Call for proposals 2021 – Erasmus+ - Erasmus Charter for Higher Education ECHE ERASMUS-2021-ECHE-CERT Closed!


The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is an EU quality certificate for higher education institutions (HEIs). It is a prerequisite for all HEIs from Erasmus+ Programme countries to apply for funding under Erasmus+ calls (including calls managed by Erasmus+ National Agencies).
This Call aims at accrediting Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) located in eligible countries which have operational capacity to take part in the Erasmus+ Programme’s activities, such as learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices.


Topic 1 is open only for HEIs that have participated in Erasmus+ activities in calls published from 2017 onwards and are in compliance with the ECHE principles.
Only applicants notified by their Erasmus+ National Agency as selected for the light procedure are admitted to this topic. If this is not the case, the HEI needs to apply for topic 2 (Full Procedure) or will be automatically excluded from the selection process.
This call covers the followint topics:

  • ERASMUS-EDU-2021-ECHE-CERT-LP: Erasmus Charter for Higher Education ECHE - Light Procedure
  • ERASMUS-EDU-2021-ECHE-CERT-FP: Erasmus Charter for Higher Education ECHE - Full Procedure

European community funding

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

All the important deadlines

  • 10 June 2021 - 3 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (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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