Since 2015 EU4EU – European Universities for the EU program facilitates the transition between university education and access to employment, through professional Erasmus + internships with focus on EU-funded projects at companies based in the EU. EU4EU program generated a network of National Consortia of Universities built to respond to similar employment needs of young graduates in different EU countries. National Consortia are currently active in Italy, Spain, Croatia, and France.
Within this framework, each EU4EU National Consortia organizes highly qualified internship experiences from 2 to 6 months, fostering trainees’ professional skills, strengthening their linguistic and computer abilities and refining the communication talents of participants in international environments. The project aims to maximize the employment impact: it favours traineeships that offers greater guarantees of continuity, promotes the development of skills that enrich trainees’ curricular profile and can be easily used in other professional sectors (i.e. project management, project design, digital skills, web design, graphic design, digital marketing and social communication).
EuGen – European Generation, founder and international coordinator of EU4EU, directs the management of different National Consortia and supports the implementation of the activities in a coherent way. This cooperation enhances the efficiency of the management procedures: it allows the sharing of best practices, the use of innovative management software and a wide database of qualified Host Organizations. The collaboration among different National Consortia is a recommendation of the Erasmus + program.
The EU4EU program also generated an international Community that connects Universities, companies, students and young professionals all over Europe. This community encourages the creation of partnerships, the development of European projects and transnational initiatives, boosting the growth of its members on the international scene.
Universities interested in the program can candidate to participate as leader of a new National Consortium or as partner. The consortium leader manages the activities in collaboration with EuGen. For more information visit EU4EU landing page dedicated to the Universities.
Companies can candidate to participate free of charge as Host Organizations. EU4EU helps organizations to internationalise their teams, grow and develop their businesses and explore EU funding opportunities. Visit EU4EU landing page dedicated to Host Organizations for more information.
"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"