A very interesting handbook on quality of learning mobility has been published in April 2019 by the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth c/o Council of Europe, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Youth Department.

It was born from the initiative in 2015 when  the team of the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership launched the work on developing a Quality Framework for Learning Mobility in the Field of Youth within the context of the EPLM, which the EU-Council of Europe has co-  ordinated since 2014.

The aim of this endeavour was to reach a clear and shared understanding of what this elusive concept of “quality in mobility” actually is and to develop concrete guidelines and definitions that can help practitioners across Europe to achieve even higher quality in the projects they are undertaking.

The work was carried out in three phases, each of which ended with a concrete deliverable:

  1. 22 quality principles for mobility, which constitutes a tool for reflection to frame the overall discussion of quality in mobility;
  2. 119 quality indicators that function as a targeted checklist for practitioners to ensure that learning outcomes of the project, as well as issues linked to inclusion, health and safety for participants, their active participation in the process, etc. are safeguarded;
  3. quality handbook that underpins the principles and the indicators with more extensive explanations and references to relevant resources that provide further information, relevant tools, or examples of implementation in practice.

To deepen please visit their website https://pjp-eu.coe.int/en/web/youth-partnership/european-platform-on-learning-mobility