This online survey is part of the EU supported Project THE UNSUNG HERO DIALOGUES, a partnership conducted with the support from the Europe for Citizens Programme. We are a group of educational organisations and activists from 7 different countries with a background in working in European cooperation projects notably in the fields of Human Rights education and promotion, non-formal education and socio-cultural intervention. This survey aims at getting a better and broader understanding of the labour situation among civil society workers (permanent staff – volunteers) in Europe, which has become increasingly difficult in the Covid-19 pandemia.
The Lifelong Learning Platform organises a yearly evaluation of the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme. The survey aims to provide decision-makers with an evaluation coming from the programme’s direct beneficiaries on what works and what could be improved. Because of this, the survey is targetted to civil society organisations who benefitted from the Erasmus+ funds in 2018!
The survey contains questions on various aspects related for instance to the application procedures, to the relations with the national and European agencies, the financial rules and the reporting processes.
The ESNsurvey 2019 has been officially launched and the topic is transversal to all education actors, as this edition is focused on mobility students and their sense of citizenship in political, civil and social actions.
How affected are the lives of these students after their exchanges? What is the impact of a mobility experiencein students who through the programme have the opportunity to meet new cultures, new friends, live in an international environment? With the questionnaire we aim at understanding the difference between these students and those who never had the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme. Our research is going to focus on the impact of the abroad experience in the participation of international students in society. Does going abroad make students more engaged at a political, civil, and social level? What are the particular aspects of active citizenship gained through the abroad experience? Does this have an impact on their opinion about the European Union, as the entity that finances the Erasmus+ Programme? And on their voting behaviour? How do these elements interact with each other?
We would like to ask you to spread the 2019 Questionnaire among your organisations as we have several targets that you can reach:
1) Current Erasmus+ Higher Education participants
2) Current Participants of other types of Higher Education mobilities
3) Alumni of Higher Education exchange programmes
4) Local students who did not or do not consider an exchange
As we are addressing as well alumni and local students since we aim to assess the eventual effect on the long term of participating on a mobility experience, we would benefit a lot to get as many answers as possible from people that you work with.
The survey is very easy to fill, anonymous though we will ask the participants to leave their email so that we can come back to them after the EP elections and understand if they participated.