The FESC project - Framework for Erasmus+ Staff Competencies - aims to contribute to increasing the quality of student mobility by focusing on staff competencies of higher education professionals working with (potential) mobile students.

Quality and quantity of student mobility has been a subject on the policy agenda for quite a while already and the Higher Education sector has been making great efforts to increase both the quality and quantity of student mobility. As multiple studies have shown, the quality of student mobility is essential to increase the number of mobile students.

The promotion of internationalization, better recognition of mobility, as well as supporting changes in line with Bologna principles and tools are thus at the core of the project.


Staff members at International Relations Offices (IROs) and at faculty level of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a pivotal role in the implementation of internationalisation strategies and in enabling student mobility, notably with regards to the management of the Erasmus+ Programme. Accordingly, their performance has a critical bearing on the quality of the mobility arrangements offered to incoming and outgoing students.


The consortium consists of partners which have longstanding experience to work towards and promote quality mobility. The partnership ensures geographical balance and covers different types of Higher Educational Institutes, which will support different perspectives on the necessary Erasmus+ staff competencies.