ERASMUS - exchange of students and lecturers in Europe

Laurent Kestelyn, Centre Européen d' Enseignement Supérieur de l'Ostéopathie (CEESO), France

Erasmus is the EU's flagship education and training program, enabling more than 180,000 students to study and work abroad each year, as well as supporting co-operation actions between higher education institutions across Europe. It caters not only for students, but also for professors and business staff who want to teach abroad and for university staff who want to be trained abroad.

If the interest of such concept is easily understood for traditional studies (business, Engineering, etc.), it is quite difficult to appreciate it for osteopathic studies, where European-wide regulation standards is almost nonexistent.

Should we stay away from this program?

Should we participate to define a core academic standard?

The answer belongs to us.