The European University Foundation is a network of universities committed to bring about a modern, strong and competitive European Higher Education Area. The EUF is also an influential advocate for a substantial increase of the quantity and quality of student mobility, regularly putting forward new ideas, policies and recommendations. The network has a rich history of promoting policy reform and contributing to the further development of the Erasmus programme.
The EUF proposes that the international student internships be mainstreamed.
In 2007 the European Commission establishes the Erasmus internships.
The EUF and the European Investment Bank jointly investigate the possibility of establishing a European income contigent loan system for student mobility.
In 2015 a Master loan is established by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.
European Commissioner Jan Figel labels the EUF "Erasmus+".
In 2014 the European Commission rebrands Erasmus into Erasmus+.
The EUF develops the first system to automatically recognise ECTS earned abroad, and with it, Europe's largest academic equivalences database.
The EUF online language learning platform is launched.
In 2014 online language learning becomes a key policy element in Erasmus+.
The 1st Luxembourg Forum on Human Rights and Higher Education is held in cooperation with UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
In 2014 the Yerevan ministerial conference considered for the first time Human Rights dimension to be of central importance to cooperation in Higher Education.
The EUF launches the Club d'Europe student network and supports Europe's first Citizen's Initiative, proposing 3% of the EU budget to be allocated to student mobility.
The initiative fell short of gathering one million signatures but in 2014 the Erasmus budget was increased by 40%.
The European Parliament and the European Commission agree that, under Erasmus+, students will be allowed to spend two full years abroad, a notion pioneered by EUF since the late 90's.
Launch of two innovative partnerships to improve the entrepreneurship and employability of graduates.
Launch of the Online Learning Agreement prototype and the Erasmus Without Paper project.