Erasmus is the most successful mobility programme in the world. By the beginning of 2020, it was estimated that around 10 million students had already participated in this exchange programme since it was launched in 1987. However, according to statistics this represents only 1.7% of the European Union’s population, which means that the programme is still far from reaching its full potential.

Most of EU surveys and reports carried out in the framework of European projects revealed that the reasons behind low participation are related to lower economic capacity of the majority of students and their families to support their stay abroad which results in unequitable access to quality higher education studies and to future employment opportunities. Indeed, a significant number of students does not have the necessary financial support to complement the grant awarded by the Erasmus Programme and to allow for the full coverage of basic expenses in the country of destination.

Keeping in mind the findings in EU Surveys that the majority of Higher Education students are excluded from the Erasmus programme for financial reasons, the Erasmus for All Project wants to tackle the low levels of Higher Education student participation in Erasmus mobility exchange by proposing a more economically viable scholarship scheme that will allow any Higher Education students to spend part of their studies abroad in any of the 33 programme countries.

Contributing to reducing the existing asymmetry in the EU, promoting fairness, inclusion and equity of mobility grants between individuals and among the EU economic diversity are the ultimate goals that this project wishes to pursue.

Its concrete objectives are to:

  • Keep the topics of inclusion and equity in the policy agenda;
  • Build a shared understanding among key stakeholders on the desired trajectory/evolution of the Erasmus+ grant system;
  • Engage with policy and decision makers on resource allocation strategies that address the needs of the political goal of widening participation in mobility;
  • Provide relevant and in-depth input for the mid-term review of the new Erasmus+ programme.


The implementation of Erasmus for All will encompass the organisation of a series of activities, events and publications with policy relevance to reach the decision makers in Brussels and produce real transformation in the programme’s design, particularly concerning the funding of individual mobility at Higher Education level.

Firstly, the team will conduct a mapping of other scholarship funding models to benchmark for the more advantageous examples of grant schemes. This activity will be complemented by a desk research to extract best practises of other studies in the same field and include the results of the feedback gathered during the E4A Student Social Labs – a series of local events in the partner HEIs to engage Erasmus students in voicing their needs during mobility for a reality-based and co-designed solution. These activities will culminate in the organisation of the first multiplier event: Is the new Erasmus for all? » proposals towards a more inclusive Erasmus scholarship where it will be presented the Mapping and Research Report and opening the floor for the discussions around what will be the proposal of a new scholarship calculation methodology.

This second round of activities will be led by a transdisciplinary scientific working group in charge of considering multiple variables to design a more inclusive grant scheme and publish a document that gathers the methodologies used in developing this proposal.

Thirdly, the organisation of a small-scale impact study will set a pilot-experiment with a sample of real Erasmus participants with similar financial conditions (economically disadvantaged), randomly selected and divided in two groups: the first will test the current Erasmus scholarship scheme and the second will test the impact and feasibility of the more inclusive scholarship calculation formula(s) developed previously. This activity will include financial support from sponsors associated to the project to assure the necessary top-ups in a more inclusive scholarship proposal. Lastly, the E4A partners will prepare a Policy Paper with recommendations based on the conclusions of all the previous activities.

The partner institutions will address policy makers in a final high-level conference in Brussels: The future of Erasmus is for all! » Making participation more inclusive through a better grant mechanism to call on the need to prioritise economic inclusion as a way to increase participation in the Erasmus programme through a more equitable scholarship.


  • 11-2021

    Official Start

  • 02-2022

    Kick-off Meeting

  • 05-2022

    E4A Student Social Labs – 1st round

  • 06-2022

    Participation in Campus of European Alliances

  • 08-2022

    Article: Is Erasmus+ for all? A literature review on the calculation of Erasmus grants by Sapienza University of Rome

  • 10-2022

    E4A Student Social Labs – 2nd round

  • 11-2022

    Multiplier event: “Is the new Erasmus for all? Proposals towards a more inclusive Erasmus scholarship”

  • 01-2023

    In-depth analysis on mobility funding in Erasmus and beyond by Erasmus for All partnership

  • 03-2023

    Article: Erasmus+ isn’t for all. How can this change? by EUF

  • 06-2023

    Guidelines for a more inclusive grant calculation formula

  • 09-2023

    New methodologies testing

  • 06-2024

    E4All Impact Study

  • 10-2024

    Multiplier event: “The future of Erasmus is for all!”
    Making participation more inclusive through a better grant mechanism

  • 11-2024

    Erasmus4All: Recommendations towards a more social and economically inclusive Erasmus scholarship / Policy Paper


First Multiplier Event
Is the new Erasmus for all?
Proposals towards a more inclusive Erasmus scholarship

The University of Porto was the stage of the first multiplier event of the Erasmus for All Project, which took place on the 15th of November in Porto and online.

To read more about the event, please visit: Erasmus for All partnership organises its first Multiplier Event


Student Social Labs: Erasmus for All listens to the voice of Students

Between May and June 2022, the Student Social Labs were promoted by the partner universities of Erasmus for All, and also by the European Students Union. These were local events that aimed to engage students in voicing their needs during mobility, allowing them to be actively involved in the project Erasmus for All and in solving a problem that directly affects them.

The conclusions of these events will be gathered and synthetized in the Manifesto E4A, a document that shall include conclusions and recommendations to be considered by the following project activities.


  • Dec, 2023

Erasmus for All meeting hosted in Pécs

The Erasmus for All Project's Partnership met on the 5th and 6th of December 2023, this time in …

  • Nov, 2023

Public consultation: Erasmus+ 2021-27 interim evaluation & Erasmus+ 2014-20 final evaluation

The public consultation has the aim of consulting to collect information, expertise and views fro …

  • Nov, 2023

E4A with DAAD for inclusive internationalization

From the 8th to 10th of November, the DAAD organised a Training and Cooperation Activity entitle …

  • Sep, 2023

Erasmus for All interviews MEP Romeo Franz

To achieve our project goals and make student mobility more accessible and equitable (by enhancin …

  • Sep, 2023

“The formula for calculating the Erasmus grant should be rethought”

The urgent need for an Erasmus+ with more socioeconomic inclusion is also a concern to Margarid …

  • Aug, 2023

European Commission launches public consultation on the 2021-2027 Erasmus+ Programme

A public consultation by the European Commission on the 2021-2027 Erasmus+ Programme is open fo …

  • May, 2023

Erasmus for All goes on at cruising speed

The Erasmus for All partners held a further meeting (22nd-23rd of May) to discuss and advance o …

  • Apr, 2023

Erasmus for All is under debate in the Erasmus+ Salons

The Erasmus+ Salons are one of the flagship event series of the EUF from the pre-pandemic time …

  • Mar, 2023

Erasmus for All contributes to the Erasmus+ Review 2021-22

EUF, ESU and ESN produced a join …

  • Feb, 2023

EC launches public consultation on Learning opportunities abroad

Until the 3rd of May, any person or institution that is willing to provide feedback to the Europea …

  • Jan, 2023

First Stage Concluded!

The Mapping & Research Report 'In-depth Analysis On Mobility Funding In Erasmus And Beyond' wa …

  • Dec, 2022

Erasmus for All Partners meet in person for the second time in Rome

On the 12th and 13th of December 2022, the Erasmus for All Project's Consortium met in person fo …

  • Nov, 2022

Erasmus for All partnership organises its first Multiplier Event

On November 15th the Erasmus for All partnership held the First Multiplier Event of the projec …

  • Oct, 2022

Partnership prepares project’s next steps through two roundtables

The teams of the E4A project partners met in October during two roundtables. These two session …

  • Oct, 2022

Erasmus for All participates in the SIEM Project Conference

Our E4A project partners were present in Brussels for the SIEM Conference last October, …

  • Jun, 2022

Erasmus for All listens to the voice of European Universities

On 30 June 2022, more than 600 participants convened at the Palais des Congrès in Versailles on th …

  • Jun, 2022

Erasmus for All Partners meet in person for the first time

After launching the project on a virtual basis, the first in-person meeting finally took place o …

  • Feb, 2022

Kick-off meeting

The University of Porto and its partners are pleased to announce the launch of a three-year projec …