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Staff Mobility

Through staff Mobility, academic and administrative staff of THEO have the opportunity to visit a partner/institution of THEO or an organization abroad for teaching or training.

Interested academic or administrative staff completes and signs the Mobility Agreement for teaching or training, which includes the teaching or training program of the staff members. The Mobility Agreement is signed by the staff member, the Sending Institution and the Receiving Institution. The agreement specifies the content of teaching or training abroad and places particular emphasis on the responsibility of both the Sending Institution and the Receiving Institution for the implementation of good quality mobility.

Teaching Mobility concerns the academic staff, which teaches at another Higher Education Institution abroad.

Training Mobility concerns the administrative staff, which undertakes a training event or undergo job shadowing/observation/training in a relevant organization abroad.

Funding is given to support the staff of Higher Education Institutions.

Staff mobility can last from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel days.

The Table below shows the country segregation according to funding.

1 To Norway, Denmark, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Liechtenstein 80 – 180€ / day
2 To Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Portugal 70 – 160€ / day
3 To Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Romania,

Bulgaria, FYROM

60 – 140€ / day

Outgoing staff

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ program, the academic and administrative staff of THEO have the right to go to another university / institution which has an inter-institutional agreement with THEO and to any active teaching and training organization.

Staff who may apply to participate in the Mobility Program must be full-time in THEO and have not re-participated in Erasmus+ mobility program.

Mobility must take place in a period, which will not affect important activities of THEO. (E.g. exam period, graduation, period of annual conference, registration period, etc.)

Academic staff

Members of the academic staff participating in the Erasmus + Program will have the opportunity to broaden their network with colleagues from other universities and gain prospects for cooperation, partnership and research with Receiving Universities. The teaching mobility needs to include lectures and various meetings with other academic staff and students etc. Also, teaching should be at least 8 hours per week.

The members of the academic staff who wish to visit a particular university should discuss the mobility opportunity through Erasmus+ program with the Dean of THEO and have his/her permission.

Administrative staff

THEO through the Erasmus+ Program, gives to administrative staff the opportunity to carry out mobility for training at another University of Europe, which has inter-institutional agreement with THEO, as well as an organization in Europe. The interested staff will have the advantage of enriching knowledge and experience as well as acquiring new practical skills relevant to the worker’s specialization. Administrative staff’s mobility lasts from 5 days to 6 weeks.

Administrative staff should:

  • Have a need for training
  • Have discussed the mobility opportunity through Erasmus+ program with the Director of THEO and have his approval

Procedure for participation in Erasmus+ program as THEO staff:

Application and approval

  1. Interested academic or administrative staff must complete the Application of Interest for Erasmus+ Mobility (Academic staff, Administrative staff).
  2. Erasmus Committee, on the basis of the criteria THEO has been set, will select the members of staff who will receive a mobility grant.
  3. Selected members will be notified by the Erasmus officer.
  4. Selected members should complete and sign the following:

After mobility

Upon the return of the member of staff to Cyprus, he/she submits to the Erasmus Office the following forms for examination and approval in order to (a) be recorded in the THEO database; and (b) pay the last installment of funding to the student.

List of supportive documents:

  • Individual grant of receipt of financing
  • A copy of the air-tickets
  • The boarding passes

Incoming staff

Through the Erasmus+ program, THEO receives applications from academic and administrative staff of the University with whom it has an inter-institutional agreement.

Applications are sent to the Research and International Relations Office for further consideration by Erasmus Committee. THEO will help organize a work plan based on the interests of the incoming staff, but also on its work goals and expectations.