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Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility: for Academic Staff

If you have any questions, please, feel free to reach out, we will be happy to help you: 

Hristo Dimitrov
Erasmus+ coordinator 
Stanislav Grozdanov
Erasmus+ coordinator 

Within the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Program Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals, SWU’s academic staff (faculty) may seek Erasmus+ funding for a teaching period at a partner institution abroad.

The teaching must be carried out at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) that is a holder of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education with which SWU has signed a bilateral agreement in a specific area of teaching.

Please, contact us for the list of current partner universities related to your department.


Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility may be carried out by all full-time and part-time members of the academic teaching staff at SWU, who hold an employment contract with SWU. 

The sending and receiving organisations, must have agreed in advance on the program of the activities to be delivered by the visiting teachers (teaching program) prior to the start of the mobility period. These agreements define the target teaching outcomes for the teaching period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party.


Mobility activities must be carried out in any Program Country different from the country of the sending organisation.

The Erasmus Program Countries are currently the following (EU): 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.

Non-EU Program Countries: Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkey.

The receiving organisation must be a Program Country Higher Education Institution that is a holder of an Erasmus University Charter and with which CEU has signed a bilateral agreement in a specific area of teaching.

Please, consult the list of current partner universities HERE. 


Funds eligible for Erasmus+ Staff Teaching 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)


Receiving country

Amount (1-14 days)

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden

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

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+ Teaching Mobility should retain boarding cards/train tickets/other travel tickets which need to be submitted along with the documentation of the mobility.

Travel arrangements not directly related to the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility such as travel to conferences or any other visits before/after the Erasmus+ mobility will not be considered eligible.

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.

Activities supported under this Action are also expected to produce the following outcomes on participating organisations:

  • increased capacity to operate at EU/international level: improved management skills and internationalisation strategies; reinforced cooperation with partners from other countries; increased allocation of financial resources (other than EU funds) to organise EU/international projects; increased quality in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and follow up of EU/international projects;
  • innovative and improved way of operating towards their target groups, by providing for example: more attractive programmes for students, trainees, apprentices, young people and volunteers in line with their needs and expectations; improved qualifications of teaching and training staff; improved processes of recognition and validation of competences gained during learning periods abroad; more effective activities for the benefit of local communities, improved youth work methods and practices to actively involve young people and/or to address disadvantaged groups, etc.;
  • more modern, dynamic, committed and professional environment inside the organisation: ready to integrate good practices and new methods into daily activities; open to synergies with organisations active in different social, educational and employment fields; planning strategically the professional development of their staff in relation to individual needs and organisational objectives; if relevant, capable of attracting excellent students and academic staff from all over the world.

In the long run, the combined effect of the several thousands of projects supported under this Key Action is expected to have an impact on the systems of education, training and youth in the participating countries, thus stimulating policy reforms and attracting new resources for mobility opportunities in Europe and beyond.

Begin your teaching journey now!


  1. PhD degree
  2. Full-time faculty member of SWU
  3. Language proficiency – at least B2 in English


The call for applications at SWU is organized twice a year. 

First regular selection – February-March

Second regular selection – October – November

All candidates who wish to apply for staff mobility for teaching must fill in the APPLICATION FORM

SWU has around 270 Erasmus+ agreements with more than 150 European institutions. To fill in the Application Form correctly, all candidates need to refer to our list of partner institutions.

The candidate should attach to their application form the following:

  1. Mobility agreement for teaching – signed by the receiving institution (if any)
  2. Invitation (if any)
  3. Language certificate (for those who apply for the first time)


Selection Criteria

According to our Internal Regulations (Вътрешни правила) SWU has three mandatory conditions for the candidates:

  1. To hold a PhD degree
  2. To be full-time teaching members of SWU
  3. To be proficient in English, at least B2 level

Other additional selection criteria:

  1. The candidate has not participated in the Erasmus  program before;
  2. The candidate has not been mobile in the last three years;
  3. The candidate is carrying out a mobility agreement within a new agreement signed during the last two calendar years;
  4. The candidate has actively participated in the work of the Erasmus+ program;
  5. The candidate is a coordinator of bilateral agreements;
  6. Mobility will contribute to the development of new curricula/materials;
  7. Mobility will be used to strengthen and develop links between partner departments and to prepare future projects;


Eligible Countries

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Bulgaria*, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Northern Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia

The amount of grants awarded according to the countries to be visited is indicated in the published application announcements.

*Bulgaria is a programme country but is not eligible for carrying out mobilities in the country of origin.