According to the first EU Mobility Scoreboard report released by the Eurydice Network, the best public support systems for promoting and giving advice to higher education students about opportunities to study or train abroad are in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France and Italy.
Following up on a 2011 Council Recommendation through which Member States committed to promoting and removing obstacles to learner mobility, the report aims to set a framework for monitoring progress. It covers topics ranging from information and guidance to language preparation, portability of financial support, recognition and support to disadvantaged learners. The indicators in these areas allow national policy and practice to be clearly differentiated, and provide benchmarks for progress.
The report covers 33 countries (all 28 EU Member States, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey) and has the reference year 2011/12.
The report also contains a set of draft proposals for ‘scoreboard indicators’ focusing on conditions supporting learner mobility in higher education.
The report was developed by the Eurydice Network, in cooperation with the European Commission and an advisory group of experts from the Member States.
The next edition is expected to be published in 2015.
Find out more: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/documents/thematic_reports/162EN_Learner_Mobility.pdf