Work programme 2009-2012
Learning mobility in higher education: Trends, approaches and challenges International Conference
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the National Agency for European Educational Programmes organized the international conference “Learning mobility in higher education: Trends, approaches and challenges” which took take place in the National Technical Library in Prague, in October 6-7, 2011.
The conference is a follow-up to the Antwerpen last year event “Youth on the move – Achieving mobility for all!”.
Its aim is to elaborate more on some of the ideas raised in Antwerpen. Results of several surveys carried out recently will be presented, different tools and ways how to improve mobility discussed.
The contribution of mobility to personal development, cultural and social competencies as well as to language skills and expert and professional attainments is indubitable. Still there are challenges to be tackled. What are the attitudes and expectations of students towards the mobility, is the lack of funding the main obstacle, is there a possibility for mobility for underrepresented groups of students? The conference would like to reassume the topic of the conference “Youth on the move – Achieving mobility for all!” held in Antwerpen, Belgium last year and elaborate more on some of the ideas raised in Antwerpen. Several surveys on mobility carried out recently give us a picture of how different countries handle it. Bologna Follow Up group as well as European Commission set up their mobility benchmarks. What are the tools and ways to reach them? The conference offered a room to discuss these and related questions