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10jan2017

E-QUA on the Journal of International Mobility

EucA is proud to announce that an article on the E-QUA project has been published on the Journal of International Mobility, published by the Presses Universitaires de France.

The title of the article is International Quality Mobility: Validation of the Intercultural Experience in Terms of Soft Skills and Enhanced Employability , authored by Maria Antonietta Confalonieri, Caterina Avezzù, Simona Miano and Veronica Veronese.

The article is a study on how to enhance the quality of the Erasmus experience in the following key areas:

1) academic quality of the period studying abroad in terms of credits acquired and recognised, grades, and learning associated with formal learning activities;

2) acquisition of linguistic skills;

3) acquisition of relevant skills in terms of employability;

4) quality and density of intercultural encounters, as opportunities to “Europeanise” mobile students’ identities and life-projects.

The work developed in the E-QUA project is intended to contribute to develop tools to assess and promote the quality of Erasmus according to the four aforementioned criteria. A particular attention was given to aspects of mobility related to the impact of study abroad on intercultural skills and employability. The main outcomes of the project were: the Quality Hosting Framework and the Patent of Quality Hosting Mobility.

The full article is available here: http://www.cairn.info/revue-journal-of-international-mobility-2016-1-page-129.htm