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Commission announces funding for Tempus Programme

30 Aug 2011

The European Commission has announced this summer that it will allocate €47 million under the Tempus Programme to support higher education projects in the European Neighbourhood countries and Russia.

This allocation for Tempus represents an increase of almost €17 million in comparison to last year's programme, the Commission said.

The Commission noted that the money allocated under the Tempus Programme will support approximately 60 multilateral partnerships, aiming at modernising curricula, teaching methods and management of the colleges, schools and universities in the neighbouring countries. Overall, more than 450 institutions from these countries will have new opportunities to collaborate in a structured way with a similar number of institutions from the EU in two- to three-year projects which will commence in 2012. Public and private companies and NGOs will be involved as well, to improve relevance and reinforce the links between society and education.

Established in 1990, the Tempus programme supports the modernisation of higher education and creates an area of co-operation in countries surrounding the EU. The scheme now covers 27 countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

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