adequate coaching between teachers and students. It also seeks to improve the commercial exploitation of students’ innovative ideas.

Sector Skills Alliance: Maritime Alliance for fostering the European Blue Economy through a Marine Technology skilling Strategy (MATES)

The MATES project (which ran from January 2018 to April 2022), coordinated by the Centro Technológico del Mar (CETMAR) Foundation in Spain, aimed to develop a skills strategy focused on the drivers of change in the maritime industry. The project specifically addresses shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy, responding to new needs linked to a digital, green, and knowledge driven economy. The project further aims to increase career attractiveness of these sectors.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

Forward-Looking Projects

Forward-Looking Projects are large-scale, transnational cooperation projects that aim to foster innovation, creativity and participation as well as social entrepreneurship in different fields of education and training, within sectors or across sectors and disciplines. These projects aim to identify, develop, test and/or assess innovative (policy) approaches responding to key European priorities. Forward-Looking Projects have the potential of becoming mainstreamed, and thus give input for improving education and training systems and for active participation settings for Europe’s social cohesion.

Forward-Looking Projects aspire to achieve systemic impact at European level by having the capacity to deploy their innovative outcomes on a European scale and/or by being able to transfer them into different thematic or geographical contexts, as well as by having the potential to drive the policy agenda in the relevant fields.

These projects may be submitted in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Adult Education (AE), or cross-sectoral.

Do you plan to prepare a Forward-Looking project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be. Our Advisor Lotte Laenen will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process.

When preparing a proposal, carefully read pages 275-291 of the 2022 Erasmus+ Programme Guide, or click here, and specifically take into account all relevant eligibility and award criteria.

During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Forward-Looking Projects intend to provide innovative solutions that can be mainstreamed at regional, national and European level and ideally with the potential to be developed further either by EU funding or else through national and regional support. Projects should therefore include a long-term action plan. 

The proposals should correctly address the fixed priorities set to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity, make a strong impact on education and training reforms and initiate sustainable and systemic change in specific strategic policy areas, to better meet the current societal challenges. Further information on the fixed priorities and their EU policy context is described in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Forward-Looking Projects can be submitted under three lots, as described here below.

Lot 1: Cross-sectoral priorities

Projects under Lot 1 can address different educational sectors or bridge educational sectors.

Proposals submitted under Lot 1 must address one of the following two priorities:

  • Priority 1: Supporting high quality and inclusive digital education, in line with the Digital Education Action Plan
  • Priority 2: Supporting education and training systems to adapt for the green transition

Lot 2: Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Proposals submitted under Lot 2 must address one of the following three priorities:

  • Priority 3: Supporting the Pact for Skills
  • Priority 4: Structures and mechanisms for Applied research in VET
  • Priority 5: Green skills in the VET sector

Lot 3: Adult Education (AE)

Proposals submitted under Lot 3 must address the following priority:

  • Priority 6: Upskilling Pathways: New Opportunities for Adults

Key aspects of the financial rules include:

Maximum EU Grant and Duration

Lot 1 Cross-sectoral priorities: €800,000 - 24 to 48 months

Lot 2 Vocational Education and Training: €700,000 - 24 months

Lot 3 Adult education: €1,000,000 - 24 months
Funding Model Customized Lump Sum – a detailed budget (template available) must be prepared at application stage.
Funded Activities / Covered Costs

Project management, analysis, training, organization of events, model implementation, long-term action plan, communication and dissemination, quality assurance.

Costs described can cover staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and subcontracting as well as other costs (such as dissemination of information, publishing or translation).
Co-Financing

80% EU co-financing, 20% other resources.

Proof of other resources is not required, but double EU funding is not allowed.
Overhead 7% (applicable to all lots)

The International Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Status and deadline

Closed - Deadline 15 March 2022, 17.00 (Brussels time)

New call forthcoming in autumn 2022
Where to apply

Applications are submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), through the EU Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP).


Lot 1: Cross-sectoral priorities Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PI-FORWARD-LOT1

Lot 2: Vocational Education and Training (VET) Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PI-FORWARD-LOT2

Lot 3: Adult education (AE) Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PI-FORWARD-LOT3

Info session on Forward-Looking Projects 2022 (18/01/2022, in English, recording and slides available)

UGent is not yet involved in Erasmus+ Forward-Looking Projects.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

Capacity Building in Higher Education

Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) projects are international cooperation projects, involving partners from both EU member States/countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme, as well as third countries not associated to the Programme. They specifically aim to benefit higher education institutions and systems in the latter countries.

Do you plan to prepare a Capacity Building in Higher Education project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be. Our Advisors Barbara Claeys and Klaas Portier will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process.

When preparing a proposal, please ensure to carefully read pages 292-308 of the 2022 Programme Guide, or click here, and specifically take into account all relevant eligibility and award criteria.

During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

The Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) action supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of higher education. These projects involve organisations from both EU Member States and countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme, as well as third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme, but specifically aim to benefit the higher education institutions and systems in the latter countries.

Projects should not only address the modernisation of teaching programmes, but should also take into account governance, management and the strengthening of higher education’s wider economic and social ecosystems. Furthermore, projects should take into account overarching priorities of the European Commission, as well as specific priorities, depending on the regions involved. Projects can be implemented as national projects, multi-country projects within one region, or multi-country projects involving multiple regions.

The CBHE action is composed of three specific strands:

  • Strand 1 – Fostering access to cooperation in higher education: designed to attract less experienced higher education institutions and small-scale actors. Activities focus i.a. on enhancing the management/administrative capacity of HEIs, ensuring high quality and relevant education, and increasing the accessibility of students/staff with fewer opportunities.
  • Strand 2 – Partnerships for transformation in higher education: designed to address challenges of third country HEIs, introducing new approaches and initiatives, transferring experience, competencies and good practice, affecting not only the institutions but also society at large.
  • Strand 3 – Structural reform projects: designed to support efforts in third countries to develop sustainable systems of higher education to meet socio-economic needs and to create a knowledge-driven economy. Competent National Authorities of these third countries should be involved in structural reform projects.

Key aspects of the financial rules include:

Maximum EU Grant and Duration

Strand 1: €200,000 - €400,000 - 2 or 3 years

Strand 2: €400,000 - €800,000 - 2 or 3 years

Strand 3: €800,000 - €1,000,000 - 3 or 4 years
Funding Model Customised Lump Sum – a detailed budget (template available) must be prepared at application stage.
Funded Activities / Covered Costs

Project Management, training, organization of events, mobility preparation and implementation, communication and dissemination, quality assurance, equipment, subcontracting.

Costs described can cover staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and subcontracting as well as other costs (such as dissemination of information, publishing or translation).
Co-Financing 90% EU co-financing, 10% other resources. Proof of other resources is not required, but double EU funding is not allowed.
Overhead 7%

The International Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Status and deadline

Closed – Deadline 17 February 2022, 17.00 (Brussels time)

New call forthcoming in autumn 2022
Where to apply

Applications are submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), through the EU Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP).

Strand 1: Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-1
Strand 2: Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-2
Strand 3: Call ID: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-3

  • General info session on CBHE (2/12/2021, in English, slides available)
  • Info session for newcomers, Strand 1 (14/12/2021, in English, slides available)
  • Info session on Sub-Saharan Africa (16/12/2021, in English, slides available)
  • Info session on Asia and Pacific (17/12/2021, in English, slides available)

Nematology Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (NEMEDUSSA)

The NEMEDUSSA project (running from January 2021 until December 2023) aims to increase awareness and education of nematodes in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the discipline of nematology has long been underrepresented.

The project aims to ensure that plant-parasitic nematodes are managed correctly, and that beneficial nematodes can be implemented as biocontrol agents against insect pests and/or as bio-control agents for environmental health and biodiversity.

To achieve this, the project aims to boost the understanding within the higher education system in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding the fundamental importance of nematology. This is done by developing BSc and MSc modules in Nematology which can be integrated into existing BSc and MSc programmes, or by enhancing existing course units in nematology at partner HEIs in SSA.

As the coordinator of the project, Ghent University plays an active role in achieving the project’s objectives. Together with other institutions in Europe and Africa, and specifically leveraging its experience in the International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology (IMaNema), Ghent University will train staff from SSA HEIs.

The BSc and MSc lecture material will be uploaded on the freely accessible Nematology Digital Learning Platform and a YouTube channel, thereby achieving an impact that goes beyond the consortium.

Recognition Matters (Rec-Mat)

The Rec-Mat project (which ran from October 2017 until October 2021) aimed to contribute to facilitating and promoting student exchange between Europe and Latin America.

To achieve this, the project sought to reduce barriers to mobility related to the process of academic recognition, and to enable Latin America Higher Education Institutions to implement a fairer academic recognition process.

The project raised awareness among academic staff about the importance of academic recognition and fair grade conversion. It also developed and made available information on concrete ways to facilitate the implementation of a full recognition process. The project thereby contributed to the broader harmonization of academic recognition processes between Latin American institutions.

The Rec-Mat project resulted in several interesting outcomes including a Digital Interactive Compendium, Guidelines on Recognition, and several MOOC’s on academic recognition.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

Support for Policy Development and Cooperation

Key Action 3 provides support for policy cooperation at the level of the European Union. It thus contributes to the development of new policies, which can lead to modernization and reforms, at EU and systemic level, in the fields of education, training, youth, and sport.

This action is primarily aimed at public authorities and agencies.

Do you plan to prepare a Key Action 3 project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be. Our Advisor Lotte Laenen will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process. 

When preparing a proposal, please ensure to carefully read the Call document as published on the corresponding submission page on the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP). An introduction to Key Action 3 can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide on pages 338-339, or click here

During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Key Action 3 covers a number of actions in support of policy reform in the education, training and youth fields that are implemented directly by the European Commission or through specific calls for proposals managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). These are grouped in the following sections:

  • Support to European policy development;
  • Support to union tools and measures that foster the quality, transparency and recognition of skills, competences and qualifications;
  • Policy dialogue and cooperation with key stakeholders and international organisations;
  • Measures that contribute to the qualitative and inclusive implementation of the programme;
  • Cooperation with other union instruments and support to other union policies;
  • Dissemination and awareness-raising activities.

The International Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Most of the actions under Key Action 3 are managed outside the annual general call for proposals that is launched during Fall. Therefore, please keep an eye on the website of the European Commission and the Executive Agency (EACEA).

Applications must be submitted via the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP).

Relevant calls are disseminated to the UGent-community via BOZI (the UGent Newsletter on Research and Internationalization).

UGent is not yet involved in Key Action 3 projects under the new Erasmus+ programme.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

Jean Monnet Actions

Jean Monnet actions aim to contribute to the spread of knowledge about EU integration matters, by offering opportunities in higher education, as well as other fields of education and training. A number of actions are supported. The most relevant actions for higher education institutions like UGent include Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education, and Jean Monnet policy debate actions.

Do you plan to prepare a Jean Monnet project proposal, or do you have any questions? Always contact us via eu-educationprojects@ugent.be. Our Advisor Klaas Portier will advise you on your application, and guide you through the application process.

When preparing a proposal, please ensure to carefully read pages 349-382 of the 2022 Programme Guide, or click here, and specifically take into account all relevant eligibility and award criteria.

During the preparation and submission phases, follow the steps as outlined on this page.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education

Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education aim to support teaching and research in EU studies worldwide, striving for excellence in these areas. The scope of ‘EU studies’ is loosely defined and can be varied, as long as there is an EU angle. Projects can focus on institutional aspects, specific policy areas, internal issues, as well as the global perspective.

Actions further aim to foster the dialogue between academia and societal actors including policy makers, civil society, and sectoral representatives, thereby supporting EU policy making, but also the role of the EU in the world. Projects would further spread knowledge about the EU to the broader public.

Jean Monnet “Teaching and Research” projects can take one of three forms: Modules, Chairs, and Centres of Excellence.

  • Modules are short teaching programmes or courses. They are offered at a higher education institution, and should have a include at least 40 teaching hours per academic year, for a duration of three years. Several professors and experts can be involved.
  • Chairs are teaching posts for university professors. Only one professor can hold a Chair, providing a minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year, for a duration of three years. Nevertheless, the Chair holder may be assisted by a support team.
  • Centres of Excellence bring together competence and knowledge on EU topics, gathering input from different experts and connecting various disciplines related to EU studies. Centres of Excellence should reach out to students, policy makers, civil society, as well as the broader public.

Jean Monnet policy debate

The Jean Monnet policy debate actions aim to establish large thematic networks in higher education. These networks would gather, disseminate, and discuss research findings, courses, studies, articles, etc. on EU related topics.

Each year, two networks can be funded. The first Network should address internal EU issues, with a particular focus in 2022 on the “Future of Europe”. The second Network should address foreign policy issues, with a particular focus in 2022 on “Europe in the world”.

Key aspects of the financial rules include:
Maximum EU Grant and Duration

Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education:

Modules: €30,000 - 3 years

Chairs: €50,000 - 3 years

Centres of Excellence: €100,000 - 3 years

Jean Monnet policy debate:

Network on Internal EU Issues: €1,000,000 - 3 years

Network on Foreign Policy Issues: €1,200,000 - 3 years
Funding Model

Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education:

Modules and Chairs: Fixed lump sum based on country and teaching hours

Centres of Excellence: Customised Lump Sum – a detailed budget (template available) must be prepared at application stage.

Jean Monnet policy debate:

Customised Lump Sum – a detailed budget (template available) must be prepared at application stage.
Funded Activities / Covered Costs

Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education:

Modules and Chairs: costs cover staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and subcontracting as well as other costs (such as dissemination of information, publishing, translation)

Centres of Excellence: Project Management, training, organization of events, mobility preparation and implementation, communication and dissemination, quality assurance, equipment, subcontracting.

Costs described can cover staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and subcontracting as well as other costs (such as dissemination of information, publishing or translation).

Jean Monnet policy debate:

Project Management, training, organization of events, mobility preparation and implementation, communication and dissemination, quality assurance, equipment, subcontracting.

Costs described can cover staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and subcontracting as well as other costs (such as dissemination of information, publishing or translation).
Co-Financing

Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education:

Modules and Chairs: 75% EU co-financing already implied in the fixed rates

Centres of Excellence: 80% EU co-financing, 20% other resources. Proof of other resources is not required, but double EU funding is not allowed

Jean Monnet policy debate:

80% EU co-financing, 20% other resources. Proof of other resources is not required, but double EU funding is not allowed
Overhead

Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education:

Modules and Chairs: 0%

Centres of excellence: 7%

Jean Monnet policy debate:

7%

The International Relations Office may assist you with a budgetary and regulatory check.

The International Relations Office may support you by checking whether your project proposal fulfills all budgetary and regulatory requirements. The Financial Advisors may provide advice on the drafting of the project budget, including an estimate of staff costs if required, and may explain the financial regulations and implications.

A financial check by the advisors of the International Relations Office is compulsory prior to submission. We therefore ask to send the budget proposal at least five working days before the submission deadline to eu-educationprojects@ugent.be.

Status and deadline

Closed – Deadline 1 March 2022, 17.00 (Brussels time)

New call forthcoming in autumn 2022
Where to apply

Applications are submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), through the EU Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TOP).

Jean Monnet Modules: Call ID: ERASMUS-JMO-2022-MODULE
Jean Monnet Chairs: Call ID: ERASMUS-JMO-2022-CHAIR
Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence: Call ID: ERASMUS-JMO-2022-COE
Jean Monnet Policy Debate – Internal EU Issues Call ID: ERASMUS-JMO-2022-NETWORKS-HEI-EU
Jean Monnet Policy Debate – Foreign Policy Issues Call ID: ERASMUS-JMO-2022-NETWORKS-HEI-NON-EU

Info session Jean Monnet Actions (2021-2027) (29/04/2021, in English, slides available)

EU@Home

EU@Home is a Jean Monnet Chair (running from September 2019 until August 2022), held by Prof. Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege. The project aims to introduce innovative tools for teaching and lifelong learning, related to the study of EU law. The project seeks to provoke student’s critical thinking about the impact of the EU on their daily lifes. Innovative tools and methods include a gaming app, ‘flipped classrooms’, peer instructions and guest lectures. The project also aims to establish cooperation with different societal actors and stakeholders.

More EU-funded education projects (including projects under other actions).

European University Alliances

European Universities are transnational alliances, including higher education institutions and covering a broad geographic scope across. The alliances are established upon a shared long-term strategy, with a focus on sustainability, excellence, and European values. Inter-university mobility, student-centered curricula, and challenge-based learning are key elements of European University Alliances.

Ghent University is the coordinator of ENLIGHT, an alliance comprising nine European partners: the universities of the Basque Country (ES-PV), Bordeaux (FR), Bratislava (SK), Galway (IE), Göttingen (DE), Groningen (NL), Tartu (EE), Uppsala (SE) and Ghent (BE).

ENLIGHT stands for European university Network to promote equitable quality of Life, sustaInability and Global engagement through Higher education Transformation.

Contact

eu-educationprojects@ugent.be

Action type

Project advisor

Financial advisor

KA2: Cooperation Partnerships

Lotte Laenen

Geert Van Damme/Bart Pattyn

KA2: Alliances for Innovation

Klaas Portier

Geert Van Damme/Bart Pattyn

KA2: Capacity Building

Barbara Claeys/Klaas Portier

Geert Van Damme/Bart Pattyn

KA2: Erasmus+ Teacher Academies

Barbara Claeys/Lotte Laenen

Geert Van Damme

KA2: Erasmus Mundus Action

Andries Verspeeten

Kristof Van Hoecke/Bart Pattyn

KA2: Forward-Looking Projects

Lotte Laenen

Geert Van Damme/Bart Pattyn

KA3: Support to Policy Development and Cooperation

Lotte Laenen

Geert Van Damme

JM: Jean Monnet Actions

Klaas Portier

Geert Van Damme