ENAS offers more than just an annual conference for exchanges between members of University Sport Services all around Europe. ENAS wants to stimualte members to make use of existing frameworks in Europe to increase communication and cooperation between members and to encourage the lifelong learning from each other through the Erasmus + programme. We have designed two different exchange projecs: SLAM and the ENAS Staff Visiting Programme
The SLAM project, or ‘Student Leadership Advancement Mobility’ project, started as collaboration between ENAS (European Network of Academic Sports Services) and the Hanze (Hanze University of Applied Sciences) in 2016 following the 2015 ENAS Benchmark. The 2015 ENAS Benchmark included questions specifically dedicated to estimation of the required learning outcomes for Sport Management students to be able to meet the needs of University Sport Departments, as one of many potential future employers. Based on the benchmark outcomes and recent international trends, it was found that there is a clear need to develop transferral and leadership skills before entering the job market. The SLAM project was born. In this project description, it is outlined how the SLAM project aims to bring excellent students that are looking for international internship possibilities in contact with top projects in the student sport context to improve their skills in a real-life context.
The project is primarily aimed at but not limited to (1) students in Sport Management and Sports Education corresponding to (2) EQF levels 5, 6 or 7 (the European levels Associate Degree, Bachelor and Master) where these students (3) have to complete an internship period of more than 3 months as part of their learning outcomes. All students that satisfy all three conditions (1), (2) and (3), are not only eligible to take part in the project but also qualify to avail of an Erasmus + mobility grant to support their period abroad
financially. This grant can be requested at the students’ home institutions’ international offices.
If you are interested in the project, please contact the ENAS Development Manager at email@example.com
2) ENAS Staff Visit Programme
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 organisation outside the sector in a Programme country.
Examples of such organisations include businesses, public bodies, social partners, research institutes and non-governmental organisations.
A training period between two Programme countries must last a minimum of 2 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.
A training period between a Programme country and a Partner country must last a minimum of 5 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.
To train abroad with Erasmus+, your higher education institution must either, in the cases of Programme countries, hold the Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education or, in the case of Partner countries, have signed an inter-institutional agreementwith the receiving institution.
Your higher education institution and the organisation at which you will train must be part of an Erasmus+ National Mobility Consortium.
Before beginning your training, you, your higher education institution and the receiving institution sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how your training will be formally recognised.
EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on:
- The receiving country
- In the case of mobility within Programme countries, the level of demand from staff from your country who intend to train abroad
- The distance between your country and the receiving country
- In the case of training periods between Programme countries, availability of other financial sources in your country or region
If your training period abroad is between Programme countries, your sending institution will be responsible for making all payments. If it is between Programme and Partner countries, your sending and receiving institutions decide which one will make your payments.
Grant levels for mobility between Programme and Partner countries are published in the Programme guide. Check the website of your National Agency and your sending higher education institution for applicable rates for training periods between within Programme countries. For more information on grant levels, check the Programme Guide.
How to apply
You apply for a grant via your higher education instiution. HEIs select candidates for training periods abroad from their staff.
The selection of staff should be fair, transparent and well documented.
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.