The context in which this project originates is deeply connected to the efforts of the EU for the development of a European Education Area by 2025 where spending time abroad to study and learn should become the norm. The project starts off from the need to promote a fundamentally new approach towards transnational mobility opportunities for upper secondary school students in which the school plays a more active role in driving the process while offering high quality learning experiences and ensuring recognition of the period(s) spent abroad. Upper secondary schools can in fact play a key role in educating the European citizens of the future by providing a transnational educational path equipping them with skills and competences needed to access the tertiary education of the future such as the European Universities. In the light of the above mentioned needs the General Objective of the project is to actively contribute to the construction of the European Education Area through the development of a model of European exchange and study programme among general upper secondary schools.

The partnership consists of three upper secondary schools from four countries (Italy, Spain and Sweden), a transnational network of local and regional authorities with an extensive experience in fostering transnational cooperation processes among educational actors and a research centre from Cyprus with one of the top experience in the field of education of the Mediterranean Region. The target groups of the project Teachers, Administrative and Management staff, 16-17 years old students (grade10-11), civil servants and policy makers in the field of education.