Pupil and Student Mobility
With its Erasmus+-Program (2014-2020), at which the GC of Belgium participates, the EU aims to improve the skill levels and employability of young people and to modernize education and youth work. Erasmus+ promotes cross-border partnerships and combines the LLL-Programs Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo Da Vinci and Grundtvig (2007-2013). The pupil and student mobility also includes the mobility of trainees of the vocational education system. The Youth Office of the GC coordinates Erasmus+ in the German-speaking Community of Belgium.
In addition to the student exchanges and school partnerships, international exchanges are possible via the eTwinning project: eTwinning aims to promote European school partnerships through the use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). From the school year 2014-2015, Belgian-intern partnerships are also possible. Even projects between schools from the CG are possible since September 2014.
Prince Philippe Fund
The Prince Philippe Fund organizes exchanges and cooperation between pupils, schools and teachers in collaboration with the Ministries of Education of the three communities of Belgium. The project aims to promote structural cooperation between organizations from different communities of our country and an open attitude towards the other communities. The Prince Philippe Fund aims to promote joint initiatives and exchanges between Dutch-, French- and German speaking institutions and associations across the language borders. It can contain: exchange of ideas and/or individuals, start of dialogues, increase of mutual understanding, implementation of activities, linking of objectives.
The possibilities of teacher mobility also expand with the EU Erasmus+-Program. Teachers can teach at a partner institution or attend courses, seminars and trainings in other European institutions with the goal of their further professional development. The Youth Office in the CG is also responsible for Teacher Mobility.