Europe in Exchange
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Established in: 2012
The project aims to make students better informed about mobility programs and possibilities, as well as the benefits of these.
A part of the Education Working Group wished to bring all the students and young people in Europe and the neighbouring countries the possibility to take part in mobility programs. The project will work on disseminating information about different kinds of exchange opportunities.
Through the activities of AEGEE locals, the project team aims to increase the number of destinations and possibilities for mobility in universities inside and outside the current Erasmus zone, and lobbies in universities for implementing easier procedures and more clear guidelines for applying for mobility programs and respect the Erasmus Student Charter. Moreover, on the European level, Europe in Exchange lobbies for an adequate structure and funding of the mobility programs, including countries outside of the current Erasmus area.
Through different activities, the project also strives to reduce the language barriers, in order to open the possibility of applying for mobility programs to more students.
The activities of the project are mostly locally oriented, so fresh members can help in the realisation of action days in their city by disseminating the aims and goals of the project, or by building sustainable contacts with Higher Education Institutions in their city. With the support of experienced members, local activities are planned and executed, in order to contribute to achieving the aims of the project. Furthermore, there is a need for the support of these members in lobbying processes.
Emails, Skype meetings, Sharing data systems (Google docs, Dropbox, etc)
Amount of work required:
- Member of the project team: 10 hours per week
- Local coordinator: 4-5 hours per week
- Local helper: no regular amount of time required