AKTION Czech Republic – Austria is a programme funding bilateral cooperation in education and research at the tertiary level. It was launched in 1992 as a joint programme of both countries’ Ministries of Education.
The programme AKTION is focused on fostering mutual understanding between the Czech Republic and Austria. It supports the enhancement of bilateral cooperation in research and education in all scientific areas. The programme funds cooperation projects which aim to enhance new cooperation as well as to boost the existing cooperation. It supports projects involving young researchers and projects which are promising in terms of also receiving financial support from other funds (EU programmes, etc.).
Two types of activities are supported:
- individual – study and research internship scholarships for the stay in the second country and for participation in the summer language courses and summer schools.
- institutional – funding of cooperation projects of Czech and Austrian higher education institutions; see the guidelines for project proposal submission, financing and conclusion.
The executive body of the programme is the steering committee (five Czech and five Austrian members). The members are representatives of their respective Ministries of Education and higher education institutions. Three times a year, the steering committee assesses cooperation projects research proposals. The AKTION scholarships committee of experts awards the applicants with scholarships months. The awarding of scholarships months is based on the assessment of experts.
The administration of the programme AKTION is performed by the AKTION office in Prague. The contact point in Austria is the Austrian Agency for International Mobility & Cooperation in Education, Science and Research in Vienna.
Information on the scholarship calls in English is available on the following website: www.grants.at
The guidelines for project proposals submission are available in Czech on the following website: http://www.dzs.cz/cz/aktion-ceska-republika-rakousko/pokyny-pro-projekty/ and in German: http://www.dzs.cz/de/aktion-osterreich-tschechische-republik/richtlinien-fur-projekte/.
Contact point in the Czech Republic:
Ing. Helena Hanžlová
Chief executive officer AKTION (cooperation project agenda)
hanzlova (at) dzs (dot) cz
+420 221 850 506, mobil: +420 602 169 216
PhDr. Martina Bečánová Hamplová
Programme consultant (scholarships agenda)
martina (dot) hamplova (at) dzs (dot) cz
+420 221 850 513, +420 770 138 792
Contact point in Austria:
Mag. Michael Schedl
ICM - Austrian agency for International Mobility & Cooperation in Education, Science and Research OeAD in Vienna.
Ebendorferstraße 7, A - 1010 Vienna
michael (dot) schedl (at) oead (dot) at