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Presentation of the 2013 Report for the Observatory on school internationalization and student mobility

10/03/2013 - 09:00 AM

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The 2013 edition of the study “Generation I…n Europeof the national Observatory on school internationalization and student mobility, sponsored by the Fondazione Intercultura and Telecom Italia Foundation (data processed by Ipsos), is being presented today in Turin, at the Union of Industrialists, before an audience of school professionals and 500 high school students. This year the Observatory has interviewed a sample of 2,275 students from France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Sweden on the internationalization activity of their school and on their perception of themselves and of the surrounding environment with respect to their openness to other cultures and languages.  

The use of new technologies encourages Italian institutes to engage in the process of internationalization (among the already active Italian schools, 34% has been using technology).
On this point Marcella Logli, General Secretary of the Telecom Italia Foundation said: «It is necessary to deploy initiatives and programs as innovative and challenging as possible, to help the Italian school improve its internationalization processes and quickly fill the gap that penalizes it at European level. Being citizens of the world should constitute, especially for the younger generation, a unique chance for development and emancipation, an extraordinary growth driver for new professional and personal opportunities, an irreplaceable learning experience. Technologies are essential in this process as, if used in an informed manner, they can stimulate and increase real international relationships, where relations and dialogue, the encounter with different cultures and the recognition of others generate different types of intense and meaningful connections».