29 July 2013
The EM-ACE project (Promoting Erasmus Mundus towards European Students: Activate,
Communicate, Engage) – funded by the Erasmus Mundus Action 3 programme – is
proud to announce a call for expressions of interest open to all EU
and EEA/EFTA higher education institutions with the purpose of bringing the
Erasmus Mundus opportunites closer to European students.
The goal of the Promotion & Training Events organized by EM-ACE is
to select 10 European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) interested in
hosting EM promotional sessions between November
and December 2013. The EM-ACE
project will contribute to the event with speakers’ inputs as well as a small financial
contribution to support the events’ organization:
The top 5 selected HEIs will benefit from:
- a lump-sum
contribution of 300 EUR to organize an EM promotional session, ensuring a
participation of at least 50 students.
- the presence of
two members of the EM-ACE project team who will present and promote the programme
in a clear, comprehensive, and convincing way. One of these will be an EM
Ambassador (an EM student or alumni). He/she will deliver training on how to
prepare a successful EM application, providing concrete examples, tips and
suggestions based on his/her own experience;
- the presence of
a speaker, representing either an institutional stakeholder or the industry,
who will bring his/her experience with EM from different perspectives (i.e.
institutional marketing; recognition of joint degrees etc.; employability of EM
graduates, etc.; new Erasmus+ programme, etc.);
- the EM-ACE project’s
promotional material (at no extra cost).
Each selected HEI, in turn, will commit itself to:
- taking care of
the practical organization of the event, to be held in November or December
2013, ensuring wide dissemination at institutional and regional level prior and
after the event;
- inviting a
local speaker. The speaker should possibly represent (a) the national NARIC
centre or any other centre in charge of the recognition of diplomas; (b) a company/organization
which has previously recruited EM students; (c) the Erasmus Mundus National
- hosting the EM
marketing review (a marketing assessment tool is currently being developed by
the EM-ACE team) and including giving
interviews to project staff;
- preparing and
submitting a short report after the event.
HEIs ranked 6-10 in the short-list of the hosting institutions will
benefit from a lump-sum contribution of 150 EUR for the organization of a
promotional event at their respective HEI. They will have to submit an event
report that will be published on the project website. Neither EM-ACE project
staff, nor international speakers will, however, participate in those events.
PROCEDURE AND CRITERIA
Who can apply?
Higher Education Institutions located in any
EU member state or EEA/EFTA country are eligible to apply.
How can I
Interested in applying? Please fill out our online
Your application will be assessed against the
- Brief description of your HEI and its involvement in Erasmus Mundus
- Motivation for taking part in the call & what it will bring to
your students (specific need at national or institutional level to enhance EM
- Quality of the dissemination & exploitation plan (20%);
- Provisional list of speakers (10%).
In case of equal result, a preference will be given to institutions
based in countries with lower rates of participation in EM.
The deadline for online applications is 25 September
If you have any queries about the EM-ACE project and/or the Call for
Proposal, contact the EM-ACE team at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The ranking list of the selected higher education institutions which
will host the promotional events will be announced by early October 2013.
We look forward to receiving your application!