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Student mobility

Recommendation 2066 (2015)

Parliamentary Assembly
Text adopted by the Standing Committee, acting on behalf of the Assembly, on 6 March 2015 (see Doc. 13715, report of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, rapporteur: Mr Christian Barilaro).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to its Resolution 2044 (2015) on student mobility, underlines the value of international student mobility as one of the key objectives of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and considers that the Council of Europe should play a greater role in encouraging the adoption of measures to foster student mobility.
2. The Assembly therefore invites the Committee of Ministers to instruct the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE), through its informal ad hoc working group on higher education issues, to:
2.1 develop guidelines and identify measures to remove obstacles to student mobility, including those regarding visas, social cover and residence and work permits;
2.2 encourage the harmonisation of administrative procedures that have an impact on student mobility and disseminate good practice;
2.3 make proposals for strengthening the action of ENIC-NARIC centres and networks (European Network of Information Centres in the European Region and National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union);
2.4 consider a revision of the European Agreement on Continued Payment of Scholarships to Students Studying Abroad (ETS No. 69), with a view to introducing new measures for financial support and make new recommendations that take into account the current trends in Europe.