Change of the role of the Foundation Tempus in the Erasmus + programme

We would like to inform you that, as of January 1, 2019, along with the change of status of the Republic of Serbia in the Erasmus + programme, the role of the Tempus Foundation changes as well.

Namely, in the currently open call for proposals, the Republic of Serbia will become a full member of the Erasmus + programme, i.e. a programme country. Starting from this call, institutions and organizations from Serbia will have the opportunity to participate in all types of projects in the same manner as other programme countries. In accordance with the change of the country’s status, the Tempus Foundation will no longer act as the National Erasmus + Office.

As a result of this change, the Foundation is no longer responsible for providing support and monitoring of the approved centralized projects in the field of higher education (Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) projects, Jean Monnet Actions, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Knowledge Alliances and European Universities). The Foundation will continue to be responsible for providing support, selection and monitoring of decentralized projects in the field of higher education within the Erasmus + Program (Strategic Partnerships and KA1 Mobility Projects for Higher Education Students and Staff) and for providing general information regarding the application for all types of centralized projects.

For all technical questions, as well as information about the Programme’s rules and their interpretation concerning centralized projects, you can contact the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels.

Naturally, in case that, during the implementation of the centralized projects, such problems occur that could pose an insurmountable obstacle to the projects’ functioning and that could, ultimately, cause returning of the projects’ grants, the Tempus Foundation is available for the support in order to successfully eliminate potential barriers.

In addition, in order to facilitate implementation of the approved projects, and as a result of an already established practice, the Tempus Foundation will continue to act as the mediator in submitting the documentation to the Tax Administration for the purpose of value added tax (VAT) exemption.

For all additional information and support, you can contact the Higher Education Unit of the Foundation Tempus via email address and telephone number +38111 33 42 430, option 4.