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, mobility of school students is hindered in practice by a poorly enabling legal framework. The school period spent abroad is not recognised in many European countries; this means that often students need to attend an additional year of school, once back in their home country.

EEE-YFU and EFIL are launching the campaign for the recognition of the study period abroad. Partners are EPA, EUROCLIO, KeyCoNet and OBESSU. The campaign was launched on 11th April on the occasion of the European Policy Networks Conference, in Brussels. The objective of the campaign #RecogniseStudyAbroad is to raise awareness among policy-makers and educational stakeholders about the lack of recognition of long-term pupil exchanges.

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