The peer-to-peer exchange visits, exclusively intended for EMN members, provide each EMN member with the opportunity to visit another member on a specific theme, in order to deepen the understanding of their work, to encourage exchange of good practices and to develop expertise.
These bilateral exchanges, tailor-made to members' needs and expectations, also facilitate cooperation and collaboration between EMN members.
How does it work?
Before the visit:
An EMN member interested in visiting another member should first contact that organisation to check availability and willingness to participate in the visit. Then, the member requesting the visit should send a completed request form to EMN who will validate the request before the visit begins.
Terms of the visit:
The visit can take up to two or three days. EMN will reimburse the cost of accommodation, travel and meals for up to two visitors (up to a maximum amount as indicated in the request form).
Host organisations may claim financial compensation for their time, up to €450/day (VAT incl.).
After the visit:
The visiting organisation is required to draft and send a report to the EMN secretariat. This report has to discuss the following points:
- What lessons have been learnt during the visit?
- How does the visiting organisation envision adapting some key lessons to its own organisation?
The report will be published on the website and made available to other EMN members and the general public.