Erasmus+

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility, which is a part of the Erasmus+ Programme gives an opportunity to the staff to have Erasmus+ teaching or training mobility  at a partner university or a company in Europe.

University staff can participate in two strands of Erasmus+:

1) Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility

Teaching mobility can be undertaken:

    a) to an Higher Education Institution which holds Erasmus+ University Charter and with which a valid Inter-institutional Agreement is in place.

    b) by incoming staff of an enterprise to ÇAĞ University to undertake teaching activities.

There is an obligation to deliver at least 8 hours of teaching (i.e. at least two days). A minimum duration of 2 working days is strongly recommended to provide a meaningful contribution to the teaching programme and international academic life at the host institution.

Teaching exchanges must be to one of ÇAĞ University’s current exchange partners in your subject area with whom we have a valid Inter-institutional Agreement for teaching mobility.

2) Erasmus+ Training Mobility

Staff training is an option for all staff, and can involve teaching or non-teaching staff:

The purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to learn by transfer of knowledge or knowhow and to acquire practical skills. The activities can be very varied: language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. These types of activities should not represent the majority of total Erasmus+ funded training days. Formal periods of practical training, short secondments, etc. should account for the majority of the activities carried out.

 Incoming Staff

General Information

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility, which is a part of the Erasmus+ Programme, allows faculty and staff members to carry out a period of teaching or training at a partner university or a company in Europe.

University staff can participate in two strands of Erasmus+:

1) Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility

Teaching mobility can be undertaken:

a) to an Higher Education Institution which holds Erasmus+ University Charter and with which a valid Inter-institutional Agreement is in place.

b) by incoming staff of an enterprise invited to ÇAĞ University to undertake teaching activities.

There is an obligation to deliver at least 8 hours of teaching (i.e. at least two days). A minimum duration of 2 working days is strongly recommended to provide a meaningful contribution to the teaching programme and international academic life at the host institution.

For teaching periods of 2 days or less weekends or holidays falling in the period of the stay abroad are not usually considered for support, unless they are used as travel or working days. In such cases the teaching programme should demonstrate that teaching activities have been undertaken for the period reported.

Teaching exchanges must be from one of  ÇAĞ University’s  current exchange partners in your subject area with whom we have a valid Inter-institutional Agreement for teaching mobility.

2) Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility

Staff training is an option for all staff, and can involve teaching or non-teaching staff:

Going to another Higher Education Institution which holds a standard Erasmus+ University Charter

Going to an enterprise

Within the broad objective of staff training this action encompasses three types of mobility:

Mobility of staff of a higher education institution going to an enterprise.

The purpose is to allow the beneficiaries to learn by transfer of knowledge or knowhow and to acquire practical skills. The activities can be very varied: language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. These types of activities should not represent the majority of total Erasmus+ funded training days. Formal periods of practical training, short secondments, etc. should account for the majority of the activities carried out.

Mobility of administrative and other non-teaching staff from a higher education institution going to a partner higher education 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.

Mobility of teaching staff in a higher education institution going to a partner institution for the purpose of receiving training.

The activities may include language training, seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. For each Higher Education Institution  these training activities should not represent the majority of training days for staff participating in Erasmus+ staff training. Formal periods of practical training, short secondments, etc. should account for the majority of the activities carried out.

How to Apply?

If you work for another European university and are interested in an Erasmus+ Staff exchange (teaching or training) at ÇAĞ University, then the following information should help you in applying for an exchange with us.

First identify the department/contact person you would like to have an exchange with. Email the  Erasmus Office including a CV, to show your area of expertise and how an exchange would benefit both universities.

Additionally you should prepare and send by email your proposal of Work plan.

The Erasmus Office of your home university will probably inform you about filling a teaching assignment or a work plan and will offer you assistance when completing it.

After the departmental authorities confirm your visit, the ÇAĞ  Erasmus Office will send an Invitation Letter to your e-mail address and to the e-mail address of your Erasmus Office (if requested, original copy will be sent to your correspondence address, too).

When you finish your Erasmus+ teaching/training mobility at ÇAĞ, you will have a Confirmation Letter which shows you have delivered courses with a minimum duration of 8 hours/receiving training in our institution within the framework of Erasmus+ Staff Exchange Programme.

If there isn`t such an agreement in place but  the department is pleased to host you and you have found a suitable time, the department will need to work with the  Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator at ÇAĞ to sign the Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement.

The Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement must be signed by both institutions before the exchange commences.

Outgoing Staff

How to Apply

There is an obligation to deliver at least 8 hours of teaching. A minimum duration of 2 working days is strongly recommended to provide a meaningful contribution to the teaching programme and international academic life at the host institution.

Application And Selection

The Selection of the Staff will be done by an Assessment Commission which will be formed by the Rectorate. The Commission evaluates the applications carefully, by considering the call for proposals announced by the European Commission annually and the rules- priorities established by the Turkish National Agency.

Staff must be employed at ÇAĞ University

Priority will be given to:

Staff who have not previously received Erasmus staff mobility funding

The application must demonstrate clear objectives and a provisional teaching/training programme covering at least the minimum number of teaching/training hours.

The application should also indicate how the visit will contribute to the wider strategic goals of the Service/ College/School/University for Internationalisation.

Application process and timings

Complete the Application form

Submit your application form to the Dean of Faculty / Head of Service for their approval and signature

Submit the fully signed application to the Erasmus office by the time announced by Erasmus Office

Before Leaving ÇAĞ

Application Form (Approved by Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator/Head of Department/Dean of Faculty)

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching/Training Mobilty Agreement (Signed and Stamped by Host Institution/Organization)

Letter of Acceptance/ Invitation (Signed and Stamped by Host Institution/Organization)

Prior to Departure:

Bank Account (Euro)(İş Bankası)

Visa Letter (if needed, provided from Erasmus+ Office)

Copy of Passport

Copy of Visa

Grant Agreement for Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

Upon Return:

Final Report submitted

Certificate of Attendance submitted

Boarding Pass

Funding

Erasmus+ provides funding for staff mobility as a grant contribution towards subsistence and travel.

Travel grants maximums are set according to the distance travelled at the following rates:

Travel Distances              Amount (€)

Between 100 and 499 km            180

Between 500 and 1999 km          275

Between 2000 and 2999 km       360

Between 3000 and 3999 km       530

Between 4000 and 7999 km       820

8000 km and more                       1100

 

The distance to be calculated is one way – from the location of the sending organisation to that of the receiving organisation. However, please note that the grant amount covers the outward and return journey from home to host institution. You will likely therefore have to book your travel early to ensure you can cover your costs.