International credit mobility
MOBILITY PROJECTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS AND STAFF
This higher education mobility action supports physical and blended mobility of higher education students in any study
field and cycle (short cycle, bachelor, master and doctoral levels). Students can either study abroad at a partner higher
education institution or carry out a traineeship in an enterprise, a research institute, a laboratory, an organisation or
any other relevant workplace abroad. Students can also combine a study period abroad with a traineeship, further
enhancing the learning outcomes and development of transversal skills. While long-term physical mobility is strongly
encouraged, this action recognises the need to offer more flexible physical mobility duration to ensure the Programme is accessible to students from all backgrounds, circumstances and study fields.
This action also supports higher education teaching and administrative staff to take part in professional development
activities abroad as well as staff from the world of work to teach and train students or staff at higher education
institutions. These activities may consist of teaching as well as training periods (such as job shadowing, observation
periods, training courses).
Furthermore, this action supports blended intensive programmes, allowing for groups of higher education institutions
to jointly develop blended mobility curricula and activities for students as well as academic and administrative staff.
Objectives of the action
The objective of this action is to contribute to establishing a European Education Area with a global outreach and to
strengthen the link between education and research.
This action aims to foster employability, social inclusion, civic engagement, innovation and environmental sustainability
in Europe and beyond by enabling students from all study fields and at all study cycles to have the opportunity to study
or train abroad as part of their studies.
The objectives of the action are to:
• expose students to different views, knowledge, teaching and research methods as well as work practices in
their study field in the European and international context;
• develop their transversal skills such as communication skills, language skills, critical thinking, problem solving,
inter-cultural skills and research skills;
• develop their forward looking skills, such as digital and green skills, that will enable them to tackle the
challenges of today and tomorrow;
• facilitate personal development such as the ability to adapt to new situations and self-confidence.
The objective is also to enable any staff, including staff from enterprises, to teach or train abroad as part of their
professional development in order to:
• share their expertise;
• experience new teaching environments;
• acquire new innovative pedagogical and curriculum design skills as well as digital skills;
• connect with their peers abroad to develop common activities to achieve the programme’s objectives;
• exchange good practices and enhance cooperation between higher education institutions;
• better prepare students for the world of work.