Under the Erasmus+ program, the application process for study visits for educational and vocational training specialists has changed. Institutions must now apply instead of individuals, and include the “European Development Plan” in their application. 
These changes take place in the context of Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals. Although the target group is individuals, applications for funding must be made by institutions for in-service training for education staff. Each institution must submit one application for all planned training activities abroad over a duration of one or two years. Specific names and dates do not need to be included in the application.
Institutions must, however include the European Development Plan as part of their application. This would consist of the objectives of the training and plans for preparation and follow-up.
The application deadline is 17 March, 2014, for training activities taking place between 1 July, 2014 and 30 June, 2016. National Agencies across Europe are now disseminating this information, so educators or administrators should contact their National Agency for more information.
The attached presentation summarizes the key changes in the application procedure. The presentation was prepared by the Open Discovery Space, which offers teacher training programs periodically. More information is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide in the section “School education staff mobility.”
Website: UNESCO Open Acess Publications.