Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Training

The Erasmus+ programme Staff Mobility for Training provides support and funding for academic and non-academic staff to go abroad on short teaching or training visits in programme countries.

It enables university members to pick up new ideas and practices, develop skills in their field, and to build and develop international relationships. The knowledge and experience gained help the own personal and professional development and benefit university members through sharing of best practice, intercultural understanding and development of networks.


Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Training is generally subsidised according to the following rules:

  • full refund (calculation based on the Bundesreisekostengesetz [Federal Travel Expenses Law]) through funds from Erasmus+ and Ostfalia
  • the minimum duration of the mobility at the partner institution is 2 days, excluding travel time.
  • the training programme must be agreed on and signed by the sending and the host institution before submission
  • the approval, implementation and settlement are based on the Bundesreisekostengesetz [Federal Travel Expenses Law].

What constitutes Staff Training?

Funding for staff training can be used to support a variety of professional development activities. These could include:

  • Job shadowing or observation periods
  • Attendance on workshops, courses or specific competence-building events
  • Participation in a staff training week

Training programmes should be built around personal and professional development, and may include knowledge transfer, sharing good practice, learning from shared experience, acquiring practical skills or discovering new ideas for learning and teaching. 

Related links

International Staff Weeks

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