Irish Participation in Erasmus+ Centralised Actions Calls 2018

By Gerry O Sullivan

Posted: 6 March, 2018

Details of applications levels for Centralised Actions (applications made directly to Executive Agency in Brussels) have been released by the European Commission.  The National Agency at the HEA has devoted much of its time in recent years to promoting these actions to Irish HEIs.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

111 proposals have been received within the deadline, from applications submitted by HEIs in 19 different Programme countries. Together these involve 494 full partners (including applicants). The proposals also involve 54 organisations from 28 different Partner countries as full partners.

Irish higher education institutions are partners in 6 applications.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Applications 2018

Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.

European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety with particular emphasis on the European integration process in both its internal and external aspects. The discipline also covers the role of the EU in a globalised world and in promoting an active European citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures.

1.255 applications have been received, split as follows:

  • 637 Modules
  • 193 Chairs
  • 94 Centres of Excellence
  • 239 Projects
  • 73 Networks
  • 19 Support to Associations

Some 500 of these are from Programme Countries. The remaining 750+ Partner Country proposals include 260 from Russia and 165 from Ukraine.

Irish applications are shown below.

Centres of ExcellenceChairsModulesNetworksTotal

List of all Jean Monnet applications by country

Capacity-building for Higher Education

887 proposals were received: 579 coordinated by 31 Programme Countries (all except Liechtenstein and Luxembourg). 308 were proposed by Partner Country applicants. 828 proposed joint projects and 59 structural projects.

Irish higher education institutions have applied to be the lead co-ordinator in 6 projects and are partners in 50 other applications.

The breakdown per partner region was:

  • 1 – Western Balkans: 119
  • 2 – Eastern Partnership: 101
  • 3 – South Mediterranean: 194
  • 6 – Asia: 89
  • 7 – Central Asia: 34
  • 8 – Latin America: 86
  • 9 – IIY: 9
  • 10 – South Africa 8
  • 11 – ACP 34
  • Cross-regional 213

Capacity Building in Higher Education Applications