28 February, 2018
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.
Irish higher education institutions are partners in 6 applications.
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 Excellence||Chairs||Modules||Networks||Total|
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