INCOMING STAFF FOR TEACHING AND/OR TRAINING
European University Cyprus receives an increasing number of staff mobility requests from other universities, inquiring about training or teaching visits at our institution. These requests may be directed to a specific department or received through the Erasmus Office. The decision to accept or decline a staff training or teaching visitor lies with the department concerned, based on their discretion.
The hosting department holds the responsibility of organizing a program that aligns with the visitor’s interests. Planning the program and hosting the visit requires a significant time commitment.
Interested Visitors should:
- Visit the EUC website (Our People – European University Cyprus at euc.ac.cy) and identify the faculty/department you wish to visit.
- Contact the relevant person within the faculty/department to initiate a discussion regarding common teaching, research, or training interests.
- Once the dates of the visit have been agreed upon, the Teaching Program should be prepared, outlining the specific activities and objectives of the visit.
- After receiving the confirmed Teaching Program, an invitation letter from the host faculty/department will be sent to the visitor via email.
- Visiting staff must be employed by an Erasmus partner institution of European University Cyprus with which there is a specific agreement for Staff Mobility.
- Financial support for the visit should be provided by the visitor’s home institution.
- Visitors should ensure they have adequate medical insurance coverage during their stay in Cyprus.
- It is important to note that all arrangements for the visit must be made at least a semester prior to the intended visit.
OUTGOING STAFF FOR TEACHING
Erasmus+ offers a great opportunity for academic staff to teach in one of our partner institutions. Teaching mobility can only be undertaken to another HEI which holds an ECHE (Erasmus+ Higher Education Charter) and with which EUC holds an Erasmus+ Inter-institutional Agreement. It provides an opportunity to combine a teaching visit and also meet with our outgoing students during their exchange and address any issues that may arise.
- Travel must take place between 1st July and 30th September (of the following year).
- The duration of the activity can be from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel
- The teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any lower period of stay)
- The mobility activity should be carried out in any Program Country different from the country of residence.
- Only full-time faculty should apply
- Priority will be given to applicants that have never participated in the Program
- An Erasmus inter-institutional agreement should be in place with the Host University.
- Candidates should submit a request for Erasmus leave to the HR Department through Exelsys, well in advance.
EUC Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Procedure & Documents
Before the Mobility
- Invitation letter forwarded to you by the Host Institution. The dates of your mobility should be clearly mentioned. It could be an invitation email.
- Staff Mobility for Teaching Mobility Agreement: The document should be completed in agreement with the Host Institution. It should be signed by both Host and Home Institutions before the mobility takes place.
- Detailed Daily Program of the visit: the minimum of 8 teaching hours per week should be covered during your visit. Please note that any free days within your visiting program may be considered as “interrupted days” and may not be funded by the Erasmus+ Program.
- Grant Agreement of Staff Mobility for Teaching will be sent to you by the Erasmus Office once the Staff Mobility for Teaching Mobility Agreement is duly signed. The Grant Agreement should be signed before the mobility.
- Bank Accounts details: name of the bank, SWIFT Code, IBAN
- Departure air ticket and boarding pass: Please note that the travel allowance concerns only your departure from Cyprus (sending Institution’s location) to your mobility destination and not from any other country.
After the Mobility
- ERASMUS Teachers’ Mobility Certificate: The document should be signed by the Host Institution by the end of your mobility and submitted to the Erasmus Office.
- Online Final Report/EU Survey. By the end of your mobility the European Commission will send you via email the Online Final Report, which you should complete and submit online. The soonest you submit it, a PDF of the completed form will be sent to your email. You should forward the PDF to the Erasmus Office.
- Teacher’s Report: The document should be completed and submitted to the Erasmus Office by the end or your mobility.
- Arrival air ticket and boarding pass: Both arrival and departure should be submitted to the Erasmus Office upon your return to Cyprus.
- Photos of your trip.
- Please note that your mobility is subject to the approval of your Erasmus leave from the HR Department.
- In case you would like to terminate your mobility plans, the Erasmus Office must be informed immediately in writing.
- The booking of tickets and accommodation is your responsibility.
OUTGOING STAFF FOR TRAINING
Erasmus+ training periods support the professional development of HEI staff. The training period may be in another HEI or any other appropriate organization. A host HEI for staff training does not need to have an Erasmus+ Inter-institutional Agreement with European University Cyprus.
- Training may be in the form of job shadowing, observation, attendance at workshops or courses.
- Travel must take place between 1st July and 30th September (of the following year).
- Staff should be full-time employees of EUC and CC.
- priority will be given to staff who have never undertaken an Erasmus Staff Training mobility.
- The recommended minimum duration of staff training mobility is 2 days (excluding travel time) with each day having a full schedule of training.
- Attendance of conferences will not be funded.
- The Erasmus grant is not intended to cover the full cost of the trip.
Candidates should submit a request for Erasmus Training leave to the HR Department through Exelsys, well in advance. The mobility is subject to the approval of the HR Department.
The University has already signed a number of agreements with other universities in Europe. The current list of agreements can be found at the following link:
The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program
The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program supports the mobility cooperation with non-EU countries. Only institutions from Program countries (i.e. EU countries) are eligible to submit applications for international mobility and if approved will be able to grant inbound and outbound mobility to/from Partner countries (i.e. non-EU countries).
- Duration of the program: 24-36 months
- Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) should be able to organize their first international mobility flow in August.
- Mobility can be both incoming and outgoing and funding comes from the EU budget for external cooperation
- All non-EU country institutions must be HEIs (accredited by the relevant national accreditation body) and have signed inter-institutional agreements (IIA) with their EU country partners before the mobility takes place
- As the HEIs in non-EU countries do not hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), the inter-institutional agreements for international mobility have been adapted in order to include the principles of the Charter
- All non-EU country HEIs must have a PIC number
- Non-EU countries are referred to as Partner Countries. EU countries are referred to as Program countries.
- students for studies: 2 to 12 months
- students for traineeship: 2 to 12 months, (eligible for recent graduates, doctoral mobility)
- staff mobility: 5 days to 2 months, “days of travel” are extra (for teaching mobility 8 hours teaching per week).
- Outgoing student mobility: €700 per month
- Incoming students: €850 per month
- Outgoing staff mobility: €180 per day
- Incoming staff mobility: €160 per day
for travel costs and depending on the distance (the Distance calculator must be used) from €180 to €1500 per participant
Steps to Follow Before Completion of Application
- Before the call’s deadline, an Inter-Institutional Agreement between a university at a partner country and EUC should be in place, or at least positive feedback for an agreement must have been received.
- Use your contacts to the countries and universities you would like to propose, in order to examine possible cooperation grounds with your Department.
- Describe in the proposal the main activities the cooperation will include.
- The proposal should be linked and make reference to the Internalization Policy of EUC.
- Submit your proposals and answers to the Quality Questions to the Erasmus Office, upon the deadline set.
- The Committee on International Relations, Programs and Mobility will evaluate the proposals and agree on the finalists for the application.
List of Participating Countries
|Region 1||Western Balkans||Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo21, Montenegro|
|Region 2||Neighbourhood East||Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as recognized by international law|
|Region 3||South-Mediterranean countries||Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine23, Syria, Tunisia|
|Region 4||Russian Federation||Territory of Russia as recognised by international law|
|Region 5||Asia||Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, High income countries: Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macao, Singapore and Taiwan|
|Region 6||Central Asia||Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|
|Region 7||Middle East||Iran, Iraq, Yemen, High income countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates|
|Region 8||Pacific||Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, High income countries: Australia, New Zealand|
|Region 9||Sub-Saharan Africa||Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo – Democratic Republic of the, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|Region 10||Latin America||Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela|
|Region 11||Caribbean||Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago|
|Region 12||US and Canada||United States of America, Canada|
|Region 13||Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State|
|Region 14||Faroe Islands, Switzerland, United Kingdom|
International Dimension of ΚΑ131 Action
The International Dimension of ΚΑ131 Action in the Erasmus+ 2021-2027
The international attempt of KA131 allows EUC to use the available funds of the program for financing International Mobility activities, according to the university’s internationalization strategy and according to the specific needs of students and staff, without being limited to any study cycle and without geographical restrictions.
Financing mobility activities to Partner Countries through Action KA131 entails the use up to max 20% of the available KA131 funds for International Mobility (Regions 1-4 and 6-13).
Interested applicants should follow the same application conditions related to each mobility scheme of the program and inform the Erasmus Office via email accordingly, 4 months prior to the mobility activity due date.
The capacity of students who can be funded is limited and therefore the choice of who will be accepted will be determined by internal requirements of the Erasmus Office.