The improvement area is an online tool and forum available to interested parties for reporting possible fields to be implemented in the EMECW L 12 procedures and implementation and a claim box to record and solve problems arising from the non-fulfilment of requirements. It also collects your suggestions to better meet specific needs and facilitate participation and communications with and among the partners.
The EMECW grants are assigned by means of an open call launched on line and managed at local and central levels. Any perspective applicant interested in the call, and meeting requirements and criteria to apply must be enabled to participate and get equal chances to apply. For target group 1 students and participants from the partner universities must refer to the home university.
Target group 2 and 3 will directly refer to the Central Selection and Coordination unit.
Pre-selection procedures are locally implemented by the home and hosting Universities and supervised by the LOCAL COORDINATOR and the legally entitled body/University boards, that will check the existence of formal requirements and congruence with the academic offers at the hosting institutions with a pre-acceptance/learning agreement.
The shortlist of all pre-selected applications will be jointly selected by the partners: the CENTRAL SELECTION AND COORDINATION BOARD and the list of beneficiaries and reserve will be finalised. Selection criteria and procedures are indicated in the call and published on line. Candidates will be ranked according to objective and transparent criteria.
Equity requirements are integrated in the evaluation procedures: the merit based selection is aimed at identifying talented students whatever their background and gender will be. The CENTRAL SELECTION AND COORDINATION BOARD will check and apply corrective actions, if needed, so that gender equity is respected.
The participation to the EMECW programme is completely free. In no way, money or refund of grants is due by the participant to local services or coordinators in order to apply in this project. Nor compulsory commitments are to be taken beyond the mobility period in order to be enabled to participate.
If you feel disadvantaged in applying for a scholarship or not fairly treated according to the above guidelines and principles, you get the chance to report this to the central coordinator in Trento through the Claims and suggestions box. They will look into each specific case and they will determine whether the file is eligible for further examination. For these reasons the form is NOT anonymous. It is guaranteed that all personal data will not be diffused or made public. Involved parties will never be informed about the identity of the complainer.