The DETAS project aims to increase the number of students participating in Erasmus+ mobility placements in a more diverse set of labour conditions and improve their experience on the ground. 

Started: 2023

Funding: Erasmus Lump Sum Grants 

Project budget: 400.000,00 €

Length: 36 months

Partners: 7

The Digitalising Erasmus Traineeship Application & Support (DETAS) project contributes to improving the visibility, accessibility and quality of Erasmus+ placements by: 

  • Increasing the number of quality traineeship opportunities available to Erasmus+ students in SMEs by improving their visibility through targeted information and advocacy efforts. 
  • Improving the visibility and accessibility of Erasmus+ internships to a broader audience by creating innovative solutions in the portal to upscale outreach. This will include a significant overhaul of the portal with technically extended solutions, an advocacy strategy and roadmap, dissemination campaigns and videos on the benefits of hosting international interns. 
  • Developing policy recommendations for a quality framework for internships, potentially to be integrated into the next Erasmus+ programme. 

The project will deliver the following outcomes: 

  • A research report on the current quality of Erasmus traineeships from the students’ perspective will be produced and integrated into a renewed digital trainee journey, embedded on 
  • Hosting organisations will be provided with more onboarding tools to improve the learning experience they offer to trainees.  
  • At the same time, HEIs will be provided with more tools in order to support student participation.  
  • As a final step, the consortium will produce a final report on the quality framework for traineeships and recommendations for adapting the next Erasmus+ programme.

Project consortium: Erasmus Student Network (coordinator), Lifelong Learning Platform, Expertise in Labour Mobility BV, University of Limerick, Latvias Universitate, Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara, European University Foundation (EUF).