Description of the project

Description of the project


The Erasmus+ Programme

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.


The UALG ALLIANCES 2019 Partnership

The UALG ALLIANCES 2019 project, coordinated by Universidade do Algarve in the framework of the European Programme Erasmus+ – Key Action 1 International Credit Mobility, supports mobility of students and academic and administrative staff from institutions in Portugal and in Partner Countries, in both directions, IN and OUT.

The UALG has developed a roadmap called “UALG ALLIANCES 2019”; targeting to create, develop channels and tools with institutions around the world on our main pillar areas: Tourism, Sea, Cultural heritage and Health and Wellbeing. The countries considered as a priority are from emerging economies, Ibero-America region, transitional emerging economies, Portuguese speaking countries and neighbour countries.

Through the exchange of staff (teaching and training) and students, this mobility project will promote the international circulation of idea, improve human capacities, integrate high quality programs and globally recognized courses, thereby contributing to their internationalization for excellence and transfer expertise.



UALG ALLIANCES 2019 has a total of 39 scholarships/grants:

  • 6 scholarships for students;
  • 16 grants for teaching staff;
  • 17 grants for non-teaching staff.


The available scholarships are:

Partner Country Higher Education Instituion Type of mobility / number Total
Incoming Outgoing Incoming Outgoing Incoming Incoming Outgoing
Cape Verde Instituto Superior de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Chile Universidad Andres Bello 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Universidad Catolica del Norte
China (People’s Republic of) Hubei University of Economics 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
First Institute of Oceanography
Israel University of Haifa 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
Kosovo* UN Resolution N.SH. Kolegji Aga Xhite 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 5
Morocco Université Mohamed V 3 1 3 0 3 0 0 10
Université Hassan 1er Settat
Institut Agronomique et
Vétérinaire Hassan II

Total 8 4 6 2 4 1 1 26


Financial Support



Travel distances Amount
Between 10 and 99 km 20 EUR per participant
Between 100 and 499 km 180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 km 275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 km 360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 km 530 EUR per participant
Between 4000 and 7999 km 820 EUR per participant
8000 km or more 1500 EUR per participant

Important Information: the "travel distance" represents the linear distance between the city where the university of origin and the city where the host university are located. This is calculated automatically by a website indicated by the European Commission and cannot be subject to any change. The financial support allocated to the "travel distance" is the maximum allowed by the Erasmus+ Programme and is intended to contribute to the round trip back between the home and host institutions. In the event that the assigned value is insufficient to pay for the desired trip, the scholarhip holder must find another source of funding.



STUDENTS mobility

(Studies – SMS /
Traineeships - SMP)
Mobility periods: 5 months SMS / 2 months SMP
Origin Host Country Monthly allowance
Partner country Portugal 850 EUR / month
Portugal Partner country 700 EUR / month
STAFF mobility
(Academic Staff- STA)

Mobility periods: 5 days

The per diem amount for Staff:
- From Portugal to Partner country: 180 EUR
- From Partner country to Portugal: 160 EUR

STAFF mobility
(Administrative Staff - STT)



Every selected applicant will receive a health, accident and travel insurance valid during the entire mobility period provided by the University of Algarve.