- What does an institution undertake when it signs the Charter?
- Participation in mobility activities
- Participation in European and International Cooperation projects
What does an institution undertake when it signs the Charter?
The institution undertakes to fully respect the principles of non-discrimination set out in the programme and ensure equal access and opportunities to participants from all backgrounds.
Satisfactorily completed periods of study and, where possible, traineeships should be fully recognised in terms of credits awarded (ECTS or compatible system), ensuring their inclusion in the final record of study achievements (diploma supplement or equivalent).
Incoming students should not be charged fees, in the case of credit mobility, for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities.
Participation in mobility activities
- The course catalogue on the website should be published and regularly updated in advance of the mobility period, allowing students to make well informed choices about the courses they wish to follow.
- Mobility should be carried out within the framework of prior agreements between institutions.
- Outgoing students should be well prepared and have the required level of linguistic proficiency.
- Mobility for education or training purposes should be based on a learning agreement for students and a mobility agreement for staff, validated in advance between both the home and host institutions and also the participants.
- Incoming and outgoing participants should be helped to obtain visas and insurance, when required, whilst incoming participants should be helped to find accommodation.
- Academic treatment and services for home students, staff and incoming students should be equal.
- Incoming participants should be integrated into the institution’s everyday life.
- Appropriate mentoring and support arrangements should be provided for participants.
- Appropriate linguistic support should be provided to incoming participants.
- All activities indicated in the learning agreement should count towards the degree, provided they have been satisfactorily completed.
- Incoming students and their institutions should be provided with transcripts containing a full, accurate and timely record of their achievements at the end of their mobility period.
- Participants should be given support for their reintegration and, upon their return, they should be given the opportunity to build on their experiences for the benefit of the institution and their peers.
- Staff should be given recognition for the teaching and training activities undertaken during the mobility period.
Participation in European and International Cooperation projects
- Cooperation should lead to sustainable and balanced outcomes for all partners.
- Staff and students participating in these activities should be provided with relevant support.
- The results of the project should be exploited in a way that will maximise their impact on individuals and participating institutions and encourage peer learning with the wider academic community.
- For the purposes of visibility, the Charter and the relevant Erasmus Policy Statement should be displayed prominently on the institution’s website and activities supported by the programme should be promoted consistently, along with their results.