Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes: more and more flexible mobility
Within the framework of the new Erasmus+ programme period (2021-2027) the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB, Portugal) and its European partners offer Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP).
BIP are short and intensive training programmes, including online cooperation by combining physical mobility with a virtual part, and promoting and using innovative ways of learning and teaching, research-based and challenge-based learning. The virtual part will allow the participation in teaching/training of experts from all partners. The physical short-term mobility will allow the face-to-face cooperation of teachers and participants.
IPB offers BIP to support an important enlargement and flexibility of Erasmus mobility. BIP enlarge the mobility dimension by receiving participants that stay at home institution (except during the short-term physical mobility at IPB) and allow the participation of IPB students (internationalisation at home).
Students can maintain their study plan at home institution and include the BIP training as parallel activity. The short-term physical mobility will constitute the only period outside their home institution. Students will credit the BIP at their study plans.
Physical mobility support: the individual support to students and teaching staff for the physical mobility should be provided by the sending organisation, that can use their own regular Erasmus funds for mobility. Short-term student mobility grants are now allowed for BIP within the new Erasmus+ programme.