Capacity Building in Higher Education

Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) projects promote HE reforms and advances innovative teaching and learning while exchanging high quality practices and experience between Higher Education Institutions in partner and programme countries. CBHE projects are based on consortiums of institutions working together to impact HEIs and the entire HE system.



Before application:

CBHE projects are based on consortium of Higher Education Institutions from Partner and Programme countries on developing new and necessary mechanisms to advance Partner HEIs, new teaching and learning tools, new curricula  etc.

Every good application has to begin with identifying the need to be addressed by the project and the relevant partners. For affective partner search process please contact us.

CBHE projects can be fromnd Strand 1-3.


Strand 1- Fostering access to cooperation in Higher Education:

Target groups:

- HEIs from least developed countries

- HEIs located in remote regions

- Individuals with fewer opportunities 


- Enhance management/administrative capacity

- Ensure high quality and relevant education

- Increasing the accessibility of the students/staff with fewer opportunities

Duration-24 or 36 months

Funding- 200,000 and 400,000 Euro


Strand 2- Partnerships for transformation:

Target groups:

- HEIs

- Local actors with a link to industry

- Individuals – students, staff, learners

- Bodies responsible for HE at local and national level


- Innovation in higher education

- Promoting reforms in HEIs

Duration- 24-36 months

Funding- 400,000 and 800,000 Euro

National project:

Project in which the influance is on one partner country- Israel

Minimum 2 member states with one institution from each of those countries

Minimum 3 HEIs from Israel

The number of European HEIs can not be greater than the Israeli number.

Multi- National project:

Project in which the influance is on at least two partner countries

Minimum 2 member states with one institution from each of those countries

Minimum 2 HEIs from each of the partner countries

The number of European HEIs can not be greater than the Israeli number


Strand 3- Structural reform projects:

Target groups:

- National competent authorities in Third Countries not associated to E+

- Higher education sector

Bodies /associations responsible for HE

- HE inistutions


- Policy and expert advice, training on policy issues, establishemnt of representative bodies etc

- Implementation of tools

Quality assurance, credit systems, accreditation procedures, recognition etc

- Internationalisation

Duration- 36-48 months

Funding- 800,000 and 1,000,000 Euros


Overarching priorities:


Green deal

Inclusion and diversity

Values- democracy, human rights

Growth and jobs- foundational skills and employability


Reginal priorities-

Region 3: South-Mediterranean countries
Green deal: Projects should contribute to an inclusive, long-term socio-economic recovery and tap into the Region’s economic potential by supporting the circular and green economy as well as urban development. Priorities include increasing climate awareness, sustainability and resilience, specifically in the key sectors of agriculture, energy and water management. Furthermore, academic cooperation should aim to provide applicable answers to environmental challenges, including desertification, biodiversity loss and use of natural resources.
Digital transformation: Projects should seize the digital transition by working on digital literacy, skills and entrepreneurship. In parallel, digital solutions can provide new means to reach out to vulnerable communities. Cooperation opportunities also lie in digital infrastructure and connections, where heightened reliability, capacity and security will support regional economic integration.
Migration and Mobility: Education access for displaced persons and refugees is a priority objective for the entire Region. Support intra-regional initiatives on credential and degree recognition as well as regional credit transfer systems. Opportunities and jobs, as referred to in the other regional priorities, should be inclusive of all, including migrants and displaced persons.
Governance, peace, security and human development: Commitment to the rule of law, human and fundamental rights, equality, democracy and good governance are the bedrock of stable, fair and prosperous societies. Initiatives on peace and security, intercultural dialogue and women empowerment are encouraged, hereby driving respect for diversity, tolerance and strengthening the Mediterranean partnership.
Sustainable growth and jobs: Improving education systems governance and addressing structural causes of schools dropouts are crucial to meet youth aspirations and to address persisting economic and gender inequalities. An integral part to this process is developing primary and secondary teacher education and in-service training. Stronger linkages between the academic, research and business world are to be stimulated, with education programmes addressing current and future skills needs, not in the least entrepreneurship. Innovation hubs and start-ups help generate local employment opportunities and prevent brain drain. Particular attention is to be paid to women participation.


Additional Supporting information for Applicants and running projects:


Further details and Submission guidelines can be in the 2022 Erasmus+ Programme Guide.


All projects will be monitored at least twice during their lifetime. For further information on the different types of monitorings and what is expected from the projects during the monitorings, click here.


The NEO team provide professional workshops on different topics to assist and support projects in achieving sound management. Presentations on Financial management and Reporting are available for download. Also available is a basic presentation on the Israeli Higher Education System.


For clarification and/ or assistance, feel free to contact us at any time.