Comenius Individual Pupil mobility
What is the Comenius IPM?
The Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility (IPM) project is one of the sub-programmes of the EU's Comenius programme. In Comenius IPM, secondary school students are sent from one European country to another for a one-year exchange - in most cases. As it is the case with YFU programmes, the pupils stay in host families and study at a local school.
EEE-YFU's work with Comenius IPM
Given the similarities in the Comenius IPM exchanges and the exchanges provided by EEE-YFU member organisations, EEE-YFU has always been very interested in the developments of this project.
Prior to the start of the Comenius IPM programme, a pilot project was carried out by EEE-YFU together with European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL), the European Umbrella organisation for AFS organisations. The final report of the Individual Mobility Project was handed in to the European Commission in 2008. The tender was divided into three parts: study phase, pilot phase and recommendation phase. From these recommendation, the Commission begun to develop the structure of the programme which started in 2010.
Launching the project
The Comenius IPM Project was launched in 2010, when already 13 Member states took part. In total, almost 700 exchange students participated in the programme and France, Spain and Italy were by far the biggest countries in terms of both outbound and inbound students. The project kept going, including more and more countries each year. From the very beginning, this opportunity was already highly valued by both pupils and parents, who perceive it as a valuable experience at a crucial phase of life and an asset for future studies and careers.
Erasmus for All and individual pupil mobility
Find out more about pupil mobility in the Commission's Guide to Comenius IPM.
If you want to know more about the implementation of the programme in your country, please contact your National Agency .
News on mobility
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Increased pupil mobility and recognition of school periods abroad are among the Commission’s policy proposals The European Commission is proposing to put in place a “European Educational Area” by 2025, to harness the full potential of education and culture in Europe. In the Communication “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture”, prepared as a contribution to(…)
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Joint Position Pupil Mobility in Erasmus+ EEE-YFU, EFIL, OBESSU, and ESHA prepared a joint position paper with concrete proposals on how to improve pupil mobility in the Erasmus+ Programme. The current situation The 30th anniversary of the Erasmus and the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ represent a great opportunity to celebrate achievements, but also to look(…)