Erasmus Days 2021 @ UAS Technikum Wien
November 18, 2021
More sustainable, more inclusive, more digital, more international: At the Erasmus Days 2021, the International Office provided insights into the numerous innovations in the mobility program.
After the International Fair in September, where students were in the focus, this year’s Erasmus Days 2021 from October 14-16 were mainly about the innovations of the Erasmus+ program generation 2021- 2027 as well as teaching and administrative staff. The International Office hosted a webinar to present existing mobilities of individuals and innovations:
Erasmus+ becomes greener….
Greener travel will now be rewarded. Students who travel more than 50 % of the way (arrival and departure) in an environmentally friendly way will receive an additional top-up of 50 € and can claim up to a maximum of four travel days. Mobile employees can apply for an increased travel allowance for environmentally friendly travel and can claim up to a maximum of four travel days in addition to the already existing two travel days.
Erasmus+ becomes more inclusive…
In the new Erasmus+ generation, people with special needs, socially disadvantaged groups, as well as people who do not have the opportunity for a long-term stay, are to be promoted more strongly. With the introduction of short-term mobilities (min. five days, max. 30 days), working students, for example, now also have the opportunity to complete a virtual exchange combined with a short physical stay abroad. At the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien these mobilities take place in the context of study trips or Blended Intensive Programs (BIPs).
For students who belong to the group of Fewer Opportunities, such as students with children, with a chronic illness or those receiving study grant, the Erasmus+ grant is increased by 250 € per month. Students and employees with special needs, can apply for the so-called Inclusion Support to cover their increased living costs.
Erasmus+ goes digital…
The world has suddenly become more digital in the last one and a half years and so the Erasmus+ program had to adapt to the virtual world as well. With the new generation, all physical mobilities can now be delivered in a blended learning format. The new Blended Intensive Programs offer the possibility to combine a virtual course with a short physical stay. The UAS Technikum Wien has been granted two eligible BIPs with the last application.
In addition to digitalization in teaching, the Erasmus+ program should be purely digitally administered. Erasmus without Papers (EWP) will be introduced gradually.
Erasmus+ becomes more international…
With KA107 – also better known as International Credit Mobility – the program already had a mobility track outside the program countries (EU + Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). This will continue to exist under the abbreviation KA171 and will now be extended by an international component also in KA131. Mobilities to partner countries may now also be funded here. The UAS Technikum Wien will focus on the continuation of mobilities with partner institutions in Great Britain and Switzerland.
Erasmus Staff Café
This event served as a networking opportunity for staff who have already been mobile or are interested in going abroad. During a nice get-together with international delicacies all kinds of experiences could be exchanged.
More information about the new Erasmus+ program generation, staff mobility and application deadlines for students can be found on Moodle in the Technikum International course.