Project HOME²
Project HOME²
Home Of Mobile Europeans

About HOME²

Accommodation remains a key hurdle for international mobility, spotlighted by the HousErasmus+ research, from which the HOME story started. In response, the original HOME (Home of Mobile Europeans) project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme, aimed to provide accessible and quality housing options for mobile European students.

The HOME project ran from 2019 to 2022 and fostered collaboration among universities, students, and student housing providers. The initiative sought to enhance transparency and information sharing about student accommodation at the European level.

Building on the success of HOME, we proudly present HOME²! Launched in December 2023, HOME² is a 30-month initiative dedicated to revolutionising student housing experiences across Europe. HOME² will deliver impactful outcomes, including updated student housing quality labels, policy recommendations, and an improved user-friendly housing solution to allow mobile students to find quality accommodation via the Erasmus+ App.

HOME², coordinated by Politecnico di Milano, addresses the complexities of both university-provided and private accommodations. The partners, who will bring unique expertise to the project, are the Erasmus Student Network, the European University Foundation, the University of Oviedo, the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) and Housing Anywhere.


Improving HOME framework's impact on student housing for students

Analysis issues experienced by HEIs in facilitating students’ access to accommodation

Improve relevance of HOME's solutions among housing providers

Ensure continuity by boosting access to the HOME solution integrated in the Erasmus+ App


Project Timeline

December 2023 - December 2024

  • The HOME Project: 2019-2022

    The HOME Project: 2019-2022

    Launched in September 2019, the HOME project achieved major milestones by December 2022. It established European Student Accommodation Quality Labels, developed a Digital Data Standard for accommodations, and created a technical framework for housing providers. This enabled the publication of housing offers via the Erasmus+ Mobile App. A central online competence centre was set up in January 2022, and by December 2022, the HOME Multiplier toolkit was created, alongside training events for stakeholders.

  • December 2023

    December 2023

    Home Squared begins with a kick-off meeting in Rotterdam, developing a detailed project plan outlining the research and survey activities.

  • February - June 2024

    February - June 2024

    Research and surveys for students, higher education institutions, housing providers and landlords on housing needs and challenges and guidelines for students on finding accommodation.

  • June - October 2024

    June - October 2024

    Study visits to HEIs and focus groups with student housing stakeholders.

  • October 2024 - December 2024

    October 2024 - December 2024

    Guidelines for students, higher education institutions, housing providers and landlords on finding/offering accommodation for students, best student housing practices, and market challenges.

  • December 2024

    December 2024

    HOME² European conference and stakeholders round table.

  • January - November 2025

    January - November 2025

    New quality labels and functionalities in the HOME solution including technical maintenance.

  • February - May 2026

    February - May 2026

    Final HOME² European conference and policy recommendations.

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Introducing the HOME’s student accommodation quality labels

Student accommodation quality labels: international friendliness

Student accommodation quality labels: room quality

Student accommodation quality labels: Wheelchair-accessible

Student accommodation quality labels: premium accommodation

Student accommodation quality labels: super secure

Student accommodation quality labels: Well-equipped (kitchen or laundry)

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