The FRAMES project aims to foster an harmonised implementation of blended mobility among European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), making the European Higher Education Area more innovative and resilient and helping universities to move from the COVID-19 emergency to sustainable innovation.

The project stems from the impact that the COVID-19 emergency is having on students mobility flows, and wants to help European universities to rethink students mobility in innovative ways, both regarding the use of digital technology to complement and enrich traditional mobility, and to use mobility to build important soft skills such as intercultural communication, teamwork and critical thinking. 

The project will be centered around Virtual Exchange (VE), a specific online collaboration methodology that consists of sustained, technology-enabled, people-to people online exchange sessions in which constructive communication and interaction takes place with the support of educators or facilitators. The VE methodology has been piloted by the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative, proving to be a synergistic and complementary component of physical exchange programmes and showing that it can prepare, deepen, and extend physical exchanges.


The project activities are centered around:

  • capacity building of the internationalisation and support staff of university in charge of integrating and accrediting innovative blended mobility activities
  • a multiplication mechanism to extend the project results to any interested university in the EU and beyond
  • a blended mobility integration framework that targets decision makers within universities

Description of  the project rationale

Why Virtual Exchange?

Why Virtual Exchanges is a key aspect of the project


Specific objectives of the project

Media kit

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