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Strengths and diversity of European student mobility, 2e2f-Campus France Study

What is Europe’s standing as regards international mobility? What proportion does the Erasmus programme represent with regard to overall European student mobility? What is France’s position in terms of European mobility programmes and the Erasmus programme?

The new study jointly conducted by Europe-Education-Formation France Agency (2E2F) and Campus France tackles these and many other questions related to the dynamics of European student mobility. Below are some of the findings of the study:

Europe is the leading host region for international students. European nationals also represent the second largest student population in international mobility programmes with 800 000 European students taking part in programmes around the world. 

France is the fourth ranked host country for European students, representing 7.5 % of mobility activities, an increase of 12.8 % since 2007.

The Erasmus programme is a central component of European mobility and has enabled 3 million students and 300 000 teachers and staff from higher education institutions to go abroad to study, train or teach in Europe.

There are significantly more mobility activities aimed at studies than traineeships; nevertheless, the proportion of traineeship periods has increased significantly these last years. The need for students to gain professional experience before entering the labour market is the driving force of this trend.

Erasmus is one of Europe’s major programmes, as shown by the recent 2E2F agency – TNS Sofres study: The French consider Erasmus as the third most European initiative after the Euro and the CAP (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, April 2014).

2e2f-Campus France study