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ACA and DSW presented the STiME webinar on portability of student grants and loans

On 17 December, ACA and Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) jointly presented a webinar on the key findings of the one-year project State Grants and Loans as a Means to Increase Outgoing Mobility (STiME).

The Webinar was made in Berlin and moderated by Ulrich Teichler (INCHER-Kassel), the external advisor of the project. In the 1.5 hour session, Danja Oste (DSW) started the webinar with an introduction to the project and a simple overview of the state of portability of the different grant and loan schemes in 31 European countries. This was followed by a presentation of key data on the opportunities and actual use of portable grants and loans for outward mobility by Queenie Lam (ACA). By opportunities, the presenters stressed that focus must not only be placed on the numbers of portable grants available or used, but also the conditions for portability. A simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the map of portability tends to indicate little about the potential impact of grants and loans for mobility.

The short presentations served as the basis for an interactive discussion on the portability of state grants and loans among the research team, including Bernd Wächter who joined from a distance from Brussels, and around forty participants who took part in the webinar from different corners of the world. Recording of the webinar has been shared with the 90 registered participants from around 35 different countries. It is now also available to readers of the ACA newsletter.

To watch the recording, please follow the link below.

STiME webinar

The STiME Webinar was offered with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.