Call for preparatory visits


Accredited higher education institutions and colleges of Latvia, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway, which are holding a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, can obtain a funding for preparatory visits by participating in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norwegian Financial Mechanism programme "Research and Scholarships" open call.

Funding is available for preparatory visits prior to developing a project proposal or during its preparation process for participation in the open call of the progarmme in activity „Scholarships”. A preparatory visit can be used to find and get acquainted with potential partners, and to plan the development of the project proposal together. Visit can be used to discuss cooperation models and roles of partners, to define the aims of further cooperation, tasks, responsibilities, to plan activities for the collaboration and develop a project proposal. Cooperation with at least one project partner from Donor States (donor project partner) is mandatory.

Maximum amount of funding is EUR 1000 per project. The duration of a single visit should normally last up to five days. The eligible costs should only include the following positions: travel costs, accommodation costs, per diem (in accordance with applicable national scales), insurance and local transport costs.

The State Education Development Agency (SEDA) will organize workshop at the begining of October to talk about the preparation of project applications.

The application should be either delivered in person on work days or sent by registered mail until November 13, 2014 (prioritary projects until October 16, 2014) to SEDA at the address Vaļņu Street 1, Riga, LV-1050.

Detailed information about the Call and the Programme can be found at SEDA home page under section „EEA and Norway Grants”.

The Scholarship activity will fund student and academic staff mobility activities between Latvian and Icelandic, Liehtensteinian or Norwegian higher education institutions.