NATIONAL TEMPUS OFFICES
(NTOs)
&
HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMS EXPERTS
(HEREs)
Project Coordinators’ meeting 15-16 March 2010
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NATIONAL TEMPUS OFFICES
ROLE
Information and promotion activities
 Promote and disseminate all information regarding the Tempus
programme and other EU programmes in the field of higher
education (eg: Erasmus Mundus)
 Organise conferences, seminars, information days, and other
actions and events to promote the Tempus programme and to exploit
its results
 Observe and disseminate the latest visibility guidelines concerning
acknowledgement of EU financing of all Tempus projects and
activities
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
NATIONAL TEMPUS OFFICES
ACTIVITIES
Assistance to potential applicants and to beneficiaries
 Advise, inform and assist potential applicants
 Organise information/contact meetings, seminars for potential applicants
 Assist in the search of national or foreign partners (liaise with other NTOs or
EU Member States National Contact Points)
 Assistance to institutions involved in project implementation (in relation to
visa, tax, importing equipment and contacts with local authorities)
 Promote inter project cooperation and enhance synergy between projects
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
NATIONAL TEMPUS OFFICES
ACTIVITIES
Field monitoring
 Organise and conduct field monitoring visits
 Assist EACEA and other actors in their field monitoring / audit visits
 Assist EU officials or experts contracted by the EU/EACEA in their
visits to the country (sectoral studies, policy studies, project
identification or formulation, mid term or final evaluations)
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
NATIONAL TEMPUS OFFICES
ACTIVITIES
And also…
 Maintain regular contacts with all stakeholers (local authorities,
universities, etc)
 Support to the teams of Higher education reform Experts.
For all their tasks, National Tempus Offices will work
closely with the EU Delegations
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMS EXPERTS
PROFILE
Members of the HEREs Team shall hold one of the following
positions (or a combination thereof):
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(Vice-)Rectors
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Deans
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Senior Academics
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Directors of Study
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International Relations Officers
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Higher Education Experts
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Students
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMS EXPERTS
OBJECTIVES
 To support Tempus partner countries in intiating /
implementing reforms to modernise their HE
systems & to converge with EU developments
 Stronger links with the Bologna process
 Networking & cooperation with the EU National
Teams of Bologna experts
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMS EXPERTS
ROLE
To provide a pool of expertise to the partner country
 progress towards the HE modernisation agenda
To participate actively in the development of
policies/reforms in their country
To promote awareness of the tools available to nonacademic bodies (industry; social organisations)
To contribute to the training of experts in their country
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMS EXPERTS
Activities at Local Level
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Participating in training seminars, conferences
Speaking at training seminars, conferences
Attending meetings linked to the Bologna process
Advising the universities (on the Bologna process)
Promoting material (translated & published)
Writing articles
Conducting surveys (state of play of national reforms)
Contact with all stakeholders, including students
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMS EXPERTS
Activities at International level
Material
 web pages on Higher Education Reforms, brochures, casebooks, power
point presentations on Bologna Process objectives and priorities; membership
to a Bologna Experts' Virtual Community
Events
 Invited to international and regional training Seminars, workshops on
themes connected to the core issues of the modernisation of higher education
institutions, including governance, curricula development, funding and lifelong
learning.
Technical assistance
 Taylor-made technical assistance from EU experts
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
HIGHER EDUCATION REFORMS EXPERTS
Impact and opportunities
 Added value to the reform/modernisation process
 Multiplier effect: training of trainers at local level, presentations in
universities; meetings with students, articles in the press
 Networking between HERE; Bologna experts from EU Member
States
 Exchange of best practice between HERE’s
 Disseminators, translators of HE reforms in their own country
 Raising awareness about reforms according to the Bologna process
 Analysis, surveys, recommendations, publications, websites,
lectures
OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEMPUS BENEFICIARIES TO LIAISE WITH
HERES (via NTOs)
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/index_en.php
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