A successful project: inclusiveness and more opportunities

After a successful implementation of Erasmus+ mobility in the field of higher education, reaching higher inclusiveness, the Higher Education Mobility Handbook for Higher Education Institutions appears as a complementary guide for a more digital, inclusive, and green Erasmus+ programme for the upcoming years.

Aiming for more accessible mobility opportunities, new features emerge as the blended mobility one, with a programme “designed to reach out to a larger and more diverse group of students and staff in higher education, for example by a greater use of information, communication and technology tools, as well as a combined use of physical mobility, online learning and cooperation”.

As such, the guide refers to Blended Academic International Mobility (BlendEd), as an example of the benefits for higher education institutions. This pedagogic model was created and is being developed by an international consortium, coordinated by GILT, since 2008.

The Higher Education Mobility Handbook for Higher Education Institutions, published by the Commission in May 2021, refers to BlendEd as a project that “provides comprehensive guidelines and a toolkit to help design blended traineeship programmes. The project partners have developed an innovative concept for blended mobility where students from different institutions work on real life problems suggested by companies. Participants meet the companies physically twice for one week during the course of the blended mobility and the rest of the work on the assignments is done remotely online”.

GILT is confident that this recognition and European initiative is just the beginning for a more digital and inclusive future.

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