Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP)
In the new programme generation of the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027), the opportunities for stays abroad have been greatly expanded and, among other things, supplemented with digital and hybrid elements.
The Key Action 1 - Learning mobility of individuals aims to support physical and mixed mobility of students and university staff.
In particular, this action supports Blended Intensive Programmes, which allow groups of higher education institutions to jointly develop blended mobility curricula and activities for students, academic and administrative staff.
The development of transnational and interdisciplinary curricula as well as innovative learning and teaching methods shall be promoted, including online collaboration (e.g. COIL - Collaborative Online International Learning), research-based learning and challenge-oriented approaches with the aim of tackling societal problems.
What are Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP)?
BIPs are short physical learning, teaching and training programs for students (5-30 days) combined with a compulsory virtual phase (cooperative online learning exchange) of undefined duration; if possible, the physical activity should take place at a foreign partner university or subject-specifically with an institution affiliated with the university..
What is the goal of a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP)?
Conducting short, intensive mobility periods and activities with international partner universities using innovative learning and teaching methods, including Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). The intensive program should have an additional benefit compared to existing courses or trainings, e.g. by BIPs aiming to form transnational and transdisciplinary teams, facilitating the joint processing of global challenges (e.g. in connection with UN SDGs) or flexible mobility offers for students with different backgrounds and fields of study and in all study cycles.
General conditions of Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs)
• Cooperation/project between the European University Viadrina and at least two other universities from different program countries
• at least 15 - 20 participating students; excluding teachers
• Scope of work of the project/seminar/course of at least 3 ECTS
• Physical stay of all BIP participants at the same time in the same physical venue from 5-30 days
• Mandatory virtual component before, during or after physical mobility (no specified duration)
• Added value of GDP compared to existing programs or courses
• Optional: Cooperation with other universities and/or organizations from program or partner countries (third countries)
• Optional: additional participation of self-payers possible
Currently we have selected 4 BIPs at Viadrina as coordinating university.
The next call will be published in fall 2023. The call for applications is aimed at teachers/scientists at the European University Viadrina. The call from 2022 (in German) can be found here.
The deadline in the 3rd call for submitting the draft application will be January 31st of 2024.
In the kick-off meetings for interested applicants, we explained general conditions, answer general questions, give good practice examples and talk about support options for the practical implementation of the BIP at Viadrina.
The presentation from the kick-off meeting from December 5th can be downloaded here.
What financial support do BIP participants receive?
The Erasmus+ program offers financial support for short-term physical mobility as part of the Blended Mobility Program (BIP).:
|Mobility duration||How much? **||Possible Top ups**||Possible Top ups**|
|Day 5 - 14 of physical mobility||70 €/ Day||Fewer opportunities*: 100 € one-off payment||Sustainable travel: 50 € + up to 4 additional days one-off|
|Day 15 - 30 of physical mobility||50 €/ Day||Fewer opportunities*: 150 € one-off payment||Sustainable travel: 50 € + up to 4 additional days one-off|
In addition, a travel allowance can be paid, which depends on the distance to the destination:
• for students with fewer opportunities*
• in case of journey to a program or partner country:
|10 - 99 km||23 €|
|100 - 499 km||180 €|
|500 - 1999 km||275 €|
|2000 - 2999 km||360 €|
|3000 - 3999 km||530 €|
|4000 - 7999 km||820 €|
|über 8000 km||1500 €|
* Definition by the NA DAAD (Germany): Participants with a GdB (Grad der Behinderung - degree of disability) of min. 20 and students with children
** All data has been included without warranty.