|Overall project value (EUR)|
|€ 129 120|
|Origin of funding|
|Proportion carried out by legal entity|
|AEDES (Framework Contract Lot 8)|
|Number of staff provided|
Detailed description of project Back
The Asia-Link Programme is a tool of economic cooperation embodying – across the higher education sector – the EU’s strategic priority of enhanced partnerships with Asia. It aims, through the facilitation of successful and relevant Projects, to “Reinforce existing partnerships between European and Asia universities and create new and sustainable linkages. The programme serves as a framework for a broad range of activities aimed towards:
The operational budget of the Programme is EUR 42.793 million. A First Call for proposals was launched in 2002, a second one in 2003, and a third (on-going) one in 2004, each with two deadlines. The 2002 call generated 210 project proposals, of which 42 were approved, for a total amount of EUR 12.2 million. Under the 2003 call, the EC received 240 proposals and approved 33 projects, at a cost of EUR 10 million.
The general objective of this Mid-Term Evaluation is to appraise Asia-Link and to assess the extent to which it has achieved its objectives. The ToR require that it assess the impact of the Programme and its supported actions to date; review relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability; appraise the Programme’s organisation and management; and explore possible improvements and future actions in the framework of its possible extension.
PROMAN provided the services of an Evaluation Team of an Education Specialist – Team Leader, an Asian Development Economist and a Social Scientist. The Team conducted fieldwork in eight Asian countries and seven European countries. They visited a total of 51 universities; covering 15 Projects, held consultations with Delegations and EC offices, with representatives of Member States (and prospective Member States), with Government agencies and with other relevant bodies. The Team carried out detailed analyses of the responses to questionnaires provided by universities now participating in Asia-Link but not visited, and also those from rejected applicants.On the basis of this collection of data the Team: