Community impact of learning mobility projects
In this episode, we are discussing the impact of learning mobility projects on communities where they happen, by introducing a research paper on community impact indicators of learning mobility projects and the practical guide on the same topic developed by Salto Solidarity Corps Resource Centre.
The impact of learning mobility projects is quite well known, it is well researched, mainly when it comes to the impact on the individual level. We think about it when we develop project ideas - what impact will the project have on the participants. But the impact does not end with the individuals, it also extends to a community - people who are sometimes intentionally or unintentionally affected by the project actions. Recent developments in European youth policies and programmes show that more emphasis is put on understanding the impact not only on the individual level, but also on the local community or wider society.
What do we mean when we talk about community? What impact do learning mobility projects have on the community? How to measure it? Why is it important? These are some of the questions we are discussing in this episode with our guests:
- Alexandra Severino, one of the authors of the research paper on Community Impact Indicators for Learning Mobility done by the youth partnership
- Susie Nicodemi, one of the authors of the Practical Guide on Community Impact of Learning Mobility Projects, and
- Romina Matei, for Salto European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre that developed the practical guide.