Pupil mobility is suffering in the current Erasmus +
Invest more on pupil learning mobility for a united Europe
The mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ Programme represents a unique opportunity to invert the current trend and foster school students’ exchanges and their key role for European integration. In fact, investing in the development of the young individual and in the acquisition of key competences that are vital in our interdependent and interconnected world, is crucial for a united Europe.
Open-up to partnership with non-formal education providers
We believe that non-profit organisations can be crucial partners in supporting a variety of schools in applying for projects and managing administrative, risk management and organisational aspects of exchanges, as well as in providing quality educational support. These partnerships would allow formal and non-formal education providers to work in synergy and benefit from each other’s competences.
In fact, from our knowledge, schools are informed about opportunities within Erasmus+, but they do not have the human resources and capacity to apply for funding and managing an EU-funded project from an administrative perspective. Therefore, cooperation with non-formal education providers for submitting and managing Erasmus+ projects on school students’ mobility would provide support to schools in their process of internationalisation, thus making quality mobility programmes accessible to more school students.