ka2ka2Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries. These projects build on the success of the Alfa, Edu-link and Tempus programmes.

The projects aim to encourage cooperation between the EU and Partner Countries and support eligible Partner Countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions. This includes improving the quality of higher education, developing new and innovative education programmes, modernising higher education systems through reform policies as well as fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives.

There are 2 types of capacity-building projects:

  • Joint projects: aimed at organisations to help improve curriculums, governance, and the strengthening of relations between higher education systems.
  • Structural projects: aimed at promoting reforms in higher education systems, modernising policies, governance and strengthening relations between higher education systems and the wider economic and social environment.  

Capacity-building projects can be:

  • National projects involving institutions from only one eligible Partner Country
  • Multi-country projects within one single region, involving at least two countries from this region
  • Multi-country projects involving more than one region and involving at least one country from each region concerned

E-tutorial on the international dimension of Erasmus+. This e-tutorial provides information about opportunities available to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and their staff and students based in Partner Countries.

E-tutorial on how to prepare a competitive proposal. This e-tutorial provides information on how to apply to funding opportunities.

 Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education 2020: - How to successfully complete and finalise your project proposal, 12 November 2019.

Info session Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education: Focus on Asia. This Info session provides information on the 2018 Call for proposals and on how to prepare a competitive proposal for the Asian Region.

Info session Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education:  How to successfully complete and finalise a project proposal. This Info session provides information on the 2018 Call for proposals and on how to complete a project proposal.

In 2015-2019 under Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education (КА211) out of 555 submitted, 38 projects have been funded and implementing with participation of Ukrainian universities, NGOs, companies, associations, research institutions and state and private enterprises. Over 200 different stakeholders are involved from all Ukraine, including over 100 Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions and plus sectoral Research National Academies (science, pedagogical, medical)/ HEIs  have been building their capacities in 30 Joint Projects and 8 Structural Project within 15 national and 23 multi-country partnerships with 27 Programme and other 18 Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Mongolia, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Russia). The total EU-grant allocated to the projects amounts to over 27 ML Euro.

One project devoted to STEAM education for pedagogical HEIs is coordinated by the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University.

Calls / implementation

CBHE 2015/


CBHE 2016/


CBHE 2017/


CBHE 2018/


CBHE 2019/




91 (5 as applicants) 10 130 (4 as applicants) 6 134 (4 as applicants) 8 (1 as coordinator)

 109 (12 as applicants)


91 (14 as applicants)




Joint Structural Joint Structural Joint Structural Joint Structural Joint Structural
Projects 9 1 3 3 7 1 5 1 6 2



National Multicountry National Multicountry National Multicountry National Multicountry National Regional
Projects 2 7 3 3 2 5 3 3 5 3

These 2-3 years projects, which receive between EUR 0,5 million and EUR 1 million, aim at modernizing curricula, enhancing quality assurance, university governance reform, internationalization or university-enterprise cooperation based on a bottom-up approach by higher education institutions based on their Institutional, Sectoral and National Strategies.

The interest to this Action is huge from Ukrainian higher education institutions since it is the only programme which has systemic approach to capacity building of higher education for further reforming in line with Laws of Ukraine «On education», «On higher education» and Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU implementation.

Under former Tempus Programme, Ukraine had implemented 338 projects since 1993 till 2017:



Tempus II


Tempus ІІІ


Tempus ІV

2007-2013 (by 2017)

Projects types Joint Projects Joint Projects Structural and Complementary Measures Individual Mobility Grants Joint Projects Structural Projects
Кількість 35 80 29 100 76 18
Разом 35 209 94 (out of 650 applied) Grant funds: 89 076 189,65 338

Detailed information is available at: http://erasmusplus.org.ua/erasmus/ka2-proekty-spivpratsi/rozvytok-potentsialu-ex-tempus.html;

Projects database – Ukraine: http://erasmusplus.org.ua/erasmus/novyny-i-baza-proektiv.html;
Projects results database: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/

Ukraine in Erasmus+ 2014-2019 with statistics, links to the projects under all actions in 2 languages (English and Ukrainian).