Incoming staff mobility

Types of mobility

Staff mobility for teaching allows Higher Education Institutions (HEI) teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner HEI abroad.
Staff mobility for training supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisation abroad.

Duration of mobility period

Period of mobility
The minimum period of staff mobility (for teaching or training) is 2 days between programme countries and 5 days between programme and partner countries. One day before the start of the mobility activity and one day after the end of the activity, i.e. 2 additional days are added to the period of mobility which is then used to calculate the individual grant support.
The maximum period of staff mobility (for teaching or training) is 5 days (12 days for some partner countries). One day before the start of the mobility activity and one day after the end of the activity, i.e. 2 additional days are added to the period of mobility which is then used to calculate the individual grant support.

In all cases, a teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay). If the mobility lasts longer than one week, the minimum number of teaching hours for an incomplete week should be proportional to the duration of that week.

Funding rules

Staff mobility between Programme countries

Staff will receive an EU grant from their sending institution.

Staff mobility between Partner and Programme countries according to the signed agreement from 01.08.2019 until 31.07.2022 (Colombia, Russian Federation and US)

Staff will receive an EU grant as financial support for their costs for travel and subsistence during the period abroad.

Travel support
The travel support represents contribution to the travel costs of participants, from their place of origin to the venue of the activity (MU Plovdiv) and return. The amount depends on the “travel distance” – distance between point of departure (city of sending institution) and point of arrival (Plovdiv). It can be calculated with the help of an on-line calculator
The amount of travel support is determined according to the following table:

Travel distances

Amount

Between 10 and 99 km

20 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

Between 4000 and 7999 km

820 EUR per participant

8000 km or more

1500 EUR per participant

Individual support

The individual support for staff mobility between Partner and Programme countries is determined according to the following table:

Receiving country

Staff from programme countries
Amount (per day in EUR)

Norway, Denmark, Luxembourg, United Kingdom. Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Liechtenstein

180

Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Portugal

160

Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia

140

Selection

The sending institution organizes formal procedure for selection of staff members who wish to come for an Erasmus+ mobility to Medical University Plovdiv.
At Medical University Plovdiv, the guiding PRINCIPLES underlying the selection procedure of teaching and non-teaching staff for participation in the Erasmus+ programme are: 1. Competition; 2. Guaranteed impartiality, transparency, justice and lack of conflict of interests; 3. Providing full information about the selection procedure; 4. Proportionality and commensurability of grants; 5. Up-to-date information about the selection criteria, as MU Plovdiv reserves its right to introduce additional criteria consistent with those of the European commission.
Teachers and staff on administrative positions are judged to be eligible for participation in the selection procedure and may subsequently be selected for mobility based on certain CRITERIA and CONDITIONS:

  1. Teaching staff members with longer teaching experience, professors and associate professors, as well as teachers with PhD will be given preference.
  2. Specific interest, previous contacts or previous cooperation with partners from the university for which the teaching staff member is applying will be considered an advantage.
  3. Specific interest and opportunities for future professional development of non-teaching staff members will be considered an advantage.
  4. Proven language proficiency. If necessary, the applicant takes a language proficiency test at the Language Department.
  5. All else being equal disadvantaged applicants are given preference. Documents proving the disadvantaged state should be provided. 6. Erasmus mobility must not be used for conference attendance.

I wish to apply

Eligibility for participation in the selection procedure is determined and subsequent selection is organized by the sending institution.

Before I leave

The selected teaching and non-teaching staff members make contact with Medical University Plovdiv and determine the period and programme of the mobility activity. The sending institution should send to MU Plovdiv a letter, which confirms that the respective staff member was selected for teaching/training mobility at MU Plovdiv. The sending institution, the receiving institution (MU- Plovdiv) and the participant sign Mobility Agreement for Teaching

Download “Mobility Agreement for Teaching”

Download “Mobility Agreement for Training”
These agreements define the expected outcomes of the mobility and list the rights and obligations of each of the three parties. The agreement must be signed by the three parties before the staff member can start the Erasmus mobility activity.

Before I return

At the end of the mobility activity the participant should receive the following documents from the Erasmus office at Medical University Plovdiv:
– Certificate of Attendance which certifies the duration of the mobility period and the activities performed

Certificate of attendance (teaching)

Certificate of attendance (training)

– Mobility Agreement – Staff Mobility for Teaching / Mobility Agreement – Staff Mobility for Training approved, signed and stamped by the sending institution, the receiving institution and the participant

Download “Mobility Agreement for Teaching”

Download “Mobility Agreement for Training”

After I return

Within 10 days of the participant’s return he or she should bring to the person or office, which is responsible for administering the Erasmus activities at the sending institution the following documents in order to have the mobility recognised:
– Certificate of Attendance which certifies the duration of the mobility period and the activities performed at Medical University Plovdiv;
– Mobility Agreement – Staff Mobility for Teaching / Mobility Agreement – Staff Mobility for Training approved, signed and stamped by the sending institution, the receiving institution and the participant;
Within 10 days of the participant’s returns he or she should also send to the Erasmus Office at Medical University Plovdiv documents which demonstrate dates of entering and leaving the host country (copies of tickets, boarding passes, receipts from accommodation payments, copies of international passport with dates of entering and leaving the host country if applicable, receipts from fuel purchases and highway tolls).
The participant must fill out an on-line Participant Report in Mobility Tool+ not later than 15 days after the end of the mobility period.