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STUDENTS AND STAFF MOBILITY
In the context of Key Activity 1 (KA1) under the Erasmus+ Program, faculty and staff can spend a training period abroad at higher education institutions holder of ECHE and/or within companies located in the following UE countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, UK, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary.
Other countries participating to the program, EFTA/SEE Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The scholarships are assigned exclusively for periods abroad lasting between 2 working days (trip excluded) and 2 months (60 days, trip excluded). The candidates will be selected according to the criteria established in the Staff Mobility for Training Mobility Agreement, which contains the objectives, the expected learning outcomes and the activities to be carried out. The Mobility Agreement also states the consistency between the activities carried out by the candidate abroad and his/her job, as well as the impact they will have at academic level. The Mobility Agreement will have to be signed by the candidate, a representative of the home institution and a representative of the hosting institution.

ITS Mita Language Policy for Mobility Projects
MITA intends to:
– organize orientation meetings on partner countries and institutions, also in collaboration with local intercultural associations;
– involve students who have taken part in mobility programs in order to motivate future participants, through group meetings and collection of feedbacks;
– organize preparatory languages courses, in collaboration with local associations and taking advantage of online tools such as the Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support. (http://erasmusplusols.eu/online-language-courses/)

In order to promote multilingualism, ITS MITA will foster mobility also towards countries where the official language is other than English. The required level of proficiency will be established in the Course Catalogue or Learning Agreement.

Tutoring and logistic support services for study and apprenticeship mobility ITS MITA intends to:
– organize meetings with mobility participants, either incoming or outgoing, in order to give useful logistic and administrative information (transports, accommodation, insurance, useful contacts, health centres etc.);
– provide support to incoming mobility participants in their search for accommodation, by reaching agreements with local agencies and giving orientation on short or long-term rental options;
– provide an individual tutoring service in order to support mobility students, involving also student volunteers who already had mobility experiences;
– encourage foreign students to take part in cultural and social activities, as well as the events organized by MITA;
– provide helpful information for integration in the local context, such as places of interest, student-friendly businesses etc.;
– understand the mobility students’ satisfaction level, through their tutors’ reports and follow-up surveys

Language support services for incoming students and staff (mobility period of 2 months minimum)
ITS MITA intends to:
– accept participants with at least A2 level of Italian language, or proficient in English;
– evaluate their language skills before starting their course of study;
– provide participants with information on Italian language courses prior to their mobility period, in collaboration with local associations and institutions;
– reach agreements with local associations and institutions to offer incoming participants incentives and discounts on language courses;
– encourage participation to cultural, social and sports activities on the territory, along with peer-to-peer activities organized by staff and student volunteers.
ITS MITA offers its students internship opportunities abroad, thanks to the contribution of European Programs such Erasmus+ and European Social Fund.
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ERASMUS
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for ITS MITA.
ITS MITA, under the new European Program Erasmus +, applied for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
The ECHE is an important award issued by the European Agency (EACEA) which allows higher education institutions to take part in the activities promoted within the new Erasmus + program, both for students’ mobility and international cooperation.
The Chart grants the right to participate in the Erasmus+ program until 2020, as well as the right to apply for funding for activities related to study and placement mobility.
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STUDENTS MOBILITY
In the context of Key Activity 1 (KA1) under the Erasmus+ Program, faculty and staff can spend a training period abroad at higher education institutions holder of ECHE and/or within companies located in the following UE countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, UK, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary.
Other countries participating to the program, EFTA/SEE Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Terms and conditions can be found in the following forms:
Student Mobility Agreement, which includes
Annex I Learning Agreement for traineeship
Annex II General Conditions
Annex III ERASMUS Student Chart
Annex IV Insurance Coverage

MITA will certify that the requirements established in the Learning Agreement are met and will ensure the recognition of the mobility period abroad under the stipulated conditions.

Study mobility
As sending organisation, MITA will recognize the ECTS credits achieved abroad, according to the Transcript of Records sent by the hosting organisation. MITA will also provide the sending organisation with its Transcript of Records, in order to guarantee that all credits obtained by students during their mobility period are recognised.

Placement mobility
MITA will adopt the methodology included in the Learning Agreement in order to evaluate the results of students’ internships. A certificate will be issued, stating the internship duration and tasks, the student’s developed skills and assessment of the hosting organisation.

Credits Recognition
The ITS Diploma corresponds to V EQF level (2 years -1200 teaching hours and 800 internship hours).
MITA employs a recognition system for entry and university credits, and it will use ECTS for the recognition of credits achieved by students during their mobility period. The number of annual hours corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.
MITA will make use of ECTS official standards for the definition of learning outcomes, workload and assessment criteria.
In addition, the following elements will be guaranteed:
• Course Catalogue, updated yearly on ITS MITA website;
• Learning Agreement (study and placement) signed by sending and hosting organisation, and the student;
• Transcript of Records that indicated the earned credits and grades (for internships, the corresponding certificate);
• proof that activities abroad have been correctly recognised.
The coordinator will acknowledge all credits achieved according the Learning Agreement.
Credits will be certified through the identification with their original units and will be included in the Supplement Diploma.
To students whose destination language is English, French, Spanish, Italian, German or Dutch, the European Commission offers online language courses. The Online Linguistic Support assigns licences both for entry tests and online courses on behalf of National Agencies. Every higher education Institute, which will have received the online licences from the National Agency, will assign these to its students, setting up deadlines within which students can conduct the test.
The language course is accessible through a multichoice entry test. In order to help students, the test interface allows to choose their preferred language. The course includes traditional steps, such dictation and orthography, pronunciation exercises, translation and comprehension exercises, plus a section dedicated to final assessment after the mobility period.

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Office opening hours:
From Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00

E-mail: info@localhost

Location of didactic activities:
Castello dell’Acciaiolo, Via Pantin, Scandicci – Florence
Tel. 055 9335306 – Fax 055 9332959

Registered office:
Castello dell’Acciaiolo, Via Pantin, Scandicci – Firenze
Tel. 055 9335306 – Fax 055 9332959

Locations of the specialized Laboratories:
Province of Florence, Prato, Pisa.

    The school is located in the prestigious Villa l’Acciaiolo, also called Castello dell’Acciaiolo or, more simply, l’Acciaiolo, it is a historic noble residence that is now publicly owned.

    The ITS MITA Foundation operates thanks to the Ministry of Education and Regione Toscana POR FSE. 2014-2020