Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

The Erasmus+ programme, funded by the European Commission, enables shorter periods abroad for teaching staff (teaching mobility) as well as administrative staff (training mobility) at a European partner institution. Staff mobility for training purposes is also possible at an institution outside the HE sector. Please find information on both funding schemes below as well as the contact persons in the International Office.

 

  • Teaching Mobility
  • Training Mobility
  • Financial support

Teaching Mobility

Erasmus+ supports teaching periods at higher education institutions (HEIs) abroad, which hold an Erasmus Charta (ECHE); this applies to all European partner institutions of Leuphana.

Conditions

  • A teaching period between two Programme countries must last a minimum of 2 days (excluding travelling time) and a maximum of 2 months (including travelling time).
  • During your stay abroad, the teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours per week (or any shorter period of stay) of actual teaching time. If teaching activities and further training are combined, the teaching load is reduced to 4 hours/week. Whereas the stipulations of the bilateral agreement with the partner institutions are relevant for the funding of the mobility (see list below); additional working days can be approved as so-called zero grant days without funding.
  • Teaching activities that will be financed by a third party, cannot be funded through Erasmus+.
  • In general, multiple funding is possible, however, priority is given to applicants without a prior Erasmus+ funding.

Eligible persons

Eligible for funding are

  • Professors and other teaching staff members with an employment contract
  • Research assistants (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter_innen)
  • Professors emeriti with a teaching assignment

Application

Applications for teaching periods at a European partner institution, with which an agreement on teaching staff mobility has been concluded, can be submitted at any time, latest 2 months before the start of the planned mobility. Please liaise with the respective coordinator for the partner institution to coordinate the planned mobility. Valid applications will be accepted in the order of arrival and according to availabilty of funds.

We will check your application and information you as soon as possible, whether your planned teaching mobility can be funded with Erasmus+.

Formal procedures

Before the mobility

After approval of your application, please send us the carefully and electronically completed form Mobility Agreement (docx) latest 4 weeks before the start of the mobility.

This agreement includes the details of the planned teaching mobility and has to be filled out according to prior agreement with the responsible person at the host university. If a teaching mobility shall be conducted outside lecture periods or at weekends, please explain the reasons.

Together with the Mobility Agreement please send us a copy of your approved business travel application* (Dienstreiseantrag).
*Please note: For the EU countries France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Great Britain for short-term and/or short-term business trips up to two weeks, the A1 certificates must be applied for in advance at the Professorship Service or the Personnel Service. The application must be submitted at the same time as the business travel application. For all other countries the application for the certificate is not necessary in such cases.

As soon as we receive the signed Moblity Agreement and the approved travel application we will issue the Grant Agreement. Once signed by you and handed in as an original copy, we will arrange for the payment of 70% of the grant.

After the mobility

Please send us the Confirmation (docx) as original copy signed by the responsible person at the host university and indicating the duration of the mobility period and number of teaching hours latest 2 weeks after the termination of the mobility.

You will also automatically receive a request to take part in the EU online survey. Once you have completed the survey, we can arrange for the payment of the remaining 30% grant.

Training Mobility

Erasmus+ supports training periods abroad for staff working in higher education institutions. Options for such training periods include workshops and seminars as well as job shadowing.The subsidy includes country-dependent residence allowances as well as travel allowances (see below). Course fees cannot be reimbursed.

With Erasmus+, you can train at a higher education institution or at an organisation outside the HE sector in a Programme country. Examples of organisations outside the HE sector include businesses, public bodies, social partners, research institutes and non-governmental organisations.

Benefits

  • Training abroad based on a defined programme, e.g. participation in a staff mobility week*
  • Exchanging information with international colleagues and gaining new perspectives
  • Strengthening own competences
  • Developing professional networks

*Staff mobility weeks are offered regularly at many universities and are often organised for specific target groups (e.g. library staff). Announcements of staff mobility weeks at partner universities are forwarded by the IO to the corresponding departments at Leuphana. A list of staff mobility weeks in Europe can be found in the database IMOTION

Conditions

  • A training period must last a minimum of 2 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.
  • Eligible are employed staff members of all university units.
  • Each staff training abroad requires that the staff member, the university and the receiving institution sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how the training will be formally recognised.

A solid knowledge of the English language or the language of the host country is required.

Application

Applications for a training mobility can be sent at any time and informally to Eva Vosshagen. She will be happy to help you find the most suitable country and receiving institution.

Before the mobility

After approval of your application, please send us the carefully and electronically completed form Mobility Agreement (docx) latest 4 weeks before the start of the mobility.

This agreement includes the details of the planned training mobility and has to be filled out according to prior agreement with the responsible person at the host institution. If a training mobility includes weekends, please explain the reasons.

Together with the Mobility Agreement please send us a copy of your approved business travel application* (Dienstreiseantrag).
*Please note: For the EU countries France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Great Britain for short-term and/or short-term business trips up to two weeks, the A1 certificates must be applied for in advance at the Professorship Service or the Personnel Service. The application must be submitted at the same time as the business travel application. For all other countries the application for the certificate is not necessary in such cases.

As soon as we receive the signed Moblity Agreement and the approved travel application we will issue the Grant Agreement. Once signed by you and handed in as an original copy, we will arrange for the payment of 70% of the grant.

After the mobility

Please send us the Confirmation (docx) as original copy signed by the responsbile person at the host institution and indicating the duration of the mobility period and number of working hours, latest 2 weeks after the termation of the mobility.

You will also automatically receive a request to take part in the EU online survey. Once you have completed the survey, we can arrange for the payment of the remaining 30% grant.

Financial support

EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on the receiving country and the distance between Lüneburg and the receiving country/town.

The daily allowances are standardised and differentiated by 4 country groups and for day 1 to day 14; from day 15 to day 60 the daily allowance will be reduced by 30%.

Target countriesDaily allowance
days 1 - 14

(excluding travel days)
in Euros
Daily allowance
days 15 – 60
(excluding travel days)
in Euros
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom180126

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

160112

Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tschech Republic, Turkey

14098

In addition, travel costs can be reimbursed in relation to the real distance between Lüneburg and the target location. Distances will be calculated Europe-wide with a calculator.

One-way distance in km according to calculatorRefund for return journey in Euros
10-9920
100 - 499180
500 - 1.999275
2.000 - 2.999360
3.000 - 3.999530
4.000 - 7.999820
8.000 and more1.500

Contact

Eva Voßhagen
International Coordinator / Outgoing Students & Staff
International Office / C14.111b
+49.4131.677-1073
vosshagen@uni.leuphana.de

Carola Pellenwessel
Administrative Assistant
International Office / C14.104
+49.4131.677-1070
international@uni.leuphana.de