Thanks to the Federal Act on International Cooperation and Mobility in Education (BIZSMB), it is now possible to promote worldwide mobility. Since 1 April 2022, more flexible and dynamic rules for international mobility projects apply. Therefore, Movetia will from now on be able to support individual mobilities that take place beyond Europe. All education sectors will benefit from this expansion - from school education to vocational education and training, adult education and youth work to higher education.
Mobility projects promote the development of personal and professional skills such as independence, self-confidence, creativity, flexibility and communication – qualities that the labour market seeks more and more. International mobility projects are not only open to young people. Teachers, school administrators and employees of educational institutions can also participate. At the institutional level, mobility projects have a positive impact on the Swiss education system by strengthening internationalisation.
A wide range of activities for a broad target audience is eligible:
Due to the geographical opening, countries from the entire globe are eligible programme countries (school education, vocational education and training, adult education and Youth in Action) / eligilbe programme countries (Higher education).
As until now, funding is awarded in lump-sums (stay, travel, organisation, etc.) for specific activities.
The flat rates for subsistance are based on the costs of living in the destination country and take into account the duration of the stay. Due to the amended country listing, new subsistance flat rates are applicable for some European countries.
Updated grant tables per educational level:
With regard to the lump-sums for travel, the programme countries are grouped into four geographical regions as of the 1st submission deadline in 2023. The sums correspond with the distance to the destination country.
|Regions (by distance)||Outgoing and incoming|
|Europe||CHF 400 per person|
|North Africa, |
|CHF 500 per person|
|Northern Asia and Central Asia, |
North, Central and Latin America
|CHF 800 per person|
|East Asia, |
Antarctica and Oceania
|CHF 1'000 per person|
Movetia also supports inclusive projects by means of additional funding for people with special needs.
There are several deadlines for submitting a project application each year (see right column).
We are at your disposal for individual consultations. You can contact us via e-mail. All information on the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ and inspiring project examples can be found on our website.
On 1 February 2023, Team Movetia will glaldly answer your questions about mobility projects at the project lounge. Reserve an appointment for an on-site or virtual consultation.
We support preparatory visits prior to application submission with lump sums up to CHF 1 200/person. The grants must be applied for at least one month prior to the visit and enable you to visit future international project partners, establish contacts and prepare projects.
In addition to the call for international mobility, there are also calls for international cooperation (for all educational sectors).