Schools can apply for staff mobility funding to support the professional development of teachers, school leaders and other school education staff.

What mobility activities are possible?

Each project can last either 1 or 2 years and schools and educational organisations can apply for funding to support any of the following mobility activities:

Staff Mobility

  • teaching assignments abroad
  • staff training abroad, including structured courses and training events, job shadowing and observations in a partner school

Funding can be used to support school staff engaged in both teaching and non-teaching roles. Staff mobility activities can last from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time.

Who can apply?

Vocational or technical education on any level from pre-school to upper secondary education can apply.

Eligible Participating Organisations

Teaching assignments: 

The sending and receiving organisations must be schools (i.e. institutions providing general, vocational, or technical education on any level from pre-school to upper secondary education)

 Staff training:

The sending organisation must be a school.

The receiving organisation can be:

  • a school; or
  • any public or private organisation established active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example, such organisation can be:

– a VET or adult education school/institute/educational centre;

– a higher education institution;

– a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);

– a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;

– a public body at local, regional or national level;

– a non-profit organisation, association, NGO;

– a research institute;

– a foundation;

– a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;

– an organisation providing courses or training

For applications presented by a national mobility consortium:

The coordinating organisation can be:

  • a local or regional school authority; or
  • school coordination body

The other organisations involved in the national consortium must be schools.

Each participating organisation must be established in a Programme Country.

Applicants have to submit their grant application by 4 March at 12:00 (midday 

Brussels time) for projects starting on 1 June of the same year.