Improving the participation in the Erasmus Programme

Johan J. Vossensteyn, M. Beerkens-Soo, Maarja Beerkens, Leon Cremonini, Barbara Besançon, Noor Focken, Bart Leurs, Andrew McCoshan, Jeroen Huisman, Neringa Mozuraityte, Manuel Souto-Otero, Hans de Wit

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Abstract

This study explores the extent to which European students experience financial and other barriers to participation in the ERASMUS programme. The evidence indicates that the main barriers to participation vary significantly between countries, with the exception of financial issues, which are an important concern for students everywhere. ERASMUS participation is associated with students’ socio-economic background, primarily influenced by individual preferences and cost-benefit considerations rather than questions of affordability. Other barriers to ERASMUS participation include problems with study credit recognition, as well as insufficient language skills and existing personal commitments.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
PublisherEuropean Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies
Number of pages148
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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  • IR-87461

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Vossensteyn, J. J., Beerkens-Soo, M., Beerkens, M., Cremonini, L., Besançon, B., Focken, N., ... de Wit, H. (2010). Improving the participation in the Erasmus Programme. Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies.
Vossensteyn, Johan J. ; Beerkens-Soo, M. ; Beerkens, Maarja ; Cremonini, Leon ; Besançon, Barbara ; Focken, Noor ; Leurs, Bart ; McCoshan, Andrew ; Huisman, Jeroen ; Mozuraityte, Neringa ; Souto-Otero, Manuel ; de Wit, Hans. / Improving the participation in the Erasmus Programme. Brussels, Belgium : European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, 2010. 148 p.
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Improving the participation in the Erasmus Programme. / Vossensteyn, Johan J.; Beerkens-Soo, M.; Beerkens, Maarja; Cremonini, Leon; Besançon, Barbara; Focken, Noor; Leurs, Bart; McCoshan, Andrew; Huisman, Jeroen; Mozuraityte, Neringa; Souto-Otero, Manuel; de Wit, Hans.

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Vossensteyn JJ, Beerkens-Soo M, Beerkens M, Cremonini L, Besançon B, Focken N et al. Improving the participation in the Erasmus Programme. Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies, 2010. 148 p.