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Higher education student and staff mobility project
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016 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; -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, 13 students have been abroad to realize an intership SMP (it was 9 last year)), for 38 months of grants (100% of the budget). They are students in 1st or 2nd year of "Educateur Spécialisé" studies (which means "social pedagogue"). The total of realised moibilities (with a grant or not) is 69.5 months of SMP : overall, we have been able to finance 55/ of the duration of the mobilities. 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 Saint-Pölten, Austria, and an STT has been done in Valencia, Spain. The durations were respectively of 6 and 7 days (journey included). They also have engendered a better knowledge of the innovative practices in social work in Austria (STA) and a better Spanish speaking leved of one of our employee (the STT was about learning Spanish). Those mobilities have enabled us to confort our Erasmus partners network. In terms of quantity, we have used all of our grants. We had students who did'nt have any grant or who had part of their mobility with a grant and another part without any. Therefore we are quite satisfied with the mobility we have been doing this year, both in terms of quantity and quality. We have much more demand already for the current school year 2016-2017, which is a problem we already had to deal with this year 2015-2016 (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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