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Higher education student and staff mobility project
Start date: Jun 1, 2014, End date: Sep 30, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The ESTS (European School of Higher Education in Social Work) is called "European" because the international dimension is part of its politics. This goes through the international mobility of the employees and students, in order to enhence the acquisition of key-competences at different levels, and in order to enable the actors of the mobility to discover and think about other ways of doing social work in the other Erasmus countries. This school year, 7 students have been abroad to realize an intership (SMP), for 46 months of grants (100% of the budget). They are students in 1st or 2nd year of "Educateur Spécialisé" studies (which means "social pedagogue"). The feedbacks from the participants are positive in terms of quality. It is the same concerning the Staff mobility : one STA has been done in Porsgrunn, Norway, and an STT has been done in Burgos, Spain. Those mobilities have enabled us to confort our Erasmus partners network. They also have engendered a better knowledge of the innovative practices in social work in Norway (STA) and a better Spanish-speaking leved of one of our employee (the STT was about learning Spanish). In terms of quantity, we have used all of our grants, even the extra ones we got after the intermediary report. We had students who did'nt have any grant or who had part of their mobility with a grant and another part without any. Only one STA mobility hasn't been used because of a last-minute problem which we could not anticipate. Therefore we are quite satisfied with the mobility we have been doing this year, both in termes of quantity and quality. We have much more demand already for the current school year 2015-2016, which is a problem we already had to deal with this year 2014-2015 (we had more demand than Erasmus subventions), but which is taking much bigger proportions this school year. It is both a good sign (the Erasmus mobility is working) and a bad one (that makes those who do not get any grant desappointed).

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