Settlement rules of the ‘green travel’ financing for inbound stafff mobilities at the University of Szczecin. Erasmus+ Action 171. Learning mobility for higher education staff between EU Member States and third countries not associated to the Programme.
1. Buses, train, bicycle, and carpooling (a shared travel by car, belonging to one of the passengers, on the same route and with the same goal) are considered by the Erasmus+ programme to be ecological means of transportation. Travel by any other means of transportation does not meet those criteria.
2. Candidates may apply for a top-up for travel costs resulting from using low-emissions means of transportation (so-called „green travel”) if more than a half of the itinerary of the return route is made with such means. Candidates are required to declare such travel while applying for a mobility.
3. Participants of KA171 mobilities have always 2 travel days added to the duration of their mobility period and included in the calculation of the individual suport independently from the means of transportation.
4. Additionally, the candidate may apply for maximum of 4 additional travel days (return route). Appendix 1 should be filed while applying for a mobility.
5. A number of granted additional travel days depends on the distance between the seat of the University of Szczecin and the seat of the sending HEI according to the on-line calculator available at the website of the European Commission (EC): http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm:
a) 100 – 1999 km – 1 travel day / 1 way
b) 2000 km or more – 2 travel days / 1 way
6. The ‘green travel’ is confirmed by the participant upon arrival to the University of Szczecin by submitting a green travel statement to International Relations Department (Appendix 2) and proof of travel listed in the statement.
7. If the trip is not confirmed in the above-mentioned manner, the participant will be called to return the amount resulting from the green travel entitlements.
Developed by mgr Małgorzata Kopalska,
Deputy Head of the International Office
Approved by dr hab. Kinga Flaga-Gieruszyńska, prof.US,
Vice-Rector for Organisation
Original documents available
at the International Relations Dept. by request.