The Erasmus+ Mobile App is the students’ single point of entry into the Erasmus+ programme. The App will provide a broad range of information, tools and services to help students plan and carry out their exchange.
Funding: Service contract with DG EAC
Project budget: 996,320 €
Length: 2,6 years
In 2017, the Erasmus Programme celebrated its 30th anniversary and set a significant milestone for Europe’s best-known initiative, which already since 2014 brings together multiple programmes in the fields of education, training and youth under the umbrella of Erasmus+. At the same time, that year also marked the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, offering a perfect opportunity to reflect on the progress achieved through European integration as well as on the future that can be built.
In this framework, the EUF developed a mobile application with the aim to accompany the user from the start of the mobility to the return to their home country. The Erasmus+ App was launched on June 14th 2017, during the anniversary celebration event held in Strasbourg by the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr Tibor Navracsics. In the meantime, it has already been downloaded more than 95,000 times.
With the next Erasmus+ Programme going fully digital, the European Student Card Initiative aims to create an online one-stop-shop through the Erasmus+ Mobile App for students to manage all the administrative steps related to their mobility period – before, during and after their stay. It will allow students to find all the information they need to experience a high-quality mobility experience abroad (see more information here.
Hence, the Erasmus+ App is currently undergoing a re-development and the first release of the new App will include the following functionalities:
- Structured information on the opportunities available under the Erasmus+ umbrella;
- Mobility Journey guiding the student through all phases of mobility: before, during and after;
- Tips, events, stories, discounts: information from other students and student organisations;
- Status updates and notifications from relevant student services;
- European Student Identifier and authentication solution that will pave the way for accessing student services across the EU.
The second release in 2021 will include more advanced services, including support for digital European Student Cards and the ability to let students apply for their Erasmus mobility directly through the App.
Partners: Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Erasmus Student Network (ESN), European University Foundation.