Bewerben Sie sich jetzt für ein Erasmus+ Staff Mobility | Apply now for an Erasmus+ Staff Mobility / für administratives und wissenschaftliches BOKU-Personal | for administrative and scientific BOKU staff members / Interessensbekundungen bis 1. April 2024

Aufgrund der derzeitigen Budgetverfügbarkeit möchten wir alle BOKU-Mitarbeiter*innen dazu animieren, sich in der ersten Jahreshälfte 2024 für ein Erasmus+ Staff Training / Personal- und Lehrendenmobilität zu bewerben! Der Aufruf richtet sich generell an Verwaltungs- und Laborpersonal, Lehrende sowie Doktoratsstudierende mit einem aufrechten Arbeitsvertrag.

Nutzen Sie die Chance, europäische Partneruniversitäten oder Forschungseinrichtungen für ein Job-Shadowing zu besuchen, an einer Staff Training Week teilzunehmen oder sich bei Sprachkursen oder ähnlichen Angeboten weiterzubilden. Bitte beachten: Ausgenommen von der Förderung ist der Besuch von Konferenzen sowie Aufenthalte, die der Forschung dienen.

Eine Liste von Staff Training Weeks, die durch das Erasmusprogramm gefördert werden können, finden Sie hier

Interessensbekundungen bitte bis spätestens 1. April 2024 an Nicolas Fries von BOKU-International Relations, der Ihnen auch bei etwaigen Fragen gerne weiterhilft.

Weitere Infos zu Erasmus+ Staff Training
Weitere Infos zu Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility

Due to the current budget availability, we would like to encourage all BOKU employees to apply for an Erasmus+ Staff Training / Staff and Teacher Mobility in the first half of 2024! The call is generally aimed at administrative and laboratory staff, teaching staff and doctoral students with a valid employment contract.

Take the opportunity to visit European partner universities or research institutions for job shadowing, to take part in a Staff Training Week or language courses or similar offers. Please note: Visits to conferences and research stays are not eligible for funding.

A list of Staff Training Weeks that can be funded by the Erasmus program can be found here

Please send expressions of interest by 1 April 2024 at the latest to Nicolas Fries from BOKU-International Relations, who will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Further information on Erasmus+ Staff Training
Further information on Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility

Erasmus+ Staff Training, Ireland /English for the educational workplace / courses every month from Jan 2024 on at Atlantic Language School Galway

A course designed to help you to use English in your workplace, writing emails, interacting with colleagues and students, making presentations, and finding the right language for professional situations.

  • Enhance the skills needed to effectively work in an international educational environment
  • Learn how to write emails and reports, give presentation and speaking on the phone
  • Develop fluency and enable a better understanding

Find further information in the course catalogue

Further information on the website

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training), please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries


March 2024

April 2024

Erasmus+ Staff Training, Ireland / Social and Emotional Learning: Strategies for Teachers / 1-5 April 2024 at Atlantic Language Galway | Application deadline: 25 March 2024

Social and Emotional Learning: If you are looking for classroom strategies to enhance your connection with your students, this course will interest you. This course equips teachers to help their students learn in more successful and meaningful ways. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which young people and adults acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, and achieve personal and learning goals. This course is designed to introduce teachers to the principles of SEL, showing how these strategies can be applied in the classroom to empower students to improve their academic performance while decreasing stress and anxiety.
 
Who is it for?

  • Teachers, tutors, and professors interested in finding ways to engage and motivate students.

Course Content:

  • Project and discussion-based classroom activities designed to explore key elements of SEL
  • Strategies to build self-management skills in students
  • Understanding social awareness in the classroom
  • Communication skills and conflict resolution

Further information

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training ), please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

Erasmus+ Staff Training, Ireland / Social and Emotional Learning: Strategies for Teachers / 1-5 April 2024 at Atlantic Language Galway | Application deadline: 25 March 2024

This course equips teachers to help their students learn in more successful and meaningful ways. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which young people and adults acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, and achieve personal and learning goals. This course is designed to introduce teachers to the principles of SEL, showing how these strategies can be applied in the classroom to empower students to improve their academic performance while decreasing stress and anxiety.
 
Who is it for?
Teachers, tutors, and professors interested in finding ways to engage and motivate students.

Course Content:

  • Project and discussion-based classroom activities designed to explore key elements of SEL
  • Strategies to build self-management skills in students
  • Understanding social awareness in the classroom
  • Communication skills and conflict resolution

Further information on the staff training

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

20th International Teaching Week / Professional Development / 15-19 April 2024 at Klaipėdos Valstybinė Kolegija in Lithuania | Application deadline: 1 March 2024

Teachers will give lectures to KVK students, and additionally will be able to attend seminars, workshops, conference, and cultural programme. The duration of mobility can be optionally from 2 to 5 working days. Maximum number of participants is 20.

Additionally, on 18 April 2023 there will be International Scientific-Practical Conference “Sustainable Environmental Development: Innovative Technologies” – separate registration is required. Participation is possible with Teaching Erasmus Agreement, a certificate will be issued to all participants. Language of programme is English, required minimum level is B2. Activities indicated in the programme are free of charge for 20th International Week participants. Accommodation is not provided.

Registration is open till 1 March 2024

Further information on the programme

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ teaching mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

Blended Intensive Programme, Lithuania / Fundamental Skills for Entrepreneurship and Academic Performance / 22-26 April 2024 at Kauno Kolegija

Students are invited to join the BIP "Fundamental Skills for Entrepreneurship and Academic Performance" organised by the Faculty of Arts and Education (Kauno kolegija HEI). It will take place in Kaunas (Lithuania) from the 22nd to the 26th of April, 2024 (virtual component - 10th and 18th April, 2024). Registration link for the students

Further information for students who would like to apply for Erasmus+ BIP funding

If you are BOKU staff member and if you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

Programme

ESAIP Staff Week, France SH: Educational Innovation / 22-26 April 2024 at Graduate School of Engineering, Angers | Application deadline: 22 March 2024

The main purpose of this Staff Week is to widen and strengthen the cooperation with partner institutions, to share different experiences on internationalization, to facilitate networking and establishment of new partnerships.

The theme of this year's Staff Week is "Educational Innovation". Educational Innovation is one of ESAIP's concerns and one of the challenges of the world today.

You will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences and best practices of all participants. A program of workshops, seminars and cultural activities to exchange ideas will be offered and participants can explore the city of Angers, the campus and its environment.

The registration fee is 170€. It includes all visits on the program and public/private internal transport, 1 dinner and 2 lunches.

Further information on Erasmus+ Staff Training

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

International Staff Training Week, Spain / for administrative staff members / 22-26 April 2024 at University of Murcia, Spain | Registration deadline: 8 March 2024

The University of Murcia cordially invites you to participate in the International Staff Training Week that will take place in Murcia (Spain) during the week 22 to 26 April 2024.

We have prepared a programme for the following target groups:

  • Staff involved in International Offices
  • Staff working in University Libraries
  • Staff working in IT Services
  • Staff involved in Diversity and Volunteering Services
  • Intensive Spanish Course (20 hours), B1 level, open to staff members with a minimum of A2 level.

In addition to fill in the online application, it's compulsory to send an A2 Spanish level official certificate by email to staffweek(at)um.es.

Please note that the programme for International Offices will be organised as a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP), which means that all selected participants will have to attend an online session before or after the physical week (exact date to be agreed).

All programmes and information regarding the Staff Training Week are available and will be updated here.

Please register your interest by filling in the following online form

The registration deadline is 8 March 2024.

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

International Staff Week, Poland / Change good practices and ideas, strengthen international communication skills and develop partnerships between universities / 22-26 April 2024 at Bialystok University of Technology | Application deadline: 18 Mar

The goal of the ISW is to exchange good practices and ideas, strengthen international communication skills and develop partnerships between universities. International Staff Week will be held from the 22 to 26 April 2024. All activities will be held in English, a minimum B2 level is recommended.

Further information on the programme

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

XIII International Staff Week, Spain / Share experiences, knowledge and strengthen bonds / 22-26 April 2024 at University of Almeria | Application deadline: 15 February 2024

The International Staff Week is an annual event aimed at professors and staff of partner universities to share experiences, knowledge and strengthen bonds.

Key details of the International Staff Week:

  • Dates: from 22 to 26 April 2024
  • Location: University of Almería (Spain)
  • See preliminary programme here

If you are interested in participating at the International Staff Week, please register until Thursday 15 February 2024.

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Week, Lithuania / Propose your topic until 3 January 2024 / 22-26 April 2024 at Vytautas Magnus University | Application deadline: 3 January 2024

Vytautas Magnus University invites academic staff members to share their knowledge and experience with VMU students and staff at the organized Erasmus+ Teaching Week from the 22 to 26 April 2024.

Here you can find the list of subject fields/topics the organizers would like academic staff members to teach on

Link to the preliminary programme (teaching week social programme):

All interested lecturers shall fill out the application form until 3 January 2024

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ teaching staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

May 2024

XI UPCT International Staff Week, Spain / Best practices and experiences with colleagues from all over the world / 6-10 May 2024 at Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain

The XI UPCT International Staff Week will be held from 6 to 10 May 2024. Participants will have a unique opportunity to share ideas, best practices and experiences with colleagues from all over the world. The working language will be English. Participation requires a registration fee of 150 euros, which includes coffee breaks, farewell dinner, some lunches and cultural activities.

See the programme
 
Application form

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

Erasmus+ Staff Training, Germany / Zero Waste Essentials /: 6-10 May 2024 at Aalen, Germany | Application deadline: 1 April 2024

Start your Zero Waste journey today! ‘Zero Waste’ stands for a sustainable and intelligent use of our resources. This philosophy is inspired by nature and aims to get the most out of our society, strengthen our local resilience and preserve natural resources for future generations.

In this Zero Waste training, participants gain knowledge about various waste issues and the basic principles of Zero Waste. They understand the impact of waste on the environment and learn about its potential as a recyclable material and source of raw materials. Participants develop strategies not only to minimize negative impacts of waste but also to leave a positive environmental footprint.

What they learn can be seamlessly integrated into their daily business to put change into action and make a positive impact on their community and the environment.

Whom does it address?

  • Scientists
  • (sustainability) project leaders
  • Emerging leaders
  • Sustainability advocates

After the course you will be able to convey ...

  • Comprehensive understanding of waste fundamentals, value, and the role of waste in the economic system.
  • Zero waste principles and be able to reframe ‘waste’ as ‘valuable’ material.
  • waste's environmental impact and its potential as a resource.
  • Strategies to reduce waste impact and create a positive environmental footprint.

Further information on the staff training

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training short.boku.ac.at/int-staffout-tt), please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

Erasmus+ Staff Training, Ireland / AI – Artificial Intelligence for Higher Education / 11-17 May 2024 at Dorset College Dublin | Application deadline: 4 May 2024

Who Should Take This Course?
This course is ideal for lecturers, researchers and administrative staff in the academic sector who wish to develop the requisite skills to engage successfully in a range of academic settings. Particular emphasis is placed on developing practical skill with AI tools to formally address workplace challenges that may be human facing or based in administrative tasks.

Participants will complete a stylistically and register-appropriate written assignment and presentation and receive individual feedback focusing on style, register, and overall effectiveness.
Course conclusion with tips for using AI to assist in the workplace.

Materials provided: All photocopies/handouts and PowerPoint presentations provided
Minimum Level of English: CEFR B1+ level Intermediate Plus

Further information and registration link

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

13th Erasmus International Week, Portugal / EU values, societal challenges and multiculturalism – the role of Higher Education Institutions / 13-17 May 2024 at Polytechnic University of Santarém | Application deadline: 15 April 2024

The staff training week includes cultural visits, a crash course in Portuguese, workshop sessions, networking opportunities, a world café and excursions.

Further information on the planned programme and link for registration

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

International Staff Week, Germany / New Approaches to Services for Students and Staff at Universities / 13-17 May 2023 at University of Bonn | Application deadline: 26 January 2024

This year the International Staff Week will focus on the topic "New Approaches to Services for Students and Staff at Universities". Staff from partner universities working in the field of services are invited to apply- Extended application deadline: 23 February 2024
 
For more information and the preliminary program, please see the website

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ teaching staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

MUST Week, Czech Republic /Staff trainings in different fields / 20-24 May 2024 at Masaryk University | Application deadline: 29 February 2024

Masaryk University provides staff training weeks in these fields:

  1. Services for students with special needs
  2. Technology Transfer Office
  3. International Relations Office
  4. Research Managers and Administrators
  5. Libraries

Find more details about the preliminary programs, electronic applications and further practical information here

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ teaching staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

MUST Week, Czech Republic / Different topics & different dates

Masaryk University regularly offers staff from partner institutions a chance to participate in a Masaryk University Training (MUST) Week under Erasmus+ programme or other schemes. The next offer from 20-24 May 2024 focuses on “Services for students with special needs: Inclusive Higher Education & Universal Design for Learning”.

Further information on MUST Week offers

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

International Staff Week, Portugal / Porto Communication – Fostering Community / 20-24 May 2024 at University of Porto | Application deadline: 5 April 2024

University of Porto is happy to announce that the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) will organize a Staff Week from the 20 to 24 May 2024, entitled “Porto Communication – Fostering Community”.

This staff week will focus on the following main topics:

  • The University as a hub: collaborative communication for migrant support services;
  • Communication strategies for welcoming and integrating international students;
  • Exploring the interplay between business and university;
  • The role of communication and employer branding;
  • Accessibility and digital inclusion.

Deadline for registration: 5 April 2024
Please access the following link for more detailed information and registration

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ teaching staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

3rd IPCA’s InWeek, Portugal / Are Micro credentials reshaping Higher Education? / 20-24 May 2024 at Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave | Application deadline: 19 April 2024

This International Staff Training Week will be held in English language and is open to administrative and teaching staff whose tasks are mainly focused on International Cooperation, Pedagogical Innovation, Inclusion and Diversity, among other related domains. With a comprehensive programme focused on the expansion of cooperation, this capacity building week aims to offer an enriching international and intercultural learning experience and the opportunity to exchange and discuss emergent themes. The agenda will comprise a range of topics through interactive group sessions including workshops, networking and teambuilding activities in view of strengthening international cooperation by encouraging the exchange of best practices and experiences.

Further information on the planned programme and link for registration

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

 

4th International Staff Training Week, Poland / Artificial Intelligence at the Universities – a boon or a bane / 20-24 May 2024 at University of Applied Sciences in Nysa, Poland | Application deadline: 31 March 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly evolved over the past few decades, transforming various sectors and industries, including education. The integration of AI technologies within universities has sparked a debate regarding whether it is a boon or a bane? This debate hinges on the potential benefits and drawbacks associated with AI's presence in higher education settings. The key lies in how universities adopt and integrate AI technologies responsibly, ensuring that the benefits are maximized while addressing potential drawbacks. Striking a balance between leveraging AI's capabilities and maintaining the core principles of education is essential to ensure a positive transformation of higher education in the AI era.

The general objective of the Erasmus+ Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education and training. During the International Staff Training Week participants will share their individual experiences of using artificial intelligence for self-development, university work, projects organisation and the teaching process.

The issue will be discussed from different perspectives: lecturers, researches, technicians, administrative staff and students raising concerns about threats that it may also pose to Universities management processes.

Further information

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training), please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

7th International Staff Training Week, Italy / Globalizing Education: Exploring Multiculturalism and Boosting Mobility. A Focus on European Alliances / 27-31 May 2024 at University of Salerno | Application deadline: 15 March 2024

The program will focus on the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions, and applications from staff working on this issue are particularly welcome. This Staff Training Week offers a unique opportunity to enhance skills, share experiences, and foster collaboration with international colleagues. It promises valuable insights into the global landscape of education. The hosts are delighted to welcome teaching and non-teaching university staff with an international perspective, facilitating mutual learning, the consolidation and strengthening of current relations, and the creation of new partnerships.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the town of Salerno, situated between the famous Amalfi Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the Cilento Coast, with its unique natural landscape. Additionally, they can visit Paestum, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Italy. Integration among participants will be fostered through social program, including networking lunches and visits that offer the chance to discover the territory. Living and accommodation expenses will be covered by participants.

Further information on the staff training week

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training), please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

Erasmus+ International Staff Weeks, Turkey / 2 offers / 27 May – 1 June 2024 at Selcuk University in Konya, Turkey | Application deadline: 19 April 2024

  • Staff Week offer 1: Empowering students and learning through critical approaches: Global practices and insights

    Erasmus+ International Staff Training Week
    Venue: Selcuk University Coordination Office
    Date: 27 May 2024-: 31 May 2024

    The main topics:
    Learning Outside Classroom
    Stream of Conscious in Writing Practices
    Bilingualism/ Being Bilingual
    Teaching Rhetorical Appeals

Further information on the Erasmus+ staff training week “Empowering students and learning through critical approaches: Global practices and insights”


  • Staff Week offer 2: The Building Blocks of the Future

    We’re at beginning of a golden age of AI. Recent advancements have already led to invention that previously lived in the realm of science fiction – and we have only scratched the surface of what’s possible. Today, artificial intelligence techniques are used in almost all areas of our lives, from agriculture to financial technologies. It is not possible to cover all artificial intelligence applications that can learn and reason with high accuracy using available examples in this workshop. In the workshop, we wanted to discuss successful applications of artificial intelligence in 4 different fields. These areas; they were determined as agriculture, health, financial technologies and international trade and logistics.

    Erasmus+ International Staff Training Week
    Venue: Venue: Selcuk University Coordination Office
    Date: 28 May 2024 - 1 June 2024

Further information on the Erasmus+ staff training week “The Building Blocks of the Future”


BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

June 2024

UEF International Staff Week, Finland / Topics: University introduction, study opportunities, students life, learning environments, research & campus cities / 3-7 June 2024 at Kuopio Campus | Application deadline: 14 April 2024

Welcome to the University of Eastern Finland’s International staff week in Kuopio 3-7 in June 2024!

The staff week programme contains a wide range of topics introducing the university, study opportunities, student life, learning environments, research, and campus cities, along with room for bilateral meetings.

Registration is open until 14 April 2024. The participation fee is 100 euros (non-refundable) and includes material, coffee breaks, and social programme. Participants are kindly asked to cover the participation fee as well as other expenses for travel by using Erasmus+ training mobility grants.

Further information on the staff week programme

Registration

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

 

Turku UAS Sharing Excellence Days, Finland / Increasing well-being through partnerships / 10-13 June 2024 at Turku University of Applied Sciences | Application deadline: 30 April 2024

Experts from international relations, regional partnerships, alumni relations and study support services (especially study psychologists, student counsellor and DEI affairs) are invited to join this training in sharing expertise with other professionals from the same field. You will also get to know Turku UAS as a whole, take part in interesting workshops and discussions while experiencing the Finnish culture and the beautiful summer first-hand.

What kind of excellence can be found at your home university? What do you excel in? What kind of excellence would you like to learn from your colleagues? What could we do together in the future? How can we increase well-being through partnerships?

Further information on the staff training programme

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

 

TCA - Ecological and sustainable project management / Trainings- und Kooperationsaktivität / 10.-13. Juni 2024 in Liechtenstein

Inhalte und Ziele:
“The main objective of this TCA is training people to successfully manage Erasmus+ projects and to move towards ecological and sustainable project management, as well as supporting the development of cooperation between organisations from Europe to improve the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme in their country.

Participants can learn about project management in Erasmus+ projects from both perspectives: as beneficiary and leading organisation in an Erasmus+ project, as well as participating organisation. They will go through the stages of project life cycle and the project management cycle, learn about tools, methods, documents used and gain awareness for the implementation of an ecological and sustainable project management approach. At the end of the course, participants will have learnt the key elements required for successful, ecological and sustainable project management within Erasmus+.”
 
Zielgruppe:
“This TCA is highly recommended for newcomers and less experienced applicants, as well as for experienced people who are interested in developing their project management skills to a high level, especially in the field of environmental and sustainable project management and in the context of Erasmus+ projects.”

Die Teilnahme an dieser Veranstaltung, die im Rahmen von TCA stattfindet, wird aus Mitteln der Europäischen Union bezuschusst. Kosten, die vor Ort im Rahmen des Seminars anfallen (Unterkunft, Verpflegung, sonstiges Programm), werden direkt von den Veranstaltern übernommen. Für die An- und Abreise ist selbst Sorge zu tragen, eine Rückerstattung der Reisekosten kann bei erfolgter Teilnahme im Nachhinein bei der österreichischen nationalen Agentur unter Vorlage der entsprechenden Nachweise und Belege beantragt werden.

Es steht eine begrenzte Anzahl an Plätzen zur Verfügung. Bei Interesse an einer Teilnahme informieren Sie bitte Gudrun Reisinger von BOKU-International Relations und bewerben Sie sich bis spätestens Fr, 15.3.2024 über folgendes Online-Formular

Erasmus+ Staff Week, Germany / Research at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences / 10-13 June 2024 at Osnabrück | Application deadline: 29 March 2024

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences invites academic and non-academic staff from international partner universities to spend a week of work shadowing, networking and sharing expertise on research with colleagues. They especially address:

  • Researchers (Professors, Post-Docs, PhD students)
  • Staff members who support incoming international researchers (Welcome Centers/International Offices)
  • Staff members who support faculty members in all aspects related to research projects (advising on calls and supporting applications for research funding, administration of research grants and financial management of research projects etc.)

A variety of different research groups and administrative units covering different aspects of research, research funding and research collaboration at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences will open their doors and are eager to connect with their counter parts from international partner universities. In addition to the work shadowing sessions and presentations on research and career opportunities at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, they will offer social and cultural events. There will also be time slots for individual meetings and networking.

Further information on the staff training week

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training), please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

International Staff Week, Sweden / Interculture & Job Shadowing / 11-13 June 2024 at Karlstad University | Application deadline: 17 March 2024

Karlstad University invites to join the 8th International Staff Week at, in the heart of Sweden.

Theme: Interculture and Job shadowing

Programme

  • Intercultural presentations and workshops
  • Job shadowing with colleagues in your field
  • Learning about Karlstad University's work culture and international activities
  • Networking with diverse participants and sharing ideas and best practices
  • Participating in social and cultural activities

Job shadowing areas:

•    International Office
•    Study- and career counselling
•    IT-department
•    HR-department
•    Grants and Innovation Office (research/innovation advisors)
•    Strategic and operational support (legal officers, procurement officers and project managers)
•    Centre for Teaching and Learning

Further information on the programme of the staff training week

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training), please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

Staff Week, Germany / German Language Training 2024 / 17-21 June 2024 at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg | Application deadline: 10 May 2024

The Language Teaching Centre (SLI) of Freiburg University offers intensive German language courses for university staff from Erasmus+ countries. The courses are open to all professionals seeking to improve their German language skills.

The language training takes place from Monday to Friday. In total there are 20 teaching units per course, 4 teaching units (45 minutes each) every morning. The course fee includes the teaching material and leisure activities in the afternoon (a getting-to-know meeting with "Kaffee und Kuchen", tours through Freiburg’s city, museums, the University and its institutions).

Level of the courses: A1-B2
Course fee: 350 € / Special Offer: If two consecutive courses are booked, there is a reduction of 100 € for the follow-up course.

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

Staff Week, Portugal / International Inclusion and Sustainability / 17-21 June 2024 at NOWA School, Lisbon | Application deadline: 13 March 2024

NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities announces the upcoming Staff Week focused on International Inclusion and Sustainability that will be held in Lisbon, Portugal between 17 - 21 June 2024. Applications are now open until the 13 March 2024. Share your experiences, motivations and how you envision contributing to and benefiting from this Staff Week.

Who can apply?

  • Sustainability: Professionals committed to sustainable practices and environmental conservation.
  • International Relations: Individuals involved in international affairs, diplomacy, or cross-cultural exchange.
  • Inclusion: Those dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in various sectors.

Further information on the staff week

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

VI International Sciences and Technology Week Zaragoza (ISTWZ), Spain / for students & staff members / 24-28 June 2024 at University of Zaragoza | Application deadline: 12 May 2024

The Faculty of Science and the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Zaragoza are organizing the VI International Science and Technology Week (ISTWZ). It is a free program of activities aimed at inviting foreign science and technology students and exchange coordinators to get acquainted with the Faculty of Science and the School of Engineering and Architecture, as well as the university and the city of Zaragoza.

The VI ISTWZ will be held at the University of Zaragoza, from 24-28 June 2024. Events include technical presentations, visits to labs and research institutes, meetings with researchers, other science and technology related activities, cultural activities, tours of the city and a visit to a research facility in the core of the Pyrenees. Registration and participation for students is free, and it includes accommodation for students, lunch and all activities related to the event.

Both students and exchange coordinators are welcome to attend.

Student participants must be between 18 and 25years old and should be enrolled in a BSc or MSc related to Natural Sciences (including Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Optics), Mathematics, Engineering or Architecture, at any university having an exchange agreement with the University of Zaragoza in any field. The number of participants is limited; in order to apply, students must fill a Registration form by May 12th. Detailed information and the Registration link

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

 

DS-FOOD Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme /Design of Sustainable Food Systems / 30 June – 7 July 2024 at Pieve Tesino, Italy | Application deadline 15 April 2024

DS-FOOD summer school provides Bachelor and Master students an opportunity to acquire a multidisciplinary knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to the sustainability of food systems. Major thematic topics reflect the four-pillar approach of the Farm-to-Fork EU strategy, thus combining sustainability of production, food processing and distribution, sustainable consumption styles and prevention of food waste. The summer school promotes an international approach and focuses on practice. The physical component of the summer school is hosted at the UNITUS Alpine Studies Centre, located in the small village of Pieve Tesino, Italy.

The 4th edition of DS-FOOD summer school is promoted by five EU Universities:

  • University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy;
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden;
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Wien, Austria;
  • Harokopio University of Athens, Greece;
  • Münster University of Applied Sciences, Münster, Germany;
  • National University of Science and Technology Politechnica, Bucharest, Romania

Further information can be found on the Call for application

If BOKU students are interested to participate at the summer school, they can apply for Erasmus+ short term mobility funding for Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP). Further information can be found here or contact Gudrun Reisinger from BOKU-International Relations.

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

July 2024

Baltic Summer University / Lithuanian Language and Culture Course for staff members & students /6 July – 4 August 2024 at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania | Application deadline: 1 March 2024

From 6 July till 4 August 2024 Lithuanian Language and Culture Summer Course 2024 (8 ECTS) will be organized at Vytautas Magnus University. 4 weeks participants will study one Lithuanian language level, attend sociocultural lectures related to Lithuanian studies, go on several fieldtrips and visit a significant number of cultural attractions.
 
Applicants can apply for an online course or for a contact course in Kaunas or for a contact course in Vilnius. For foreigners there are 29 funded places meaning that selected participants will take part in an online course and in a contact course free of charge plus those who join the course in Kaunas or Vilnius will receive a scholarship of EUR 825,00 in order to cover travel, accommodation and catering expenses.

Further information

If you are BOKU staff member interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

7th International Staff Week, Greece / Interaction & promotion among partner universities, practical Greek learning experience, exchange programmes and good practices, cultural activities /8-12 July 2024 at University of Thessaly | Application de

The University of Thessaly kindly invites to its 7th International Staff Week from 8-12 July 2024 in Volos, Greece. This is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, promote the idea of internationalization, and strengthen partnerships through meeting in person.

In the span of these 5 days, the participants will have the opportunity to share their good practices, to interact with the representatives of several European & International Universities and promote their own, to be introduced to the Greek Language & Culture and get the relevant certificate, to get information about exchange programmes, and to participate to the planned cultural activities.

There is a registration fee of 250 EUR, which covers the trip to the monastic community of Meteora (all meals included), the visits to the two university campuses in the city of Larissa, the trip to the Pelion Mountain (coffee and brunch included), and all the conference expenses (material and coffee/brunch breaks included).

Participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses, and they are kindly asked to make a short presentation (video, PowerPoint etc.) about their University (no more than 3 minutes).

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

 

August 2024

Erasmus+ Staff Training, Germany / Generative AI - More efficiency in everyday office life / 19-23 August 2024, Münster | Application deadline: 28 June 2024

Everyone is talking about AI. But when you listen to them, it seems like they are talking about another planet, or at least an unknown language? But somehow you know: there's a lot of potential in this AI thing... If you take a closer look, you'll find out two things:

  1. It's neither a planet nor a language - it's just two dozen words to learn and you'll feel much more comfortable and confident.
  2. Yes, there is a lot of potential in AI, especially generative AI for your everyday office work. It's never been easier to brainstorm, find information, create text, images or video. And there is much more to discover.

The workshop is designed for people who have little or no knowledge of generative AI, but want to explore and use it's potential. We will do this by going through different tools and exploring how they work and where they can be used in everyday office life. Tools explored: ChatGPT and Perplexity (with a brief look at Gemini, Llama and Claude), Dall-E, Midjourney and Canva (for image and brochure design), invideo.ai, Renderforest and CapCut (to design videos) and finally Microsoft Copilot for Office applications.

Whom does it address? Employees in university administration and researchers interested in AI-applications.

Further information on the training programme

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

September 2024

Oktober 2024

Erasmus+ Staff Week, Italy / Erasmus+ & International Mobility /14-18 October at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II | Application deadline: 21 June 2024

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II announces a new staff international week scheduled from 14-18 October 2024.

Please find further information on the preliminary programme

Register by 21 June 2024 at the following link

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries.

Erasmus+ Staff Training, Spain / SDG Good Practices in Tenerife / 21-24 October 2024 at Tenerife Job Training | Application deadline: 7 October 2024

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability. Tenerife is one of the eight Canary Islands, considered EU peripheral region. Discover during this training in a practical way, how Tenerife is adapting to the United Nations SDG, the fragile environment, challenges, innovation and projects in this remote region of the Atlantic Ocean.

During the four days training in Tenerife the participants will discover the actions and projects that Tenerife is following towards gender equity, accessibility, regenerative economy, good health and well-being, and renewable energies.

Every single day participants travel around to discover in different locations, visiting institutions, companies, associations and stakeholders cooperating and sharing best practices on sustainable tourism, regenerative tourism, conscious hiking, and integrating society.

TARGET GROUP:

This training course is designed for any member of an educational organisation: trainers, school management, administration staff, school/university teachers, marketing advisors, Erasmus+ Project Managers, International Offices staff, etc.

Further information on the staff training programme

BOKU staff members can apply for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ staff training mobility). Please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

Staff Week, Portugal / Promoting Open Innovation in HEIs / 21-25 October 2024 at University of Porto | Application deadline: 31 May 2024

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a crucial role in promoting and fostering open innovation due to their extensive research capabilities, academic expertise, and diverse talent pool.

Support services in HEIs provide a range of services and resources that enable and enhance open innovation activities. They facilitate technology transfer, provide start-up support, connect researchers with external partners, secure funding, offer training programs, manage intellectual property rights, and promote open innovation within and outside the university. These services play a critical role in creating an enabling environment for open innovation to thrive and contribute to societal and economic impact.

In this first Edition, the participants of the Promoting Open Innovation in HEIs Staff Week will have the opportunity to attend:

•    International expert panel discussions/ Speaker series
•    Workshop and training sessions
•    Knowledge sharing sessions
•    Site visits and field trips
•    Other networking activities

Application deadline: 31 May 2024

Further information on this staff training week

If you are interested in applying for Erasmus+ staff mobility support (Erasmus+ training mobility) please check the website and contact Nicolas Ben Fries

November 2024

December 2024