Erasmus Careers
Measuring the impact of Erasmus+ mobility on students' career development

What is Erasmus Careers?

Measuring the impact of mobility abroad on students’ career development remains challenging and the support they receive from universities in identifying and assessing competences is modest. The Erasmus Careers project aims to ensure that the competencies gained on mobility are recognized by students and employers and contribute to the career prospects of Erasmus+ participants.

To accomplish this ambitious goal, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Tilburg University (TU), Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM), and the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP), have launched the Erasmus Careers project.


The objectives of this project are:

Improving universities’ support for students learning before, during and after their experience abroad

Ensuring that students and trainees are able to identify the competences gained abroad and use them in their career

Ensuring that employers better understand and recognise competences gained during an Erasmus+ exchange


Unlocking Opportunities: Internationalization of Career Counseling

19 April, 2024

Desk research on competence framework and international student mobility

8 March, 2024

Are Erasmus students more likely to get hired? New study indicates this might not be the case

7 March, 2024

Join the training “Roadmap of the International Student Lifecycle”

28 July, 2023

2nd Transnational Partners Meeting at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and launch of the focus groups

20 January, 2023

Erasmus Careers project launch

20 June, 2022

Project Timeline

Take a look and learn more about the timeline of the Erasmus Careers project. This project started in April 2022 and will be finalized in March 2025.

  • April 2022 - February 2023

    Research on Competence Frameworks

    The research gathers literature research, quantitative analysis of student data, and focus groups.

  • April 2022 - November 2023

    Road Map defining how to build a Learning Path for mobile students

    This Roadmap will tackle the different stages of student mobility and the support they might need for their learning before, during and after the exchange. It will also address the validation processes that are connected to formal and non-formal learning and provide tools and case studies on how institutions can apply validation mechanisms to the learning path.

  • August 2022 - August 2023

    Research report on the Competence recognition of Employers and Employer Manual

    The research report will investigate the recognition of competences candidates gained abroad by employers in recruitment and onboarding processes, while the Employer Manual will improve the value employers give to international experiences in career paths.

  • October 2022 - February 2024

    Competence Inventory for International Mobile students

    Based on the research on competences frameworks, a Competence Inventory with the most important competences gained by students as a result of their mobility will be created.

  • February 2023 - December 2024

    Guidebook on Internationalisation in Career Guidance

    In order to support students' career development, university staff members should be equipped accordingly. Therefore, a Guidebook for Internationalisation in Career Guidance will be developed.

  • February 2023 - January 2025

    Digital tool for self-learning

    A digital tool will be developed to help students assess their competences and provide them with tools to improve them.

  • September 2023 - October 2024

    Training for university staff and outreach activities

    The training for staff members will build the capacity of universities to support students in their career planning, while the outreach activities will focus on student support on the ground.

  • January 2024 - January 2025

    Training and outreach activities

    University staff members will be trained to better support students in their career planning by using the developed tools, while initiative on the grounds and webinars will make students more aware of the competences gained on exchange

  • September 2024 - March 2025

    Final Report on the Impact of Erasmus+ on Education and Employment Policies

    The report will be built upon the analysis of data collected throughout the project, their match with policy priorities related to youth in education and employment agenda, and focus group with European stakeholders.

  • March 2025

    Final conference

    In this conference, the consortium will present the project results and offer a chance to connect Higher Education stakeholders and employers with students.


See the latest research outputs of the Erasmus Careers project!

Employer Manual: Things to know when hiring internationals

This employer manual is designed to highlight the competences students gained throughout their mobility experiences, helping recruiters recognise and understand the significance of internationalisation in career paths.

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Research on the Competence recognition of Employers

This research aims at understanding how employers value and take into account mobility experience during recruitment processes, and if the way students represent their exchange experience makes a difference.

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Competence frameworks in international student mobility

This desk research, enriched with data and focus groups analysis, proposes a classification of the competences acquired during mobility experiences.

Check the output

Project Consortium

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The Erasmus Career project (nr. 101049436) is carried out in the framework of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Cooperation Partnership. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.