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Mobility in adult education and training


13.Mobility and internationalisation

13.3Mobility in adult education and training

Last update: 21 February 2024

The following programmes for learner and teacher/trainer mobility are educational actions organised within the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. In Spain, the corresponding public calls for these programmes are managed by the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE).

Key Action 1 – KA1: Mobility opportunities

Mobility for learners in adult education is embodied in the Key Action 1 – KA1: Mobility opportunities, through which adult education providers carry out various mobility activities in order to enhance their teaching and learning processes. These institutions can apply for funding in two ways:

  • Short-term projects for mobility of learners and staff - these projects provide applicants with an opportunity to organise various mobility activities over a period of six to eighteen months. Short-term projects are the best choice for organisations applying for Erasmus+ for the first time, or for those that wish to organise only a limited number of activities.
  • Accredited projects for mobility of learners and staff - these projects are open only to organisations holding an Erasmus accreditation in the field of vocational education and training. This special funding strand allows accredited organisations to regularly receive funding for mobility activities that contribute to the gradual implementation of their Erasmus Plan. 

The mobility activities that adult education institutions can carry out are:

  • Mobility for teachers: 
    • Job shadowing (2 to 60 days)
    • Teaching or training assignments (2 to 365 days)
    • Courses and training (2 to 30 days, maximum 10 days of course fees per participant)
  • Mobility for students:
    • Group mobility of adult learners (2 to 30 days, at least two learners per group)
    • Short-term learning mobility of adult learners (2 to 29 days)
    • Long-term learning mobility of adult learners (30 to 365 days)
  • Other mobility activities:
    • Invited experts (2 to 60 days)
    • Hosting teachers and educators in training (10 to 365 days)