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The ERASMUS Phenomenon – Symbol of a New European Generation?

by Benjamin Feyen (Volume editor) Ewa Krzaklewska (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 248 Pages
Series: Education beyond Borders, Volume 1

Summary

In 2012, the ERASMUS programme celebrated its 25th anniversary. As one of the best-known initiatives of the EU, it has already enabled almost three million students to spend a part of their studies abroad. But ERASMUS is more than just a simple academic exchange programme: designed to contribute to the creation of a «People’s Europe», it has become a successful political instrument for shaping generations of European students. This interdisciplinary volume attempts to explain the fascination behind ERASMUS. The authors examine the role of student mobility within the European integration process and judge its impact on how young citizens identify with Europe. Is there a «Generation ERASMUS», and what characteristics does it have? Can ERASMUS serve as a symbol for «new» Europeans?

Details

Pages
248
ISBN (PDF)
9783653030075
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631627198
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (July)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 248 pp., 5 tables, 7 graphs

Biographical notes

Benjamin Feyen (Volume editor) Ewa Krzaklewska (Volume editor)

Benjamin Feyen is researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany). Ewa Krzaklewska is researcher at the Institute of Sociology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland). Both have been concerned with ERASMUS as exchange students, as members of the Erasmus Student Network organisation, and as academic researchers.

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