ERASMUS+ Outgoing Mobility (STA) - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus

Erasmus+ Outgoing Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments

 

The Erasmus+ ‘Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments’ (STA) mobility action offers OUC’s academic staff (Faculty & Tutors) the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme and receive a grand for teaching or other eligible actions, i.e. research collaborations, in any foreign country that participates in the Programme, other than the country of the sending institution and the country of their permanent residence.

 

The Erasmus+ mobility action for teaching:

  • offers opportunities for professional and personal development,
  • encourages OUC and partner university faculty members to expand and enrich the curricula of their respective programmes of study,
  • gives opportunities to exchange knowledge and expertise in educational and research methods,
  • offers students at the host university the opportunity to attend lectures by foreign academics and benefit from their experience and expertise.

  PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

  • The Member States of the European Union,
  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, United Kingdom (up to the academic year 2020-2021) and Serbia.

  POTENTIAL BENEFICIARIES

  • Academic Staff / OUC Faculty Members
  • Adjunct OUC Tutors, who cannot secure Erasmus+ funding from another institution

 

People with disabilities:

People with disabilities include people whose physical or health status makes it difficult to participate in an Erasmus+ mobility activity without additional support. European Commission and Open University of Cyprus encourages the participation of academic staff with disabilities in all activities of the Erasmus+ programme. In addition to the standard support for mobility provided to all Erasmus+ participants, people with disabilities may receive extra financial support (such as adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person for students and staff with disabilities). This additional support grant is a contribution based on real costs.

  HOST INSTITUTIONS

Universities operating in a country that participates in the Erasmus+ programme in another country than the participant’s country of origin and the country of their home University (Cyprus in the case of OUC staff). A valid Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement between OUC and the partner university is mandatory for teaching assignments.

 

  PROCEDURES

Academic staff may apply to secure Erasmus+ funding for teaching during the Calls for Applications announced by the OUC Mobility Office.

Interested staff members should:

  •  Decide the period and the Teaching Programme they wish to undertake at an OUC’s partner university and obtain the written consent of the host university for their teaching programme (relevant forms are provided by the OUC Mobility Office).
  • Fill in the Application Form for the Erasmus+ STA action (HERE), describing the proposed teaching programme and submit it electronically to the OUC Mobility Office (erasmus@ouc.ac.cy), before the respective deadlines.

The OUC competent body responsible for the selection of staff members will select those who will participate in the Erasmus+ programme. Beneficiaries will sign an Erasmus+ grant agreement with OUC. By the end of the mobility, participants need to submit to the OUC Mobility Office certain certificates and documents, in order to receive the Erasmus+ grant.

 Selection criteria include the following:

  • Priority to those applying for participation in a Mobility Programne for the first time.
  • Allocation of the offered positions at all OUC’s Faculties if deemed possible.
  • The proposed Teaching Programme should, in addition to teaching, offer opportunities to promote research and other joint educational activities with the host university and/or include the design of new educational/teaching material.
  • Applying for mobility at universities where existing co-operation with OUC may be strengthened and enhanced.
  • For Greece, priority to those applying for teaching mobility at regional Universities of the country.

 

Comments / Complaints:

The Mobility Office of the Open University of Cyprus, in its effort to continuously improve the services offered and to provide better support to those interested in participating in the European Mobility Programme Erasmus+, provides the possibility of submitting any complaints and comments on issues related to the services provided. Online form: HERE.

 

  MOBILITY DURATION

The Erasmus+ Programme offers the academic staff mobility opportunities for teaching, of at least eight (8) teaching hours in partner universities abroad, for a period of two (2) days up to two (2) months.

As of the 2018-2019 academic year, academics may simultaneously participate in the STA and STT (Staff Training) mobility actions, combining teaching and training. In this case, the mandatory teaching hours can be less than 8 hours per week.

  ERASMUS+ GRANT

Beneficiaries receive funding covering their travel and subsistence expenses. The Erasmus+ grant varies according to the host country and the participants’ mobility duration.

  • Travel costs

The amounts paid are based on the travel distance per participant. Travel distance is calculated using the EU’s distance calculator tool:

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm

Distance Travelled

Travel grant (€)

Βetween 10 and 99 Km

20

Between 100 and 499 km

180

Between 500 and 1999 km

275

Between 2000 and 2999 km

360

Between 3000 and 3999 km

530

Between 4000 and 7999 km

820

Between 8000 km or more

1500

  • Subsistence

The maximum daily grant amount for each eligible working day is determined based on the host country mentioned in the table below:

Country Group

Host Country

Daily Grant (€)

Group 1

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxemburg, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden,  United Kingdom

180

Group 2

Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, (Cyprus), The Netherlands, Malta, Portugal

160

Group 3

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia  

140

  CONTACT US

OUC MOBILITY OFFICE

International Cooperation, Development and Communication Unit

Tel.: +357 22411717 / 22411659

email: erasmus@ouc.ac.cy

 

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