The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of European higher education and it strives to provide reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons. EUROSTUDENT focuses on the socio-economic background and on the living conditions of students, but it also investigates temporary international mobility. The main users of our findings are higher education policy-makers at national and European level, researchers in this field, managers of higher education institutions and - of course - students all over Europe.
Through the TEMPUS FINHED project, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia have an opportunity to join the rest of Europe who have so far participated in EUROSTUDENT. Three studies on social and economic conditions of student life in higher education will be conducted as part of the fifth round of EUROSTUDENT (one for each of the countries), along the parallel analysis of the existing higher education funding models.
The EUROSTUDENT survey is one of the two research components the project has, the other being concerned with system-level and institutional financing in which the current state of affairs with regards these issues will identified and, together with the findings from the EUROSTUDENT survey, form the core part of the body of evidence this project seeks to build in order to feed the policy process.
Croatia has been the only country from the region to participate in the EUROSTUDENT project to date and its participation was also facilitated through the TEMPUS programme (ACCESS project).