The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange’s Impact Report 2019 has been recently published with the aim to evaluate the impact of EVE on participants and the effectiveness of the different models of Virtual Exchange in meeting the objectives set by the European Commission (EC).
This impact report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the project activities ran in 2019.
The report also provides in-depth analysis of the learning outcomes, and the opportunities and challenges of each of the virtual exchange models that are being piloted.
The 2019 research study explored the extent to which the 2019 results consolidated those from the 2018 study, in particular those related to the quality and effectiveness of EVE through participant satisfaction, building meaningful relationships, perceived increase in skills and knowledge, as well as gains in pre- and post-exchange survey items which measured intercultural competence, curiosity, self-esteem and attitudes towards people with different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
A mixed methods approach to the research study was adopted with the gathering of data through pre- and post-exchange surveys, interviews and focus groups.
8,760 young people took part in Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange activities in 2019 and 1,696 followed the training programmes, a slight increase in figures for 2018. For both years combined, this makes a total of 16,210 youth participants and 2,468 trainees.
To find out all the details on the latest participation figures and to discover participants’ experiences, read our Impact Report 2019