Edition 196 - August 2017

Study on the feasibility of an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (EVE) Initiative

European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Public Policy and Management Institute,  Demokratie & Dialog Youth Policy Labs,  Study on the feasibility of an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Initiative - Final report, European Commission 2017, Pages: 284

The European Commission tasked the Public Policy and Management Institute and Youth Policy Labs with exploring the feasibility of Erasmus+ virtual youth exchanges.  In this feasibility study, the research team examined conditions for success and central risk factors, and looked at key aspects of virtual youth exchanges, from marketing and facilitation to diplomacy and technology. The feasibility study demonstrates that with the right tools, choices and resources, virtual youth exchanges can become a resounding success. The extension of international exchanges from the physical to the virtual world is found to have the potential to significantly increase the number of young people who can participate in and benefit from exchanges.

With a view to the future, the European Commission aims to have an engaging and safe online community for Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges (EVE) created , where young people can participate in facilitated discussions that increase their intercultural awareness and extend their intercultural competences through non-formal learning. A call for tenders for the creation of the platform is currently open until 22 September 2017.

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