Public consultation on the future of learning mobility, opened until 3 May 2023
18 April 2023
The European Commission is asking citizens for help in making learning mobility in Europe more accessible to and better known by any learner or educator. The public consultation, currently underway until 3 May 2023, is part of a broader consultation strategy, which aims at gathering opinions and proposals of all interested parties and stakeholders.
Citizens are invited to take the following points into account:
- the need to include multiple groups of learners and trainers, and in particular, people with fewer opportunities (because of disabilities, health problems, economic, social, geographic and other barriers) and less mobile groups (such as school pupils and teachers, apprentices and trainees, adult learners and educators);
- the need to keep mobility as environmentally friendly as possible in choosing the means of travel and promoting sustainable practices, in order to contribute to the fight against climate change;
- opportunities and challenges that digitization might offer (for example, better use of digital platforms for learning, blending on site and online learning);
- the potential of learning mobility for intercultural dialogue, active citizenship and promotion of common values.
The European Commission has decided to put forward a new policy proposal in 2023 with an objective of promoting learning mobility for everyone in the European Education Area – no matter where you come from or where you are in life. For this purpose two approaches are feeding into the process:
- The European Citizens’ Learning Mobility Panel. The outcome of the panel will be a list of recommendations. It will support the Commission’s work on the proposal for a Council recommendation on learning mobility.
- The public consultation. The aim of the consultation is to collect information, expertise and views from all interested parties in order to reach evidence-based contribution ahead of the Commission’s proposal.