Project COMPASS will continue working to guide students during the decision-making process of going abroad.

Started: 2020

Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Project budget: 393,743 €

Length: 3 years

Partners: 6

A mobility experience abroad has become an essential step of the personal and academic journey of students. Yet, finding the most suitable academic path is not easy, especially when students do not have the same access to information and opportunities due to their social and cultural background.

In this context, the consortium of “COMPASS – orientating you towards your best international mobility choice” aims to offer high quality and inclusive support toward outgoing students, everywhere in Europe. The Compass project is structured around an online platform implementing an automated matching system, completed by easier access to quality information and stronger collaborations between students, associations and Higher Education Institutions.

The project’s objectives are:

  • Improving support during the orientation and preparation phase through an online matching tool for students who are organising their mobility;
  • Fostering the internationalisation of universities and local students associations by promoting dialogue, open-mindedness and mutual understanding – tools for European citizenship;
  • Strengthening the support structures for mobile students and helping them reinforce the existing practices as well as develop sustainable relationships between key stakeholders.

Compass will provide common pedagogical tools as well as a platform of shared support practices. It will strive to foster both international mobility and the internationalisation at home, promote intercultural exchanges and raise awareness about European dialogue and citizenship.

Partners: ESN France, University of Vienna, University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corporation, Erasmus Student Network, ESN Italia, European University Foundation