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.

Learn more about the EUF history here


Commitment to sustainability

Green Erasmus and Erasmus Goes Green projects promote the sustainable ways of internationalisation and mobility.

Release of MyAcademicID

The platform allows students to authenticate on e-services of the Erasmus+ programme using their student accounts. It also introduces the management of the European Student Identifier released by higher education institutions via eduGAIN

Launch of Erasmus Without Paper

The Erasmus Without Paper is launched during a conference at Ghent University in December 2018


Launch of the Erasmus+ App

The Erasmus+ mobile App is launched with the European Commission for the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus+ programme


Opening of the Brussels Office

The Brussels Office provides working and meeting space for the network at the heart of the European quarter


Launch of the Online Learning Agreement prototype.


Launch of two innovative partnerships to improve the entrepreneurship and employability of graduates.


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 ’90s.


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 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 online language learning platform is launched.

In 2014 online language learning becomes a key policy element in Erasmus+.


The EUF develops the first system to automatically recognise ECTS earned abroad, and with it, Europe’s largest academic equivalences database.


European Commissioner Jan Figel labels the EUF “Erasmus+”.

In 2014 the European Commission rebrands Erasmus into Erasmus+.


The EUF and the European Investment Bank jointly investigate the possibility of establishing a European income contingent​ loan system for student mobility.

In 2015 a Master loan is established by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.


The EUF proposes that the international student internships be mainstreamed.

In 2007 the European Commission establishes the Erasmus internships.


The network opens its office in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

The headquarters were located in the Château de Munsbach until 2018.


The Campus Europae programme is launched

The programme strived for quality mobility notably focusing on full recognition, social inclusion and language learning