Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility: for Academic Staff

Within the European Commission's Erasmus+ Program Key Action 1 – Mobility of Individuals, CEU academic teaching staff may seek Erasmus+ funding for a teaching period at a partner institution abroad. The teaching must be carried out at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) that is a holder of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) with which CEU has signed a bilateral agreement in a specific area of teaching. Please, consult the list of current partner universities on ACRO website: https://acro.ceu.edu/erasmus-bilateral-agreements-department

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 teaching 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

Faculty members 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:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey

The receiving organisation must be:

  • a Program Country Higher Education Institution awarded with an ECHE

Eligible activities abroad:

The home and the host institution shall ensure that the visiting faculty’s teaching and related activities will be an integral part of a diploma programme 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.
  • training period can included in the mobility for teaching staff that allow them to develop pedagogical and curriculum design skills

Duration of the mobility

The duration of the mobility is from 2 days to 5-6 days, 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 several applicants, CEU provides grant for a maximum of 5-6 days. The teaching mobility must be carried out between 1 December 2018 and 30 September 2019.

Financial rules

Successful applicants are eligible to receive funds to partially support their visit, which may 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 resources. Participants will receive their regular salaries while away on Erasmus teaching.

Individual Support (subsistence)

Receiving country

Amount (1-14 days)

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

170 EUR/day

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, France, Italy,  Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

140 EUR/day

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

110 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 10 and 99 KM

20 EUR per participant

Between 100 and 499 KM

180 EUR per participant

Between 500 and 1999 KM

275 EUR per participant

Between 2000 and 2999 KM

360 EUR per participant

Between 3000 and 3999 KM

530 EUR per participant

Beneficiaries proceeding on Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility should retain boarding cards/train tickets/other travel tickets which need to be submitted along with the documentation of the mobility.

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.
  • Fill in the Application Form
  • 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 and signed by all parties before submission.
  • Obtain an Official Invitation Letter from the host institution

Submission of applications

Application deadline: 31 October, 2018

Applicants must submit one original Application Form and Official Invitation Letter (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 late application forms 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;

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