The Erasmus + programme fosters international mobility of teaching and non-teaching staff of higher education institutions as well as enterprises’ employees for teaching and teachers’ training purposes. Mobility is possible among institutions holding an ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) which have stipulated an interinstitutional agreement.
The planned activities are:
- mobility for teaching: this activity allows Higher Education Institution (HEI) teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad. Staff mobility for teaching purposes covers any subject area / academic discipline.
- mobility for training: this activity supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of: a) participation in training events abroad (conferences excluded); b) job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisations abroad in one of the consortium countries.
Teaching and training mobility can be combined during a staff mobility period.
The Integration and Promotion of Staff Training Courses at Universities across Europe (IMOTION) project was a one year initiative co-funded within the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus Accompanying Measures grant agreement number 2013 – 2888 / 001 – 001) wich started in October 2013.
IMOTION aims at creating an online platform that will centralise information about training activities organised for university administrative and technical staff in Europe. The platform aims at supporting Higher Education Institutions in the promotion of their staff training events, and it helping university administrative staff to find the appropriate training or job shadowing they are looking for. The platform also allows organisers to get feedback from the participants at their events.
The general objectives of IMOTION are to asuccesfully promote and increase the quality Erasmus staff training events, to attract more participants from mobility or international relations offices and also to involve staff members from doctoral education units, welcome and support services, press and communication, libraries.