Open Staff Week | 13 – 17 November 2017

Once again the Polytechnic of Leiria is organizing the Open Staff Week 2017!

This last few years the Open Staff Week was a way to open departments to staff colleagues all over Europe in a logic of job shadowing but this year we took a further step- we thought in a program that could also enhance our skills by adding workshops, joint group themes, further discussion on new buzz areas in Higher Education, training and interactive shared tasks. The themes will be covered through a series of workshops but there’s time to work and time to attend a cultural program, a social group therapy or just relax and enjoy beautiful Leiria! The program is aimed towards staff members of HEI who work in the frame of internationalization on broader terms, that means that it is not exclusively targeted for international officers but to a large group of staff and teachers with various backgrounds who in one way or another deal with the different strands of internationalization

Theme: Coaching for International Relations osw_2

Dates: from 13 to 17 of November!

The Work: The language of communication is English

Workshop – Quality Assessment of Higher Education Institutions Internationalization- A case study

Workshop – Workshop on EMJMD with a focus on Double Degrees

Workshop on Web Communication Tools Workshop on Social Networks – Marketing and Management Strategy Standpoints

(In spite of the fixed themes the names of the workshops may have same adjustment according with the speakers)

The Cultural Program: Leiria is an enchanted region full of Castles and Monasteries. You’ll get the opportunity to visit the Monastery of Batalha and the Leiria Castle!

The Leisure Time: One of our Schools organize every year an Workshop of Dance which have been proved to be very relaxing for everyone. We intend to keep the tradition. Furthermore we’ll have a joint lunch on the very first day to get to know each other as an ice breaker!

Application deadline: 31st October 2017

Price: 150€, including all workshops, cultural, leisure activities mentioned including the welcome lunch.

You may apply through the Erasmus KA103 or KA107 staff and teacher mobility

Or just pop in at your own expenses – you won’t regret it! Leiria is a cheap city to stay (around 35€ per night in a 3 star hotel) and we’ll help you out with the necessary booking if you wish.

Further information in the beginning of September.

 Open Staff Week 2017




International Week | 2 – 5 May 2017

The four-days programme intends to focus the activities in a special week where all Schools are open to receive their peers in partner countries having as main goal to transfer and exchange experience and know-how; beneficiaries (in and out) will be given the opportunity to learn from the experiences and good practices of each other. Further to acquire practical skills relevant for their current job and their professional development they will enjoy a social and cultural environment and will get the opportunity of doing so connecting people from several countries at the same time

Theme: Changing society – Changing Minds


Dates: The Polytechnic of Leiria will host the International Week 2017 within the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme from the 2nd to the 5th of May 2017.

Who can attend: The International Week is open to all staff ( technical and teaching) of other universities from EU or 3rd Countries. Spanish and Italians don’t need to have a special level of language due to the similarity of language but it is requested at least a B1 level of English to all the other countries. The maximum number of participants should not exceed 90. If we receive more applications, there will be a selection process based on the early application and on the possibility of finding a matching department at IPLeiria. We will send you an email with the invitation letter.

What is in the programme: The programme will be drawn up for specific themes from a technical and teaching point of view depending in your paricular situation. The topics that will be covered include job shadowing in different departments: students support services (accommodation, canteens gender equality), academic services, international masters, international office, Marketing and Communication, informatics, libraries, Lab support, projects, human resources and so forth.

Cost: We charge a participation fee of 60€ to pay for the cultural activities and some meals like the welcome lunch and the farewell dinner and the touristic trip. . Visitors from our Erasmus partner universities can apply for an Erasmus Staff Training Grant at their own institution’s International Office.

Accommodation: You can find a wide range of lodging in Leiria. The options are mentioned in the application form but prices can vary between 24€/per night in the teachers residence Halls until 50€/night in a local Hotel. If you would like us to help you book a room at one of the options hotels or Residence Hall, please let us know when you fill in your application form. You will receive further information together with the notification of your acceptance.

Travelling to Leiria: There are several ways to get to Leiria. You can choose between Oporto and Lisbon Airport, but the Lisbon Airport its closer to Leiria. You can take the Underground at Lisbon airport take the red line until “S. Sebastião” and then change to blue line and go until “Jardim Zoológico”. You’ll find the Coach station where you can pick a bus until Leiria every 1.00hour/1.30 hours. See:

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By car you can use either the motorway A1 and A8 (km.130 from Lisbon).

How to apply: Fill in the application form until two week previous to the event. It is available on the IMOTION platform. See:

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If you have some doubts do contact:

Application Form: Submit your application here.

ProgramPROGRAMA 2017