The study will be carried out within the context of the European Commission’s plan to adopt a proposal for a Council Recommendation on the new learning mobility framework. The new Recommendation will aim to install learning mobility as a norm rather than an exception for all learners and staff in all education and training sectors, youth, and sport. The study will enhance the evidence base through mapping and analysing existing evidence and studies on cross-border learning mobility in formal, non-formal, and informal settings throughout the European Union and beyond. The core focus of that exercise is to identify incentives and obstacles to learning mobility. The study will also assess the current data collection and monitoring practices and propose ways to enhance the learning mobility data monitoring system. The conclusions and policy recommendations from this study are expected to feed as inputs to the Commission’s preparation of the proposal for the new Recommendation, which is planned for the third quarter of 2023.
Specific objectives of the study include:
- Mapping and analysing existing evidence and studies regarding transnational learning mobility in formal, non-formal, and informal settings throughout the European Union, within and outside EU programmes, with a focus on identification of incentives and obstacles to learning mobility. The mapping should also highlight the progress in promoting learning mobility post-2011.
- Mapping of stakeholders at regional, national, and EU level and providing support to the Commission in the consultation of stakeholders and of the general public in the preparation of the initiative.
Identifying statistical data, indicators, and monitoring availability, quality, and gaps, including a proposal on further development and collection of statistics to monitor learning mobility in all sectors and for expanding the Mobility Scoreboard to all sectors addressed by the new Recommendation.
Identifying and evaluating solutions and interventions where the EU, within its competences, would have an added value, either to overcome the obstacles or to boost learning mobility.