Virtual Mobility Grant on adopting the European education policy in pandemic conditions

Maria Diacon, PhD, coordinating scientific researcher, Institute of Legal, Political and Sociological Research (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova) received a virtual mobility grant to conduct research on the process and results of adopting the European education policy in associated states in pandemic conditions. The virtual mobility took place in the European Union’s digital library, main focus were on decisions, recommendations, programs, data sheets, placed on the official platforms of the European Union, for example the official website It was done a comparative research between the contents of the European educational policy and national education policy, in order to evaluate the degree of adjustment of the national education policies and programs to the provisions of European educational policies, caused by Coronavirus.

Research has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and the national measures needed to combat the spread of the virus, have caused significant disruptions in education, training and mobility activities, from pupils, students, educators to associate professors and researchers from the European Union and associated states. Based on this unprecedented situation, various online and offline tools have been created that can be used to connect participants in the educational process when they are in different places; to access information and platforms that are not normally available at home or in the educational institution; to support the continuous professional development of educators and teachers in a flexible way. In order ensure continuity in education and training activities, various teaching materials placed on online education platforms can be accessed online, which have been created through specialized projects funded by the European Union. The online platforms contain teaching materials and training courses for teachers and other stakeholders in the European school education sector (available in 23 European languages) and include: publications, tutorials and teaching materials created by EU institutions and European-funded projects, courses free online seminars, online seminars, the latest news and resources on school education policy and practice in Europe, online and distance learning survey.

The Republic of Moldova has taken over this practice and created its own online learning platform, which facilitates the access of students and teachers to teaching materials during distance learning.