How can we make opportunities for learning mobility a reality for everyone?
The European Commission is asking citizens for help in making learning mobility in Europe more accessible to and better known by any learner or educator. The citizens’ panel is part of a broader consultation strategy, which aims at gathering opinions and proposals of all interested parties and stakeholders in the framework of the public consultation currently underway until 3 May 2023.
Citizens are invited to take the following points into account:
- The need to include multiple groups of learners and trainers, and in particular, people with fewer opportunities (because of disabilities, health problems, economic, social, geographic and other barriers) and less mobile groups (such as school pupils and teachers, apprentices and trainees, adult learners and educators);
- the need to keep mobility as environmentally friendly as possible in choosing the means of travel and promoting sustainable practices, in order to contribute to the fight against climate change;
- opportunities and challenges that digitization might offer (for example, better use of digital platforms for learning, blending on site and online learning);
- the potential of learning mobility for intercultural dialogue, active citizenship and promotion of common values.
Find out more in the information kit that is available in the documents section below.
What we can expect from the panel
The European Commission has decided to put forward a new policy proposal in 2023 with an objective of promoting learning mobility for everyone in the European Education Area – no matter where you come from or where you are in life.
The outcome of the panel will be a list of recommendations. It will support the Commission’s work on the proposal for a Council recommendation on learning mobility.
The learning mobility panel sessions will take place between March and April 2023.
- 3-5 March 2023Session 1 - Brussels
In the first session, citizens have build a sharedvision of what the future of learning mobility in Europe should be. They have also identified the different target groups that we need to consider making learning mobility a reality for everyone.
Please see agenda and summary in the Documents section below.
Recordings: Friday, 3rd of March | Sunday, 5th of March
- 24-26 March 2023Session 2 - online
In the second session, participants - based on the shared vision, target groups and emerging trends identified in session 1 - discussed in more detail the main obstacles and challenges faced by different groups of European citizens when it comes to learning mobilities.
The detailed agenda can be found in the Documents section below.
Recordings: 24 March 2023 | 26 March 2023
- 28-30 April 2023Closing session - Brussels
In the third and final session, participants will consolidate their recommendations to the European Commission on how to increase learning mobility in Europe, by pointing to key areas for improvement, and by prioritising the most promising solutions for different groups.