Launch of the XV Edition of the ESNsurvey
The Erasmus Student Network, the largest student organisation supporting student mobilities in 44 European and Asian countries, has launched a new edition of its flagship research project, the ESNsurvey.
The data collection is open from the 29th of May until the 31st of July, and it targets students who have participated in exchange programmes or mobilities abroad during the last two years, as well as students who have not taken part in mobility yet.
The survey seeks to monitor the implementation of mobility programmes and the experience of international learners abroad, as well as the perceptions of students who have not participated in international student mobility yet. Its first edition was launched in 2005, and thirteen more editions have been published since. The ESNsurvey has become one of the most relevant research publications in the field of student mobilities and the Erasmus+ programme.
In light of the ongoing midterm evaluation process of the Erasmus+ programme, the survey will place a special emphasis on aspects related to inclusion and access to student mobility, as well as the student perceptions on aspects related to civic engagement, sustainability and digitalisation. The questions are highly connected to the key commitments of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and the aspects included in the Erasmus Student Charter.
Other key aspects related to the key policy priorities of the Erasmus+ programme and the European Higher Education Area are analysed in-depth in the survey, such as the recognition of learning outcomes, the acquisition of key competencies and the international dimension of teaching and learning. The survey is a key tool to support the monitoring of the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme in Higher Education from a student perspective, being the largest survey of its kind. ESN's 44 National Organisations and 520 local associations are involved in the dissemination of the survey. Besides Erasmus+, the ESNsurvey also monitors other mobility programmes such as the Swiss mobility programme SEMP and the new mobility programmes of the UK. Mobile trainees and full-degree students can also fill out the survey.
The survey has a global scope: besides analysing International Credit Mobilities in Erasmus+, it is also open to students from all over the world interested in learning mobility. This is part of ESN's broader global engagement efforts, which are focused on supporting learning mobility opportunities for students all over the world.
In its latest edition launched in 2021, the ESNsurvey gathered more than 12.000 answers despite the lower mobility numbers due to the pandemic, showing the remarkable outreach of the initiative.
This edition of the survey comes with strong incentives from partners committed to sustainable and accessible mobility, which will increase benefits for students who fill out the survey. ESN has joined forces with Eurail, which is supporting the survey by giving out 10 Interrail Global Passes among respondents, and Flixbus will also raffle out 10 return tickets. The winners will be announced at the end of the data collection period.
- Date: 29 May 2023