Within the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching and Training are provided for staff of educational institutions to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country. MEU faculty and administrative employees may seek Erasmus+ funding for participation in a training mobility abroad.
· teaching periods: this activity allows HEI teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline.
· training periods: this activity supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff as well as the development of involved institutions. It may take the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisation abroad.
In the grant allocation for mobility of staff between Programme Countries, emphasis will be put on training periods for HEI teaching staff that allow them to develop pedagogical and curriculum design skills.
The majority of the budget of this Action will support activities involving mobility between Programme Countries. However, a limited amount of the budget available for this Action can fund international activities between Programme and all Partner Countries of the world, except regions 5 and 12 (see section "eligible countries" in Part A of this Guide).
Funding for mobility between Programme and Partner Countries comes from several financial instruments of the European Union for external cooperation. To ensure that this action follows the EU's external priorities, the Commission has set a number of targets and rules for cooperation with Partner Countries.
Applicants for mobility projects between Programme and Partner countries should take into account the available budget for mobility with different regions of the world and the priorities explained hereafter in the section "additional information for mobility between Programme and Partner Countries".
The sending and receiving organisations, together with the staff, must have agreed on the activities to be undertaken by staff members - in a 'Mobility Agreement' - prior to the start of the mobility period. These agreements define the target learning outcomes for the learning period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party.