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Erasmus Play: accommodation search engine

Societal challenges

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of over €14 billion provides opportunities for Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad. 

Over 800.000 people participate in the Erasmus+ programme and over 50% of them have difficulties in finding and booking their new homes when studying abroad.

Technical challenges

On the one hand, online platforms for booking accomodation are not very well known to international students and on the other hand, students have a hard time searching and comparing through the internet. 

This is why Erasmus Play aims to bring into one site all accommodation available in all Europe. The concept of Erasmus Play is a meta-search engine similar to that of skyscanner, in which all student accommodations available in the market both short and mid-term will be displaced for comparison.

 How EOSC can help and add value

Erasmus Play is supported by the EOSC DIH, the international and multi-partner cooperation that supports companies in easily accessing the digital technologies and services offered by the EOSC. 

The DIH helped us find partners in the academic world who supported us in porting our platform to a scalable computational platform.

The Erasmus Play platform aims to make the search and booking of accomodation easier, faster and safer by aggregating into its meta- searcher all available online accommodations on local trustworthy platforms. Through Erasmus Play, users can search and compare accommodations and when they are ready to book, they will be directed to the correspondent platform.


The EOSC Portal is operated by the EOSC Enhance (Grant Agreement no. 871160), EOSC-hub (Grant Agreement no. 777536), and OpenAIRE-Advance (Grant Agreement no. 777541) projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. For a complete list of contributors, visit the About EOSC Portal