Among the key strategic priorities of the Higher Education Authority is to support the higher education institutions to be recognised internationally for the high quality of teaching, learning, research and innovation and in doing so to address the needs and challenges faced by Irish society.
The HEA is keen to facilitate opportunities for students, lecturers and staff to study, teach or work in other member states. In progressing this objective, the HEA is involved in a range of international activities and programmes.
EU Lifelong Learning Programme - Erasmus
The HEA is the National Agency for the EU LifeLong Learning Programme - Erasmus. Erasmus is the EU’s flagship education and training programme, emphasising student and staff mobility and European co-operation involving higher education institutions and other key players in the knowledge-based economy. It supports the creation of a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through increased mobility. Over 1.7 million students have participated so far with a goal of reaching 3 million by 2012. Together with an enriched study experience, Erasmus also provides exposure to different cultures.
Erasmus - Higher Education 2008
The above link provides access to the following details in relation to LLP: Erasmus.
- General Information on LLP: Erasmus
- How to participate
- Legal Bases
- Guide for Applicants
- General Call for Proposals 2008
The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education, which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. The programme is intended to strengthen European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European Masters Courses, by enabling students and visiting scholars from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at European universities, as well as by encouraging the outgoing mobility of European students and scholars towards third-countries.
The HEA is the National Contact Point for the EU Tempus Programme
The Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies is the EU programme that supports the modernisation of higher education in the partner countries of the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.
The European Commission has provided funding for the establishment of National Teams of Bologna Experts who are a resource to the wider higher education community in responding to the challenges of the Process