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Erasmus Staff Training Mobility 2013-2014

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The 2013-2014 call for participation in the British Council Erasmus Staff Training Mobility Programme is announced to UCL. Employed UCL Staff are invited to submit plans to the panel for consideration for funding.

  • Please complete all parts of the initial application form (Excel doc) as well as a detailed Work Plan ( Word doc)
  • The Work Plan should provide full details of your planned activities including a timetable with clearly defined training and learning benefits explained
  • Forms to be emailed to moira.wright@ucl.ac.uk
  • You must supply all the information requested on these forms or your application may be rejected.
  • Please note that this funding can not be used for research based activities and plans submitted on that basis will be rejected (see Funding Criteria information below and Erasmus FAQ's)
  • A panel will meet to review applications and successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by email.

Funding Criteria

Erasmus funding offers the opportunity for academic and administrative staff to experience other European educational institutions. This enables us to gain knowledge of best practice from different cultures and environments in an increasingly international educational system. Erasmus funding can provide you with the chance to develop your own network of contacts from other European universities as well as enhancing your own professional development, cultural, language, work experiences and personal development. Within the broad objective of staff training this action encompasses three types of mobility:

1. Mobility of staff of an HEI going to an enterprise

The purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to learn by transfer of knowledge and to acquire practical skills. The activities can include language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. However, these activities should not represent the majority of total Erasmus‑funded training days per sending HEI per year.

2. Mobility of administrative and other non‑teaching staff from an HEI going to a partner institution

The purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to learn from the experiences and good practices of a partner institution and to improve the skills required for their current job. The main activity is a short stay in the partner institution that may include a short secondment period, job‑shadowing scheme, study visit, etc.

3. Mobility of teaching staff in an HEI going to a partner institution for the purpose of receiving training

As at 1. above, the activities may include language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. These activities should not represent the majority of Erasmus-funded training days per sending HEI per year.

Formal periods of practical training, short secondments etc. should account for the majority of the activities carried out.

Selection of staff is based on a "work plan" submitted by the applicant, which has been endorsed by both the sending and host institution or enterprise. The essential elements of the work plan should cover overall aims and objectives, expected results in terms of training or learning, activities to be carried out and, where possible, a detailed programme for the period abroad. Particular attention should be paid to potential conflicts of interest for applicant staff dealing with Erasmus mobility. Both institutions will be responsible for the quality of the period abroad.

Erasmus Teaching Mobility

CALT does not look after Erasmus Teaching Mobility. Participation in the teaching mobility will be restricted to those departments who already have established agreements in place covering this activity. (Please contact the Office for International Affairs about Erasmus Staff Teaching Mobility)


Erasmus operates with the support of the Commission of the European Communities within the framework of the LLP Erasmus Programme.

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