The deadline for the submission of applications under the Tempus IV, sixth call for proposals was on 26 March 2013, and we are now in the position to provide you with some statistics and updates on the progress of the 2013 selection process:
We are pleased to inform you that we have received 937
project proposals, which represents an increase of 38 % compared to the previous selection round (676)... More about>>
The Commission is reviewing the procedures for issuing short-stay visas (shorter than 3 months) and would like to hear your views on your experience. The idea is to modernise the policy and your input via this public consultation will help us to make the right changes.
The legislation ( Regulation No 810/2009 Visa Code )
on issuing short-stay visas for travel in the Schengen area (the ‘Visa Code’) has now been in force for three years.
Now the Commission wants to assess whether the legislation has achieved its objectives. Building on this evaluation, the Commission plans to propose amendments to revise the Visa Code and to further develop and modernise the common visa policy.
Among the aims of this review are to ensure that EU visa policy fosters economic growth and cultural exchange by facilitating the process for legitimate travellers to the EU, such as business people, tourists, students and young people, while ensuring a high level of security for the EU.
That is why the Commission wants to hear from the main ‘users’ of the common visa policy: individuals, interest groups, advocacy groups and professional organizations. More about>>
At a time of changes as far as the future EU cooperation programmes are concerned, DG EAC prepared a so-called "visitors pack" providing a list of reference documents (including electronic links) concerning EU policies and programmes in the field of education and research.
We think most of these documents should be interesting for your communication activities with national authorities and stakeholders.
Please, have a look at it and disseminate it widely !!!
VISITORS PACK 2013
"Human Resource Management in Public Higher Education in the Tempus Partner Countries" was published by the Executive Agency in 2012. At the same time, a series of seminars was launched to discuss the results of the study with stakeholders in the Partner Countries. Two of these seminars have already taken place (for the Western Balkans and Central Asia) and two others will be organised this year (for Eastern Europe and the Southern Mediterranean countries)... More about>>