The mobility project supports continuing education and training, classroom observation and teaching activities for teachers and other school staff in another European country.

Swiss school staff continue their education and training in other European countries

With the European Mobility School Education Programme, teachers from Switzerland have the opportunity to broaden their professional skills at schools in other European countries. Other school staff can also take advantage of this mobility project. The objective is to develop quality and promote innovation at Swiss schools as well as to encourage teachers to be open and receptive to the social, linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe.

Which activities are supported?

  • Structured staff training courses
  • Teaching observation in classrooms (job shadowing)
  • Teaching assignments

Which countries can be considered for a mobility?

  • The 28 EU member states
  • The EFTA / EEA states Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
  • Turkey, the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and Serbia

How long does a mobility project last?

Project duration: 1 or 2 years
Duration of individual activities: 2 days to 2 months (excluding travel time)

An unlimited number of activities can be applied for within a project. 

Who can take part in mobility projects?

Teachers and other educational staff employed at a school based in Switzerland.

Who can submit an application?

Applications can be submitted by general education schools based in Switzerland, from pre-school to upper secondary level. Applications cannot be submitted by individuals.

Consortia: Swiss school education institutions (schools, universities of teacher education, cantonal administrations, associations etc.) can submit an application involving participants from several schools (at least two schools and one coordinating institution).

How are Movetia projects supported?

Funding for mobility projects is generally based on flat-rate amounts for travel, subsistence (costs of stay), organisation and course costs.

The grant depends on the duration of the mobility, the planned activities, the number of participants and the destination country.

Grants