All outgoing student and staff mobilities are carried out on the basis of a Inter-Institutional Agreement which is signed between the South-West University “Neofit Rilski” and another receiving HEI. IIA’s set the framework conditions for the student and staff mobilities which take place between institutions funded by the Erasmus+ programme.
Outcomes of the agreements
By signing an inter-institutional agreement, the institutions involved agree to cooperate on the exchange of students and / or staff in the framework of Erasmus+.
They mutually commit to respecting the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of the organisation and management of mobility, and agree on a series of quantitative and qualitative measures to ensure mobility of high quality and impact.
It is recommended that HEIs sign this inter-institutional agreement as soon as an Erasmus+ grant is awarded, and in any case before the first mobilities take place.
Digitalisation of agreements
As part of the European Student Card Initiative and the efforts to promote environmentally-friendly practices in Erasmus+, the inter-institutional agreements (IIAs) will move from a paper to a digital format. The digital IIAs are progressively being rolled out.
Academic year 2021/2022 is a transitionary year in which progressively all HEIs join the Erasmus Without Paper infrastructure in order to be able to renew IIAs digitally. Until the IIAs can be renewed digitally, the existing IIAs from the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2020 may remain valid.