Universities for EU Projects’ Culture

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The European Projects Association presents the project “Universities for EU Projects’ Culture” financed as mobility project for traineeship for higher education students - KA1 Erasmus+ 2015. The project finances the traineeship of students selected by a consortium of 8 major Italian universities in order to boost employability of young Italian students trough the acquisition of specific competencies in European projects proposals.




• Project leader:

SEND Sicilia

• Intermediary Organization:

EuGen – European Generation, European Projects Association (EPA) National Contact Point for Italy

• Sending organizations:

University of Trieste, University Ca’ Foscari, Venezia University of Padova, University of Parma, University of Macerata, University of Rome Sapienza, University of Cagliari, University of Palermo



The general objective of the project is to increase the employment rate of young graduates in Italy by reinforcing the link between education and the labor market at European level and increasing technical and language competencies.




The main activities will be related to transnational mobility of Italian students in different European companies.



How does it work?

The project works trough traineeship experiences: University students selected for their knowledge in the field of European Project Proposals will be hosted for an average of four months in European companies.

Further, the selected students will put into practices their competencies presenting a project proposal or developing an analysis of needs and funding opportunities on behalf of the hosting organization.

This program will result in transnational experiences bringing Italian students and foreign companies together and increasing the students technical and languages skills. The mobility will thus have a positive impact on the employability prospect of students, will strength the training offer and the ties between the members university. It will open up concrete development opportunities for hosting companies and new growth prospect for the territories involved.


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