New EU report: Best systems to promote student mobility in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France and Italy
The EU has now launched a new mobility scoreboard to create an oversight over member state activities in relation to mobility of students. The Eurydice report published four days ago was a follow up to the 2011 Council Recommendation on mobility and is a product of cooperation with experts from the member states. The scoreboard focuses on five areas which we will briefly summarise below:
- information and guidance
- foreign language preparation
- portability of public grants and loans
- recognition of learning outcomes
- and mobility support to students from a low socio-economic background
The data was collected in 2012 and 2013 from a questionnaire developed by Eurydice, member states and the European Commission. The report covers all EU member states as well as Iceland, Turkey, Liechtenstein and Norway. Based on selected indicators, scorecards were developed that ranked countries from “green” (best scores) to “red” (worst scores), with a total of six ranks of scores.