Erasmus +: Europe is open to students but not only

Who has never heard ofSpanish hostel or anecdotes from friends or colleagues during the Erasmus stay in Spain, Hungary or Greece? The possibility for students to leave a semester or a year in another country of the European Union is increasingly well-known. This is one of the favorite policies of Europeans.

The young people participating in this program have their academic credits (ECTS) automatically recognized in their country of origin and benefit from a European stock exchange that can complete with a scholarship in their region and the scholarships received with social criteria. that keep the time of stay abroad.

> Focus on the mobility of apprentices

This program, on the other hand, reflects the image of being reserved for an elite who pursues their studies in higher education. While it has expanded and is now called Erasmus +.

Teachers, alternate apprentices, apprentices, young entrepreneurs or job seekers can benefit. There are also possibilities of obtaining funding for sports projects or youth exchanges.

Most Erasmus outputs continue to be those of students, but mainly due to the low visibility of other opportunities. Consequently, the European Commission decided to concentrate on those hearings that the program is struggling to get closer to, especially the apprentices.

In addition to this Erasmus + program, the European Union also acts in favor of young people, but this is invisible to its citizens. In general, it supports the youth policies of its member states, but also acts directly through funds aimed at the social and professional integration of young people.

Read also: "Erasmus Days" – 10 things to know about Erasmus +

> Young people in a particularly disadvantaged situation

Some young people are not mobile and do not want to be. They can still benefit from Union action when financing social and professional integration projects of young people in their territory, without any mobility obligations. This is particularly the case through the Youth Guarantee or the European Social Fund.

Young people in disadvantaged situations are especially targeted as beneficiaries of this help through the structures that accompany them in their integration.

This is especially the case with educational projects, which are implemented as part of the "Platform between donors of educational redevelopment sites", co-financed by the European Social Fund, offered to young people accompanied by specialized prevention associations. They can be used for a short period of time (few days or weeks) with the mission of performing various works of general utility.

For the project leader, the Habitat Foundation of Paris, "It's a time of remobilization that allows young people, often away from employment, acquire skills and attitudes, regain confidence in oneself, but also create social ties in neighborhoods".

For its part, GRDR (Migration, Citizenship, Development) has developed the project "Qualif & # 39; jeunes: a cycle of support for employment" thanks to European funds. It allows the organization of personalized interviews, workshops, training and networking to facilitate the professional integration of young people from the Paris region.

To find out more about the actions of the European Union in the direction of youth, find the project leaders and the beneficiaries, as well as two representatives of the city of Paris that administer European funds in the capital, during a conference organized by the Information Center of Europe Direct in Paris and its Paris counterparts.

> We see it on Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. at 8 p.m. at the Maison de l'Europe in Paris. More details by clicking here.

And also:

Testimonials: 30 people who did Erasmus count their experience in a book

(Europa Direct Information Center of the House of Europe in Paris)

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