EuGen (European Generation) is a social promotion association founded in 2015 to support the process of integration in Europe.
It collaborates with European partners to develop international initiatives aimed at fostering the social and labor inclusion of young people with benefits and scalable impact for the entire community.
It coordinates a network of about 500 international partner organizations (EU4EU).
To achieve its objectives, EuGen works with young professionals who have grown up and trained throughout Europe, who share the values subscribed by the EU, such as mobility, technological progress, sustainability and social inclusion.
“EUGEN – EUROPEAN GENERATION pursues the goal of supporting local communities in the process of European integration in support of the social, human and civil rights of citizens.
It promotes the rights of universal citizenship through actions aimed at achieving the right to full employment, social inclusion and free movement of persons.
The association operates specifically with non-occasional services and has for its purpose the development, promotion and implementation of social solidarity projects, including the implementation of socio-educational and cultural initiatives.
The spirit and the practice of the association originate in the respect of the principles of the Italian Constitution that have inspired the association itself and are based on full respect of the human, cultural and spiritual dimension of the person.
To pursue the social aims the association in particular proposes:
a) to train and support the community in accessing EU funding to stimulate local growth in an intelligent, sustainable and inclusive way and to overcome the economic and social imbalances between the Italian regions
b) to promote the transnational mobility of young people and the transition between training and the world of work, enhancing human and professional attitudes and skills
c) to feed the feeling of European citizenship based on the principles of solidarity, non-discrimination, equal opportunities, respect for the human person and social inclusion
d) to affirm the right to culture, education and lifelong learning and to support sporting practice and health promotion with a view to transnational collaboration
e) to support cross-border social and cultural tourism with particular reference to the elderly and youth activity.
The association avails itself of every instrument useful for the achievement of the social aims and in particular of the collaboration with the local authorities, also through the stipulation of special agreements, of participation in other associations, companies or organizations with similar or related purposes.
The association is open to anyone who shares solidarity principles. All those who recognize themselves in the Statute and intend to collaborate for the achievement of the social purpose can be part of the association in an unlimited number. They can ask to be admitted as members both natural persons and legal entities, both de facto associations, by submitting a written request.”
"The opportunity to inspire a young, talented student to find his passion in engineering, as well as to learn new cultures and styles of life is priceless. Benefits are mutual, for both the tutors and the students"
"This experience has given me the opportunity to acquire new skills and competences that I am sure will be useful in my professional career. Above all, organizational and problem solving skills, as well as European planning and management"
"Our organization have greatly benefited from the EU4EU mobility program. During the years we have hosted several extremely motivated European young trainees. They have largely contributed to the development and the achievement of the goals of our organisation."
"I felt very welcome at EuGen. My co-workers were very friendly and the work atmosphere was great. Because they are involved with Erasmus+ projects, I got to work on Erasmus+ during my Erasmus mobility. How cool is that!"
"Students coming within EU4EU program are very willing to cooperate and they support us. The added value of these mobilities is the process of internationalization of our University, as we are working - thanks to that - in more and more international environment"
"During my internship I was able to collaborate with a well-cohesive work team that operated in a multidisciplinary context, offering my experience in the company the opportunity to simultaneously enrich and enhance my knowledge and skills."
"Good opportunity to gain new experience for both, trainee as well as host organization"
"Finally I put into practice the knowledge acquired during the Master in European Planning and Professions. I have developed many transversal communication and language skills, learning to work within a design team "
"The project is ambitious and perfectly meets the needs of both hosting organisations and trainees"
"I have learned a lot about the functioning of the European Union and the opportunities that it gives not only to Erasmus students like me, but also for the development of different regions such as Sicily."
"We needed competent student to learn and contribute with their academic skills to our EU and Horizon 2020 proposals and projects. We were lucky to have EuGen organising the matching phase and thus letting us find good interns for our organisation"
"What am I learning during my mobility experience? First of all, the importance of building an international network to develop successful project proposals "
"As EUAbout trainees are very important since we believe that young people may bring to us new energy, ideas and motivation"
"As a trainee I was able to do academic research, collaborate with professors, participate in seminars organized by the Department, also attending as a speaker. 30s and praise experience! "
"We feel that this program brings fresh air to our organization and so we can really recommend it"
"Going abroad is the most useful thing for a PhD student: you learn to work in a team and open your mind thanks to different cultural contexts"
"The presence of EU4EU trainees has been a tremendous benefit for our organisation. They have contributed with their enthusiasm, commitment, competence and energy. As a team we have performed better than before, and hopefully also the trainees have experienced many different new professional perspectives"
"An Interesting and innovative organization with a young and effervescent environment, mine of new ideas."
“We are host institution since 2017, being a really interesting experience for our team and organization. We decided to participate in the program in order to share our knowledge and experience in EU funded projects and contribute to the cohesion of the European Union"