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This call for proposals has been announced by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission in January 2011 with the main aim to build and enhance cooperation between higher education institutions, and students and staff mobility in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) region.
The support in this scheme is provided to higher education institutions, individual students, researchers, and university staff.
The Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme is funded through the European Development Fund and is built on the African Union’s Mwalimu Nyerere programme for Africa.
The cooperation between institutions as well as students and staff mobility can take place within the framework of two lots:
• Lot 1: the focus is placed on the African component of the intra-ACP academic mobility scheme - which aims to support and further expand the Mwalimu Nyerere Scholarship Scheme of the African Union Commission (AUC)
• Lot 2: with an emphasis on the Caribbean and Pacific component of the intra-ACP academic mobility scheme - that will facilitate academic mobility within and between these two regions
The overall aim of this programme is to enhance access to quality education and promote student and staff mobility (academic and administrative), thus strengthening the competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions in the targeted regions. The long-run objective of the Intra-ACP programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by producing trained and high-quality professionals in this region.
Budget: lot specific
• For higher education institutions: 6 May 2011
• For student and staff mobility, applications will be available after the first partnership selection round (around August/September 2011)