Erasmus Exchange Programme

Intercultural awareness has always been at the heart of the French Red Cross training sector, and is an essential part of our teaching practices. We aspire to train open-minded, adaptable, independent, competent, problem-solving professionals who represent and uphold the core Red Cross values.

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The intercultural exchange at the heart of our training programmes

Intercultural awareness has always underpinned the French Red Cross training courses. It is an essential part of our teaching practices. Our ambition is to train professionals who are open-minded, adaptable, independent, competent, problem-solvers and who are standard-bearers for Red Cross values.

Aware of the challenges of the future, our objectives are:

  • Contribute to building a European identity;
  • Develop skills enabling students to move from country to country, to take advantage of opportunities and live and work abroad;
  • Develop foreign language communication, including diplomacy and understanding of other cultures and developing listening, reading, writing and language skills;
  • Develop a flexible and relaxed approach, so as to adapt more easily to our constantly changing world, which is nowadays dominated by cultural interaction;
  • Develop a spirit of initiative and enterprise, turning ideas into action, boosting creativity, innovation and risk-taking, as well as the capacity for planning and managing projects and meeting educational and personal goals;
  • To facilitate experiences based around citizenship and intercultural awareness, which help adapt to new situations;
  • To facilitate character-forming work, acquiring social skills (taking the initiative, self-confidence), leading to self-discovery and tolerance of others in unexpected situations;

These are the reasons underlying why we belong to the Erasmus programme, with the added advantage of benefiting from work experience and educational exchange during study courses with us.

What is the Erasmus programme?

Erasmus plus (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a European Union flagship programme, named after Erasmus from Rotterdam, a 17th century philosopher and humanist, who roamed Europe in search of knowledge.

The goals of this programme are as follows:

  • Build personal skills for better career prospects
  • Support innovation in educational and training institutions and increase their international links
  • Promote a transparent and consistent use at European level of learning assessment tools and skill approval
  • Encourage and facilitate cooperation between European and non-European countries.

We have joined this movement and are working for the development of:

  • Study and training job placements for our students,
  • Training placements and teaching assignments for members of our training and educational teams

Similarly, we are working towards receiving trained students and staff from Europe for study periods, work placements, training or education.

If your application is accepted, you will benefit from the Erasmus recipient status and a grant that goes with it.

On your return from your study or work placement abroad, you will get European recognition of your training experience through the ECTS system, which takes account of your internships.

Recognition of training experience

The ECTS system (European Credits Transfer System) is the common evaluation system applied across Europe.

The system makes reading and comparing study courses easier for all foreign and domestic students. It ensures transparency of study programmes by providing detailed information about teaching methods and their relative importance to gaining a degree.

It also allows for mobility and academic recognition throughout Europe, enabling transfer of academic results between countries.

Each teaching unit is allocated a number of credits, based on the number of lecture hours, the overall amount of coursework handed in, and the objectives you need to achieve.

When you decide to take up a placement or do part of your studies at another educational establishment in a different European country, both the original university and the host university come to an agreement about the transfer of your results.

After that, the study or training contract signed by the original establishment, the host establishment and yourself, guarantees that all your credits under the agreed course will be recognised.