ROI-MOB – Measuring Return on Investment from EU VET mobility

1 Sep, 2016  - 31 Aug, 2019


It is said that foreign work experiences are useful and valuable; they facilitate employability and the development of personal and social skills, among other things. However, these assertions are based on what?

Taking this in consideration, ROI-MOB aims to clarify the gains associated with mobility by identifying and testing some of the relevant indicators to measure the’ return on investment’ on European Mobility for Vocational Education and Training (in particular for participants with more than 19 years old and with level 4 qualification or superior qualification). To make this possible, a research will be made on the factors that affect the mobilities as well as a proposal of methods and tools that enhance their quality.

The aims are:

  • Improve the quality of mobilities for learning purposes;
  • Attract more participants for European mobilities;
  • Increase the number of European companies interested in hosting participants in mobility.
  • Support the development of mobility policies among promoters and different partners.


This project started with a data collection from different stakeholders from partner countries: Erasmus+ National Agencies, hosting companies and associations, participants, etc. The data gathered provided the basis for the identification of indicators that facilitate the measurement of the Return on Investment in VET Mobilities and for the elaboration of a questionnaire, whose results will be analysed and the identified indicators weighted and converted into a single composite indicator.

In a second phase, partners will test and validate this composite indicator through running mobilities and a European sample that will allow its evaluation and adjustment.

Results will be presented under the form of a comprehensive “measuring system” that includes an analysis toolbox and recommendations for partner organisations and others also involved in mobility programmes.

Dissemination events are one of the strategies used during the project to create critical thinking and reach out to more people and organizations:

  • Dissemination event #1 – Hamburg (DE) – 27/04/2017
  • Dissemination event #2 – Seville(ES) – 14/11/2017
  • Dissemination event #3 – Brussels(BE) – 16/05/2018
  • Dissemination event #4 – Lisbon (PT) – 22/02/2019
  • Final conference and Dissemination event #5 – Padua (IT) – 20/06/2019


Project Presentation Brochure
Questionnaire: documents the factors considered by the stakeholders as drivers for VET European mobilities May 2019
Indicators: set of indicators which permit to measure the Return on Investment in mobilities for VET May 2019
Report on the current Return on Investment in Mobility for VET in partner countries
Book: sums up the questionnaire, the indicators and the report, besides offering guidelines to replicate processes, good practices and recommendations in order to integrate results into mobility policies at the organizational level


Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali



Arbeit und Leben Hamburg


EFVET – European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training




Hamburger Institut fur Berufliche Bildung


INCOMA – INternational COnsulting and Mobility Agency s.l.


Regione Emilia-Romagna


Università degli Studi di Padova – Department of Statistics