Call for the PhD students and employees of UPJŠ to submit their applications for an international Erasmus+ mobility to countries not associated to the Erasmus+ programme (countries outside the EU/world)
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice understands the mobilities of employees and students as an effective tool for developing professional and personal competences, and for building relations with international partners. Accordingly, the mobilities contribute to the further development of employees and students, to the improvement of the educational process at the university, and to the internationalization of the university environment. The university considers it important that the possibilities for the implementation of mobilities within the framework of Erasmus+ are used effectively in compliance with the ethical and moral principles. It is also important that the implemented students and staff mobilities are recognized at the individual workplaces of the university as part of the career growth and development of human resources in accordance with the principles of the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers based on the Human Resources Strategy for Research (HRS4R).
In the new 2021-2027 program period, the classical Erasmus+ programme acquired a greater international character as international mobility was introduced into the existing mobility framework of higher education.
“International mobility” is the mobility of students and staff between Programme Countries and Partner Countries. “Partner Countries” means the “third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ programme”, which is the official term. ‘Outgoing’ (mobility) means going from Programme Countries to Partner Countries.
International mobility is embedded and carried out within the KA131 quality framework, consisting of the following quality elements:
- Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
- ECHE guidelines
- Erasmus Policy Statement
- Grant allocation policy
- ICM Manuál
- Monitoring tools
- Interim reporting
- Final beneficiary report.
The rules of the call are governed by Directive no. 1/2020, which establishes the procedure for the administration of the Erasmus+ programme at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice and its workplaces.
The processing of applications, verifying the documents and the entered information, and the evaluation within the faculties and university workplaces is the responsibility of the management of the faculties and university workplaces.
Employees and PhD students with approved mobilities are responsible for the organisation of their mobilities: inquiry into the procedures and conditions for entry to the partner country, visa application, receiving of the necessary vaccination before entry to the country, control of the COVID measures etc.