The Impact of Erasmus+ Mobilities on European Identity: Insights from Sofia University

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Penka Hristova,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski,” Bulgaria

Katerina Hristozova,
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski,” Bulgaria

DOI: 10.47298/comela22.1-12
The GLOCAL Proceedings:  The GLOCAL Conference in the Mediterranean and Europe 2022


Student mobilities and the Erasmus Programme have sought to promote academic and cultural exchange, and to develop European identity and the feeling of belonging to the European Union. Nevertheless, there are few studies addressing the ways in which participation in the programme affects the development of European identity.

This paper contributes to the generation of more knowledge on this issue by presenting results from scientific research aiming to detect the impact of the Erasmus+ Programme on the language skills and the European identity of students from SU ‘St. Kliment Ohridski,’ and who participated in mobilities under the Erasmus+ Programme during the period 2015-2019. The methodology includes various quantitative and qualitative methods, including a questionnaire, and semi-structured interviews with participants in the programme.

Keywords: Student mobility, Erasmus+ Programme, European identity. linguistic anthropology


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