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Mobility in adult education and training


13.Mobility and internationalisation

13.3Mobility in adult education and training

Last update: 27 November 2023

The aim of the Erasmus+ is to support the participating countries in the efficient use of European talent and social capital and reinforce the principle of lifelong learning in education, training and youth affairs by supporting formal, non-formal and informal learning.

The programme also supports vocational training and adult training mobility, the latter being very low in Hungary, however, participation in vocational training mobility shows a steady increase.

The staff mobility aims to support the professional development of staff working in education or training in order to improve and modernise teaching, training and youth work.

Launched in 2018, the programme of the European Solidarity Corps provides a variety of opportunities for organizations and young adults. It supports volunteering, jobs, as well as the implementation of solidarity projects of participants.

Learner Mobility

The aim of the Erasmus+ mobility projects is to support participants in developing their (key) competences, personality and employability. As a result of mobility: foreign language competences and intercultural awareness improve and a more active social- and European identity is formed.

A new programme period of Erasmus+ has started in 2021. Within the adult training sector, budget in the "Learning mobility of individuals" category accredited institutions can apply for a regular funding for mobility activities or short-term mobility projects. Both types of mobility grants can support individual or group mobility of adult learners.

In the young people and youth workers category of Erasmus+, individual mobility is possible through youth exchanges, mobility of youth workers and participative activities. In 2021, these applications involved thousands of participants.

The programme of the European Solidarity Corps, launched in 2018, offers individual mobility activities within volunteering and solidarity projects of organisations. Around 600 young people received support under this program (mostly in volunteering projects) in 2021, 75% of whom were disadvantaged in some way.

Teacher and Trainer Mobility

The Erasmus+ programme supports the adult learning sector, including the significant share of expert mobility and in-service trainings. This measure supports both education/training activities whereby the staff of adult training providers undertake training/teaching in a partner institution abroad and the professional development (training course, job shadowing, study visits, school visits) of staff working in adult education and training. There is also the possibility to receive incoming experts and trainers. The application can be submitted by adult training institutions and the grant amount depend on the type of mobility, but typically cover the travel and subsistence costs of the participants and also the cost of the in-service training.

From the activities of the mobility programmes, the most popular ones are the teaching/training assignments and the participation in structured courses or training events abroad.