Welcome to South-West University's Erasmus+ Portal!
For more information about the possibilities of the staff mobility for training program, please, reach out via email at any time. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible! 


Hristo Dimtirov
Erasmus+ coordinator 
SWU “Neofit Rilski” 

Stanislav Grozdanov
Erasmus+ coordinator 
SWU “Neofit Rilski” 

Documents you’ll need for your future mobility: 

Mobility Agreement for Training
Form for a Business Trip Abroad 

Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility: for Academic and Administrative Staff

Spend a training period abroad at a partner higher education institution, enterprise or any other relevant workplace in Europe!

Not only students, but faculty and staff members need to be better equipped with the knowledge, skills and competences needed in a dynamically changing society that is increasingly mobile, multicultural and digital. The Erasmus Staff Mobility Program supports, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education in Europe and beyond.


Mobility activities must be carried out in any Program Country different from the country of the sending organisations and the staff country of residence.

The Erasmus Program Countries are currently the following:

EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Other European Programme Countries: Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkey, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The receiving organisation must be:
  • a Programme Country Higher Education Institution awarded with an ECHE,
  • any Programme Country public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth:
    • any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example, such organisation can be:
      • a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
      • a public body at local, regional or national level;
      • a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
      • a research institute;
      • a foundation;
      • a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);
    • a non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
    • a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;

The following types of organizations are not eligible as host organizations:

  • Job shadowing
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Courses
  • Practical training
  • Study visits

Please, note that conferences are excluded. Specified trainings/educational activities within the frames of conferences/events are eligible.

You may check IMOTION for possible staff training opportunities.


Successful applicants are eligible to receive funds to partially support their visit, which may not cover all the actual expenses incurred.

Funds eligible for Erasmus+ Staff Training Mobility are made up of two components:

Individual Support (Subsistence) : 140 – 180 EUR/ mobility day (depending on host country)

• Travel Contribution: one time 180 – 360 EUR (depending on distance)

Individual Support (subsistence)

Receiving country
Amount (1-14 days)
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
up to 180 EUR/day
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, France, Italy,  Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
up to 160 EUR/day
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
up to 140 EUR/day


Travel contribution is calculated using a Travel distance calculator supported up by the European Commission. Distance is calculated between start and end location of the mobility in straight lines from one location to another.

The grants will be issued as follows:

Travel Distance
Between 0 and 99 KM
23 EUR per participant
Between 100 and 499 KM
180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 KM
275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 KM
360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 KM
530 EUR per participant

Beneficiaries proceeding on Erasmus+ Training Mobility should retain boarding cards/train tickets/other travel tickets which need to be submitted along with the documentation of the mobility.

Staff members will receive their regular salaries while away on Erasmus training. Please be advised that the Erasmus grant is a contribution and may not cover all your occurring costs during your mobility period abroad. If possible, your unit may supplement the grant from its own budget.


The mobility activities are expected to produce the following outcomes:

  • improved competences, linked to professional profiles
  • broader understanding of practices, policies and systems in education, training or youth across countries;
  • increased capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernisation and international opening within their educational organisations;
  • greater understanding of interconnections between formal and non-formal education, vocational training and the labour market respectively;
  • better quality of their work and activities in favour of students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people and volunteers;
  • greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity;
  • increased ability to address the needs of the disadvantaged;
  • increased support for and promotion of mobility activities for learners;
  • increased opportunities for professional and career development;
  • improved foreign language competences;
  • increased motivation and satisfaction in their daily work.
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