National priorities are established in close consultation between the EU Delegations and Ministries responsible for higher education in the Partner Countries.
Regional priorities are established by the Commission services based on the EU’s external policy priorities and objectives with the Partner Countries’ regions as identified in its regional strategic documents relating to the different funding instruments. They apply to all eligible regions under CBHE action
Depending on the countries involved in the project, national, regional or cross cutting priorities may be defined for both categories of projects (Joint Projects and Structural Measures). Should this be the case, projects will have to demonstrate how and to which extent they address these priorities.
Proposals not respecting the national and/or regional and cross-cutting priorities will not be considered for funding.
Three categories of national/regional priorities are proposed, covering the following areas:
- Curriculum development;
- Improving management and operation of higher education institutions;
- Developing the higher education sector within society at large.
National projects (i.e. projects involving institutions from only one eligible Partner Country) in the countries where national priorities have been established will have to comply with national priorities. For the other countries, projects will have to comply with the regional priorities.
Multi-country projects, that is, projects involving institutions from at least two eligible Partner Countries, must respect the regional priorities or national priorities (if relevant) of the participating eligible Partner Countries involved. That is, the theme of the project must be listed as regional priority for each of the participating Partner Countries or the theme of the project must be listed as a national priority for each of the participating Partner Countries concerned. Preference will be given to projects focussing on subject areas insufficiently covered by past or existing projects and which include Partner Country higher education institutions not having benefited from or had a limited participation in the Programme and/or former generation of programmes.
List of national priorities for Montenegro as well as regional priorities for Western Balkans for Call for proposals 2020 (EAC/A02/2019) is available here.
List of national and cross-cutting priorities for all partner countries and regions for Erasmus+ – KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) action – Call for proposals 2020 (EAC/A02/2019) you can find here.
List of regional and cross-cutting priorities for all partner countries and regions for Erasmus+ – KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) action – Call for proposals 2020 (EAC/A02/2019) you can find here.
Explanation of priorities you can find here.