Mobilities between higher education institutions in the 2014-2020 EU programme for education, training, youth and sport - Erasmus+ - will be carried out in the framework of prior "inter-institutional agreements" between sending and receiving institutions, both or all of which must be holders of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
The Erasmus+ regulation has not yet been formally adopted by the European legislators. However, based on the political agreement reached so far by the EU Institutions, and subject to final version of the legal text when adopted, the European Commission has decided to publish this template for inter-institutional agreements now in order to make it possible for the potential beneficiaries of Union grants to start preparing their agreements in good time and so to allow for a smooth implementation of the Programme.
This template, aiming at ensuring student and staff mobility of high quality, is valid only for inter-institutional agreements between institutions located in current programme countries (EU Member States, Iceland, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). A template for inter-institutional agreements between programme and partner countries (all other countries) will be published at a later stage. The template is provided for academic years 2014-2015 up to 2020-2021.
Inter-institutional agreements are no longer limited to bilateral arrangements and can be signed between more than two higher education institutions, so providing for mobilities between groupings of institutions. The agreements may be circulated electronically (no need of paper circulation anymore).
For information, below the duration of the exchanges between programme countries that should be supported by the programme:
- student mobility for studies: from 3 to 12 months
- student mobility for traineeships: from 2 to 12 months
- staff mobility: from 2 days (excluding travel time) to 2 months, with at least 8 hours teaching in case of teaching assignment