EuGen is Designer and Intermediary Organization of EU4EU (European Universities for the EU), a Europe wide initiative that connects “European Universities for the EU” national projects consortia, co-financed with Erasmus + Program KA108 and 103.
“European Universities for the EU” national projects assign scholarships for internships with a specific focus on EU funded projects’ planning and management, a field of expertise highly valued in the European labor market. The initiative provides highly qualified internship experiences from 2 to 6 months, enabling trainees to strengthen linguistic and computer abilities and refine their communication and interpersonal aptitudes in international environments. It promotes the development of professional skills such as project management, project design, digital skills, web design, graphic design, digital marketing and social communication, which significantly enrich curricular profiles, are easily expendable even in other professional sectors, and able to increase the prospects for even independent employment of the participants.
The aim of EU4EU is to facilitate the transition between university education and access to employment, by promoting new job opportunities for young graduates throughout Europe. The final objective of the EU4EU is to favour not only access to work, but also creation of work, through the development of synergies, collaborations and projects.
The EU4EU network gathers Spanish (Campus Iberus), Croatian (Informo) and Italian (Sapienza) “European Universities for the EU” projects; more Consortia in other EU countries are in process of being built. The collaboration between the Leaders of the national Consortia, in accordance with the Erasmus + 2018 recommendation, maximizes the efficiency of the management of national projects, by sharing best management practices, using a software management tool ad hoc developed and a well-established database of host organizations.
From the perspective of Universities, the project allows HEI to propose internships at qualified Host Organizations, using a model of management, implementation and monitoring of innovative activities and effective. The universities involved are able to enrich the training offer; attract foreign students; start new collaborations with European organizations and universities; expand opportunities for international growth and job creation for young professionals in the field of European design.
EU4EU generates an international community that unites universities, companies, students and young professionals across Europe. Networking is promoted through the Community’s social ecosystem, which proposes to its members a participated dialogue on the themes of the euro planning and the activation of positive relationships: partnerships, consultancies, development of European projects, opportunities for study and work abroad.
Representatives of Universities from national Consortia will be invited to participate to a 3-day meeting in Brussels next autumn, aiming at training and giving updates on social communication and sharing best management practices of “European Universities for the EU” projects”. Local Host organizations in the EU4EU network and their trainees will also be invited to the final event for networking and network consolidation face to face.
The project involves the detection of results, following a methodology developed in collaboration with some of the Universities in the Consortia, and which includes the data analysis, re-elaboration and publication of results at national and European level, which will be given wide visibility through the EU4EU network and will be made available to the Erasmus + program.
Thanks to this initiative, in 2017-2018, 80 students from 21 Universities in Spain and Croatia are granted scholarships for internships with a focus on EU projects’ development, at Host Organizations based across Europe.
National coordinators are Campus Iberus for Spain, Informo for Croatia and University Sapienza for Italy. European Projects Association (EPA) supports the initiative. All national consortia use a tailor made management software (the Platform) that EuGen IT consultants developed to administer efficiently every step of the project.
Trainees can search for their favourite Host Organizations in EuGen database, which currently includes a list of approximately 400 public and private companies, distributed in Europe. Among them Universities, Research Centers, Public Institutions and Local Authorities, SMEs and Chamber of Commerce, NGOs and non-profit organizations. Participant organizations are selected, monitored and evaluated before, during and after the mobilities.
Registrations for new Host Organizations and for new Universities are open!
If you are a University and wish to join a Consortium or coordinate a Consortium in your Country have a look at the video on the project dedicated to students and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would guide you to take every step of the procedure.
Ready to join us or want more info on the project? We look forward to hearing from you!