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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 there is a call for three BIPs that we are awarding at the Viadrina. The call for applications is aimed at teachers/scientists at the European University Viadrina. The call for the three BIPs at Viadrina can be found here.

The deadline for submitting the draft application is June 10, 2022. The form for the draft application (in German) is available here.

On May 2nd, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. we held a kick-off meeting for interested applicants. We explained general conditions, answered general questions, gave good practice examples and talked about support options for the practical implementation of the BIP at Viadrina.

The presentation from the kick-off meeting from May 2nd 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:

Distance How much?**
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.

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