Erasmus+ offers the opportunity to send or receive school staff for teaching or professional development purposes.
Organisations wanting to take part in these opportunities can either apply as an individual organisation, or as part of a "national mobility consortium"; a group of organisations managed by a single coordinating organisation.
These organisations fall into one of three main categories:
National mobility consortia must consist of at least three organisations from the same Programme country, all of which must be identified at the application stage. The consortium leader can be a local or regional school authority or another kind of school coordinating body. Schools participating in a consortium must have an organisational link to the consortium coordinator.
The mobility of school staff must be framed within the European Development Plan of the sending organisation, and must respond to clearly identified staff development needs. The applicant must ensure that appropriate selection, preparation and follow-up measures are in place, that the learning outcomes of participating staff are properly recognised, and that the learning outcomes are shared and widely used within the organisation.
The application process is managed by the National Agency of the country where the applicant organisation or consortium is based. An organisation or consortium can only apply once per round of selections, although a consortium coordinator can coordinate several consortia.
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information for these opportunities; detailed information on the award criteria, eligibility criteria, and funding rules can be found in Section B.
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