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Schools & scholarship fund in the Czech Republic

  • The €2.8 million Czech Schools and Scholarship fund facilitate student and research mobility, establish partnerships and stimulate cooperation between educational institutions in the Czech Republic and the three EEA-EFTA states.

    Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are supporting the Schools and scholarship fund with €2.5 million, with the Czech government providing the remaining 10% of the fund.

    By facilitating mobility and cooperation the fund contributes to the transfer of know-how and strengthens the quality of teaching and research, and creates closer ties between the Czech Republic and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Through 5 open calls, grants were awarded to 41 projects.

    The fund has supported individual mobility projects, learning partnerships and institutional development. Eligible applicants have included secondary schools, higher and vocational schools, higher education institutions and non-profit, non-governmental institutions engaged in educational activities, as well as their respective students, lecturers and expert staff.

    The Czech fund was the first school and scholarship fund approved under the financial mechanisms.

    Photo: Tordis Marie Espeland/SIU

  • Country:

    Czech Republic


    Project title:

    Fund for Support of Co-operation among Schools/scholarships

    Case number:

    CZ0003

    Priority sector:

    Human resource development

    Status:

    Concluded

    Type & project assistance:

    Block grant

    Project duration:

    48 months

    Project cost:

    € 2,840,100

    Grant rate:

    90%

    Grant agreement date:

    26 August 2006

    The grant will serve to co-finance a Scholarship Fund managed by Centrum pro studium vysokého školoství. The Fund will support cooperation between educational institutions in the Czech Republic and the donor states. The sub-projects financed by the Fund may cover actions linked to any of the priority areas of the Financial Mechanisms. The Fund will support three types of sub-measures:



    (1) individual mobility grants,

    (2) learning partnerships and

    (3) institutional development.



    Eligible applicants include secondary schools, higher and vocational schools, higher education institutions and non-profit, non-governmental institutions engaged in educational activities, as well as their respective students, lecturers and expert staff. The actions subject to support consist of individual mobility grants for Czech residents going to Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway; learning partnerships between Czech institutions and those in the three donor states; institutional development projects implemented in cooperation between institutions in the Czech Republic and the donor states; the management costs of the block grant intermediary.

    The grant is complementary to similar funding schemes financed from other sources.

    The objectives of the grant are to strengthen the European dimension of the educational system in the Czech Republic and to increase cooperation in the area of primary and higher education, vocational training and non-formal education between the Czech Republic and the donors states.