The just concluded year recorded high participation in the programme Erasmus+ for the sectors school, university and adult education, and in some cases Italy dominated the European ranking. Let’s see them in detail:
As far as school mobility is concerned, the agency received 553 applications for mobility projects for school staff (147 were approved). This will allow 3,870 people (+24% compared to 2017) among teachers, head teachers and administrative staff to experience European mobility for a training course, job shadowing or a teaching assignment. The financial commitment to sustain mobility in this sector is € 7,310.885 (+27.6% compared to 2017 budget). The most active regions were, in order, Emilia-Romagna, Sicily and Puglia. As far as the destinations chosen by the teachers are concerned, more than 26% chose courses in the UK followed by Ireland, Spain and France. The most popular themes were innovative educational methods, new technologies and digital competences and foreign language teaching/learning.
Strategic partnerships for school
This kind of partnership offers to institutions active in different sectors of education ( schools, universities, companies, public bodies, civil society organisations, etc.) to cooperate to implement innovative practices at local, regional, national and European level. In 2018, 25 project were approved out of a total of 145 submitted proposals. The total financial effort is about 8 million euros. In 2018 the European commission introduced a new type of project for the school sector that is focused on student and staff mobility through a streamlined application process. The partnerships for exchanges between schools approved by the Indire’s Erasmus+ agency are 857, for a financial commitment of more than 23 million euros, the regions with the highest number of approved partnerships were Sicily, Puglia, Lazio and Campania.
From 1987 to now, almost half-million students travelled in Europe with the programme Erasmus+. In 2017, 60,000 Erasmus exchanges were recorded including both incoming and outgoing students. 36,000 were the students who departing from our universities and more than 25,000 (+10%) the European youths who chose our country for an Erasmus experience. In 2018/19 the request for Erasmus bursaries from our universities is going to grow by 10% with a budget for Italy of 76,017.802 Euros.
Alma Mater Studiorum is first in the ranking of the best ten universities for outgoing Erasmus students with 2,787 students. Padua university is at fourth place (1,866 students) at fifth place there is Rome’s Sapienza (1,782) at sixth Turin university (1,412). Also regarding incoming students, Alma Mater was at first place in Europe with 1,970 incoming students followed by the universities of Valencia, Lisbon, Granada and Madrid.
Identikit of the Erasmus student
The Erasmus student who choose Europe as his/her destination is on average 23 years old, 25 if he/she is a trainee. In 59% of the cases is female and this value increases to 63% for in company traineeships. Spain, France, Germany, UK and Portugal are the most popular countries for study exchanges with an average stay of six months. Students participating in internships stay on average 3 months and a half. As far as incoming student are concerned, the main countries of provenance are Spain, France, Germany, Poland and Turkey.
Mobility in adult education
As far as adult education is concerned, mobility involved 617 people (+32% compared to 2017) as the result of 27 wining projects presented by national organisations dealing with adult learning, for a total funding of 1,156,351 euros (+30.4% compared to 2017). The top ranking regions were in order Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.
To know more about the data of the participation in the programme: www.erasmusplus.it/approfondisci