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Teaching Staff Mobility

Objectives

Within the scope of Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Program, the main objectives of the teaching staff mobility program for short-term teaching assignments include:

  • Encouraging higher education institutions (HEIs) to expand and enrich the scope and content of the courses they offer
  • Allowing students who are unable to participate in a mobility program to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of academic staff from HEIs in other European countries
  • Promoting the exchange of specialized knowledge and experience related to teaching methods
  • Networking between HEIs
  • Encouraging students and teaching staff to participate in mobility activities and providing them with the support they need to prepare for this period

Eligibility

Eligibility for the Erasmus+ 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 in the Erasmus+ mobility program can perform academic activities that are included in an existing program at the receiving institution, which may include in-person classes, projects, traineeship orientation, and teaching practices.

Teaching staff applicants to the mobility program may lecture at an institution that holds an inter-institutional agreement with IPVC and an Erasmus Charter, and it must be located in one of the Program countries (EU Member States, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey).

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.

Applications

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.

Erasmus Contract

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.

Withdrawal

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.

Assignment Completion

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.

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.

Objectives

  • 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

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.

Applications

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.

Erasmus Contract

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.

Withdrawal

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.

Assignment Completion

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.

Selected applicants must contact the Office of International Mobility and Cooperation (GMCI) to apply for the mobility grant, wherein the submission of travel receipts is mandatory.

The mobility grant is intended to help with travel and living expenses (accommodation and food).

As for the grant amount, it may be under the amount stipulated by the National Agency for the ERASMUS+ Program; however, the maximum values ​​cannot be exceeded.

The average grant amount is usually 825 euros, but it can vary depending on the destination, in addition to annual variations. We advise applicants to consult the Distance Calculator: “Distance Calculator“, to calculate the approximate grant amount based on the geographic location.

Any IPVC staff member who wishes to participate in the Erasmus mobility program, even if they have not been awarded a grant, can do so with a “Zero Grant,” that is, by personally assuming all the expenses.

Updated on 23/02/2021