The highly positive impact of learning mobility on youth has been proven, recognised and supported via concrete measures and programmes that demonstrate Europe’s willingness to place learning mobility high on the educational and youth agendas.

Despite this, in many Member States, mobility of pupils and of families with school-age children is hindered in practice by a poorly enabling legal framework. This means that often students need to attend one or more additional year(s) of school, once back in their home country.

EEE-YFU and EFIL initiated this campaign in 2016, in partnership with the European Parliament Youth Intergroup, EPA, EUROCLIOKeyCoNet and  OBESSU.

The objective of the #RecogniseStudyAbroad campaign is to raise awareness among policy-makers and educational stakeholders about the lack of recognition of long-term school mobility, and create changes by promoting concrete policy-solutions.

Since 2016, big steps have been made towards recognition of study periods abroad. This issue is now on the radar of European Institutions, with a Council Recommendation on recognition of diplomas and study abroad foreseen as part of the European Educational Area's agenda.

#RecogniseStudyAbroad - Unleashing the full potential of learning mobility.