Erasmus+ staff mobility



Staff mobility (for teaching)
With Erasmus+, University staff members have opportunity to spend time teaching at an education institution abroad.
Erasmus+ supports teaching periods at higher education institutions abroad. Staff from higher education institutions can spend time teaching at an institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country.
A teaching period between two Programme countries must last a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 2 months. This excludes traveling time.

During the stay abroad, the teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours per week (or any shorter period of stay) of actual teaching time.
HEI must either, in the case of Programme countries, hold the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education or, in the case of Partner countries, have signed an inter-institutional agreement with the receiving institution.

Programme country HEIs also have the opportunity to invite staff from businesses or other organizations located in Programme countries to teach at their institution.

Before beginning your teaching period, you, your HEI and the receiving institution sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how the teaching period will be recognized.
Financial support
EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on:

  1. The receiving country;
  2. In the case of mobility within Programme countries, the level of demand from staff from your country who intend to teach abroad;
  3. The distance between your country and the receiving country;
  4. In the case of mobility within Programme countries, availability of other financial sources in your country or region;

Grant levels for teaching periods abroad between Programme and Partner countries are published in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. Check with your National Agency and your sending HEI for applicable rates for teaching periods between Programme countries.
How to apply
You apply for a grant via your Higher Education Institution. HEIs select candidates for teaching periods abroad from their staff or invite staff from businesses or other organizations.
Training opportunities for staff
With Erasmus+, training opportunities are available to staff working in education, both in teaching and non-teaching capacities.

Training periods abroad can consist of job shadowing, observation periods, professional development courses or specific competence-building events.

Erasmus+ supports training both at education institutions and at relevant organizations operating outside the sector.
Opportunities to take part in professional development activities are available to staff working at all levels of education.
Erasmus+ supports training periods for staff working in higher education institutions.

With Erasmus+, you can train at a higher education institution in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country or at an organization outside the sector in a Programme country.

Examples of such organizations include businesses, public bodies, social partners, research institutes and non-governmental organizations.
Find out more
Contact the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution to find out if these opportunities are available.

The National Agencies, for Programme countries, and National Offices, for Partner countries (where available), can help with queries and applications, and you can contact the European Commission through EuropeDirect.

More information on staff training opportunities can be found on the IMOTION website.

A series of frequently asked questions for students and staff are also available.




University of Rijeka was founded in 1973 as a logical consolidation of higher education institutions in western Croatia whose roots date back to the 17th century when Jesuit High School in Rijeka was founded. Since then the University has undergone through a series of transformations which were mainly a result of changes of national higher education policy.
Today the University integrates functions of its constituents and ensure their uniform and harmonized functioning. Its mission is dedicated to making strategic and development decisions on a number of issues of the academic community of functioning and the continuous promotion of international competitiveness in all areas of scientific, artistic and professional activity. Through active collaboration with industry and through partnerships for community development, University seeks to contribute to the socio-cultural transition into a society of knowledge.
The outlined vision of the University of Rijeka to enter the company of 500 European universities resulted in opting for a dynamic development that systematically facilitates mobility and the development of research careers and allows the expression of talent and entrepreneurial energy of every each individual.
University is organized throughout different Faculties, Common services, Departments, Scientific and Development Centers, Teaching bases, Companies and Organizations which all together form a common platform that provides quality work and education for everyone.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka (FHSS), Croatia has a long history and tradition in providing study programmes from the fields of humanities and social sciences and is University of Rijeka’s constituent. FHSS provides new undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies according to the principles of Bologna Declaration.
The faculty offers single study programmes and double study programmes in free combinations and carries out four (4) doctoral study programmes. FHSS Rijeka has approximately 1,600 students enrolled, and 160 academic and 35 administrative staff working presently. The Faculty is a modern interdisciplinary institution whose entire educational and research work is organized within the eleven departments in the areas of humanities and social sciences. The entire educational and research work at the Faculty is organized within the departments (11 departments) and one Division. The Faculty offers single major study programmes: Croatian Language and Literature, Psychology, Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, and Polytechnics; and double major study programmes in free combinations: Croatian Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Philosophy, History, Art History, and Pedagogy. The Faculty engages in scientific, artistic and development research, and provides undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate (doctoral and specialist study programmes) and lifelong learning education. Graduate level study programmes are mostly focused on the acquisition of teacher competences. The Faculty also comprises Rijeka Croatist School, two laboratories and three centers. At the Faculty, three main areas of activity are integrated: teaching, in terms of applying modern interactive teaching methods and encouraging the development of the students’ potential; research, in terms of conducting scientific research and promoting science in society; and professional work, in terms of developing partnerships with the local community by educating and building a better society.  
The Faculty, though a separate legal entity, financially and legally independent from the legal entity called University, operates as one of its constituent institutions, and strives to the same goals as the University of Rijeka.
The core mission of FHSS Rijeka is providing a higher education throughout three integrated main areas: teaching, research and professional work. FHSS Rijeka is striving to be the place of exchanging ideas, critical thinking and scientific research with valuing intellectual freedom, cooperation, connecting the science and profession, encouraging of the diversity and valuing knowledge. The Faculty also insists on regional and worldwide networking. A strong cooperation with institutions within local, regional and international levels, strengthening of active cooperation and excellent results in education and research gives the Faculty a high level of credibility and visibility in the national and regional area. With the aim of internationalization of Faculty’s research capacities and teaching and research mobility Faculty is trying to contribute to enhanced education and scientific research.
The University of Rijeka joined the Erasmus Programme in 2009 and has signed over 400 Erasmus bilateral agreements since including universities from the majority of EU countries. The cooperation includes students and staff exchange. During the past years mobility numbers of both incoming and outgoing students and staff is on the rise.


International Relations Office – Mobility Unit:
University of Rijeka Campus
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Ground Floor, Room G-033
Radmile Matejčić 3, HR-51000 Rijeka

Erasmus Coordinator and Head of Unit
Maša Šašinka, mag. oec.
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Erasmus code: HR RIJEKA01

University of Rijeka Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014/2020

Erasmus University Charter EUC reference number: 255208-IC-1-2009-1-HR-ERASMUS-EUCX-1

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka

Sveučilišna avenija 4, HR-51000 Rijeka
tel: 00385-51-265-601
fax: 00385-51-216-099
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  • Alessandra Pokrajac-BulianPhD, Professor, Vice Dean for Research and International Cooperation, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Siniša Kušić, PhD, Assistant ProfessorVice Dean for Business Affairs and Development,
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Institutional ERASMUS+ coordinator:
Irena Vodopija-Krstanović, 
PhDAssistant Professor, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, phone: 00385-51-265-630, fax: 00385-51-216-099, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Office for Projects and International Cooperation (ERASMUS+ procedures):

1st floor, room FU-123

Head of the 
Office for Projects and International Cooperation
Ivan Majnarić, MBA
Tel: 00385-51-265-607
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Recommended language skills for staff mobility (for teaching or for training) at FHSS Rijeka is C1 CEFR level.
The Academic Year at FHSS Rijeka:
Winter semester:


  • Begins in October (for freshmen – a week later for sophomores, juniors and seniors);
  • Lectures finish in the January;
  • The examination period is in February.

Summer semester:


  • Begins in March and ends in June;
  • The examination period is from mid-June to mid-July;
  • The autumn examination period is in September.

FHSS Rijeka administrative units:


  • Dean’s Office
  • Secretary Office
  • Office for Projects and International Cooperation
  • Student’s Services
  • Library
  • General affairs unit
  • Financial services
  • Personnel Services
  • Archives