The rationale behind the EFESE project is that Social Security in Europe is more important than ever. Its relevance was clear during the recent economic crisis in Europe where social protection systems helped to limit the effects of the crisis, especially for the hardest-hit. Social security itself is above all a truly European field of expertise, traditionally labeled as the European social model and therefore this more innovative exchange of education on this topic is timely and necessary.
The programme aims to develop a joint format for virtual course exchange, to create a joint curriculum and to broaden academic and professional networks. These will be attained a) through surveys of needs, expectations, best practices and evaluation among the organizations and participants involved, b) through IT development of a format as well as the selection of on-line tools for teacher- student and an open on- line platform, c) through specializes pedagogic and didactic support, d) through a feasibility study into the establishment of a fully recognizes and accredited blended Master in European Social Security, e) through a joint curriculum- building and f) dissemination and networking. These project activities are carried out by each participant and then jointly decided in the Project Broad. The project responds to the need for a truly comprehensive curriculum on social security. In the end, by the completion of the programme there should be attained a) a multidisciplinary and cross- border course exchange on European social security based on a format and b) a feasibility study into a fully recognized and accredited blended Master in European social security.
The objectives of the project are: