KA1 mobility projects in school education allow school education providers and other organisations active in the field of school education to send their learners and staff on learning and training periods in EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme. These projects support internationalisation, as well as strengthen the capacities of organisations.
What are the objectives of the KA1 mobility projects in school education?
- promoting values of inclusion and diversity, tolerance, and democratic participation;
- promoting knowledge about shared European heritage and diversity;
- supporting development of professional networks across Europe.
- supporting professional development of teachers, school leaders and other school staff;
- promoting the use of new technologies and innovative teaching methods;
- improving language learning and language diversity in schools;
- supporting the sharing and transfer of best practices in teaching and school development.
- building capacity of schools to engage in cross-border exchanges and cooperation, and carry out high quality mobility projects;
- making learning mobility a realistic possibility for any pupil in school education;
- fostering recognition of learning outcomes of pupils and staff in mobility periods abroad.
What role can institutions assume when applying for a KA1 project in school education?
Most types of available activities within KA1 projects are outgoing. This means that the applicant organisation from Serbia will act as a sending organisation: it will select participants and send them to a hosting organisation abroad. In addition, there are special types of activities that allow applicant organisations to invite experts, teachers, and educators in training to their organisation in Serbia.
The purpose of incoming activities is the same as that of outgoing activities- strengthening the capacity and international cooperation of the project coordinator (applicant organisation).
In this case, organisations do not have to send the application, yet act as hosts for foreign participants. That means that the Serbian institution is the partner to some other European institution applying for mobility project and responsible for accepting the mobility participants and organisation of the activities.
What are the types of KA1 projects in school education?
Before applying, it is important to select the type of KA1 mobility project in school education.
These projects provide applicant organisations with an opportunity to organise various mobility activities for staff and learners over a period of 6 to 18 months. Short-term projects are the best choice for organisations trying Erasmus+ for the first time.
These projects are open only to organisations holding an Erasmus accreditation in the field of vocational education and training. This special funding strand allows accredited organisations to receive funding for a longer period of organising mobility activities (for staff and learners) and implementation of the internationalisation strategy outlined in their Erasmus Plan, which should be based on their needs and longterm objectives. Funding for accredited organisations will be limited.
What types of activities are available in school education mobility projects?
Here you can read more about the types of outgoing mobilities available for both types of mobility projects.
- Job shadowing (2 to 60 days)
- Teaching assignments (2 to 365 days)
- Courses and training (2 to 30 days). Eligible course fees will be limited to a total of 10 days per participant.
Staff will be able to combine physical and virtual mobilities. In that case, the minimum and the maximum duration refer to the physical mobility.
- Group mobility of school pupils (2 to 30 days, at least two pupils per group)
- Short-term learning mobility of pupils (10 to 29 days)
- Long-term learning mobility of pupils (30 to 365 days)
In addition to physical mobility, all pupil mobility activities can be blended with virtual activities. The minimum and maximum durations specified above apply to the physical mobility component.
Types of activities available for incoming mobilities:
Invited experts for the period between 2 and 60 days, schools can invite trainers, teachers, policy experts or other qualified professionals from abroad who can help improve the teaching and learning at the receiving school.
Hosting teachers and educators in training from 10 to 365 days; applicant organisations can host teachers in training who want to spend a traineeship period abroad.
Preparatory visits: organisations can set up a preparatory visit to their hosting partner before the mobility takes place. For example, preparatory visits can be organised to better prepare mobility of participants with fewer opportunities, to start working with a new partner organisation, or to prepare longer mobility activities. Preparatory visits cannot be organised to prepare a course or training activity for staff.
Where and how to apply?
Applications have to be submitted to the Foundation Tempus until 23 February 2023 at noon.
Funding received for mobility projects refers to the following costs:
- Organizational support,
- Individual support,
- Travel expences,
- Preparatory visits,
- Inclusion support for learners with fewer opportunities and their accompanying persons where it is necessary,
- Course fees,
- Linguistic support,
- Exceptional costs.
For more information, see the Programme Guide.
Erasmus quality standards
Implementation of all activities supported under this Action must follow the Erasmus quality standards. The Erasmus quality standards cover concrete implementation practices for project tasks such as selection and preparation of participants, definition, evaluation and recognition of learning outcomes, sharing of project results, etc.
It is particularly important that institutions must ensure to encourage inclusion, environmentally sustainable and responsible practices (choosing green modes of transport, for example) and digital education.