EEA Grants – Mobility Projects

April 7, 2014

The main purpose of EEA Mobility Projects is reducing the economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening the bilateral relations between the EEA states and Romania.

The institution that coordinates the implementation and management of EEA grants in Romania is the Ministry for European Funds, and the National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Vocational Training (ANPCDEFP) was designated Programme Operator for the "Grants and inter-institutional cooperation" programme, which focuses on higher education.

The main beneficiaries of the programme are Romanian universities holding an Erasmus Charter approved by the European Commission, and the partners will be similar institutions from Donor States.

The following activities will be funded by Mobility Projects:

Student mobility for study:

Student mobility for study is undertaken in the framework of “inter-institutional agreements” previously concluded between the sending and host institutions, both institutions needing to have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) approved by the European Commission.

At the end of the period spent abroad, the hosting institutions will provide the student and sending institution with a transcript of records which will confirm that the agreed programme has been followed and will detail the results obtained by the student. The sending institution will validate the entire mobility period, according to the study/placement contract, preferably using the ECTS system.

EEA students are exempt of tuition fees or fees for enrolment, exams and access to laboratories and libraries in the hosting institution. During the EEA study/placement abroad, the students will continue to receive any scholarships or loans that they were benefiting from already in their country of origin.

Grant for DS students coming for study to Romania: 700 EUR/month + 500 EUR for travel and insurance

Mobility of teaching or administrative staff:

The sending and hosting institutions will first agree on a work programme to be followed by the staff undertaking the mobility (teaching or training). The Programme will contain at least the following: the scope and general objectives of the mission, the expected results and a concrete schedule for the entire period. When it is about a member of the teaching staff undertaking a teaching mission, the mission should be initiated within an inter-institutional agreement existing between the sending and host institutions.

Beneficiaries are selected by HEIs through a clear and transparent process. They will be considered “EEA beneficiaries” and equivalent to “Erasmus staff”.

Grant for DS staff undertaking a mobility to Romania: 150 EUR/day + 500 EUR for travel and insurance

During the whole period of the Programme (2014-2016), no more than one mobility per person will be granted.

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