Tempus is the European Union’s programme which supports the modernisation of higher education in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.

The overall objective of Tempus is to contribute to the creation of an area of cooperation in the field of higher education between the European Union and the Tempus Partner Countries.

The promotion of the reform and modernisation processes of higher education in the Partner Countries is part of the specific objectives of Tempus. Under the “governance reform” priority, the topic of institutional and financial autonomy and accountability is a key area for action.

Find more information about ATHENA project realized by EENU during October 2012 – October 2015 with the supprort of the Tempus programme of the European Union.