The European Commission has just published a first study on the impact of the COVID crisis on ERASMUS mobility. It is chilling:while only 25% of beneficiaries in European mobility during the crisis declared themselves not affected, 36% of those affected had to abandon their mobility (and return home). We are talking about 38,500 beneficiaries.
On this figure, the choices that have been made by all the impacted beneficiaries: Not to mention that all the beneficiaries who have cancelled or postponed their mobility (when possible)…still do not know WHEN they will be able to leave and IF they will be able to leave.
To address this unprecedented situation, the European Commission is taking the opportunity to set up “hybrid” mobilities: mobilities that can take place on a remote base (at distance). A solution that leaves some vocational trainees (aiming to do an erasmus internship) perplexed and could even increase the digital gap amont trainees: how to set up a remote internship at garagist or a restaurant…as many questions that we invite you to follow up with us.
More info on https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/documents/coronavirus-learning-mobilities-impact-survey-results_fr