International Credit Mobility (ICM)

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility: An overview

 

Through the new Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility action (ICM), European HEIs can now apply to their National Agency to set up mobility agreements with their counterparts in Partner Countries around the world, to send and receive students, doctoral candidates and staff. Students can obtain credits abroad that will count towards their degree back home. International Credit Mobility projects aim to help individual participants acquire skills, to support their professional development and deepen their understanding of cultures. They also aim to increase the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of the organisations taking part.

For more information please refer to the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Handbook for Higher Institutions

 

ICM at TUC

The Technical University of Crete has been participating in the action International Credit Mobility of the Erasmus+ program since July 2016. Τhe approved projects predict the mobility of academic staff, administrative staff and students to and from Canada, Israel, USA, China, Jordan, South Africa and Botswana. 

 

What an ICM grant covers

The EU grant provided to students and staff (teaching & administrative) is defined as follows:

Amounts covering the participant's travel costs:

The amounts are based on the travel distance per participant. Travel distance must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission. Students and staff going to/coming from Partner Countries, will receive the following amounts to support them covering their travel costs:

Βetween 10 and 99 Km, 20 euros per participant

Between 100 and 499 km, 180 euros per participant

Between 500 and 1999 km, 275 euros per participant

Between 2000 and 2999 km, 360 euros per participant

Between 3000 and 3999 km, 530 euros per participant

Between 4000 and 7999 km, 820 euros per participant

Between 8000 km or more, 1500 euros per participant

 
Amounts for individual support:

For students:

From Eligible Partner Countries to Greece: 850 euros per month

From Greece to an Eligible Partner Country: 700 euros per month

 

For staff:

From Eligible Partner Countries to Greece:

From the first until the 14th day: 160 euros per day 

From the 15th and until the 60th day: 112 euros per day

 

From Greece to an Eligible Partner Country:

From the first until the 14th day: 180 euros per month

From the 15th and until the 60th day: 126 euros per day

 

Duration of the activity

From 2 days (5 days from and to Partner Countries) to 2 months, excluding travel time. In mobility between Programme Countries, the minimum 2 days must be consecutive. A teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay). This minimum does not apply to invited staff from enterprises. If the teaching activity is combined with a training activity during a single period abroad, the minimum number of hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay) is reduced to 4 hours. 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.  

 

Eligible Participants

Staff mobility for teaching:

A) Staff working in a Programme or Partner Country HEI. 

B) Staff from enterprises invited to teach at an HEI in a Programme or Partner Country from any enterprise working in a programme or partner country, public or private organisation (not awarded with an ECHE) active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth (including employed doctoral candidates).

Staff mobility for training:

A) Staff working in a Programme or Partner Country HEI.  

 

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