This activity supports the creation of highly integrated international study programs with 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits.
The program creates an international consortium of higher education institutions (or other parthers active in the field of education or beyond it). These partners have specific expertise and interest in the fild of study/expertise included in the joint program. Within the project, scholarships can be awarded to outstanding students from all over the world to participate in shared masters programs.
At least 3 organizations from different program countries must be involved in the project. All other partner organizations from Program or Partner Countries must be known at the time of applying for a grant. For participation in the project and the possibility of applying for it, institutions must have Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
Duration of the project - depending on the duration of the Shared Master's Program (1 or 2 years), the coordinator will receive a grant agreement for 4 or 5 years. Finance is intended to finance the first (preparatory) and the three consecutive years.
Duration of the activity - Preparation year (one academic year) + 3 consecutive years of 1 to 2 academic years (60/90/120 ECTS).
In a consortium of organizations, we distinguish the following roles of its members:
Applicant: Project Coordinator. It submits a proposal, acts and signs contracts / reports on behalf of all the partners of the consortium. The applicant is the main beneficiary of the EU grant, has financial and legal responsibility for the proper operational, administrative and financial implementation of the whole project.
Ordinary partners: higher education institutions with the power to award diplomas in accordance with the legislation of the Program or partner country in which they are located. All private or public organizations that are actively involved in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of a shared master program.
Each partner signs a mandate to give the coordinator full authority in the negotiation of the project and the grant.
Associate partners: organizations that indirectly contribute to the realization of specific tasks or activities, or support the dissemination of information on a shared master's program
Eligible participants and their numbers - master students, staff of participating organizations, invited experts/visiting lecturers from program and partner countries. During the initial funding period, the grant will be set for 13 to 20 student scholarships and at least 4 invited experts/guest lecturers for each upcoming year (for each version of the master's degree).
Venue - At least in the two program countries represented in the consortium.