The FORTHEM Alliance call is open

Between 27th of October and 29th of November, students from FORTHEM universities are invited to apply for collective or individual short-term mobility in 2021.

Collective mobility

14 collective short-term mobility programmes are being organised from March to July 2021, giving you a chance to take part in a week-long activity (5 days maximum on site) as part of a group of approximately 35 students, 5 coming from each of the partner universities, who will meet physically on site in one university. A second call for the activities that will take place between September 2021 and February 2022 will be launched in spring 2021.

More information on application for Collective mobility please find here.

Individual mobility

If you have a study project for which you need to travel alone to one of our partner universities for a maximum period of 10 days on site, during your study programme, this can be funded by the FORTHEM alliance (travel costs, accommodation and living expenses).

Examples of projects: to carry out fieldwork, experimentation or research for a thesis (BA, MA, PhD); to create new ties with a student association in a partner university; to work with a group of students in another university on a current or future project, etc.

Please note that the number of places for individual mobility is limited to 3 per university per year.

More information on application for Individual mobility please find here.

You can also contact your local FORTHEM office:

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Jyväskylän yliopisto

Latvijas Universitāte

Università degli studi di Palermo

Université de Bourgogne

Universitat de València

Uniwersytet Opolski



By 2022, FORTHEM alliance will have increased innovative forms of student and staff mobility

  • 20 individual short-term mobility activities related to research/year
  • 10 collective short-term activities/year
  • 7 new joint degrees
  • full use of ‘Erasmus Without Paper’ and
  • adopting the European Student Card.

30% of FORTHEM’s university members experience physical, blended or virtual mobility by 2022.

Overall tasks

Short-term mobility activities

  • 20 individual short-term research mobility activities
  • 10 collective short-term activities :
    1.  Common summer and winter schools
    2.  Joint thematic workshops and ‘conferences’ for PhD students
    3.  Blended learning courses
    4.  Joint dissemination events of FORTHEM Labs
    5.  Double language learning-oriented courses
    6.  The annual FORTHEM student conference
    7.  The FORTHEM Model of European Union
  • 10 guest lectureships among the FORTHEM network per year
  • Harmonized staff weeks
  • 2 joint staff weeks

Long-term mobility activities for students

  • Expanding the joint European Studies Master
  • Setting up 3 new joint degrees by 2022 and having started with implementing 4 more joint degrees
  • Developing the concept of the FORTHEM CAMPUS

as well as

  • Harmonizing ERASMUS agreements and administration of mobility
  • Piloting ‘ERASMUS Without Paper’ Introducing the ‘European Student Card’
  • Providing inclusive mobility activities