Tempus Public Foundation

Tempus Public Foundation

General description of the organization and core activities

Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian Government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and projects in the field of education, training and EU-related issues. The foundation today has approximately two hundred and fifty employees. TPF is a body governed by public law as it was established by the Hungarian government for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, and has an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, some of whose members are appointed by the government.

Below is an overview of the activities of TPF:

Tempus Public Foundation is composed of 4 main branches:

  •              National Agency of the ERASMUS+ Programme:
  • TPF manages the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme (earlier the LLP program) in Hungary.
  •              Educational Knowledge Management:
  • The Knowledge Centre plays an important role in implementing and disseminating the Education and Training 2020 Strategic Framework in Hungary according to the Hungarian educational strategies. One of the main missions of the Centre is to strengthen the link between policy, research and practice and to foster the implementation of relevant EU objectives (social, employment and educational issues) into Hungarian educational policy.
  • Training Provision: TPF functions as an adult training institution providing training courses for teachers and civil servants.
  • Campus Mundi Programme: In 2016 TPF started the implementation of a new highlighted 5-year programme, Campus Mundi, based on the results of the previous Campus Hungary programme (2012-2015). Both programmes aim to support and facilitate the internationalization of Hungarian higher education by initiating and deepening cooperation with foreign higher education institutions and achieving knowledge exchange by means of student mobility.
  • Other key activities: CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies) programme implementation, Europass coordinator, Norway Grants, Europe for Citizens, Study in Hungary programme implementation, Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship programme implementation. Among others, TPF fulfils the role of the national coordinator of the EHEA reforms (former Bologna Promoters’ Network) and coordinates the national team of ECVET experts.

During the 20 years of experience in programme management, the Foundation, including the Knowledge Centre, has accumulated significant knowledge and experience in the field of planning and managing international and national project activities, organizing events, managing expert-cooperation, preparing studies and publications, network building and in research and development activities in educational themes, with a particular focus on lifelong learning.

The exploitation of expert resources appears in almost all activities of the organization. TPF has a longstanding experience in channelling expertise to its own programme management activities and outsourcing expert services to cooperation projects, trainings, monitoring and dissemination.

One of the main goals of the organization, declared in its mission and strategy, is the extensive and structured dissemination of the special knowledge and approach, ensued on our particular circumstances. This task is partially accomplished by the Knowledge Centre.

Organisational data:

  • Website of the organization: www.tka.hu, http://www.tka.hu/english

Official data

  • Full name of the organisation: Tempus Közalapítvány/Tempus Public Foundation
  • Acronym: TKA/TPF
  • Status: Public
  • Type of organisation: Other type of public organisation
  • Registered address:
  • Street: Kéthly Anna                                        Number: 1.
  • Post code: 1077                                              
  • Town: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary                                           Region: Közép-Magyarország /Central Hungary
  • Internet address: www.tka.hu   https://tka.hu/kepzesek  
  • Telephone: +36-1-2371300          /              Fax: +36-1-2391329
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