KA1 – Mobility

KA1. LEARNING MOBILITY of individuals: Includes the exchange of students, lecturers and administrative staff.

What is the opportunity?

Erasmus+ offers the opportunity for higher education institutions to send students and staff abroad (in other Programme countries or other Partner countries) to study, teach, or train at participating institutions, as well as to participate in a traineeship.

They can also host incoming students and staff from abroad. Traineeships between Programme and Partner countries may be available as part of new mobility agreements selected from summer 2018 onwards.

How does it work?

Organisations wanting to take part in these opportunities can either apply as an individual higher education institution, or as part of a “national mobility consortium“, a group of organisations managed by a single coordinating organisation.

These organisations fall into one or more of the four main categories:

  • Applicant Organisations – responsible for applying for and managing the project, but can also act as a sending organisation
  • Sending Organisations – in charge of selecting students/staff to send abroad or to manage incoming students and staff from partner countries, as well as invited staff from enterprises,
  • Receiving Organisations – responsible for receiving students/staff from abroad and offering a study/traineeship programme,
  • Intermediary Organisations – as a partner in a mobility consortium, intermediaries can be involved in supporting and facilitating the work of a consortium.

Higher education institutions established in a Programme country must hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) whether applying individually or as part of a consortium.

Consortia intending to take part must also hold a Mobility Consortium Accreditation.

Other organisations from Programme countries can also participate, but do not need an ECHE.

Although organisations from Partner countries can participate in mobility activities, Partner country higher education institutions are not eligible for an ECHE. Instead, they commit themselves to the principles of the charter and make the support they intend to offer to participants clear in the Inter-Institutional Agreement.

After receiving an ECHE and/or mobility consortium accreditation, the applicant organisations can apply for EU funding.

Learn more

Template for mobility and learning agreements

An introductory message from Mimika Dobroshi – Coordinator of the Kosovo Erasmus+ Office