Erasmus+ is the EU’s flagship education and training programme which enables students and staff to mobilize to a partner university under the Erasmus programme. An Erasmus mobility provides staff with a chance to expand their language skills, develop new skills and gain insights and experience internationally.
How does it work?
Each academic year, staff at SETU Waterford are given an opportunity to apply for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility grants.
Erasmus+ grants are available for the following types of mobility;
- SETU Waterford Teaching and Training Staff Mobility to enable academic, administrative and management staff to spend a period of time teaching or training at Erasmus+ partner institutions.
- SETU Waterford Teaching and Training Staff Mobility to visit Erasmus+ partner institutions to monitor SETU Waterford students who are studying abroad.
- SETU Waterford Teaching and Training staff to visit new institutions to develop future inter-institutional agreements.
What is the definition of “staff mobility for teaching”?
Teaching assignments can come in various forms, and may take place as seminars, lectures and/or tutorials, and requires the teacher to be physically present with the students.
What is the definition of “staff mobility for training”?
Training periods must support the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad. Please note that this does not include conferences. Types of training which qualify for this funding can take a number of forms which are not limited to but include:
- A short secondment period
- Attendance at workshops or courses
- Attendance at a staff training week
What is the definition of a “monitoring visit”?
This involves visiting the international host university, where SETU Waterford students are studying to monitor their progress and further improve the relationship between SETU Waterford and the partner institute/university.
What is the definition of a “scoping visit”?
This is a visit to a partner institute/university with the view of establishing an Inter-Institutional agreement.
Eligibility criteria for outgoing staff:
Teaching / Training Staff:
- Must have an employment contract with SETU Waterford for the current academic year
- Must have approval from their Head of Department or School to fulfil the mobility period
- Must have the agreement of an Academic Department/School willing to host them at a host institution which is currently in receipt of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education;
- For a teaching mobility, the SETU Waterford staff member must complete a minimum of 8 hours teaching activities during the mobility at the host institution;
- Staff training can take a number of forms (see above definition), and must take place over a minimum of two days.
Please see the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Guide for Applicants for further information.
For more information on Erasmus+ Staff Mobility and how to apply, please see the Erasmus+ Mobility Exchange Area - Staff Mobility, on Moodle.
If you require any further information please contact our Erasmus + Outgoing Mobility Coordinator, Paula Brazil at [email protected] or +353 51 834168.