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Virtual Mobility Before and After Student Exchanges

Kick-off meeting: Leuven, Belgium. 11-12 January 2007

Project duration

October, 2006 – September, 2008

Duration in months



MINERVA - Socrates Programme of European Commission

Main objectives: to enhance the impact and efficiency of the Erasmus programme through the set-up of and support for a full-fletched ‘blended’ Erasmus action in which virtual Erasmus is complementing existing Erasmus exchange programmes in the preparation and follow-up phases.

Institute Location   URL
EuroPACE Belgium, Leuven Project coordinator
Catholic University of Leuven Belgium, Leuven Project partner
KH Leuven Belgium, Leuven Project partner
Coimbra Group Belgium, Brussels Project partner
ESIB Belgium, Brussels Project partner
University of Tartu Estonia, Tartu Project partner
University of West Hungary Hungary, Szekesfehervar Project partner
Helsinki University of Technology Finland, Helsinki Project partner
LAUREA - polytechnic Finland, Vantaa Project partner
BEST – Board of European Students of Technology Netherlands, Eindhoven Project partner
University of Edinburgh United Kingdom, Edinburgh Project partner

The project aims to:

  • Develop concrete preparatory courses on language, culture and digital literacy skills
  • Develop pre-selection tools and orientation modules for students preparing their physical mobility
  • Develop of virtual assessment and evaluation tools at the end or even after physical Erasmus exchanges
  • Support e-coaching at a distance in preparatory and return initiatives
  • Make a feasibility study for a Virtual Alumni Association
  • Make recommendations for accompanying organizational, policy and managerial measures in the institution, at regional (national) and European level

Expected results:

  • Common set of “orientation” guidelines on studying abroad
  • Codes of good practice in designing pre-selection tests
  • Preparation courses for students going on a physical Erasmus Exchange, being examples of “Best-Practise”
  • Guidelines on the effective use of assessment and evaluation tools to facilitate examination at the end or after physical Erasmus exchanges
  • Feasibility study for a Virtual Alumni Association, online, EN, with short summaries in EE, NL, FI, HU
  • Manual with concrete and validated procedures and recommendations for blended mobility activities at institutional, network and European level






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