Erasmus + ICM mobility projects aim to support experienced, budding and entirely new university partnerships by providing funding for mobility.
Staff Mobility in the frame of our LEOSACHSEN project targets as much the development of partnerships and the preparation, supervision and the follow-up of student mobility as the further training of the individual beneficiary.
The term staff mobility covers both: faculty and staff.
In detail the programme aims to:
- Strengthen the capacity, attractiveness and international orientation of institutions which are active in education and training, so they can tailor their offers to the needs of their European and non-European partners.
- Foster the development of Synergies.
- Rise the partners’ intercultural awareness for different countries and cultures, open up opportunities for international networking.
- Increase the quality and internationalization of teaching and training.
- Support further training of individuals and improve their language skills.
The current project gives priority to the development and support of international partnerships between the Saxon universities and their non-European partner institutions. Further education of individuals will be supported subordinate.
This activity tagets faculty only. Beneficiaries can carry out guest lectureships for a certain period of time in a chosen subject at one of the Saxon higher education instituions.
Precondition is that the sending university and the host instition have signed an inter-institutional agreement.
Guest lecturers should strengthen the international dimension of the host university, supplement their hosts curriculum and impart their expertise to students who do not want to or can not study abroad. Whenever possible, the development of joint study programs should be as important as the exchange of teaching content and methods.
LEOSACHSEN promotes STA staff mobility only for the Berufsakademie Sachsen, the Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig and the Fachhochschule Dresden. Participants of other higher education institutions need to contact their own and/or the Saxon partners’ International Office.
The lectureships should generally aim at to:
- promote processes of internationalization of research, teaching and everyday university life.
- support personnel development processes (development of professional, linguistic and intercultural competences).
- exchange of experience and knowledge transfer.
- build and strengthen international networks, to initiate first contacts and to coordinate processes for future cooperation and mobility activities as well as
- initiate and develope cooperation with the business or research sector, as well as ty, culture and arts sector.
8 hours of teaching must be conducted during the first week of stay. 1.6 additional hours for each additional day.
To support the universities efforts of internationalization as well as the faciliation and execution of student mobility, Erasmus+ ICM finances further training of faculty and staff.
Please note, that the mere participation of conferences is not eligible for funding.
It is possible to combine STA and STT mobility. In this case only half the for STA required hours of lecture must be conducted.
Financially supported mobility needs to:
- comply with the current programme priority for student mobility for training: acquisition of digital literacy.
- focus as much on the partner universities’ development with regards to education and curriculum design as the own.
- put particular emphasis on social inclustion of refugees, migrants to prevent radicalisation.
The following objectives do not just focus the financially supported person, but also the sending and receiving institution:
- To improve competences in relation to the respective job profiles,
- To increase transnational understanding of education and training practices, policies and systems,
- To work towards the international opening of education institutions,
- To exchange best practice with regards to the initiation of change and modernization efforts.
- To gain a better understanding of the coherence of formal and non-formal education on the one hand and the labor market on the other.
- To improve the understanding of and greater candour with regards to social, linguistic and cultural diversity.
- To develop and imporove the ability to address the needs of disadvantaged groups.
- To promote learners’ mobility.
- To foster careers and career opportunities.
- To improve foreign language skills.
- To increase employees and students motivation and satisfaction.
- To empower collaboration on European and international level:
- adapt management and internationalization strategies,
- increase cooperation with partners from other countries,
- support allocation of funding for the development and launch of European / international projects,
- improve preparation, implementation, monitoring and follow-up European / international projects,
- foster innovation in work in the interest of the target groups, for example through tailor made programs for students and trainee, taking into account the needs and expectations,
- improve qualification of teachers and trainers,
- develop recognition and validation processes of competences acquired in learning periods abroad,
- involve external partners, such as local communities and busindesses,
- actively involve young people and take into account disadvantaged groups, etc .
- develop a more up-to-date, dynamic, dedicated and professional environment within the organization,
- foster willingness to apply best practices and new methods in daily activities, openness to recognize synergies with organizations active in other social, educational and employment fields, strategic planning of the professional development of the partners’ faculty and staff, thereby taking into account the individuals’ needs and objectives of the organization;
- where appropriate, ability to attract outstanding students and university staff from around the world.