Erasmus+ is the new EU programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.
The programme gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It supports organisations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth.
Mobility activities within the Erasmus+ programme:
• a study period in a programme country abroad lasting between 3 and 12 months
• a traineeship (work placement) abroad lasting between 2 and 12 months
Students may undertake up to 12 months’ mobility in total per academic cycle (i.e. 12 months during their bachelor degree, 12 months during their master’s degree etc.). Each 12 month period can consist of any combination of eligible study and/or traineeship mobilities. Additionally, recent graduates may be supported to undertake a traineeship but they must be selected by their university during their last year of study and the traineeship must take place within 12 months of graduating.
• teaching periods – staff deliver teaching at another university abroad
• training periods – staff undertake a training event or undergo job shadowing/observation/training in a relevant organisation abroad
Funding can be used to support staff engaged in both universities teaching and non-teaching roles. Staff mobility activities can last from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time. Staff teaching as part of their mobility must complete a minimum of 8 hours’ teaching per week.
The School of Banking and Management in Cracow was awarded the Erasmus+ University Charter for the 2014/2020 academic year. That Charter entitled The School to perform activities regarding student and the staff mobility.