The reaction of EFIL to the Proposal for a Council recommendation ‘Europe on the Move’ is out (March 2024)! By now, 9 European and national stakeholders of the educational field have endorsed our reaction. Find the co-signatories here:

  • European Educational Exchanges – Youth for Understanding – EEE-YFU
  • Organising Bureau of School Students Unions – OBESSU
  • European Parents Association – EPA
  • Association for Teacher Education in Europe – ATEE
  • Lifelong Learning Platform – LLLP
  • GO! Network
  • University of Bialystok, Faculty of Education, Poland
  • Estonian Teacher Association
  • AFS Intercultura -INTERCULTURA ODV

The participants of the Conference on Individual Pupil Mobility and Recognition of its learning outcomes, coming  from 17 countries and  representing secondary school teachers, school heads, students, pupil mobility organisations, Erasmus+ National Agencies, Ministries of Education, Permanent Representations to the EU, Regional Authorities, European networks in the field of education,  welcome the Proposal for a Council recommendation ‘Europe on the Move’,  an essential step for making the European Education Area (EEA) a reality. 

As a collective of IPM stakeholders from across Europe, we call Member states to focus on the following priorities when negotiating the Council recommendation:

  1. Monitoring learning mobility in the school education sector, notably pupil mobility.
  2. Fostering Cross-sectorial, Whole school and Whole community approach for implementing school internationalisation strategies which include learning mobility experiences by all providers, notably also Long-term Individual Pupil Mobility.
  3. Ensuring the 20% inclusion target is monitored and met.

In addition, we welcome the emphasis of the Proposal on automatic recognition, quality standards and teacher mobility.

You can read the full endorsed position paper of EFIL here.