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 and increasing universities’ support for student learning throughout their experience abroad

Ensuring that students and trainees are able to identify the competences gained abroad and translate them into their career development

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


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 the Competence Frameworks

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

  • 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 at specific moments of 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 competence recognition of employers in recruitment and onboarding processes, while the Employer Manual will improve the value employers give to internationalisation in career paths.

  • October 2022 - February 2024

    Competence Inventory for International Mobile students

    Based on the research on the competences frameworks, a Competence Inventory with the most important competencies in student learning development 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 self-learning 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 of 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.

Project Consortium

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