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.
Programme evaluation activities
We have developed a UK Erasmus+ logic model to explain what Erasmus+ intends to achieve in the UK and how.
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 conducts research and evaluation, often in cooperation with National Agencies from other countries. More information about this and other Erasmus+ research and evaluation is under the dropdown bar below.
These resources provide an insight into the impact of Erasmus+ in the UK. They often include copies of research tools, such as questionnaires or interview guides, that projects may find useful in their impact assessment.
- Impact+ Exercise User Research 2019 (Hay, Chandra & Dreyling, 2019) (1.5 MB)
- Erasmus+ UK mobility - outcomes from participants 2014-2016 (UK National Agency, 2019) (199 KB)
- Impact+ Exerciser User Research 2018 (Hay & Chandra, 2018) (668 KB)
- Impact+ Exercise User Research 2017 (Access Europe, 2017) (875 KB)
- A path is made by walking. Analysis of UK outward student mobility in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 (Kingston University, 2017) (1.9 MB)
- Further up the road: six years of growth for outward student mobility in the UK from 2007-08 to 2012-13 (Kingston University, 2014) (2 MB)
- Still growing after all these years: outward student mobility in the UK between 2007-08 and 2011-12 (Kingston University, 2013) (1.5 MB)
- Growth in times of crisis: outward student mobility in the UK between 2006-07 and 2010-11 (Kingston University, 2012) (1.1 MB)
- Growing numbers in UK student mobility from 2005-06 to 2009-10 (Kingston University, 2011) (679 KB)
- Value of Comenius School Partnerships (Cambridge Education, 2012) (6.9 MB)
- RAY UK Participant Survey: Civil Society (ZK Analytics, 2019) (463 KB). Digital Appendix (356 KB)
- RAY UK Participant Survey: Acquiring Skills (ZK Analytics, 2019) (340 KB). Digital Appendix (356 KB)
- RAY UK Participant Survey: Youth Workers, Youth Work and Youth Policy (ZK Analytics, 2019) (1 MB). Digital Appendix (356 KB)
- Competence Development and Capacity Building in Erasmus+: Youth in Action (RAY Network, 2019)
- Effects and Outcomes of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme (RAY Network, 2020)
- Findings and Implications for Youth Practice (RAY Network, 2016) (714 KB)
- Learning in Youth in Action (RAY Network, 2020)
Vocational education and training
- Erasmus+ UK VET participant tracer study - qualitative research (CFE Research, 2019) (762 KB)
Supporting programme beneficiaries
We have developed our own Impact+ Exercise to help applicants and projects think about their impact. You can find it on our Impact and Evaluation page for beneficiaries along with other useful documents and links.