A summary and discussion of the outcomes of the study visits programme for education and vocational training specialists and decision-makers, 2008-2013.
The main topics were:
• how the study visits programme has contributed to peer -and policy learning to improve education and training in Europe;
• local, regional and national initiatives and changes which resulted from participation in a study visit
The study visits programme is based on dialogue and active interaction; a similar approach was followed: the core of the event was 13 groups structured like ‘mini study visits’. Former organisers/participants detailed what had been of value to them in the programme and drawing suggestions for the new programme, Erasmus+.
The resulting messages on the benefits of peer learning are of relevance to EU and national policy and decision-makers, including the Commission, government representatives and social partners.