Erasmus+ is not just for students. All Aston staff members are able to participate in the scheme and there are a variety of projects to choose from:
Key Action 103 (Mobility of Individuals Programme Countries)
Under this key action there are two types of opportunities available for staff members to travel to a programme country. Your chosen country must be within the Erasmus+ Programme network (you can view the list here). Staff members can teach or train for a minimum of 2 days and maximum of 2months, and the requirements for both are as follows
Staff training (available to all contracted staff members):
• Can be a University or organisation.
• Can include job shadowing, knowledge sharing, potential partner meetings, workshops.
• Does not include conferences.
Staff teaching (available to all contracted academic staff members):
• Must be a partner institution with which we have an Inter Institutional Agreement (you can check this here).
• Must involve at least 8 hours teaching per week (proportional scale for shorter visits).
To find out more about the scheme, check your eligibility or apply, please contact Jessica Neumann on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note all applicants must have the approval of their Line Manager.
Key Action 107 (Mobility of Individuals Partner Countries)
This key action is referred to as ‘International Credit Mobility’, which enables mobility to and from partner countries (outside of the EU). A list of which can be found here under Partner Countries. To date, successful projects have included activity relating to student exchange, partnership/network strengthening, research collaboration and staff teaching. Aston has been successfully funded for mobility to and from: Brazil, India, Israel, Palestine, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. There is a detailed application for such activity, which is circulated once a year (next deadline Feb 2018). To find out more please contact email@example.com.
Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation & Exchange of Good Practices
This key action is focused around institutions/organisations working together to share knowledge and best practise with the aim of improving provisions. This can range from technology advancements, or research into provisions for refugees. For further information on KA2 please see the website or contact Paul Knobbs on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas further.
Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform
This key action covers a broader area, looking at improvements to education and training systems. Under Key Action 3, the Erasmus+ Programme will fund strategic activities supporting policy reform across the EU in education, training and youth. For further information on KA2 please see the website or contact Paul Knobbs on email@example.com to discuss your ideas further.
Further information on all Key Actions can be found here.