INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program 2020

Participation Guide

The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Program supports the mobility cooperation with non-EU countries. Only institutions from Program countries (i.e. EU countries) are eligible to submit applications for international mobility and if approved will be able to grant inbound and outbound mobility to/from Partner countries (i.e. non-EU countries).

Important Notes

  1. Duration of the program: 16 or 26 months
  2. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) should be able to organize their first international mobility flow from June. (dates to be anounced).
  3. Mobility can be both incoming and outgoing and funding comes from the EU budget for external cooperation
  4. All non-EU country institutions must be HEIs (accredited by the relevant national accreditation body) and have signed inter-institutional agreements (IIA) with their EU country partners before the mobility takes place
  5. As the HEIs in non-EU countries do not hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), the inter-institutional agreements for international mobility have been adapted in order to include the principles of the Charter
  6. All non-EU country HEIs must have a PIC number
  7. Non-EU countries are referred to as Partner Countries. EU countries are referred to as Program countries.

Mobility Duration

  • students for studies: 3 to 12 months
  • students for traineeship (call to be announced): 2 to 12 months (recent graduates are not eligible)
  • staff mobility: 5 days to 2 months, “days of travel” are extra (also for teaching mobility 8 hours teaching per week).

Funding rules of Cyprus

  • Outgoing student mobility: €700 per month
  • Incoming students: €850 per month
  • Outgoing staff mobility: €180 per day
  • Incoming staff mobility: €160 per day

for travel costs and depending on the distance (the Distance calculator must be used) from €180 to €1800 per participant

Steps to follow before the completion of the application

  1. Before the call’s deadline, an Inter-Institutional Agreement between a university at a partner country and EUC should be in place, or at least positive feedback for an agreement must have been received.
  2. Use your contacts to the countries and universities you would like to propose, in order to examine possible cooperation grounds with your Department.
  3. Describe in the proposal the main activities the cooperation will include.
  4. Answer the four Quality Questions found below (an example is given in the Appendix).
  5. Your proposal should be linked and make reference to the Internalization Policy of EUC http://www.euc.ac.cy/images/media/assetfile/Erasmus%20Policy%20Statement.pdf
  6. Submit your proposals and answers to the Quality Questions to the Erasmus Office.
  7. The Committee on International Relations, Programs and Mobility will evaluate the proposals and agree on the finalists for the application, no later than the on December (exact dates to be announced).

Quality Questions

The call application should be completed in cooperation with the partner university. There are four quality questions that both EUC and each Partner University should answer, reporting the common agenda/strategy towards their cooperation. You should communicate the quality questions to each of your proposed partner universities.

  1. Relevance of the strategy

Explain why the planned mobility project is relevant to the internationalization strategy of the higher education institutions involved (both in the Program and Partner Country). Justify the proposed type(s) of mobility (students and/or staff)

  1. Quality of the cooperation arrangements

Detail your previous experience of similar projects with higher education institutions in this Partner Country, if any, and explain how, for the planned mobility project, responsibilities, roles and tasks will be defined in the Inter-institutional Agreement.

  1. Quality of project design and implementation

Present the different phases of the mobility project and summarize what partner organizations plan in terms of selection of participants, the support provided to them and the recognition of their mobility period (in particular in the Partner Country). Bear in mind that certain mobility flows may not be eligible.

  1. Impact and dissemination

Explain the desired impact of the mobility project on participants, beneficiaries, partner organizations and at local, regional and national levels. Describe the measures which will be taken to disseminate the results of the mobility project at faculty and institution levels, and beyond where applicable, in both the Program and Partner Countries.

List of Participating Countries

The list of the participating countries included in the 2020 call of proposals is given below

A. Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA)

IPA Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia

B. European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)

ENI Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as recognized by international law

ENI  South Mediterranean: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

ENI Russian Federation*: Territory of Russia as recognized by international law

C. Development Co-operation Instrument (DCI)

DCI ASIA: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam

DCI Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

DCI Latin America: :Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

DCI South Africa: South Africa

DCI Middle East: Iran, Iraq, Yemen

D. Partnership Instrument (PI)

PI Industrialised Americas: Canada, United States of America

PI Industrialised Asia:

Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, (Republic of) Korea, Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan

E. European Development Fund

EDF African, Caribbean and Pacific states:

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo – Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Ivory coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia-Federated States of, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Timor Leste-Democratic Republic of, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appendix: The four quality questions. Example of answers are available from the Erasmus Office

Relevance of the strategy

Explain why the planned mobility project is relevant to the internationalisation strategy of the higher education institutions involved (both in the Programme and Partner Country). Justify the proposed type(s) of mobility (students for studies/ students for traineeships/ staff for teaching/ staff for training).

Quality of the cooperation arrangements

Detail your previous experience of similar projects with higher education institutions in this Partner Country, if any, and explain how, for the planned mobility project, responsibilities, roles and tasks will be defined in the Inter-institutional Agreement. If applicable, provide as well the available information on your previous experience and planned cooperation arrangements with non-academic partners in your country and in this Partner Country.

Quality of project design and implementation

Present the different phases of the mobility project and summarise what partner organisations plan in terms of selection of participants, the support provided to them and the recognition of their mobility period (in particular in the Partner Country). Bear in mind that certain flows may not be eligible. Please consult the Programme Guide and your National Agency’s website to know which limitations apply.

Impact and dissemination

Explain the desired impact of the mobility project on participants, beneficiaries, partner organisations and at local, regional and national levels. Describe the measures which will be taken to disseminate the results of the mobility project at faculty and institution levels, and beyond where applicable, in both the Programme and Partner Countries.