What is TEMPUS?
TEMPUS is a European Union funded Programme which supports the modernisation of higher education in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region, mainly through university cooperation projects.
The overall objective of the programme is to support the modernisation of higher education in the EU's surrounding area. The Tempus programme promotes institutional cooperation and focuses on the reform and modernisation of higher education systems in the Partner Countries. It contributes to an area of cooperation in higher education involving the European Union and Partner Countries in its wider proximity.In particular, the programme will promote voluntary convergence with EU developments in the field of higher education.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of Tempus IV (2007 – 2013), under the supervision of EuropeAid (DEVCO) and Directorate-General for Enlargement (DG ELARG of the European Commission).