Erasmus+ teaching visit in a foreign higher education institution is a mobility between higher education institutions of two Program Countries, that have signed an Interinstitutional Cooperation Agreement, during which lecturers teaches at a foreign partners higher education institution according to a pre-agreed curriculum, also can improve the quality of teaching subjects, discuss and take new initiatives for academic cooperation.
Erasmus+ staff training visit is a mobility between higher education institutions in two Program Countries that have signed an Interinstitutional Cooperation Agreement or between a sending higher education institution and a host company. Activities may include: seminars, workshops, hands-on observation, workshops, etc., excluding participation in conferences. The learning visit shall follow a work plan agreed in advance and approved by the sending and host institutions, which shall set out the overall purpose and objectives of the training visit, the expected results of the planned training activities and the syllabus for the training period.
Program Countries: 28 EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Administrative, academic and non-academic staff, wishing to participate in mobility activities, must submit a completed application to the International Relations Coordinator during the application period.
The list of Erasmus+ partner institutions can be found here
Erasmus+ staff teaching and training mobility applications can be submitted once a year. Applications must be agreed with the dean of the faculty or the head of the relevant department.
The selection of Erasmus+ staff teaching and training mobility shall be based on the following criteria:
- Subject matter competence
- Foreign language skills
- Participation in strategic important projects.
The staff member selected for the visit is responsible for preparing the mobility for teaching or training. Business consultations are provided by the Dean of the faculty or the Head of the unit, and consultations on the management of Erasmus+ documents are provided by the International Relations Coordinator. The staff member must submit a completed teaching / training program to the International Relations Coordinator.
Prior Erasmus+ staff mobility departure, the following must be prepared:
- Financial agreement between the employee and Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, which provides duration of the visit, amount of the grant awarded and planned settlements.
- Teaching mobility – agreement approved by Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences and the host institution, which specifies objectives of the mobility, added value, content of teaching program, expected results and impact of the mobility.
- Training mobility – agreement approved by Panevėžio kolegija / University of Applied Sciences and the host institution/company, which sets out the objectives of mobility, added value, work plan for the mobility period, expected results and impact of the mobility.
Staff mobility may receive an Erasmus + grant to cover part of the travel and subsistence expenses incurred during an Erasmus + visit abroad.
An employee can also participate in a mobility program with a “zero grant”.
At the end of the Erasmus+ visit period abroad:
- The staff member shall submit to the International Relations Coordinator a certificate, issued by the host institution, confirming the duration of the visit and that the agreed program has been completed.
- At the end of mobility abroad, staff needs to complete and submit an online EU Survey. An invitation to fill it will be sent automatically.
- The employee presents and discusses the results of the visit at a meeting of his department.
- Prepares an illustrated presentation of a visit abroad.
A staff member who does not comply with the terms of the visit program and/or the financing agreement and/or who does not submit the report documents may be required to reimburse part or all of the Erasmus+ grant.
Additional information on Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching and training is provided by the International Relations Coordinator.
You can find more information about the Erasmus+ program on the website