Call for proposals - ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education - EDULINK II EuropeAid/132023/D/ACT/ACPTPS Closed!


The global objectives of the EDULINK II Programme are:

to foster capacity building and regional integration in the field of higher education through institutional networking; and to support higher education of quality, that is efficient and relevant to the needs of the labour market and consistent with the ACP regions’ and member countries’ socio-economic development priorities.

The specific objective of the EDULINK II Programme and of this Call for Proposals is to strengthen the capacity of ACP HEIs at two levels:

  • Management/administration;
  • Academic.


The actions which may be financed under this call are projects of institutional and academic co-operation, concerning the applicants and its partner-organizations, aimed at:

  • Institutional capacity building of the ACP HEIs in support of policy, management, planning and administrative capacity;
  • Improving academic quality and relevance in the regional or sub-regional context.

Supported actions will aim at achieving concrete and innovative results in the field of higher education relevant to the socio-economic development priorities of the ACP countries and/or regions as well as to promote, demonstrate and disseminate the results achieved. These actions should be implemented in the following areas:

  • Energy access and efficiency
  • Agriculture and food security.

European community funding

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

  • 23,30 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 July 2012 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/132023/D/ACT/ACPTPS (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Development

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