Erasmus Mundus « External Cooperation window »

The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window aims at mutual enrichment and better understanding between the European Union and Third-Countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.

The main objectives of this mobility scheme are :
  • To enhance the international cooperation capacity of universities in Third-countries by facilitating transfer of know-how and good practices in the field of student and academic staff mobility;
  • To promote cooperation between sending and hosting institutions, thus mutually enriching the educational environment of both the hosting and sending institutions in the European and Third-countries;
Geographical coverage :
For the call for proposals 2006, which covers mobility activities starting at the latest April 2008, the geographical coverage includes the following countries:Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Jordan,Syria, Lebanon, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,

From 2007, other calls might be launched for other regions.

Activities funded under this new action :
The European Commission will contribute to financing a mobility scheme between European universities holding an Erasmus Charter and Third country universities. The types of mobility to be funded are:
  • For students: undergraduate, master, doctorate and post-doctorate mobility opportunities.
  • For academic staff:exchanges for the purposes of teaching, practical training and research.
The European Commission will contribute to financing projects from mixed consortia of European and Third-country universities (and associations and networks of universities) with a grant covering:
  • the costs of the organisation of mobility of higher education students and academic staff and
  • he costs of the implementation of individual mobility.
The signed original of the application and 2 copies thereof must be sent in the same envelope by 31 January 2007 (as per postmark) to :

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • By mail : Call for proposals "Erasmus Mundus - External Cooperation Window", Unit P4 - Avenue du Bourget 1 (BOUR 00/37) - B-1040 Brussels
  • by e-mail :
All the details can be found at the following address : (select: programme "OTHER", status "Open" , type: "Grants", region and country "All", and go to the bottom of the page after having hit the "Submit Query" button)

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