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The Erasmus in Schools project continues to move forward. On June 13, Euro App Mobility welcomed its European partners for a dissemination event at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers.
Facilitated by Mélina Sié, European project manager for EAM, Gabrielle Taylor from ESN France, Marta Fuentes Labrador from ESN Spain and Giuseppina Tucci from OBESSU, the central theme of the meeting was improving young people’s access to information on international mobility schemes through peer-to-peer exchanges. Emphasis was also placed on including the target group of apprentices in the project.
A review of the results of the study carried out in the first phase of the project was presented. It highlighted the fact that only 28% of the young learners questioned had any knowledge of international mobility. The crucial role of schools in promoting these opportunities was underlined.
Above all, it was the occasion to launch the Mobility Passport, designed to bring together all learner mobility schemes in a single, clear and precise document for young people. It is now available in French (see below) and will shortly be available in Spanish. A “Toolbox” version in English will also be available in September. With this material, each country wishing to consolidate its own Mobility Passport will have the keys in hand. This was a space to highlight the transformative power of international mobility, whatever the type of mobility involved.
Tips on essential practices for organizing moments of exchange between peers were also featured during a round table discussion entitled “Give the floor to Mobility Ambassadors”. The aim was to make mobility tangible for everyone, by informing mobility coordinators on how to organize these mobility awareness sessions in their establishments with the help of apprentices. An audience more difficult to mobilize given their schedules. This added value will enable mobility candidates to benefit from the experience and advice of their peers already involved in mobility experiences.
Finally, the next stages of the project were mentioned. The mobility ambassadors should be accompanied to a training camp in Spain in September 2023 to learn how to reassure, inform and inspire their congeners. An advocacy material to better introduce these peer-to-peer actions to school managements should be published in the future.
By stressing out the importance of international mobility and the role that ambassadors can play in promoting it, the Erasmus in Schools project is fulfilling its objective of making mobility more accessible and meaningful for all. We look forward to meeting the new profiles of these mobility ambassadors.