Erasmus+ staff mobility for training
All employees at the University of Bergen can receive a grant for a mobility to an institution, organization or university in Europe through Erasmus+.
Erasmus+ mobility for training gives employees the possibility to receive training, new knowledge and new experiences. Staff mobility may also contribute to increased international cooperation between UiB and European institutions in EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. All employees at UiB can apply for scholarships, including technical-administrative staff and researchers. Both permanent and temporarily employed staff may apply for Erasmus+ funding.
Some examples of Erasmus+ training mobility:
Technical and administrative staff travel to a university abroad, to benefit from the partner institution's experience and good practice.
Staff training weeks, which are organized at many universities. You will find an overview of some Staff training weeks here. If you want more information, you can also contact Erasmus coordinator Kristin Torp Skogedal.
Training in a company or at a university (scientific staff or researches in laboratory training, method courses, job shadowing for administrative-technical staff).
UiB does not have a portfolio of agreements for employee exchange, so the employee must organize an exchange stay and a program in a company, organization or university themselves. No Erasmus agreement is required to travel on a staff exchange, but all educational institutions involved in this activity must have an Erasmus University Charter.
The stay must last a minimum of two days excluding travel, and a maximum of two months. The usual length is 3-5 days, and normally you will not receive Erasmus support for more than one working week (5 days). The employee must write an application that needs to be approved by the leader, and it must be sent from the department/faculty/unit in ePhorte to the Division of Student and Academic Affairs.The application can be a Mobility Agreement (see further down the page), filled in and signed by the employee, the leader (UiB) and host institution. The Mobility Agreement with the objectives and expected result of the mobility, as well as a program for the mobility period, is in place before the staff training starts.
If there is competition for places for the Erasmus employee mobility, employees who have not previously been on employee exchange, or departments/faculties/units that have not previously sent employees on employee exchange, will be given priority.
There are two application deadlines a year at the University of Bergen:
September 15th and January 20th.
Contact the administration of your department, faculty or unit if you wish to travel on an Erasmus staff training. The application must come from the head of the department/faculty or leader, and should be sent to Erasmus institutional coordinator, Division of Student and Academic Affairs in ePhorte. Expenses that are not covered by the Erasmus grant must be covered by the department/faculty/unit or other funding sources.
The Erasmus Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded according to the expenses of the stay and travel, depending on which country in Europe you are traveling to:
Host country and rate of stay:
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Sweden, UK: 112 € per day
Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Germany: € 99 per day
Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Czech Republic and Hungary: € 87 per day
Travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 € per participant
Travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 € per participant
Travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 € per participant
Travel distance between 3000 and 3999 km: 530 € per participant
Travel distance between 4000 and 7999 km: 820 € per participant
8000 km or longer: 1500 € per participant
The European Commission's travel calculator will be used to calculate the travel distance: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm
Green travel Erasmus
The UiB wishes to reduce its climate footprint and become climate neutral by 2030. All travels, both for students and employees, will have an impact on our climate footprint. The Erasmus Programme has a similar ambition and wants to make erasmus mobility as climate neutral as possible. Therefor there are different travel rates for those who want to travel more climate friendly (train, bus or car).
Travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 210 € per participant
Travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 320 € per participant
Travel distance between 2000 og 2999 km: 410 € per participant
Travel distance between 3000 og 3999 km: 610 € per participant
Confirmation and reporting after the mobility
In order to disburse the Erasmus grant after an exchange, the following documentation must be signed and sent to the Erasmus Institutional Coordinator:
Signed grant agreement
Report via e-mail from EU-Commission
The report must be submitted via a link that is sent from the EU Commission to your e-mail address, after the exchange has ended.
Travel claims must be delivered in the usual way to your department or faculty. The Division of Student and Academic affairs will transfer the Erasmus grant to the department/faculty after the documents mentioned above have been submitted to the Erasmus coordinator.