The Erasmus Intensive Programme (IP)

IP aims are:

• Encourage efficient and multinational teaching of specialist topics which might otherwise not be taught at all, or only in a very restricted number of HEIs;

• Enable students and teachers to work together in multinational groups and so benefit from special learning and teaching conditions not available in a single institution, and to gain new perspectives on the topic being studied;

• Allow members of the teaching staff to exchange views on teaching content and new curricula approaches and to test teaching methods in an international classroom environment.


          What is an IP?

An IP can be a one-off activity or repeated over a limited number of years (maximum duration of funding three consecutive years, annual application).

It may not consist of research activities or conferences, but should provide something new in terms of learning opportunities, skills development, access to information, etc. for the participating teachers and students.

The ratio of staff to students should guarantee active classroom participation and promote an element of curricular development in the implementation of the IP;

IP Implementation Rules

The involvement of HEIs from more than three countries, in order to enhance the European impact of IP, is a plus;

The programme should be making a high contribution to the dissemination of knowledge in rapidly evolving and new areas.

At least one institure must be in a European Union State

Ip location is in a country that has all requirements for partecipating at Lifelong Learning Programme

Number of student of other country different from host must be at least 10.

Work programme would involve 10 continuous full days on different matter for each one

(e-learning will not be taken into account for the IP).

Intensive Programma will be held without interruption and work day may be divided only at the end of the week.

IPs should:

– focus on subject areas for which shorter programmes give a particular added value;

– give evidence of full recognition and credits to the activities by the participating institutions;

– be part of integrated programmes of study leading to recognised double or joint degrees;

– present a strong multidisciplinary approach;

– use ICT tools and services, thereby contributing to the creation of a sustainable learning community in the subject area concerned.