The general objective of teaching staff mobility program for training is to perform training activities at European partner institutions or businesses located in one of the countries participating in the Program (EU Member States), in addition to Program Countries outside the EU (North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, and Serbia), and thus help implement good practices and establish mobility partnerships and partnerships for the research and development of scientific and/or educational projects.
- Allow teaching staff to acquire specialized knowledge in their area, based on their experiences and good practices abroad, and practical skills related to the performance of their duties and for their professional development
- Help forge cooperation between higher education institutions and businesses by creating networks of contacts
- Promote IPVC’s network of contacts with businesses to encourage the development of Erasmus traineeships and the placement of graduates in the European market.
Eligibility for the mobility program extends to all teaching personnel who are either nationals of the Program Countries or other countries, stateless individuals, refugees, or individuals who benefit from permanent residency laws and maintain a legal relationship of public employment with IPVC.
Teaching staff are eligible to undertake training periods at higher education institutions, businesses, and public or private organizations in other European countries.
Within the framework of the teaching staff mobility program for training, eligible activities encompass training, research, and the development of scientific and/or educational projects.
Mobility Program Duration
The teaching staff mobility program for training has a minimum duration of two days (excluding travel days) and a maximum duration of two months, with only five training days financed by IPVC.
When the application period opens, applicants must fill out the “staff mobility for teaching mobility agreement,” wherein they should indicate their interest in the proposed educational activities for the institutional context, and submit their applications by email to the Office of International Mobility and Cooperation (GMCI).
Ranking and Selection
The GMCI oversees the selection process, which is part of the strategy to implement the Erasmus+ policy statement, which, in turn, integrates the IPVC Erasmus Charter.
To ensure the participation of the largest possible number of teaching staff members, priority will be given to those who have never participated in any type of mobility within the scope of the Program or to those who have participated in it less often or long ago. The file “Ranking criteria for teaching staff mobility” contains the ranking criteria.
Mobility program organization
All organizational activities related to the teaching assignment period abroad, which includes defining the teaching assignment program and making travel arrangements and finding accommodation, fall under the teaching staff member’s responsibility.
Once the selection process ends, a contract is signed with the mobile teaching staff member, who must observe the teaching programs previously agreed upon and accepted by the partner institutions.
Healthcare during the mobility period
Mobile teaching staff must request their European Health Insurance Card free of charge. This card ensures healthcare access in the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
Selected teaching staff may withdraw from the Mobility Program. Withdrawals may occur during the application process or program execution, and the reasons must be communicated to the GMCI.
Withdrawal does not exempt the teaching staff member from reimbursing the host institution for all the losses caused by their withdrawal.
Withdrawal during the mobility period may require the teaching staff member to return the entire grant awarded to them.
Upon completion of the Teaching Assignment, the teaching staff member has a maximum period of 15 days to submit the following information to the GMCI:
- The “Confirmation of teaching and staff training exchange” file, which demonstrates the dates and times of lectures given abroad, duly signed by the host institution
- Mobility report detailing the contacts made and areas of interest for IPVC and for the teaching staff member (Teaching/Non-teaching Staff Mobility Final Report)
- Online completion of a final report sent by the European Commission by email
Failure to comply with these provisions may lead to the total or partial reimbursement of the awarded grant, based on the decision of the National Erasmus+ agency.