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Call for proposals under the Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 action programme

The European Commission has published a call for proposals under the Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 action programme.

The Erasmus Mundus programme's overall aim is to promote European higher education, to help improve and enhance the career prospects of students and to promote intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries, in accordance with EU external policy objectives in order to contribute to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education.

This call for proposals consists of three distinct areas:
- Erasmus Mundus joint programmes, which seeks to foster cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and third countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources. It is composed of two sub-actions: Erasmus Mundus Master Courses (EMMCs), and Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates (EMJDs).
- Erasmus Mundus partnerships, which aim to foster structured cooperation between European and third-country higher education institutions through the promotion of mobility at all levels of studies for students (undergraduate and masters), doctoral candidates, researchers, academic and administrative staff. This part of the call is divided into two strands which are covered by different European initiatives, such as the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, the European Development Fund, the Industrialised Countries Instrument, and others. (The funding and the subsequent award of project grants for these lots are subject to the adoption of the respective decisions by the European Commission. Additionally, not all regions and lots may include all types of mobility flow.)
- Promotion of European higher education, which seeks to promote European higher education through measures enhancing its attractiveness, profile, image, visibility and accessibility. This part of the call provides support to trans-national initiatives, studies, projects, events and other activities related to the international dimension of all aspects of higher education. Activities may take various forms (conferences, seminars, workshops, studies, analyses, pilot projects, prizes, international networks, production of material for publication, development of information, communication and technology tools) and may take place anywhere in the world.
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