The FCUM Erasmus+ Programme Coordinator Emilia Lipka, MA
Contact to the FCUM’s Erasmus+ responsible person for students’ mobility:
Justyna Zając, MA
room 223A, ground floor, for students open on Mondays — Fridays 11a.m.- 2 p.m.
tel. (48 22) 827 72 41 ext. 312
Employees of which higher education schools and which countries can participate in the Erasmus programme?
University employees entitled to participate in the programme are the citizens of the above mentioned countries, as well as persons who have the permanent residence card or the refugee status in one of these countries.
An academic teacher may use the possibilities the Erasmus programme gives if the university employing him/her participates in this programme, i.e. holds the Erasmus University Chart, obtained from the European Committee, and it signed an agreement with the National Agency for employee exchange in a given academic year.
More information about the rules of the Erasmus programme and possibilities offered to different groups of recipients you can find at: www.frse.org.pl, click “erasmus”, section “Informacje dla uczelni” (information for universities), or at the European Committee website.
Academic teacher exchange with foreign universities or other institutions
The Erasmus exchange is a great opportunity to check and develop one’s competencies, allows to make new contacts with academic character and to initiate an interesting cooperation with foreign universities or other institutions where academic teachers go.
Academic teachers can go abroad to the universities, with which their mother universities (faculties) have signed the academic teacher exchange agreements, being part of the Erasmus programme, in order to conduct classes for students (lectures, seminars, workshop).
The stay at a foreign university may last from a few days to 6 weeks. If the stay lasts one week or shorter, the teacher is obliged to conduct at least 5 hours of classes.
Before leaving for the exchange, the teacher is obliged to specify the planned Teaching Programme for the foreign university, which must be accepted by the mother and host universities.
What criteria should be met?
While qualifying the candidates for the exchange the universities are obliged to take two criteria into consideration:
- language competencies;
- professional experience.
The candidacies of the employees who apply for the exchange for the first time or of the personnel with shorter professional experience should be treated as priorities. The universities may use additional criteria congruent with the adapted employee professional development policy.
Where to apply for the Erasmus exchange?
You can apply for the Erasmus exchange only in the place of employment. It is the higher education schools that put forward a motion for funds for the exchange for the employees, qualify the candidates, specify the amount of the scholarships and pay the scholarships. The recruitment of the candidates takes place in the academic year preceding the exchange, usually early spring.
The detailed information concerning the possibility to participate in the Erasmus programme and the cooperation with partners in different countries offered by your university you can obtain from the university (faculty) Erasmus coordinator or the foreign office employees.
What are the financial conditions of the exchange?
The scholarship paid from the Erasmus programme budget allows to cover part of the costs connected with the travel and living abroad. The amount of the money for staying abroad as part of the Erasmus programme depends on the length of the stay and is calculated on the basis of the specific daily and weekly sums referring to the costs of living in the separate countries.
The rates of The Lifelong Learning Programme are given at the Foundation for the Development of the Education System website www.frse.org.pl in the document “Zaproszenie do składania wniosków w roku 2007” (Invitation to apply in 2007), part 2 (table 5a, p. 26).
Costs of travel: with the Erasmus programme you can cover the real costs of travel to the maximum amount specified in the document given above.
Costs of living (and insurance) cannot be higher than the maximum rates from the programme.
Persons with a high disability degree may apply for additional means for the exchange from the special Erasmus programme fund for disabled persons.
Created on the basis of the Internet website of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System (Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji; FRSE) www.frse.org.pl