Call for Proposals - Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme Africa (Mwalimu Nyerere) and the Caribbean & Pacific EACEA/45/12 Closed!


The objective of the programme is to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

The programme aims to strengthen cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific in view of increasing access to quality education that will encourage and enable students to undertake postgraduate studies, and to promote student retention in the region along with mobility of staff (academic and administrative) while increasing competitiveness and attractiveness of the institutions themselves.

More specifically the programme aims to:

  • Provide access to higher education for students including those from disadvantaged groups.
  • Facilitate cooperation on recognition of studies and qualifications.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation, and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions.
  • Enhance the international cooperation capacity of HEIs in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
  • Promote cooperation between sending and hosting institutions.
  • Enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another country.
  • Enhance, in the medium-term, the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the participating countries.


The project will involve the identification of existing high quality master and doctoral programmes, the organisation and implementation of student and staff mobility at these levels of higher education, the provision of education/training and other services to foreign students and teaching/training and research assignments and other services to staff from the country/-ies covered by the project.

Activities must take place in one of the eligible countries covered by the call for proposals and participating in the partnership.

European community funding

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

  • 23,45 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 10 June 2013 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call - Intra-ACP academic mobility scheme Africa and the Caribbean & Pacific (Legal base)

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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