The methodology chosen for this project is designed around a series of interrelated activities leading to a common result: improve the quality of students’ mobility through the definition, validation and transfer of quality mobility’s criteria.

The project is divided into phases:

  • research: mapping the various models of mobility in Europe (including the one of the colleges) and the different type of residential services, educational programs and non-formal and informal learning environments that they offer to students involved in mobility programs; defining the criteria for a European quality mobility program; validating the criteria through consultations with enterprises, universities and international associations of students;
  • developing the main output of the project: the ‘Erasmus Quality Hosting Framework’’ containing the criteria for a European quality hosting of Erasmus students;
  • testing of the criteria within some University Colleges providing the students with a sort of patent of quality hosting to be incorporated into their curriculum or diploma supplement;
  • dissemination and exploitation of the results.

Principal tangible outcomes:

  • development of a ‘Erasmus Quality Hosting Framework’, which should eliminate some of the problems detected, namely the lack of assistance to mobility students or the inadequacy of housing;
  • development of a list of key employment-oriented competencies and soft skills and their incorporation into the curriculum or the diploma supplement of the main target group of the projects (university students involved in quality mobility programs);
  • reform of the European higher education mobility programmes thanks to a set of services of assistance and non-formal learning paths that may enhance the attractiveness of the mobility towards the students; 
  • contribution to the implementation of the recommendations set by the ‘Erasmus Quality Charter of Mobility” in the higher education sector;
  • reinforced cooperation between Universities and structures hosting Erasmus students, through the offer of a wider service/assistance to the students and the integration of non-formal learning experiences.