Publication: Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes. Basic Toolkit

The OeAD and Nuffic have jointly published a detailed toolkit for the successful implementation of BIPs.

Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) combine virtual teaching and learning with short periods of mobility. This enables meaningful encounters between participants from at least three European higher education institutions. In this way, students and university staff, for whom a longer stay abroad is not possible, can participate in intercultural exchange.

To support higher education institutions in successfully implementing BIPs, the OeAD and Nuffic have published a toolkit that deals with the entire life cycle of a BIP and provides tips and tricks for planning, designing, preparing and implementing a BIP. The toolkit draws on the practical experience of teaching staff and representatives of international offices. To paint as diverse a picture as possible, staff from different institutions and with varying experiences in organising a BIP were interviewed. In addition, initial results of a survey among students in Austria and the Netherlands provide insights into their experiences with BIPs.

The toolkit is primarily aimed at Erasmus+ coordinators who deal with the administrative aspects of a BIP and teaching staff who organise and implement the courses.

The toolkit was presented at a peer learning activity at the OeAD’s premises on 14 May 2024. Those involved in the creation and other interested higher education institution representatives from Croatia, the Netherlands and Austria came together to share experiences and discuss challenges of organising BIPs. The event documentation is available here.

The toolkit and the peer learning activity were funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research as well as the Erasmus+ project ‘INterconnection/INnovation/INclusion: Austrian contributions to the EHEA 2030 – 3-IN-AT-PLUS’.

Download the Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes. Basic Toolkit.

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