Impact assessment is the process of examining the effect of Erasmus+ activity on individuals, organisations and society. The effects could be positive or negative, intentional or accidental, short or long-term.
Why assess impact?
Looking at the impact of the programme on organisations and individuals helps us judge whether Erasmus+ has been successful or not, to what extent and in what way. It can help us manage the programme, support applicants and beneficiaries and support future programme and policy development.
We have developed a UK Erasmus+ logic model to explain what Erasmus+ intends to achieve in the UK and how. An accompanying indicator framework will help us measure the outputs, outcomes and impacts Erasmus+ is expected to deliver.
On an ongoing basis we are publishing programme statistics showing key figures about the distribution of applications, projects and funding around the UK.
The UK National Agency (NA) is involved in the RAY Network with NAs from 28 other countries to explore the impact of youth sector projects on participants. The main RAY project involves several waves of online surveys of young people and professionals taking place from October 2015.
If you are interested in finding out more about the experiences other projects have had with their impact assessment, why not take a look at the materials from our Measuring Impact workshops at previous Learning Networks events?