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Founded

1994-05-10 Coimbra Portugal

History

10 May 1994, Coimbra (Portugal), as América Latina Formación Académica - ALFA / University Exchange Programme of the European Commission - EC -- Amérique latine formation académique -- América Latina Formación Académica, a E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC) Cooperation Programme between the European Union and Latin American Higher Education Institutions. Managed by DG EuropeAid, Directorate G for the Latin American Region, Unit G2 Regional Programmes Latin America and Caribbean, Sector Education and New Technologies. First phase ALFA (1994-1999), with an EC contribution of euro 31 million, involved 1,064 institutions operating 846 micro-projects; Second phase ALFA II (2000-2006), organized in networks with an average of 9 institutions from Latin American and the EU, involved in 225 projects; Third phase ALFA III (2007-2013), is based on Regulation (EC) No 1905/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 Dec 2006, with euro 75 million for the period, distributed into 3 Calls for Proposals (2008, 2010, 2011). Replaced by Erasmus+ programme, 2014.

Aims

Contribute to development of Higher Education in Latin America as a means of stimulating a more balanced and equitable socio-economic development in the region, more specifically: help improve the quality, relevance and accessibility of Higher Education in Latin America, particularly for the most vulnerable groups; contribute to strengthening the process of regional integration in this area in Latin America; foster progress towards creating a Common Higher Education Area in the region and promoting synergies with the EU system.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

XK1226

Last News

2007

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