Staff Week

9th Erasmus+ International Staff Week 2024

We are pleased to invite you to the 9th Erasmus+ International Staff Week at Palacký University Olomouc (CZ OLOMOUC01), Czech Republic, organized by the Division for International Relations. It will consists of a virtual part on 27 May 2024 and a physical part taking place on 3 - 7 June 2024. 

The main objective of this International Staff Week is to meet colleagues from EU member countries and third non-EU countries to discuss and share good practices in topics revolving around internationalization in higher education and, Erasmus+ programme.

The Staff Week is mainly intended for colleagues from Erasmus+ partner institutions working with the international community (students and staff). This includes International Office staff, coordinators at the faculty/departmental levels, academics working with the international community etc. 

And what exactly can you look forward to?

  • Introduction meeting with Palacký University and getting to know each other.
  • Workshops aimed at Students with Special Needs, Promotion of Student Mobilities on Social Media, Support of the International Community, and other topics related to Erasmus+ including International Credit Mobility
  • Czech Language Course.
  • City tour of Olomouc.
  • Tour of Palacký University facilities.
  • Tour to Olomouc surroundings
  • Dinner together and networking.

Fee: none

Number of participants: 30

To ensure as diverse group as possible, the number of participants per institution should not be more than 2. 

In case of interest, please fill in the registration form by 19 April 2024 (midnight). The results of the selection process will be communicated by 24 April 2024.

To ensure as diverse group as possible, the number of participants per institution should not be more than 2. 

If you need help with decision-making, look at the feedback and photos from the previous year below.

Welcome to Olomouc

Olomouc (pronounced ollo-moats) has it all, including UNESCO-protected architecture, great museums and energetic, student-oriented nightlife. It (or as the Czechs say: she) had always been among the most important cities of the Kingdom of Bohemia. With its convenient location, ancient university and spiritual, cultural and craft traditions, Olomouc has been for centuries a natural centre of Moravia, attractive to artists, intellectuals and businessmen.

The tourist guide Lonely planet ranges Olomouc among the best-kept secrets in Europe. 

Established in 1573, Palacký University Olomouc is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest in the Czech Republic. It is a modern institution providing high quality teaching combined with research and supported by state of the art facilities – libraries, computer facilities, laboratories, etc. With 8 faculties, the university covers fields from health sciences and medicine through modern and classical languages, philosophy, teacher training, sciences, law, and theology. Palacký University has about 23.000 students and over 1800 members of teaching staff, which is the highest density of university students in Central Europe and it makes Olomouc a truly university city.

What did our participants say about the previous E+ISWs?

"You have made us feel comfortable since the very beginning, combining the workshops with cultural activities was a brilliant idea. I also want to thank you for your hospitality. It was a 10 out of 10 for me."

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in your staff week. It was good to learn how your university works.."

"Thank you so much for this amazing week! Despite the weather, it was warm, friendly, and insightful! Your team is amazing!"

"Thank you again for a perfect organization and all your help during the week."

"I'm very impressed and hope to visit your university again."

"The organization was good. Please continue on the same path."

"Thank you for all exciting events like city game, trip to Kromeriz, Czech language course, tour around the Olomouc and others. These all gave me the feeling that you are best team to organize staff weeks."

"It was great meeting colleagues from other universities, establishing new networks, learning more about how mobilities are carried out at European Universities."

"Thank you so much! This is definitively an addition to my professional and life experience. Keep up the great work!"

"Everything was well-organised, great thanks to the International Relations team :) I enjoyed it a lot!"

"I was able to obtain tips and information very useful for the internationalization of my university."


E+ISW 2023

In 2023, two Erasmus+ International Staff Weeks in one year were held for the very first time. The first one was organized in June and the second one in December, our colleagues from Europe, Asia, and Africa had the opportunity to experience the charming atmosphere of spring Olomouc as well as the chilly Christmas time of our university city.

During five busy days, we not only shared our "know-how" with our colleagues through workshops dealing with the most relevant topics of the Erasmus+ programme, but we also showed them how exceptional Olomouc as a (not only) student city is! From a visit to the unique Freeshop UP, through an educational tour of the Fort Science and the UP Dormitory and Canteen, to a visit to the nearby Archbishop's Castle and Gardens in Kroměříž, our colleagues had the opportunity to get to know and experience Palacký University, Olomouc and its surroundings in all respects.


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