Visiting lecturers should strengthen the European dimension of the host university through their stay, complement its teaching offer and impart their expertise to students who do not want to or cannot study abroad. Where possible, this should include the development of joint study programmes with partner institutions as well as the exchange of teaching content and methods.
Staff mobility must take place in a destination country ("programme country") that is not the country of the sending institution and not the main country of residence of the person concerned. For teaching purposes, Ruhr-Universität Bochum higher education staff may be promoted to a receiving higher-education institution with ECHE (outbound mobility). Teaching stays within Europe last between two days and two months (excluding travel time); the teaching load is at least eight hours per stay or per week.