Call for proposals — EACEA/13/09 for the implementation of Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window EACEA/13/09 Closed!


The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window aims at mutual enrichment and better understanding between the European Union and Third-Countries. It is designed to foster institutional co-operation in the field of higher education between the European Union and Third-countries through a mobility scheme addressing student and academic exchanges for the purpose of studying, teaching, training and research.

In adition to our useful documents section, further informations, as well as relevant documents for Call EACEA 13/09 for the implementation of Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window innovative actions can be found at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency website


The EC grants will contribute to financing institutional-based partnerships of European and Latin American higher education institutions to cover the following types of activities:

  1. Organisation of individual mobility of higher education students and academic staff.
  2. Implementation of individual mobility. The types of mobility and education to be funded in this Call are:
  • Students: undergraduate, master, doctorate and post-doctorate mobility opportunities
  • Academic staff: exchanging for the purposes of teaching, practical training and research.

The planned duration of a project may not exceed 48 months.


European HEI (holding an Erasmus Charter) or Association/network of European HEI (including at least 10 HEI with an Erasmus Charter, located in at least 5 different European countries)


Same as applicants+recognised HEI from the Third-Countrie covered by the geographical lot


Minimum size: 5 European HEI (holding an Erasmus Charter) + 1 recognised HEI from each of the Third-Countries covered in the
geographical lot (exception for lot 7 and 9: obligation to cover only 2 of the countries concerned) Maximum size: 20 eligible partners (incl. the applicant) The same partnership can apply to 4 lots max (separate applications)


Any type of organisation in the eligible countries whose involvement can contribute to the implementation of the mobility scheme

Three target Groups for individual mobility flow corresponding to three different target beneficiaries

  • TARGET GROUP 1: Students and academic staff registered in a HEI member of the applicant partnership. Target Group 1 must represent at least 50% of the total mobility. European mobility is limited to a maximum of 30% of the total mobility
  • TARGET GROUP 2: Nationals of an eligible Third-Country, enrolled in (or having obtained a university degree from) a HEI of these countries non-member of the applicant partnership
  • TARGET GROUP 3: Nationals of an eligible Third-Country in a particularly vulnerable situation (e.g refugees, asylum seekers)

 Five different types of individual mobility flows:

  1.    undergraduate,
  2.    master
  3.    doctorate
  4.    post-doctorate
  5.    academic staff

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 12,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 October 2009 - 12 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Programme Guide (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Implementation of Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Universities
  • Enterprises

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Third countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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