Recommendation on the implementation of Erasmus+ in Flanders (12/18/2014)

This recommendation at own initiative was prepared by the commission for International Education and Training Policy, and approved by the General Council.

Erasmus+ is the new EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. In 2012, the Flemish Education Council has published a recommendation on the basic principles of the programme, at the time called ‘Erasmus for all’. About one year after the kick-off of the programme, the Vlor published this recommendation focusing on issues related to the implementation of the programme in Flanders.

One of the bottom lines of the recommendation is the need for extra stimuli and support in order to allow pupils from all educational levels to participate. Learners from special needs education, from vocational education and training and from adult education are now underrepresented. The recommendation also includes some suggestions for a more efficient organization of mobility programmes in Flanders. The Vlor pleads for more transparency on the available amounts and on the decision structures. Schools need clear information on the headlines of the programme, and on the prospects of success. It is important to have clear contact points for the different educational levels within the national agency.