Mobility for Learners and Staff in Vocational Education and Training

The goal of Erasmus+ funded mobility activities is to offer individuals with learning opportunities while also supporting the internationalisation and institutional development of VET providers and other organisations involved in vocational education and training. The activity will aid in the implementation of the Council Recommendation on Vocational Education and Training, the Osnabrück Declaration, and the European Skills Agenda. It will also help to the establishment of the European Education Area.

Organisations interested in applying for funding, need to be aware of the Priorities of the Erasmus+ Programme. Interested organisations also need to read the Vocational Education and Training Mobility section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide to get familiar with the programme rules, objectives of the action and the award criteria.

Who can participate?

Teachers, trainers, and any other non-teaching professionals and personnel working in initial vocational education and training (iVET) and continuing vocational education and training (cVET) are eligible participants. Staff working either as VET providers or in other organisations involved in vocational education and training, are eligible. Participants must be employed by the sending organisation to assist in the implementation of the organisation’s key operations. In all situations, the tasks that connect the participant to the sending organisation must be documented in a way that allows the National Agency to verify this connection (for example with a work or volunteer contract, task description, or a similar document).

What activities can take place?


Staff Mobility

Learner Mobility

Other supported activities

Job shadowing Participation in VET skills competitions Invited experts
Teaching or training assignments Short-term learning mobility of VET learners Hosting teachers and educators in training
Courses and training Long-term learning mobility of VET learners


What is funded?

Organisational support – implementation of mobility activities that are not covered by other cost categories including preparation costs and support to participants

Travel – Return travel costs of participants and accompanying persons from their country of origin to the venue of the activity

Individual support – Subsistence for participants and accompanying persons during the activity (including food and accommodation)

Inclusion support – additional funding for participants with fewer opportunities

Preparatory visit – travel and subsistence for visiting host organisation before mobility

Course fees – enrolment fees

Linguistic support – language learning materials and training to participants who need to improve the knowledge of the language they will use to study or receive training during their activity, where needed

Exceptional costs – Such as costs for providing a financial guarantee, if the National Agency asks for it; or visas.

Active Vocational Education and Training providers and other organisations active can apply for funding in two ways:

Short-term projects for mobility of learners and staff

These projects provide applicants with an opportunity to organise various mobility activities over a period of six to eighteen months. Short-term projects are the best choice for organisations applying for Erasmus+ for the first time, or for those that wish to organise only a limited number of activities. Within a period of any five consecutive call years, organisations may receive a maximum of three grants for short-term projects in the field of adult education.

Accredited projects for mobility of learners and staff

These projects are open ONLY to organisations holding an Erasmus accreditation in the field of VET. This special funding strand allows accredited organisations to regularly receive funding for mobility activities that contribute to the gradual implementation of their Erasmus Plan.

View the rules of the budget allocation for accredited applicants under Erasmus+ Key Action 1 and list of organisations holding a valid Erasmus accreditation:

Find out more on the Erasmus Accreditation and application deadlines.

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