What does Erasmus+ offer academic staff?

Erasmus+ funding is available to help teachers, lecturers and non-academic staff develop their skills in schools, universities, colleges and adult education environments around Europe – through job-shadowing, teaching and training activities.

You gain the chance to build a relationship with an overseas institution, while picking up new ideas and practices from a different education system. Erasmus+ can contribute towards the cost of your travel and expenses, whether you are abroad for two days or two months.

Where can I go?

Erasmus+ currently cover 32 countries in Europe (outside the UK). These are:

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

Staff at higher education institutions may be able to go to countries outside Europe, through International Credit Mobility. Check with your international office with which universities you have partnerships. Both your institution and the one you are planning to visit must hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

Many schools make initial links using eTwinning, before organising staff mobility activities.

The School Education Gateway is an European Commission (EC) portal that helps schools plan Erasmus+ projects, and find staff development opportunities.

How much funding will I get?

This will vary depending on where you want to visit and for how long.

How do I apply?

You cannot apply as an individual: applications are made at an organisational level.

See a full list of upcoming deadlines or sign up to the Erasmus+ e-newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest news.

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. In the UK it is managed by the UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.

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