European STEP

The European Student Engagement Project (STEP) contributes to the recognition and improvement of students’ active participation in Europe.

Started: 2018

Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Project budget: 291,603 €

Length: 3 Years

Partners: 7

http://www.animafac.net/minisite/european-step/european-step-en/

According to the European Quality of Life Survey (2016) the volunteering rate in the 18-24 age group "has increased to 38% (up 3 points)" and that of students to "48 % (up 5 points)" compared to 2011. It means that more than 9 million out of the 19.5 million students in Europe (source: Eurostat 2017) already experienced volunteering.

However, active participation of students through all types of participation (in students associations, unions or political parties), is still too often poorly understood and therefore little recognized and valued.

In this context, the consortium is developing the project entitled "European STudent Engagement Project" (European STEP). This project contributes to the recognition and improvement of students’ active participation in Europe, particularly as a factor in the development of key and cross-curricular skills complementary to the academic path, with the following objectives:

  • To acquire a precise knowledge of the modes of recognition of students’ active participation by the different European countries;

  • To equip and support committed students and higher education institutions in Europe leading to a better recognition of student engagement;

  • To promote, value and bring a better recognition of student commitment.

Partners: Anima'fac, University of Vienna, University of Warsaw, University of Valladolid, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Dublin City University, European University Foundation.