The subheadings of this menu item will show the different publications of ESN the Netherlands and important publications of ESN International. If you're interested in the research publications by ESN International with contribution of the National Level and Local Level contact our Education Officer at: or go to

International Research

Because of our wide reach in Europe and beyond, we are able to dessiminate the opinion and experience of thousands of students, regarding their experience abroad, credit transfer, language learning, internships abroad etc. Every year ESN launches the ESNsurvey, with special focus topic or theme. Next to that, with several other researches we focus on more specific issues such as the PRIME research investigating obstacles in studying abroad, information provision by home and hosting universities, credit transfer and learning agreements. Below you can find overview of recent researches, for all other researches and publications we advise you to visit the ESN International webpage.

Problems of Recognition In Making Erasmus (PRIME

Problems of Recognition In Making Erasmus (PRIME) is a research project supported by the European Commission, under an Erasmus Accompanying Measures grant within the Lifelong Learning Programme. It is a complex qualitative and quantitative study which aims at pointing out the examples of existing obstacles to student mobility and providing suggestions for improvements in order to facilitate student exchange in Europe. PRIME project was launched in 2009. 

ESNSurvey 2014

The focus of the 2014 edition was to investigate the "International experience and language learning". The survey for the first time also explores full-degree mobility. Additionally we explore the added value and satisfaction with student organisations. More than 22 000 respondents makes the results very valid and worth paying attention to.


ESNSurvey 2013

The 2013 eidtion is titled "Creating Ideas, Opportunities and Identity". The focus of this year´s edition is to investigate the employability of mobile and non-mobile students and show the beneficial effects of going abroad. With the survey (18 451 participants) we hope to provide further evidence and insight. The survey also explores the impact of student mobility on entrepreneurship and European citizenship and gives insight into students´ satisfaction with ESN and other student organisations.