KA1. LEARNING MOBILITY of individuals: Includes the exchange of students, lecturers and administrative staff.
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.
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:
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.
I am Lirim Mehmetaj, a student from Kosovo at the University of Prishtina. Last winter semester, and currently this summer semester, I am studying at the University of Salzburg. By coming and being part of a new living and studying environment it was pretty interesting, but also challenging and very demanding. Referring to life in Salzburg, you can easily find yourself traveling into times because Salzburg indeed is a very old city filled with culture. Small and narrow alleys, paved with stones at the old part of the town, are impressive. Moreover, University is filled with students of different countries from all around the world, therefore every new acquaintance, except a new friendship is also a lesson which makes you know and understand better the diversity and multiculturalism. Erasmus is a great opportunity for Kosovar students to study and travel abroad. It is awesome that this kind of program gave me the chance to meet the world and meet new experiences, because I as a Kosovar citizen, cannot always travel freely. It is great that the EU made it possible for me to study with Erasmus. The program helps you not in just fulfilling your dreams, but also, living beyond them. Therefore, it is an extraordinary experience which changes your life forever.
"In life to be successful, you have to face challenges... and most of the time these challenges will make you understand yourself, life itself and your skills".