Yes, there’s no problem with someone doing a traineeship Northern Ireland. The student will recieve the UK rate while on exchange.
Traineeships can be sourced by either an institution’s international department or by the students themselves. A number of institutions maintain long-term links with overseas companies similar to the links they maintain with other European institutions for study placements but that’s not mandatory. The only thing international officers have to make sure of is that the receiving organisations meets the guidelines outlined on page 38 of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
Yes, so long as both traineeships meet the criteria for traineeships outlined in the programme guide.
Technically, there are no outlined number of minimum weekly hours for an Erasmus+ traineeship. In a rare instance for the programme, common sense is expected to prevail here. If someone’s going abroad and only doing two hours work a week then that is not really acceptable that as a traineeship. That doesn’t mean, however, that a traineeship has to have the same number of hours as a normal working week. It can certainly be less. International officers are asked to look objectively at each position being offered and ask themselves whether it really is a traineeship or if it’s just an excuse for a long holiday.
The student would have to be registered as two separate grants, one for each country. It’s also important to note that, even though it’s the same company, the student would have to be present in both countries for the minimum requirement of two months.
For someone to go on exchange there needs to be a receiving organisation of some sort. A HEI with a Erasmus Charter or an “organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth.” If there’s no receiving organisation we’re not allowed to authorise the exchange.
Yes. Annex II of the grant agreement goups both teacher training and staff mobility into the same category: “Staff Mobility for Teaching and Training Between Program Countries”. Given that both groups belong to the same category, funding is freely transferable between them.
Unfortunately, beyond the aforementioned 5 days, there’s no leeway we can offer to students whose mobility finished earlier than expected. Any excess funds will have to be reimbursed.
Unfortuntely, top ups are not allowed under the Erasmus+ programme.
As long as they represent an educated guess, provisional dates are fine.
No. Unfortunately, the students bank details have to be directly filled in on the grant agreement. While this may be an inconvience, it is necessary to ensure the integrity of the grant agreement as a contract.
No. Unfortunately, you are required to fully fill in the learning agreement. This includes the "After the Mobility" section of the agreement.
Yes but just like with KA103 mobilities it is expected, in the event of competition, you will give preference to students whose mobilties are not to their country of origin.
The same documentation that is needed for KA103 mobilties. A learning agreement or staff teaching/training agreement, a recipet of grant, a grant agreement and certificates (or emails) of attendance.
No. However, if the incoming beneficiary is an Irish citzen then the rule of preference mentioned before applies.
For incomming students, yes. In the case of outgoing students it is acceptable so long as that country has been approved for both 1st and 3rd cycle students.
Yes, you are required to prepare and sign a new grant agreement. The student is technically applying for a whole new grant when they decide to extend their stay.
All you need is an email confirmation from the associated parties. No actual signatures are necessary.
Yes, as long as the amended project respects the core of the initial project, the Programme Guide and any secondary criteria set by the National Agency
No. The after section of the training agreement is sufficient.
Not if the institution believes that they qualify as fluent in the language of the host institution.