OLA 3.0

The OLA 3.0 will provide tested software solutions that are fully compliant with the values and regulations of the Erasmus+ programme.

Started: 2019

Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Project budget: 399,998 €

Length: 2.5 years

Partners: 11


The next Erasmus+ programme foresees a gradual shift towards fully digital mobility management and the OLA 3.0 project results will play a crucial role in streamlining the Erasmus+ administrative workflows, particularly from 2021 onwards. The project will contribute to a major innovation in the European Higher Education Area (and beyond) by radically changing the way HEIs handle the organisation of mobility flows and paving the way towards a harmonious and streamlined mobility management, based on the once-only principle, which implies interconnecting all services into a single online entry point for staff and students.

The central expected outcomes and results of OLA 3.0 are:

  • Successful implementation of the state-of-the-art IT technologies;
  • Concrete steps towards less fragmented mobility management within the HEIs, in particular after opening OLA to additional exchange programmes and including HEIs outside the Erasmus+ programme countries;
  • Full compliance of mobility management procedures with the GDPR and data protection requirements;
  • Easier access to a full range of mobility programmes;
  • A set of user-friendly digital tools and targeted guidance/support material for smooth management of mobilities;
  • Informative, well-structured and easy-to-use support material to facilitate discussions and provide a solid overview of available tools, their functionalities and place in the overall Erasmus+ digitalisation infrastructure;
  • Outline of foreseeable future perspectives in applying modern IT technologies in the HE workflows.

This project builds on a previous project.

Partners: EUF, University of Alcalá (Spain), University of Bergen (Norway), University of Vienna (Austria), University of Warsaw (Poland), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France), University  of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Erasmus Student Network, University of Marburg (Germany), Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki (Greece)