International Credit Mobility
International Credit Mobility (ICM) supports the mobility of individuals enrolled or employed at a higher education institution (HEI), from a Programme Country to a Partner Country or vice versa:
New feature in ICM: blended mobility!
This novalty allows both students and staff mobility to happen via both virtual and physical mobility, enabling enjoy the expereince fully. Read more about it in the new Erasmus+ programme guide (p. 46).
Manifold benefits for individuals and institutions:
Key skills & competences, professional development, enhanced employability, teaching methods, etc
Increased capacities, attractiveness & internationalisation; improved quality of higher education
Region 3: South-Mediterranean countries
Green deal: Projects should contribute to an inclusive, long-term socio-economic recovery and tap into the Region’s economic potential by supporting the circular and green economy as well as urban development. Priorities include increasing climate awareness, sustainability and resilience, specifically in the key sectors of agriculture, energy and water management. Furthermore, academic cooperation should aim to provide applicable answers to environmental challenges, including desertification, biodiversity loss and use of natural resources.
Digital transformation: Projects should seize the digital transition by working on digital literacy, skills and entrepreneurship. In parallel, digital solutions can provide new means to reach out to vulnerable communities. Cooperation opportunities also lie in digital infrastructure and connections, where heightened reliability, capacity and security will support regional economic integration.
Migration and Mobility: Education access for displaced persons and refugees is a priority objective for the entire Region. Support intra-regional initiatives on credential and degree recognition as well as regional credit transfer systems. Opportunities and jobs, as referred to in the other regional priorities, should be inclusive of all, including migrants and displaced persons.
Governance, peace, security and human development: Commitment to the rule of law, human and fundamental rights, equality, democracy and good governance are the bedrock of stable, fair and prosperous societies. Initiatives on peace and security, intercultural dialogue and women empowerment are encouraged, hereby driving respect for diversity, tolerance and strengthening the Mediterranean partnership.
Sustainable growth and jobs: Improving education systems governance and addressing structural causes of schools dropouts are crucial to meet youth aspirations and to address persisting economic and gender inequalities. An integral part to this process is developing primary and secondary teacher education and in-service training. Stronger linkages between the academic, research and business world are to be stimulated, with education programmes addressing current and future skills needs, not in the least entrepreneurship. Innovation hubs and start-ups help generate local employment opportunities and prevent brain drain. Particular attention is to be paid to women participation.
Before you apply
Student mobility for studies (all degree levels)
The mobility period can last from 3 months to 12 months.
Blended mobility-Physical mobility of 5-30 days + virtual component.
Proposals need to address the following Award Criteria:
- Relevance of the strategy
- Quality of the cooperation agreements
- Quality of the activity design and implementation
- Impact and dissemination
- New Erasmus+ programme guide - 2022 (with elaboration on blended mobility!)
- Application Form
- Presentation on the Mobility Programme
- Learning Agreement
- Inter-Institutional Agreement
- ICM Handbook
- DAAD Handbook
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