Finding accommodation is one of the main obstacles to international mobility, as highlighted by the HousErasmus+ research, especially for vulnerable groups (Erasmus Impact Study 2016).
In response to this issue, HOME (Home of Mobile Europeans) makes quality accommodation options available at the fingertips of mobile Europeans, increasing the quality and transparency of information about student accommodation and ensuring that it is seamlessly shared at the European level.
An Erasmus+ funded project, HOME involves partners from three relevant areas: university, students, and accommodation providers. The partners are HousingAnywhere, the Erasmus Student Network, the European University Foundation, the Polytechnic University of Milan, the International Union of Property Owners and Confia International.
After a successful meeting in Rotterdam, the HOME project was launched during EAIE Helsinki.
Research of national and international accommodation standards and establishment of the European Student Accommodation Quality Labels.
Definition of the European Digital Data Standard for student accommodation. Based on the data standard, a public API will be developed as part of the Erasmus Without Paper Network.
Development of the technical framework, including the housing provider/intermediary data importer service, the housing database and the HOME API. Housing offers will be published to Erasmus+ students and trainees through the official Erasmus+ Mobile App.
Creation of an online competence centre where stakeholders can freely access documentation about the HOME project and its outputs.
Creation of the HOME Multiplier toolkit and hosting of training events for students NGOs, HEI staff, housing providers and market intermediaries.