Erasmus+ supports training periods for staff working in higher education institutions. With Erasmus+, you can train at a higher education institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country or at organizations outside the sector in a Programme country.
Examples of such organizations include Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), businesses, public bodies, social partners, research institutes or non-governmental organizations. Staff may carry out any of the activities described below:
- A teaching period abroad at a partner higher education institution;
- A training period abroad at a partner higher education institution, enterprise, or any other relevant workplace. It may take the form of training events or job shadowing and observation periods (entirely passive activities, such as listening to lectures, speeches, or mass conferences, are not supported).
A staff mobility period abroad can combine teaching and training activities. Any teaching or training period abroad may be carried out as blended mobility.
Partner Countries - International mobility involving third countries not associated with the programme
The primary focus of the higher education mobility action is to support mobility activities among EU Member States and third countries associated with the Programme – the European dimension. However, the action also supports the international dimension through two strands of mobility activities involving third countries not associated with the Programme across the whole world. One strand supports mobility to all third countries not associated with the Programme (regions 1-14) and is funded by EU internal policy funds (EU budget Heading 2 - Cohesion, resilience, and values). Another strand supports mobility to and from third countries not associated with the Programme (with the exception of regions 13 and 14) and is funded by EU external action instruments.
A training period between two Programme countries must last a minimum of 2 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes traveling time. A training period between a Programme country and a Partner country must last a minimum of 5 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes traveling time.
To train abroad with Erasmus+, your higher education institution must either, in the cases of Programme countries, hold the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education or, in the case of Partner countries, have signed an inter-institutional agreement with the receiving institution.
Your higher education institution and the organization at which you will train must be part of an Erasmus+ National Mobility Consortium. Before beginning your training, you, your higher education institution, and the receiving institution sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights, and responsibilities and also how your training will be formally recognized.
See our regulations for joining the mobility program for staff members: ECHE.