ExchangeAbility is a long-term project of ESN whose main aim is to promote mobility opportunities and accessible Higher Education possibilities for students with disabilities. Additionally, ESN also wants to provide the conditions and opportunities for students with disabilities to actively participate in student life as well as raise awareness of the local communities about the topic.
Because we are the biggest European student association and we believe that mobility should be accessible to ALL. Internally, it means that we want to make our organisation accessible and inclusive. Externally, it means that we want to improve the conditions, provide information and promote mobility to students with disabilities.
History of the project
2009 - 2010
With the support of EDF, Youth Agora and UNICA, Erasmus Student Network was being made an accessible organisation
2010 - 2011
ExchangeAbility officially approved by European Commission - LLP grant “Erasmus Accompanying Measure”.
Developing and promoting the project in and out of ESN, appointing National Coordinators
2013 - 2014
MapAbility grant received, main outcomes platform for mapping European university campuses, ExchangeAbility Coordinators Meeting and the official conference at European Economic and Social Committee
2014 - 2015
Internal promotion of ExchangeAbility, working with National Coordinators
2015 - 2016
MappED! grant received, expected outcomes - a complex platform including a map with accessible university campuses and social places, information about mobility opportunities and other new features; meetings
For more information please follow the link to ExchangeAbility site