Traveling and residing within the European Union’s borders is relatively easy and in theory the free movement of persons is a fundamental right guaranteed to EU citizens. The story changes substantially when one would like to enter from countries outside the EU. Citizens from privileged and prosperous countries can often enter the EU rather easily. Citizens from less affluent countries often ace much greater hurdles and many that do not come from a rich parental background might be deterred from the beginning and not even start the process of entering into the European Union.
The analysis shows that around 9.0% of students that have taken a full degree abroad encounter problems with the recognition of their degree. Comparing this result to the persistently challenging situation of credit recognition, the results draw a quantitatively less problematic picture. The consequences of non-recognition of a whole degree can, however, be far more severe for the individual. Likewise, the survey cannot capture all problems with recognition as many may still face recognition issues in the future.
ESNSurvey 2013 is titled "Creating Ideas, Opportunities and Identity". The focus of this year´s edition is to investigate the employability of mobile and non-mobile students and show the beneficial effects of going abroad. With the survey we hope to provide further evidence and insight. The survey also explores the impact of student mobility on entrepreneurship and European citizenship and gives insight into students´ satisfaction with ESN and other student organisations.
Brussels (14/02/2013) – The Erasmus Student Network, AEGEE-Europe, the European University Foundation-Campus Europae, and Fraternité 2020 today made known their response to the European Council’s decision on the future EU long-term budget, which saw an unanticipated cut for the new “Erasmus for All” programme.
Erasmus Student Network (ESN) exprime son inquiétude au sujet du déficit budgétaire toujours non résolu du programme Erasmus en 2012 et 2013. ESN invite le Parlement Européen et le Conseil à se mettre d’accord sur un budget viable pour le programme Erasmus en particulier, et pour le programme Education et Formation tout au long de la vie dans son ensemble afin de remplir les obligations envers les étudiants en échange, actuels et futurs.
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) expresses its concerns about the still unsolved budget deficit of the Erasmus programme in 2012 and 2013. ESN urges the European Parliament and the Council to agree on a viable budget for the Erasmus programme in particular and the Lifelong Learning Programme as a whole to fulfill the obligations towards current and future exchange students.
The final dissemination conference of the 2012/2013 flagship project of the Erasmus Student Network aims at showcasing how volunteers with little financial support can create substantial added value to local communities.
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