Staff Exchange

Erasmus funding offers the opportunity for academic and administrative staff to experience other European educational institutions. This enables us to gain knowledge of best practice from different cultures and environments in an increasingly international educational system. Erasmus funding can provide you with the chance to develop your own network of contacts from other European Universities as well as enhancing your own professional development, cultural, language, work experiences and personal development

Staff mobility for teaching assignments (STA)

LLP Erasmus enables university academic staff to spend teaching periods at the Erasmus partner universities via bilateral Erasmus agreements in which the staff mobility for teaching assignments is foreseen. Teaching periods can have duration of minimum of 5 lecture hours, but may last up to 6 weeks. The purposes of STA may be summarized as follows:

–          to provide teaching staff with opportunities for personal & professional development

–          to share expertise in specialist areas within teacher education, to deepen mutual understanding of different European Education Systems and to raise the profile of the European Dimension in Education

–          to allow students who are not able to participate in mobility to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of staff in other European institutions.

Staff mobility for training (STT)

Not only academic but also administrative staff of a university with a Erasmus University Charter (EUC) can also benefit from the staff mobility training (STT) in an Erasmus partner university or in a business enterprise. Staff mobility training (STT) includes three types of mobility:

–          The mobility of university staff member going to an enterprise and vice versa: The purpose of this type of mobility is to provide opportunity for the training of the participants through the transmittal of knowledge and experience. The basic activities are; seminars, workshops, courses and conferences, practice education processes, short-term assignments etc. The requirement of a partnership agreement is not required in case of business enterprise mobilities.

–          The mobility of the university executive and administrative staff going to another university: The purpose of this type of mobility is to provide opportunity for the participants to learn from another institution’s experience and good implementations and to improve required talents for his/her current assignments. The basic activities are study visits, short term assignments and on the job training programs.

–          The mobility of academic staff going to another higher education institution to have training: Training periods can have a duration of at least 1 week (5 working days); but may last up to 6 weeks. Financial support is available for the academic staff to spend teaching periods abroad and for the university staff to have training at an Erasmus partner university or at a business enterprise. However, Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) funding for these activities is not intended to cover all costs. The amount of these grants and the procedures for awarding these grants may vary from country to country. Generally, the grants for academic staff are provided by the European Commission through National Agency of the sending country.


Incoming Staff

If you are interested in staff mobility both for training and teaching, you can contact the International Affairs Office, which will send your request to the appropriate centre or faculty.

For Erasmus and any other type of mobility schemes, you can contact:

IED Madrid- Yudy Esquijarosa –

IED Barcelona- Eduard Castañé –

Outgoing Staff

We encourage our staff to visit partner institutions and participate in teaching and training mobility. Applications are received once a year for the following academic year. An official letter regarding the application call is sent by the International Affairs Office to all departments at in February or March.

Application Criteria:

–          At least one year of work experience at IED

–          English Proficiency of minimum;

–          TOEFL IBT: 74

–          IELTS: 6.0

–          or graduation from a university where the language of instruction is English.

–          There should be an Erasmus agreement between our institution and the institution where the training will take place, and the agreement should have a quota for staff training mobility.

For Erasmus and any other type of mobility schemes, you can contact:

IED Madrid- Yudy Esquijarosa –

IED Barcelona- Eduard Castañé –