Erasmus Goes Digital Luxembourg

13th of February 2020 Belval | University of Luxembourg

Erasmus Goes Digital

The Erasmus Goes Digital conference will take place at the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg on the 13th of February 2020 and will focus on illustrating the impact of Online Learning Agreement, Erasmus Without Paper, and the European Student Card Initiative on the Erasmus+ mobility. 

It will feature plenary sessions as well as discussion rounds about the digitisation of student mobility in the 21st century, challenges and opportunities as well as change management processes.

Join the digital movement and your European colleagues in the heart of Europe!

All you need to know about Erasmus going digital!

Join us for another Erasmus Goes Digital conference!


8:00 – 9:00 – Arrival and Registration

9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome & Introduction

9:30 – 10:00 – The Online Learning Agreement role in the European Student Card Initiative

10:00 – 10:15 – Online Learning Agreement in Retrospect

10:15 – 10:45 – Change Management: User Stories

10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee break

11:15 – 11:35 – Student Mobility meets GDPR

11:35 – 11:55 – From OLA+ to OLA 3.0: Plans Ahead

11:55 – 12:10 – Towards Erasmus Upgrade: Policy Recommendations

12:10 – 12:30 – Questions and Answers

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch

Needs, expectations, potential pitfalls and desired impact of the digitisation of Erasmus. Group discussions with rapporteurs assigned on the following five tracks – maximum capacity of 30 participants per track.

13:30 – 14:30 – Erasmus Going Digital Discussions – Round I
14:30 – 15:00 – Coffee break
15:00 – 16.00 – Erasmus Going Digital Discussions – Round II

  1. Are you ready for Digital Erasmus?

First steps of the transition to digital Erasmus. This session is aimed at participants who are taking their first steps into the Digital Erasmus ecosystem. The discussion will be geared towards sharing tips and best practices.

  1. Sustainability and Training

Strategies and practical steps for the roll-out within the institutions (staff-centeredness). This session deals with training and professional capacity requirements to ensure a successful adoption of new digital tools from 2021 onwards. Key questions will encompass the needs of the HEIs and what kind of support and training would need to be envisaged.

  1. Change Management

Strengths of your institution, change management strategies and ways of measuring effects. This session will deal with examples (be it positive or negative) of how participating HEIs have planned or embarked on digitising their workflows, from a change management perspective.

  1. Student-centred Erasmus

Student experience and ways of advancing their Erasmus mobility. What are the students’ most pressing needs and how would they influence institutional policies and the further development of the Erasmus programme digital infrastructure?

  1. LA Templates and Processes

How can the Erasmus programme be further improved? This session deals with the migration of existing templates onto the new programme and will look into collecting feedback on how to ensure they are fit for purpose from 2021 onwards.

16:00 – 17:00 Summary and Conclusions


The conference will take place on the 13th of February at the University of Luxembourg, in Esch-Belval, Luxembourg. Discover the brand new Belval Campus of the University and its facilities, perfect for creative and insightful sessions. Address: Maison du Savoir, 2 avenue de l’université L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

 About Luxembourg

Staying for the weekend? Take the time to visit the multicultural capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, seat of several European institutions. Between tradition and modernity, do not miss the UNESCO World Heritage monuments and the numerous museums and squares! Before and after the event, you might also be interested in visiting Luxembourg’s second largest city: Esch-sur-Alzette. A cosmopolitan city, Esch is well-know for its architectural charms and cultural attractions, namely the metallurgical factories.




From Luxembourg Airport to the venue

Take bus number 16 or bus number 29 to Gare Centrale or Gare Rocade respectively (tickets cost 2€ for one hour). Buses run every 10-15 minutes.

From Gare Centrale or Gare Rocade take the train to “Belval-Université”. Trains depart every 15 minutes from Luxembourg Central Station to “Belval-Université”.

From Frankfurt Hahn Airport (DE)

Book a Flibco bus to Luxembourg P&R Bouillon bus stop (approximately 2h30) then take bus number 1 to Gare Centrale (approximately 10 minutes). From Gare Centrale take the train to “Belval-Université”. Trains depart every 15 minutes from Luxembourg Central Station to “Belval-Université”.

From Charleroi Airport (BE)

Book a Flibco bus to Luxembourg P&R Bouillon bus stop (approximately 2h45) then take bus number 1 to Gare Centrale (approximately 10 minutes). From Gare Centrale take the train to “Belval-Université”. Trains depart every 15 minutes from Luxembourg Central Station to “Belval-Université”.


From Luxembourg Central Station to the venue

Trains (direction Pétange) depart every 15 minutes from Luxembourg Central Station to “Belval-Université”. The journey takes about 35 minutes.

From Esch-sur-Alzette train station to the venue

Trains (direction Pétange) depart every 15 minutes from Esch-sur-Alzette to “Belval-Université”. The journey takes about 10 minutes.

Tickets cost 2€ (1 hour) or 4€ (24 hours). Tickets can be bought at the Central Station and at Belval-Université train station (counter or vending machine).

Plan your local journey with Mobilitéits or consult the Luxembourg railways website.

Accommodation suggestions

Ibis Esch Belval Hotel


Hotel de la Poste


Hotel Acacia


The Seven Hotel


Park Inn by Radisson


Novotel Centre


Le Châtelet



We have reached maximum capacity for the conference and registrations are now closed!


The Organisers

The University of Luxembourg is multilingual, international and research-oriented: a modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Since its foundation in 2003, the University of Luxembourg has become an internationally relevant European research university. Its particular dynamism comes from its highly motivated academics and their pioneering spirit.The University brings together fundamental research and possible applications. The University of Luxembourg is the motor of the national system of knowledge and innovation: it gathers 6,366 students, a total of 1,823 staff including 242 academics coming from all over the globe. 354 partner universities worldwide also help to make internationality the qualifier which characterises the University best: all bachelor students study at least one semester abroad; cross-border, bi- or tri-national bachelor and master degrees are part of the offer; a huge number of PhD candidates work towards a joint or double PhD degree.The three languages spoken, the background of personnel and country make the University highly European.


The European University Foundation (EUF) is a network of universities established in 24 countries. It stands for diversity and social fairness in Higher Education and aims to accelerate the modernisation of the European Higher Education Area. The network deploys intensive cooperation and policy experimentation under five key pillars:

  1. Digital Higher Education both for governance and provision of education
  2. Entrepreneurship and employability skills of graduates
  3. Policy innovation at national and European level
  4. Active citizenship of students and
  5. Quality mobility for all

Read the event’s terms and conditions



A great opportunity to trial the system and learn about how it has helped universities that are already using it.

2019 EGD Vienna participant

Getting information from people who have been working very closely on these tools and could answer questions easily.The people presenting were very enthusiastic and clearly had a passion for the project which is inspiring.

2018 EGD Bergen participant

We had the opportunity to exchange with colleagues from other institutions and get a better insight into the digital Tools.

2019 EGD Vienna participant

I enjoyed the networking part, the breaks were very useful to get to know our current and potential partners, and to exchange ideas for Erasmus.

2018 EGD Barcelona participant

The clarity and openness of speakers who were truly excellent and motivated us to implement the tools at our institution.

2018 EGD Budapest participant