Erasmus+ non-EU Staff Training (ICM) 
Outgoing staff members

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International Office - Projects Unit
Tel. +39 041 234 8142 - Fax 041 234 7000

 icm@unive.it

The Key Action KA171 International Credit Mobility (ICM) of the Erasmus+ Programme promotes the implementation of training mobility projects outside the EU, in line with the internationalisation strategy of the Higher Education Institutions involved.

Ca’ Foscari offers its staff the mobility opportunities of International Credit Mobility (ICM), entirely funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme. This specific action of the Programme aims to promote the international mobility of students, teaching and technical-administrative staff to and from non-EU destinations through the funding of projects involving Ca' Foscari and its partner universities, which can be submitted annually.

Two different projects are currently active, both based on country-specific projects:

  • the first one has a financial envelope of € 1,534,680.00, it covers the three-year period 2022-2025, and it will end mandatorily on 31/07/2025;
  • the second one has a financial envelope of € 677,250.00, it covers the three-year period 2023-2026, and it will end mandatorily on 31/07/2026.

Partner Universities towards which outgoing Ca’ Foscari’s staff mobility will be possible are:

  • Project 2022-2025 (mobility during the academic year 2022/2023, 2023/2024 and 2024/2025): Georgia (Tbilisi State University), Morocco (International University of Rabat), Mongolia (National University of Mongolia), South Korea (Kyungpook National University).
  • Project 2023-2026 (mobility during the academic year 2023/024, 2024/2025 and 2025/2026): Cameroun (University of Maroua), Mozambique (Eduardo Mondlane University), Sudan (University of Khartoum).

Number of places will be different for every country project and will be specified within the call.

Objectives

  • Promote excellence in Higher Education Institutions;
  • raise the quality and impact of professional skills;
  • increase the capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernisation and international opening within educational organisations;
  • greater understanding and responsiveness to all kinds of diversity, e.g. social, linguistic, and cultural;
  • improve language skills;
  • greater understanding of interconnections between formal and non-formal education, vocational training and the labour market respectively.

Beneficiaries

Administrative personnel, library, laboratory and IT staff, and Foreign Language Assistants-CEL (including those on fixed-term contracts) will have the opportunity to undertake a learning or training mobility period at non-EU partner universities thanks to partnerships selected by academic coordinators of single country-projects. The duration of the mobility can last from a minimum of 5 days up to 60 days, in compliance with the country project criteria. The planned duration for mobility is not modifiable, except in the case of documented and justified force majeure. All details are available in the call and in the related annexes.

Duration of the Project

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) projects generally last 36 months. Mobility grants are awarded exclusively by means of a specific call for applications published on the Ca' Foscari website, with detailed indications of the participation requirements and application procedures.

Activities

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) individual support is awarded for professional development activities in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences), observation periods and/or training at partner Higher Education Institutions. There is no minimum number of hours for training activities, either daily or for the entire duration of the mobility. Such activities can take the form of job shadowing, professional development courses for staff or staff training weeks, visiting facilities and individual meetings with colleagues at the host institution.

Financial support

Outgoing staff members have the opportunity to benefit from training at the hosting institution. Erasmus+ ICM provides an individual support of €180.00 per day (gross) up to the 14th day of mobility; from the 15th day, the support provided will be € 126.00 per day (gross). For information on the taxation applied to the grant, please contact the Payroll Office (bilancio.missioni@unive.it).

The Programme also covers travel expenses (a return ticket) according to ranges and distance bands set by Erasmus+. Please note that for some destinations that can be reached using low-emissions means of transport, such as bus, train or car-pooling, an additional contribution for green travel is provided, as indicated within the call.

The ticket can be purchased directly by UNIVE through an affiliated travel agency or bought by the beneficiary and reimbursed later by UNIVE upon submission of supporting documents. Should the beneficiary cancel the mobility after the ticket has been purchased and before their departure, for reasons not attributable to documentable force majeure, they will have to reimburse the costs already incurred by UNIVE.

The host University will provide assistance as for health insurance, housing and visa. Ca’ Foscari International Office-Project Unit will be available throughout the mobility period to provide the necessary support.

Erasmus+ ICM Staff Training 2022/2023 call

The 1st Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility call for administrative staff mobility for a.y. 2023/2024 is open and will expire on 3 April 2023 at 1 pm.

Procedures for the mobility

The participants, once the selection is complete, will be contacted by the Projects Unit via email to confirm their acceptance of the grant.

Any staff member on the reserve list may be contacted by the Projects Unit by the end of the project, and they may undertake their mobility if sufficient funding is available.

Once the travel dates are agreed with the host institution, beneficiaries will be required to inform the Projects Unit, which will verify the compatibility of the dates with the expected duration of the mobility and take note of any specific cases before proceeding with the flight purchase. At the same time, the Projects Unit will send the beneficiary instructions for the work mission assignment and authorisation, which, in the case of Erasmus+ ICM, follows a specific procedure. In case of a longer mobility period, funded partly by Erasmus+ ICM and partly by other funds, it is necessary to inform the Projects Unit in advance, as it will be necessary to submit multiple work mission requests.

Once the travel tickets are issued, and in any case before departure, the Projects Unit will contact the beneficiary for the mandatory signing of the financial contract. 

The Projects Unit is also available to provide illustrative and promotional material about Ca’ Foscari, in case the participant is asked to present the University during the mobility.

Before returning, the beneficiary must have the Confirmation of Stay filled out and signed by their contact person at the host university, stating the activities carried out during the mobility and its duration. The pre-filled form with the official dates of the mobility and the expected teaching hours will be provided by the Projects Unit.

Upon return, the participant must email the Confirmation of Stay to the International Office - Projects Unit. Should this document be missing, the mobility will not be recognised and the grant already received will have to be refunded. He/she will also be required to complete a qualitative questionnaire on the impact of mobility and share any materials provided by the partner university. Finally, the participant must complete the Participant Report (automatically sent by the European Commission at the end of the mobility).

Last update: 14/02/2024