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On the 27th of March 2024, the European Commission presented the Blueprint for the European Degree. As part of a package of ambitious proposals for the higher education sector aiming towards the European Degree, the European Commission also presented two proposals for Council recommendations: a proposal for a European quality assurance and recognition system in higher education and a proposal for Attractive and sustainable careers in higher education.

The Erasmus Student Network has been involved in three of the six approved pilot projects that explored the avenues for a European Degree: FOCI (Future-proof Criteria for Innovative European Education), ED-AFFICHE (European Degree: Advancing, Facilitation, and Fostering International Collaboration in Higher Education), and EDLab (European Degree Label Institutional Laboratory), contributing with the student perspective on the development of the European Degree.

ESN welcomes the proposal for the European Degree label and the two ambitious proposals for Council Recommendation, as we expect the label to be the first step for a revolutionary setting in the higher education landscape. The Erasmus Student Network believes the proposal for the European Degree label is: 

  • A catalyst for seamless mobility; 
  • A way to promote quality of teaching; 
  • An enhancer of student participation; 
  • An enhancer of the proposal for the learning mobility framework.


Read here our Contribution to the Call for Evidence on the Commission’s Proposal for Recommendation on the European Quality Assurance and Recognition System and the Reaction of ESN to the Blueprint for a European Degree below.


After the participation in the Final conference with the European Commission and Erasmus+ pilots, "A blueprint for a European degree", on the 28th of April, the Erasmus Student Network will start a process of consultation with its network. The next months will be crucial to gather perspectives from its membership of 45 countries and the students it represents on the Future of the European Degree.