Call for proposals: ICI Education Cooperation Programme

There has been a call for proposals for the ICI Education Cooperation Programme — Cooperation in higher education and training between EU and Australia, and the EU and the Republic of Korea.

There are two types of actions under the 2011 ICI-ECP Call for proposals (EACEA/38/11) namely Joint Mobility Projects and Joint Degree Projects.

For Joint Mobility Projects (JMP) support is provided to enable EU-Partner Country consortia of higher education and training institutions, to carry out joint study and training programmes and to implement student and faculty mobility.
Support includes lump sum funding for administration, grants for students and members of the academic and administrative staff. A consortium applying for an ICI-ECP Joint Mobility Project must include at least three three post-secondary vocational training institutions
from three different EU Member States and at least two such institutions from the partner country. The maximum duration of JMP projects is 36 months.
Special attention will be given to projects which include internships and work placements.

For Joint Degree Projects (JDP) support is provided to develop and implement dual/double or joint degree programmes. Support includes lump sum funding for the development work and administration, grants for students and members of the academic and administrative staff.
A consortium applying for an ICI-ECP Joint Degree Project must include at least two higher education and/or training institutions from two different EU Member States and at least two institutions from the Partner Country. The maximum duration of JDP projects is 48 months.
Special attention will be given to applications for joint degree projects.

Activities are planned to start in October 2012.

Eligible applicants:
– higher education institutions, vocational education, training institutions and consortia of higher education and/or vocational education and training institutions.
– Eligible applicants must be from one of the Partner Countries and from one of the 27 countries of the European Union.

Financial Support:
The budget available amounts to approximately EUR 2,3 million. Comparable funding will be provided by the Partner Countries in accordance with the rules applicable for each of them.
The maximum amount of funding on the EU side will be EUR 350 000 for a four-year JDP project with two or more EU institutions and EUR 262 500 for a three-year JMP project with three or more EU institutions.

Deadline: 30 March 2012

Applications have to be submitted both to the EU and the implementing institutions in Australia (Australian Department of Education — DEEWR) and in the Republic of Korea (National Research Foundation of Korea — NRF).

Text of the call:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2011:349:0011:0014:EN:PDF