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Tempus IV (2007 – 2013)

Tempus Programme is the European Union’s programme supporting the reform and modernisation of higher education systems in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.

Tempus activities focus on cooperation between higher education institutions from the EU countries and Partner Countries resulting in joint realisation of international educational projects.

Tempus is a central programme, managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). At present 4th phase of this programme is being implemented.

Countries eligible to participate in Tempus Programme are 27 EU Member States and Partner Countries from the following regions:

  • Easter Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia, Russian Federation, Ukraine
  • Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
  • Mediterranean region: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syria.

Tukey, EEA countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norwey, Switzerland – these countries can participate in the Tempus Programme on the self-financing basis

The main goal of Tempus is to adjust higher education systems in partner countries to the Bologna process. In case of Western Balkans, Tempus Programme constitutes the preparation for the EU candidate countries to their future participation in the Lifelong Learning Programme.

Tempus Programme is popular among higher education institutions and their associations, but participation is not only limited to acadamic institutions.

Priorities of Tempus Programme:

  • Curricular Reform – modernisation of curricula in academic disciplines identified as priorities by the Partner Countries, using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the three cycle system and the recognition of degrees
  • Governance Reform
    University management and services for students
    Introduction of quality assurance
    Institutional and financial autonomy and accountability
    Equal and transparent access to higher education
    Development of international relations
    Higher Education and Society
    Training of non-university teachers
    Development of partnerships with enterprises
    Knowledge triangle education-research-innovation
    Training courses for public services (ministries, regional/local authorities)
  • Development of lifelong learning in society at large
    Training of non-university teachers
    Development of partnerships with enterprises
    Knowledge triangle education-research-innovation
    Training courses for public services (ministries, regional/local authorities)
    Development of lifelong learning in society at large
    Qualifications frameworks

The above mentioned issues are reflected in the national and regional priorities for the particular regions.

For more information on the programme, please go to Tempus website.

 

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