New Calls for Applications are available in the Erasmus+ Programme. The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information for these opportunities but here is a short overview of those which may be of interest for CEU. For each opportunity you can find the deadline for application, a general description, a more detailed description of the action type, and the official EU page with the Call for Application and with the relevant documents. Should you have any questions or if you plant to join or form a consortium and submit application, please let ACRO know so that we can provide the necessary support service.
Noemi Anna Kovacs is responsible for the management of Erasmus+ applications in ACRO.


Key Action 1

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees - 16 February, 2017
- aims to encourage the mobility of students, staff, volunteers, youth workers, and young people. Organisations can arrange to send or receive students and staff to or from participating countries, as well as organise teaching, training, learning and volunteering activities.
Overview of the programme
Application process

Key Action 2

Capacity Building in the field of higher education - 9 February, 2017
- to support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries.
Overview of the programme
Application process

Knowledge Alliances - 28 February, 2017
- to foster innovation in and through higher education together with businesses, and beyond, contributing to new approaches to teaching and learning, entrepreneurship in education, and the modernisation of higher education systems in Europe.
Overview of the programme
Application process

Strategic Partnerships in the field of education and training - 29 March, 2017
- to support innovation in the sector as well as joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer-learning, and the sharing of experience.
Overview of the programme
Application process: Documents are not yet available. This programme is managed locally by the National Erasmus Offices. In Hungary (in case CEU takes the lead) the Tempus Foundation is in charge and they will publish the relevant documents.

Jean Monnet Actions - 23 February, 2017
- opportunities for teaching, research, and policy debate on the EU and its policies. Jean Monnet Activities consist of six Actions (CEU is eligible for five) that aim to promote excellence in teaching and research on EU studies around the world. The Actions are also designed to foster dialogue between academic and policy-makers on EU policies. There is also a specific emphasis on EU integration and the role of the EU in a globalised world, as well as promoting active citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures.
Overview of the programme
Application process:
- Modules
- Centres of Excellence
- Networks
- Projects





Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD) are highly integrated study programmes that are delivered by an international consortium of Higher Education Institutions. Where relevant, the consortium can also include other educational and non-educational partners with specific expertise in the field covered by the joint programme.

After a preparatory year, consortia implement three annual selections of students, who are awarded a joint or multiple degree at the end of their studies.

If national legislation allows, joint degrees are encouraged, as they represent a full integration of the learning and teaching process.

EMJMDs support the following activities:

  • The delivery of an EMJMD programme corresponding to 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits, organised through an international consortium of higher education institutions and including the participation of invited scholars (guest lecturers) for teaching, training and/or research purposes.
  • The award of scholarships to excellent students worldwide for their participation in one of these EMJMD programmes. 

Capacity Building in the field of higher education aim to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the Partner Countries; Promote cooperation between Programme Countries and eligible Partner Countries (as well as among eligible Partner Countries themselves); Promote voluntary convergence with EU developments in higher education; Promote people-to-people contacts, intercultural awareness and understanding.

Capacity Building projects are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme and eligible Partner Countries. 
Joint Projects operate at micro level and target higher education institutions in the eligible Partner Countries specifically. They aim to modernise and reform higher education institutions through activities such as:

  • Developing new curricula or improving existing ones;
  • Improving governance and management systems;
  • Building relationships between higher education institutions and relevant socio-economic actors.

Structural projects operate at macro level and target national higher education systems and policies in the eligible Partner Countries. They involve activities such as:

  • Modernisation of policies, governance and management of higher education systems;
  • Strengthening relations between higher education systems and the wider socio-economic environment.

Projects can involve, where relevant, NGOs, SMEs and any organisations in the field of higher education.

Strategic Partnerships offer the opportunity for organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth, as well as enterprises, public authorities, civil society organisations to cooperate in order to implement innovative practices leading to:

  • high quality teaching,
  • training,
  • learning,
  • youth work,
  • institutional modernisation,
  • societal innovation.

Strategic Partnerships are transnational and involve a minimum of three organisations from three different Programme Countries. 

Projects enhancing the quality and innovativeness of learning and teaching, developing new curricula, building bridges between the different sectors of education and fostering more intense forms of cooperation to achieve the modernisation objectives, including a better exploitation of open education resources will be supported

Participating organisations can be any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country. Organisations from other countries can take part in the project as partners (not as the coordinating applicant), as long as their participation brings a clear added value to the project.

Higher education institutions established in a Programme Country must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating higher education institutions in Partner Countries, but they have to accept the principles of the ECHE. 

Projects should last for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 years.

Applications should be submitted to the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

Jean Monnet Actions aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. These Actions also aim at fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies. Jean Monnet Activities support the following Actions:

  • Jean Monnet chairs,
  • Jean Monnet modules,
  • Jean Monnet centres of excellence,
  • Jean Monnet networks,
  • Jean Monnet projects.

Eligibility: higher education institutions established in any country of the world can apply. Higher education institutions in Programme countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries.