Posted on November 06, 2011 by RAQUEL RODRÍGUEZ
The percentage of students from Catalonia who get European scholarships is the lowest in Spain. Between the years of 2005 and 2009 the Erasmus participation rate increased by 2,5% while the rest of Spain increased by 6%.
The main cause is the lack of funding. The European Union provides €135 monthly and “el Ministerio de Educación” adds €193 per student. Anything beyond this needs to be provided by the autonomous communities, universities and banks. Since Catalan university system does not stand out Catalunya is seeking additional aid.
This was the main subject of the story titled <<Solo dos de cada 100 universitarios catalanes tienen becas en Europa>> published today by El Periódico a morning daily newspaper in Spain. There is another story on the same topic titled <<La experiencia de tres “erasmus” catalanas>> which has been broken down in three different stories. One of them <<Falta mentalidad internacional>> is about my personal case. On Friday I was interviewed by Begoña Arce from El Periódico. It was a really relaxed chat about my studies, future projects and personal opinion on the low-level of Erasmus participation in Catalonia.
Here is the link!!