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Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

Erasmus+ further contributes to the internationalisation of higher education institutions by supporting teaching and learning mobility of university staff. Staff mobility is only possible in a country that is not the country of the home institution (i.e. Germany) nor the country where the staff member currently lives.

If interested, please contact Mareike Stolley.

Teaching Staff Mobility

Erasmus+ supports guest lectureships at European partner institutions in possession of a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). Through their mobility, the visiting professors/lecturers strengthen the European dimension of the host institution, complement their teaching offer, and impart their knowledge to those students who are unable to study abroad. Where possible, the development of joint degree programmes as well as the exchange of teaching content and methods should be part of the teaching staff mobility.

Erasmus+ teaching staff mobility can last between two days and two months (excluding travel days). They comprise at least eight teaching hours per stay or per week commenced.

The following persons may take part in this programme:

  • Professors und teaching staff in a contractual relationship with the university
  • Teaching staff without remuneration
  • Lecturers with independent contracts for work and services
  • Professors emeriti and retired teaching staff
  • Research associates

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Training Staff Mobility

Erasmus+ supports the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff as well as the development of involved institutions. This activity may take the form of training events abroad and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner institution, or at another relevant organisation abroad.

Erasmus+ training staff mobility can last between two days and two months (excluding travel days).

Teaching and non-teaching staff from all areas may take part, e.g.:

  • Administration
  • Departments
  • Library
  • International Office

The mobility may take the form of:

  • Language courses
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Observation periods
  • Job shadowing

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Financial Support for Staff Mobility

The financial support for Erasmus+ staff mobility is based on an EU maximum contribution to the costs for travel and subsistence but also follows the regulations of the Hamburgisches Reisekostengesetzes or Hamburg travel expenses act (HmbRKG):

  • 180 euros
    Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • 160 euros
    Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
  • 140 euros
    Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

Financial support can only be granted for a maximum of ten working days abroad. It is recommended that you finalise your travel plans well in advance with Mareike Stolley. In general, HFBK can only fund working days on which an activity in the sense of this programme has taken place.