On an initiative launched by the AVPSAO, the Conference of Section Directors (CDS) launched a working group (WG) to study the issue of study flexibility. The purpose of the WG was to explore different implementation possibilities for breaks in studies at EPFL. It comprised individuals representing the teaching staff, student body, as well as academic and legal services.

Among the reasons cited by the WG for such a change:

After several meetings, the WG agreed on the following two proposed rule modifications at EPFL:

The WG presented the project to the CDS, which will decide in March whether it is in favor of the project or not. The EPFL management will do the same, also in March. If the project is accepted, it will undergo consultation organized by the School Assembly. Stay tuned!