Training opportunities for staff

With Erasmus+, training opportunities are available to staff working in education, both in teaching and non-teaching capacities.

Training periods abroad can consist of job shadowing, observation periods, professional development courses or specific competence-building events.

Erasmus+ supports training both at education institutions and at relevant organisations operating outside the sector.

Opportunities to take part in professional development activities are available to staff working at all levels of education.

Higher education

Erasmus+ supports training periods for staff working in higher education institutions. With Erasmus+, you can train at a higher education institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country. If you are working in a higher education institution in a Programme Country, you can also train at an organisation outside the sector in a Programme country.

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Vocational education and training

Erasmus+ supports the professional development of people working in vocational education and training (VET) through training periods abroad. Training periods can be work placements or job shadowing or observation periods at VET institution or at another relevant organisation based in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

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School education

Erasmus+ supports training activities abroad for professionals involved in pre-primary, primary and secondary school education. These opportunities can consist of structured courses or other events, or job shadowing at schools and other relevant organisations involved in school education.

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Adult education

Erasmus+ supports training assignments at adult education organisations abroad. These opportunities can consist of structured courses, training periods abroad, job shadowing or observation periods at schools and other relevant organisations.

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Staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions

Additional funding is available and staff have the right to the same support services offered to local staff by receiving institutions.

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