Erasmus+ Staff Mobilities

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.

Finally, it must be noted that we ensure equal and equitable access and opportunities to current and prospective participants (students and staff) from all backgrounds and regardless of their gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, disabilities, age or sexual orientation. This means including participants with fewer opportunities and in line with the principles of the ECHE and our constant commitment and internal approach towards active promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion at the College. All participants are supported in every phase of the mobility programme, from admission to the after-mobility evaluation. Should you have any queries in this regard (including issues related to possible additional forms of support for persons with fewer opportunities) please do not hesitate to contact the ER+ coordinator and/or a dedicated institutional Advocate for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (please see as well the following webpage to expand your knowledge about equality, diversity and inclusion).

See our regulations for joining the mobility program for staff members: ECHE.

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