• The CC shall be the intermediary between the Parties and the Funding Authority and shall perform all tasks assigned to him as described in the Grant Agreement and in the Consortium Agreement.
  • The CC shall be responsible for the overall management of the Programme at the central level.

The EB is:

  • the governing body of the MASS consortium;

composed of:

  • the CC (or his deputy)-Chair;

  • one representative (or a deputy) for each of the Full Partners.

The EB is in charge of the general management, overseeing all the aspects related to the delivery of the Programme. In particular,

  • it makes/takes decisions on all organizational and financial issues (e.g. financial and other reports required under the terms of contract with EACEA);

  • it makes/takes decisions about the inclusion of new partners;

  • it defines the Consortium policies and takes strategic long-term decisions;
  • it resolves disputes, deals with controversies between Consortium Members and Programme students.

The decisions of the EB are taken during the plenary meetings, video-conferences, or by email. The EB shall not decide validly unless 100% of its Members are present or represented (quorum).

The SC shall be composed of:

  • one representative (and/or a deputy) for each of the Full Partners.

The SC is in charge of the selection process:

  • evaluating the files of applicants;
  • selecting candidate participants;
  • ranking them according to quality for the award of scholarships and for participation in the programme.

The TC takes decisions on the main academic aspects of the programme (e.g. changes in the compulsory courses and optional courses, consistency of mobility paths, etc.).

The TC is composed of:

  • one representative (and/or a deputy) for each of the Full Partners;
  • one representative of the Third Bodies / Associated Partners;
  • two student representatives (one per ongoing course edition).

The TC is in charge for:

  • evaluating the study programmes of the students and validating their mobility paths, taking account for balance among the Full Partners;
  • supporting students in the selection of the projects for the Master thesis;
  • organizing the mobility of Full and Associated Partners staff.

Additionally, the TC:

  • evaluates the application of candidate visiting scholars and decides about their participation to the MASS programme;
  • monitors any changes in Partner Institutions’ educational offer and validate syllabuses of new courses to be included in the Programme.

The QEC is composed of:

  • one representative (and/or a deputy) for each of the Full Partners;
  • one representative of Third Parties / Associated Partners;
  • two student representatives (one per ongoing course edition).

The QEC is responsible for:

  • monitoring the quality of the Programme, designing and implementing quality enhancements policies;
  • reviewing Consortium policies;
  • monitoring progress against targets;
  • defining clear effectiveness and efficiency criteria;
  • monitoring and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity in the project.

The EAP shall provide independent advice to the EB and to the QEC. The EAP is composed of international experts nominated by the EB.

The EAP shall make recommendations to the CC

  • on crucial technical choices, taking into consideration the international context;
  • on the distribution of resources to comply with priorities;
  • on the planning of activities.

The PO shall provide support by dealing with all administrative questions.

The PO shall be in charge of practical issues related to student studies and mobility.

The PO is composed of the PO Head and the PO Secretary.

  • University of Rome Tor Vergata (UNITOV), Rome, Italy               Prof. Nicola Vittorio

  • University of Belgrade (UBG), Belgrade, Serbia                          Prof. Dragana Ilić

  • University of Bremen (UBR), Bremen, Germany                         Prof. Claus Lämmerzahl

  • University of Côte d’Azur (UCA), Nice, France                             Prof. Frédéric Thévenin

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or granting authority European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.