5 new projects will be launched in autumn 2020 supporting our common pursuit of the betterment of Higher Education in Europe. The new projects will allow to continue and significantly expand joint efforts on the digitisation of mobility management and student service infrastructure, as well as open new and highly important avenues, for instance, the environmental and sustainability aspects of the Erasmus+ programme.
EDSSI – European Digital Student Service Infrastructure
Coordinating institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The European Digital Student Service Infrastructure (EDSSI) aims at implementing a comprehensive technical infrastructure to support European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Student Service Providers to implement secure electronic identification/authentication for students across borders to seamless access online services and enable the exchange/verification of relevant academic and non-academic data between HEIs and beyond.
EUF network universities involved in the project: Ghent University, University of Warsaw, University of Porto, Humboldt University of Berlin, Jaume I University
SUDTE – Supporting Universities in the Digital Transformation in Erasmus+
Coordinating institution: Selçuk University
The SUDTE project seeks to facilitate the digital transformation of HEIs in line with the European Student Card initiative and to contribute to streamlining the gradual shift towards fully digital mobility management. The project will enable exchange of know-how between the participating institutions and ensure extensive support in achieving a smooth and well-coordinated digital transformation process in compliance with ESCI requirements.
EUF network universities involved in the project: University of Naples Federico II, University of Vigo, İzmir Institute of Technology
EGG – Erasmus Goes Green
Coordinating institution: University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
The Erasmus Goes Green (EGG) project aims to increase environmental awareness of mobility and to encourage more sustainable internationalisation strategies that would ultimately allow to reduce the transport-related carbon footprint of mobility activities. The EGG project will put information about the CO2 footprint of the different means of transport at the fingertips of HE students and staff, empowering them to make more conscious and environmentally friendly decisions when going on mobility abroad.
EUF network universities involved in the project: Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Lodz, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Project Green Erasmus (coordinated by ESN International) will also strive to improve the environmental sustainability of the Erasmus+ Programme and raise awareness across the European Higher Education sector about the importance of sustainable internationalisation. Green Erasmus will focus on developing an Educational Portal on Sustainable Internationalisation and carrying out comprehensive analysis of the environmental impact of Erasmus mobilities.
COMPASS – orientating you towards your best international mobility choice
Coordinating institution: ESN France
The COMPASS project will continue promoting inclusive and high-quality support towards outgoing students across Europe. By working jointly on an online platform that provides an automated peer-to-peer matching system, the project aims to ensure not only easier access to quality information but also to facilitate stronger collaboration between HEIs and student organisations.
EUF network universities involved in the project: University of Vienna