Mobility and Digitisation - Can Virtual Exchange help improve intercultural understanding?

Salon #4

- 19:30 ~ 21:30

The growth of new technologies and media has not only impacted the way we live our daily lives, but also brought significant changes to the field of education with the development of new teaching and learning methods.

Student mobility has also been impacted by these changes: many young people who previously did not have the opportunity to take part in mobility programmes can now have access to intercultural learning and international experiences through virtual exchanges, as part of their formal or non-formal education. Despite its success, the Erasmus+ Programme is not always accessible for everyone, and this makes virtual exchange a relevant option.

With the launch of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange by the European Commission on March 15th 2018, it is the perfect time for the EUF to hold an Erasmus Salon dedicated to this topic. This Erasmus Salon will try to answer the question on how virtual exchanges can play a role in the extension of the reach and scope of the Erasmus+ programme.

Partners & Speakers

 The Erasmus Salon #4 will be hosted in collaboration with the Coimbra Group and EU Events. Two speakers will facilitate the discussions:

Coimbra Group

Coimbra Group

Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is an association of long-established European comprehensive, multidisciplinary research universities of high international standard committed to creating special academic and cultural ties in order to promote, for the benefit of its members, internationalization, academic collaboration, excellence in learning and research, and service to society.

Sharing Perspectives Foundation

Sharing Perspectives Foundation

The Sharing Perspectives Foundation designs and implements virtual exchange programmes to increase the number of students who develop transversal skills and open attitudes through an international and intercultural experience as part of their education. Their programmes provide one online curriculum for students to discuss and study current socio-political issues. They directly bridge theory and practice, by making the classroom itself a venue for intercultural dialogue and exchange. 

EU Events

EU Events

As of end 2014, EU Events is the most complete portal on EU-related events with more than 3.000 events featured every year and a massive presence on social media. Consisting of an evergrowing team of volunteers from all over Europe, this not-for-profit organisation is committed to animating the European debate and shortening distances between the Institutions and citizens, between Brussels and the rest of Europe through the events, as a key opportunity to get closer to key decision-makers and experts. This spirit is well expressed in their motto "follow, attend, connect".


This event will be hosted at:

Café De Markten

Café De Markten
Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 5
1000 Brussels

Café De Markten is a part of the De Markten Cultural centre.  The Café serves a wide range of hot and cold drinks as well as light, freshly prepared meals.


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