The conference scheduled to be held on 26 May 2020 has been postponed until next year. In its place, Movetia asked key speakers to produce video messages presenting their vision or understanding of exchanges and mobility. We will be back in May 2021, more determined than ever and convinced of the need to foster dialogue and create links stretching beyond borders.

Like so many other events, the second national Movetia conference, scheduled to be held on 26 May 2020, has been postponed due to the health crisis. This exceptional period has illustrated the importance of exchanges and mobility in our daily lives. It has also helped us learn to be adaptable and resilient, as every crisis teaches us something while also providing us with an opportunity.

With this in mind, Movetia – in collaboration with those people scheduled to speak at the conference – has produced a series of videos presenting a short message concerning the speakers’ vision and understanding of exchanges and mobility seen from such varied standpoints as the role of exchanges and mobility in national cohesion, their inspiration in distance teaching, their importance for vocational training and their contribution to cultural enrichment and innovation.

While virtual exchanges have been organised during this period, nothing can ever replace genuine interaction. Today more than ever, it is therefore necessary to encourage schools to promote mobility and young Swiss people to take the opportunity to discover an ever-changing world

This, year, by happy coincidence, the Swiss parliament will be studying two messages – culture and ERI (education, research, innovation) – 2021-2024, which will have a decisive political and financial impact on the promotion of future exchanges and mobility, both on a national and international scale.

We welcome the opportunity to continue debating exchanges and mobility as well as a different method of teaching and to work together on such important issues as national cohesion and international solidarity.

The next meeting will be held in May 2021; we will keep you informed as soon as the precise date has been set. To stay informed, subscribe to our Newsletter!

Until then, Movetia offers you a healthy dose of inspiration through these video testimonials.