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Module 3 - European Mobility: Work, Live and Study in Europe

Module 3
Co-ordinated by: Denmark

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Key Concepts
  • Mobility - Free Movement
  • EU - institutions and history
  • Statistics
  • Working and studying in the EU
  • Cultural differences
  • Current mobility issues

European Mobility in terms of concepts and regulations concerns  and EU citizens who want to study or work in another European country. In order to appreciate why we are able to move freely within many European countries we look at legal frameworks, historical background as well as trends and statistics.
The purpose of this module is to create awareness of some important practical issues and cultural differences worth considering before moving to another European country. By undertaking the module you will have the opportunity to demonstrate prior knowledge, play our mobility game and in several ways put yourself in the shoes of someone actually leaving for another country to study. You will also be required to reflect upon current issues relating to mobility in Europe.

Next Steps
By working through this module you will be able to identify the most important legislation and rules related to intra- European immigration, learn how to obtain relevant information before taking up studies or working in another European country as well as placing yourself in the shoes of someone actually working or studying in a different European culture.

Key questions
  • To learn about mobility in the EU countries.
  • To undertake a game in which you role play being either a student or a worker looking for employment in another EU country or Turkey.
  • Through playing the game you will develop research and analytical skills

Subjects covered
  • A brief introduction to free movement and mobility as an extension of module II, with the focus on history, legislative and current issues regarding mobility in the EU.
  • Statistical data which demonstrate how many people decide to migrate between member states for short or longer periods. 
  • Details covering the two mobility categories, that is, Erasmus students and workers mobility respectively. You will gain research skills by finding relevant information about jobs and studies in several countries. This will be supplemented by assignments.
  • Various theoretical perspectives on culture to highlight the cultural differences within the EU and the impact of cultural differences.