Tempus (Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies) is one of several programs of the European Community, directed on rendering the assistance in the process of social and economic reforms in partner-countries.
Tempus (Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies) is one of several programs of the European Community, directed on rendering the assistance in the process of social and economic reforms in partner-countries. The Tempus Program gives the grants for creation of new or the transformation of already existing scholastic courses, restructuring of educational institutions, promotion of joint activity for the organizations (academic and non-academic) on a specific discipline, supports the modernisation of higher education and creates an area of co-operation in countries surrounding the EU. Established in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the scheme now covers 27 countries in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.
The overall objective of Tempus is to contribute to the creation of an area of cooperation in the field of higher education between the European Union and Partner Countries in the countries neighbouring the EU.
Research institutions; Individual students, university and other staff. Individuals cannot apply directly to the Programme. Individual mobility is not an objective per se of Tempus. Limited and short term mobility of students, academic staff and university administrators may be possible as part of aTempus project, but only as long as it contributes to achievement of the project's objective(s). Public administrations (ie. Ministries, other national, regional and local administrations) may be "associate partners" in the project but may not receive funding from the grant (with the exception of 'per diems' and travel costs). This applies to both Joint Projects and Structural Measures. 'Individual Experts' who are not members of the partnership, may be invited to participate in project activities, provided that their involvement can be justified and will assist all partners in achieving the project's objectives. It is also necessary to justify that their particular expertise cannot be found within any of the Partner Institutions.
Program Background: Tempus III (2000 - 2006)