Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Programme. The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a prerequisite for all HEIs located in one of the countries listed below and wanting to apply and participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Programme. For HEIs located in other countries, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements between HEIs.
By signing this Charter, the Institution undertakes to contribute to the European Union’s modernisation and internationalisation agenda in higher education, which includes 5 priorities:
1 – Increasing attainment levels to provide the graduates and researchers Europe needs
2 – Improving the quality and relevance of higher education
3 – Strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation
4 – Linking higher education, research and business for excellence and regional development
5 – Improving governance and funding
By agreeing to the principles of the Charter, the Institution will work towards
achieving these objectives by participating in one or several of the following activities:
Key Action 1: student and staff mobility (within Europe and / or to / from Third Countries); joint master’s degrees
Key Action 2: strategic partnerships, knowledge alliances, capacity building with neighbouring countries, capacity building with Third Countries
Key Action 3: networks and policy support measures
The Member States of the European Union,Croatia; the EFTA-EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and the Swiss Confederation
The deadline for submitting applications for the Higher Education Charter is 15 May 2013.
See on eacea.ec.europa.eu