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Frontpage News 2014 Supporting educational cooperation with Slovakia

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Supporting educational cooperation with Slovakia

Funding is now available for cooperation projects between Slovak educational institutions and institutions from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

International cooperation is acknowledged as an important tool for increasing both the quality and relevance of national education. At the same time, there is a lack of funding at both the European and the national level supporting international educational cooperation. To help alleviate this situation, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have set aside more than €40 million to educational cooperation with 11 of the beneficiary countries of the Grants. Of this,  €1.9 million have been allocated to the Slovakian scholarship programme, under which a new call for proposals programme is now open for applications. In addition to help boost knowledge exchange and cooperation within the field of education, the supported projects will also strengthen the bilateral relations between Slovakia and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Who can apply for funding?

The call supports funding for cooperation projects both between institutions of higher education in Slovakia and the three beneficiary countries and  between upper secondary schools.

Higher education

For projects involving institutions of higher learning, the following institutions are eligible for funding:

From Slovakia:

  • Institutions of higher education with seat in Slovakia
  • External educational institutions with seat in Slovakia authorised to train PhD-students.

From the donor countries:

  • Institutions of higher education from Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway and other organisations authorised to provide higher education.
Upper secondary schools

For projects involving upper secondary schools, the following institutions are eligible for funding:

From Slovakia:

  • Upper secondary schools with seat in Slovakia
  • Institutions of higher education with seat in Slovakia

From the donor countries:

  • Upper secondary schools from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and other organisations authorised to provide upper secondary education
  • Institutions of higher education from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway or other organisations authorised to provide higher education

What is supported?

For cooperation projects between institutions of higher education, the following activities are among those eligible for support:

  • Development of common study modules
  • Preparation of new teaching aids and new teaching methods
  • Intensive courses for students, including PhD-students
  • Internships and professional training for PhD- students

For cooperation projects between upper secondary schools, the following activities are among those eligible for funding:

  • Organising knowledge contests for students
  • Activities on joint implementation of  topics of common interest
  • Development and preparation of new teaching aids and methods with special focus on ICT-based learning
  • Organising of summer environmental schools lasting 1-3 weeks

When is the application deadline?

All proposals must be submitted by 4pm (UTC+1) 12 September

Click here for more information as well as the call documents

Click here to read more about the Slovak scholarship programme