Erasmus+ Staff Mobility
Erasmus+ Staff Mobility allows academic and administrative staff to carry out a period of teaching or training at a partner university or a company in Europe. The University staff can participate in two ways of Erasmus+:
1) Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility
Teaching mobility can be undertaken:
- a) to an Higher Education Institution which holds Erasmus+ University Charter and with which a valid Inter-institutional Agreement is in place.
- b) by incoming staff of an enterprise invited to the university to undertake teaching activities.
There is an obligation to deliver at least 8 hours of teaching (i.e. at least one day). A minimum duration of 2 working days is strongly recommended to provide a meaningful contribution to the teaching programme and international academic life at the host institution. Shorter periods should be exceptional. The maximum duration is 8 weeks.
For teaching periods of 5 days or less weekends or holidays falling in the period of the stay abroad are not usually considered for support, unless they are used as travel or working days. In such cases the teaching programme should demonstrate that teaching activities have been undertaken for the period reported.
2) Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility
Staff training is an option for all staff, and can involve teaching or non-teaching staff (employee):
• Going to another Higher Education Institution which holds a standard Erasmus+ University Charter
• Going to an enterprise
Within the broad objective of staff training this action encompasses three types of mobility:
- Mobility of staff of a higher education institution going to an enterprise.
The purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to learn by transfer of knowledge or knowhow and to acquire practical skills. The activities can be very varied: language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. These types of activities should not represent the majority of total Erasmus+ funded training days. Formal periods of practical training, short secondments, etc. should account for the majority of the activities carried out.
- Mobility of administrative and other non-teaching staff from a higher education institution going to a partner higher education institution. The purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to learn from the experiences and good practices of a partner institution and to improve the skills required for their current job. The main activity is a short stay in the partner institution that may include a short secondment period, job-shadowing scheme, study visit, etc.
- Mobility of teaching staff in a higher education institution going to a partner institution for the purpose of receiving training.
The activities may include language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. For each Higher Education Institution these training activities should not represent the majority of training days for staff participating in Erasmus+ staff training. Formal periods of practical training, short secondments, etc. should account for the majority of the activities carried out.
- The duration of the training period should be from 2 working days to 8 weeks. There is an obligation to participate at least 2 days of training activities at the host institution to be able to eligible for funding.
Weekends or holidays falling in the period of the stay abroad are not considered for support, unless they are used as working or travel days. In such cases the work plan should demonstrate that training activities have been undertaken for the period reported.
If there is competition for places for the Erasmus employee mobility, employees who have not previously been on employee exchange, or departments/faculties/units that have not previously sent employees on employee exchange, will be given priority.
The Erasmus Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded according to the expenses of the stay and travel, depending on which country in Europe you are traveling to.
The following Host country and rate of stay are:
|Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Sweden, UK:||112 € per day|
|Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Germany:||€ 99 per day|
|Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Czech Republic and Hungary:||€ 87 per day|
|Travel distance between 100 and 499 km:||180 € per participant|
|Travel distance between 500 and 1999 km:||275 € per participant|
|Travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km:||360 € per participant|
|Travel distance between 3000 and 3999 km:||530 € per participant|
|Travel distance between 4000 and 7999 km:||820 € per participant|
|8000 km or longer:||1500 € per participant|
The European Commission’s travel calculator will be used to calculate the travel distance: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm
- Formal requirements
- Meet the deadline
- Make sure the application form is completed
- approval of the host institution
- Priority is given to permanent members of staff and those who participate in the Erasmus+ Staff Training Program for the first time
You can obtain opportunities to participate in Staff mobility by directly contacting the International Cooperation Office at your university in which you work and the question about the staff training week and staff mobility for teaching and training agreements with European universities in this regard,
or you can personally visit the pages of the International Cooperation Office in the potential universities based in the program countries, where registration and participation on the call for application usually in these projects are announced on the university’s website. However, direct contacts with the university are considered one of the fastest ways to obtain academic mobility opportunities funded by the Erasmus+ Program. There are other mobility options provided by the universities in which you can participate in with the costs that partially or wholly paid by your self.
Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc) abroad for students enrolled higher education institutions at Bachelor and Master level as well as for doctoral candidates. Your traineeship must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs and, wherever possible, be integrated in your study programme. Also, You may carry out a traineeship at any organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme Country (with the exception of EU institutions, bodies and agencies).
Your traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months or minimum 3 months if combined with a study period. You can benefit of an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.
Before the traineeship abroad:
- You, your higher education institution and the receiving organisation must sign a Learning Agreement for Traineeships to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange abroad. This document sets out rights and responsibilities of the various parties, a detailed programme of the traineeship, information on insurance, and how your traineeship will be recognised upon successful completion.
- You will receive the Erasmus+ Student Charter, explaining your rights and obligations with respect to your traineeship abroad.
After the study abroad period:
- The receiving organisation/enterprise should send you and your higher education institution a Traineeship Certificate, normally within five weeks after successful completion of the traineeship.
- Your higher education institution must recognise your traineeship abroad, according to the commitments agreed upon in the learning agreement and without any further requirements.
Read more on the Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Traineeships