Today, Eurydice published a first ever report outlining and 'scoring' existing EU Member State policies to help and encourage higher education students to spend part of their studies or training abroad. The report Towards a Mobility Scoreboard: Conditions for Learning Abroad in Europe defines indicators which reflect the objectives of an EU Council Recommendation on promoting the learning mobility of young people, adopted in 2011. 
The Scoreboard indicators focus on five areas: information and guidance; foreign language preparation; portability of public grants and loans; recognition of learning outcomes and mobility support to students from a low socio-economic background. Each area is covered in the same way, with maps presenting the most important factors or variables and a set of scoreboard indicators combining the different variables in pre-defined categories.
The Scoreboard covers all 28 EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Turkey, Liechtenstein and Norway.