Master International Migration and Social cohesion
About Erasmus Mundus
Erasmus Mundus is a co-operation and mobility Programme in the field of higher education. It aims at enhancing the quality of European higher education and promoting dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries. In addition the programme contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
The European Commission is responsible for the running of the Erasmus Mundus Programme (2009-2013). It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the programme. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme at European level. The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus Mundus Programme. It publishes the specific Calls for Proposals and is responsable for the entire life-cycle of the projects, including the selection, awarding of grants and monitoring.
Erasmus Mundus Programme Objectives
The programme's specific objectives are:
- to promote structured cooperation between higher education institutions and enhance the quality in European higher education with a distinct European added value, attractive both within the European Union and beyond its borders.
- to contribute to the mutual enrichment of societies by developing the qualifications of women/men so that they possess particular skills, are open minded- and internationally experienced. This is achieved through promoting mobility for the most talented students and academics from third countries towards the European Union and vice versa.
- to contribute towards the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries through increased mobility streams between the European Union and those countries.
- to improve accessibility and enhance the profile and visibility of European higher education in the world as well as its attractiveness for third country nationals and citizens of the European Union.
For more information, please consult the EACEA website.