Joachim received his master`s degree in European studies from the University of Franche-Comté. During his studies, he was actively involved in student NGOs that welcomed and united international students in local communities. After serving as Vice President of ESN International, he joined the EUSF in 2011. His current duties as senior project manager include incubating innovative and sensible project proposals for member universities and identifying development opportunities within the European Higher Education Area, particularly in the area of digitisation of higher education institutions with the online learning contract, the mobile application Erasmus and Erasmus without paper; more recently, in the field of doctoral training at the European Centre for Research and Social Inclusion and in the recognition of the informal learning experience with SocialErasmus. Apprenticeship agreements established for this semester as well as apprenticeship agreements for internships are now available via the old OLA platform. If you wish to study abroad under the Erasmus programme, you must sign an apprenticeship agreement. Studies abroad that are not covered by the Erasmus programme are not obliged to sign such an agreement. However, in this situation, we strongly advise students to sign a learning agreement with the coordinators of the university of origin, as this will facilitate the accreditation of courses taught abroad. As part of the credit mobility organization, students and university staff must enter into trilateral learning agreements that form the basis for the recognition of university qualifications acquired abroad. As indicated by the PRIME survey conducted by the Erasmus 2010-2011 student network, apprenticeship agreements are a cornerstone and at the same time constitute a major obstacle to the proper organisation of credit mobility. Indeed, the interlocutors are not clearly defined, the information necessary to implement the agreements is rarely available online and the possibility for students to change their apprenticeship agreement after their arrival in the receiving higher education institutions is 75%.
In the same survey, some national LLP agencies proposed to create an online tool for the preparation, approval and revision of learning agreements in an online environment, and this is what this project intends to do. In 2015, ESN joined the European Foundation for Higher Education (EUF) initiative, the Online Learning Agreement, which would develop a tool for students and universities that could be used online for the creation and signing of a learning agreement. In May 2017, the OLA was created to demonstrate the concept of experimentation and adoption of higher education institutions. The EUF has launched another project, OLA, which has added new features to the platform, such as apprenticeship agreements for internships and measuring user satisfaction. 🔎 version notes: www.learning-agreement.eu/release-notes. 🔜 Register Now: Erasmus goes Digital Thessaloniki: uni-foundation.eu/erasmus-goes-digital-thessaloniki/ In recent years, we have seen how digital learning agreements can significantly reduce the administrative burden and allow students to enjoy a quality mobility experience. In the past, the complexity of red tape has resulted in learning agreements not always being concluded before departure, as well as problems with ECTS recognition after students return home. An online tool that allows mobile students to prepare, submit and sign their online learning contracts.