Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility: for Academic Staff

Within the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 – Mobility of Individuals, opportunities are provided for academic staff of education institutions to undertake teaching experience in another country.
The receiving organisation must be a Program Country Higher Education Institution awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education or a Partner Country Higher Education Institution having signed an inter-institutional agreement with CEU before the mobility takes place.

Expected outcomes of the mobility

The mobility activities are expected to produce the following outcomes:

  • improved competences, linked to professional profiles;
  • broader understanding of practices, policies and systems in education, training or youth across countries;
  • increased capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernisation and international opening within their educational organisations;
  • greater understanding of interconnections between formal and non-formal education, vocational training and the labour market respectively;
  • better quality of their work and activities in favour of students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people and volunteers;
  • greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity;
  • increased ability to address the needs of the disadvantaged;
  • increased support for and promotion of mobility activities for learners;
  • increased opportunities for professional and career development;
  • improved foreign language competences;
  • increased motivation and satisfaction in their daily work.

Activities supported under this Action are also expected to produce the following outcomes on participating organisations:

  • increased capacity to operate at EU/international level: improved management skills and internationalisation strategies; reinforced cooperation with partners from other countries; increased allocation of financial resources (other than EU funds) to organise EU/international projects; increased quality in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and follow up of EU/international projects;
  • innovative and improved way of operating towards their target groups, by providing for example: more attractive programmes for students, trainees, apprentices, young people and volunteers in line with their needs and expectations; improved qualifications of teaching and training staff; improved processes of recognition and validation of competences gained during learning periods abroad; more effective activities for the benefit of local communities, improved youth work methods and practices to actively involve young people and/or to address disadvantaged groups, etc.;
  • more modern, dynamic, committed and professional environment inside the organisation: ready to integrate good practices and new methods into daily activities; open to synergies with organisations active in different social, educational and employment fields; planning strategically the professional development of their staff in relation to individual needs and organisational objectives; if relevant, capable of attracting excellent students and academic staff from all over the world.

Pre-requisites of participation

Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility for may be carried out by all resident and visiting academic staff at CEU, who hold employment contract with Közép-európai Egyetem (CEU) regardless of nationality.The sending and receiving organisations, must have agreed in advance on the program of the activities to be delivered by the visiting teachers (teaching program) - in a 'Mobility Agreement' - prior to the start of the mobility period. These agreements define the target teaching outcomes for the teaching period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party.

Venue of the activity

Academic staff must carry out their mobility activity in any Program Country different from the country of the sending organisations and the staff country of residence. The Erasmus Program Countries are the following:

Member States of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Non-EU Program Countries: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey

The receiving organisation must be:

  • a Program Country HEI awarded with an ECHE, or a Partner Country HEI recognised by competent authorities and having signed an inter-institutional agreement with the receiving Program Country partner;

Eligible activities abroad:

The home and the host institution shall ensure that the visiting faculty's contributions will be an integral part of a diploma program of the host institution. Priority should be given to mobility activities which will also

  • lead to the production of new teaching material
  • be used to consolidate and extend links between Departments and Faculties to prepare future co-operation projects.

Duration of the mobility

The duration of the mobility is from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time. In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay). In order to be able to support various applications, CEU provides grant for a maximum of 5-6 days.

Financial rules

Selected applicants are eligible to receive funds to partially support their visit, which does not cover all the actual expenses incurred. Funds eligible for Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility are made up of two components;

  • Individual Support (Subsistence) and
  • Travel Contribution.

Where it is possible, the applicant's unit can supplement the grant from their own budget. Academic staff members will receive their salaries while away on Erasmus teaching.

Individual Support (subsistence)

Receiving country

Amount (1-14 days)

Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom

112 EUR/day

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Romania, Finland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey

98 EUR/day

Germany, Spain, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

84 EUR/day

Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia

70 EUR/day

Travel Contribution
Travel contribution is calculated using a Travel distance calculator supported up by the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm). Distance is calculated between start and end location of the mobility in straight lines from one location to another.

The grants will be issued as follows:

Travel Distance

Amount

Between 100 and 499KM

180 EUR per participant

Between 500 and 1999KM

275 EUR per participant

Between 2000 and 2999KM

360 EUR per participant

Between 3000 and 3999KM

530 EUR per participant

Beneficiaries proceeding on Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility should retain boarding cards which need to be submitted along with the Mobility Report.
Travel arrangements not directly related to the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility such as travel to conferences or any other visits before/after the Erasmus+ mobility will not be considered eligible.

Application procedure

  • Select a host institution from among CEU's Erasmus partner institutions.
  • Prepare the teaching program: explain the objectives of the mobility, the added value of the mobility for both institutions and the expected results. The teaching program must be agreed on by all parties before submission.
  • Fill in the application form
  • Obtain an official invitation from the host institution

Submission of applications

Applicants must submit one original application form (hard copy) to:

Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO), József Attila u. 24, room 103

Applications must be submitted by the given deadlines. Incomplete and/or e-mailed application forms will not be accepted. Late applications will not be considered.

Evaluation

  • Priority is given to permanent members of academic staff and those who participate in the Erasmus Teaching Mobility Program for the first time;
  • Results should be expected within a month from the application deadline;
  • Incomplete and/or e-mailed application forms will not be accepted;
  • Late applications will not be considered.

CEU will endeavor to support as many applications as possible within the limits of the available budget.