Specific Call for Proposals 2020 - Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 EACEA/03/2020 Closed!


The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) undertakes when participating in the Programme. The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in one of the countries mentioned below and wanting to apply and participate in learning mobility, cooperation among organisations and institutions and/or support to policy development projects under the 2021-2027 Programme. For HEIs located in third countries not associated to the Programme, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements between HEIs.


HEIs established in one of the following countries are eligible to apply for an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education:

  • the Member States of the European Union,
  • third countries associated to the Programme, under the conditions set out in the legal basis.

To be eligible, applicants must be recognised as a higher education institution by the national authorities of the country of the applicant.

This call covers the following topics:

  • ECHE-FP-2020: ECHE Full procedure
  • ECHE-LP-2020: ECHE selection light procedure

European community funding

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

All the important deadlines

  • 21 April 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2020 - Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 (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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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