Erasmus+ provides teaching opportunities and training opportunities for the staff of higher education institutions and the staff invited from enterprises. An Erasmus period provides staff with a chance to expand their language skills, pick up new ideas and practices and the chance to build a relationship with a new institution
Staff who go abroad on an Erasmus+ placement typically take part in one of two mobility programmes:
- Teaching periods allow HEI teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad. This teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline and can take place at any HEI that has an Erasmus charter.
- Training periods support the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisation abroad.
Staff placements typically last between two days to two months, with those on teaching placements preforming a minimum of eight hours teaching per week. Support is available for staff travel and subsistence while on Erasmus exchange.