Towards a Mobility Scoreboard: Conditions for Learning Abroad in Europe

This feasibility report contains a set of draft proposals for indicators of conditions for learner mobility in higher education. It has been produced by Eurydice as a direct follow-up of the Council Recommendation on promoting the learning mobility of young people, adopted by the Council of the European Union in 2011. Member States committed to promoting and removing obstacles to learner mobility, and to supporting the European Commission in the creation of a framework for monitoring progress.

The report is the result of a feasibility study prepared by the Eurydice Network, working in close cooperation with the Commission and an advisory group of experts from the Member States. It defines indicators which reflect the objectives of the Council Recommendation. The Scoreboard indicators focus on five areas: information and guidance; foreign language preparation; portability of public grants and loans; recognition of learning outcomes and mobility support to students from a low socio-economic background.

Each area is covered in the same way, with maps presenting the most important factors or variables and a set of scoreboard indicators which combine the different variables in pre-defined categories. The model for these indicators is the Bologna Process Scorecard – used in the 2012 Bologna Implementation Report. The Scoreboard covers all 28 EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Turkey, Liechtenstein and Norway. Data is not available for Switzerland. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM), Montenegro and Serbia are not covered by the report as they joined the Eurydice network in the course of 2013, after the project had started.

This document is published by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA, Eurydice and Policy Support) and is to be quoted as the European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice, 2013. Towards a Mobility Scoreboard: Conditions for Learning Abroad in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice, 2013
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on January 14, 2014
Modified on January 14, 2014