EU4EU program facilitates the transition between higher education and access to employment, through the accreditation and coordination of National Universities’ Consortia, and the organization of professional internships with focus on EU projects across Europe under the Erasmus+ Program.
EU4EU program awards scholarships for Highly Qualified Internships from 2 to 6 months. Using an inclusive approach open to blended mobilities, digitized and sustainable procedures the program aims at maximizing the Employment Impact. Traineeships promote the development of skills such as project writing and management, communication in international environments, linguistic and digital skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities which significantly enrich trainees’ curricular profiles and increase the prospects for the employment and self-employment of participants.
EuGen – European Generation is founder and international coordinator of the EU4EU program, launched in 2015 to respond to similar employment needs of young graduates in different EU countries. EU4EU Consortia have been active since then in Italy, Spain, France and Croatia. The collaboration among leaders of the national Consortia enhances the Efficient Management of Traineeships through the sharing of best practices, a common highly innovative management software, and a wide and consolidated database of Host Organizations. The EU4EU Network unites Universities, companies, students and young professionals all over Europe, proposing to its members a participated dialogue towards the creation of partnerships, development of European projects, and opportunities for study and work abroad.
EU4EU Consortia facilitate the transition between higher education and access to employment, through the accreditation and coordination of national universities' consortia, and the organization of professional internships with focus on EU projects across Europe under the Erasmus+ Program.
EU4EU National Consortia award scholarships for highly qualified internship experiences from 2 to 6 months, using an inclusive approach open to the blended mobilities, and digitized and sustainable procedures. With the aim of maximizing the employment impact, traineeships promote the development of skills such as project writing and management, communication in international environments, linguistic and digital skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities which significantly enrich trainees' curricular profiles, can be easily used in other professional sectors, and can increase the prospects for the employment and self-employment of participants.
EuGen - European Generation is founder and international coordinator of EU4EU Consortia, launched in 2015 to respond to similar employment needs of young graduates in different EU countries. EU4EU Consortia have been active since then in Italy, Spain, France and Croatia. The collaboration among leaders of the national Consortia enhances the efficient management of traineeships through the sharing of best practices, a common highly innovative management software, and a wide and consolidated database of Host Organizations. The EU4EU network unites Universities, companies, students and young professionals all over Europe, proposing to its members a participated dialogue towards the creation of partnerships, development of European projects, and opportunities for study and work abroad.
“It was a great experience. My tutor was very kind and always there to solve questions and problems. I learned useful things during my internship."
"To be in the EU4EU program has been a very good experience. It was a great pleasure to work with the trainee. She had many wonder ideas on how to develop our research centre. She took initiative in such a splendid way that we have been really impressed. Very good to get new insights from another area of EU. We have hired her for some months.”
“It is a very good learning experience for both the Intern and the host organization. It is not a workload, because it's easy. The main advantages? Team growth, new ideas. Young people always bring new ideas and new suggestions for the better, and that's very interesting.”
"This EU4EU internship was an enriching experience. I had the opportunity of develop my professionals skills and this allowed me to be able to work in the EU bubble after the internship months."
“The EU4EU program allows the exchange of experiences and mobility between EU countries. This fact is very important for the promotion of cooperation between countries, as well as essential in offering work opportunities for both organizations and candidates.”
"The EU4EU Portal is easy to use and we can find many qualified applicants. Our trainee did a very good job. She picked up the tasks really quickly, showed to be able to handle them well and showed a good amount of own initiative. We offered her a job with us after the internship finished which says enough. It's an easy way to make our team more international.”
"During these 6 months I've grown and learned a lot while working in RISE as an intern. It was a great experience to know people and team from there. Working for a European project thanks to EU4EU was an incredible chance for me learn so much new about Project Management."
"I can tell that, thanks to EU4EU, I learned how to write a EU funded project and I improved my digital skills. I reached an intermediate level of Portuguese, I definitely improved my English reading and writing skills and I improved my communication skills."
"I could easily get in contact and identify the right candidate. The process of the EU4EU program was overall very smooth and easy to follow. The trainee was extremely skilled and motivated. She also teamed up with the other PhD students in my team in an excellent way."
“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."
"The internship with EU4EU was very interesting. It gave me the opportunity to learn a plethora of skills in research and to apply it on the job. Also, I had huge support from my project tutor and the research team, which made my integration easier."
"I am very satisfied with my EU4EU traineeship because of the skills I have acquired in the field of European policies on sustainable business development. The tutor was a very good teacher, he gave me the right directions to deepen the topics of my interest."
"I feel I have really learned a lot thanks to EU4EU. I think being a part of such group of people was a unique and promising experience for both my personal and professional growth."
"EU4EU is an excellent program with intelligent trainees. We love to have this opportunity. Our trainee was an amazingly talented man and will go far."
"I feel that I learned a lot during my EU4EU internship. I developed new skills and I enjoyed working in a motivated team. The tutor were very dedicated to supporting us. They ensured that we could have a great learning experience and that we can develop the skills we want."
“We are very satisfied! The trainee worked very well with a great desire to learn new things. EU4EU is a very good program that allows young people to grow professionally.”
“Thanks to the EU4EU internship I have acquired new skills, strengthened my soft skills and gained a better understanding about how I intend to pursue my professional goals."
“It is a great opportunity for students and for the Host Organizations. The EU4EU program promotes internationalization and bond among students. Definitely the best way to attract talent from all over EU.”
"The EU4EU scholarship was a great experience. My tutor provided a great amount of support and encouragement throughout the internship."
“The Programme brings mutual benefits for trainees and Host Organisation. We get new perspectives from the different backgrounds and the participants receive first hand experience of the work of an NGO. Different ideas and skills of the trainees enrich our scope and portfolio in our daily business.“
"I'm very satisfied. The EU4EU internship provided me with all the professional experience I needed. All the things that I studied were actual tasks in my daily work, therefore this experience perfectly met my expectations."
"EU4EU has a very useful platform where I can get in contact with the most motivated young talents. The team grows with new trainees. Sometimes they can also stay longer when we hire them. It happened different times, we have already hired 3 of them.”
"The Host Organization has been like a family for me. The team took care of me and treated me like one of their own. I was able to learn many new skills and grow as a person and as a skilled professional thanks to them. My expectations about EU4EU internship were surpassed."
"The participation in EU4EU increased the visibility of my laboratory at the European level. This brings a great cultural diversity to the lab. My last trainee has adapted rapidly to his new environment and he has quickly grasped the concept of the project he was joining. I was contacted by interested and motivated candidates till now."
”The internship with EU4EU program fulfilled my expectations. The tutor was always helpful during my job experience."
"During my time as a trainee I had the opportunity to improve some of the skills I acquired at university (graphic design, video editing, marketing, web management through WordPress, etc.) while also improving my overall English level and learning a lot about European Projects. I'm very satisfied about the EU4EU project."
"Through EU4EU we can work with interns from different EU countries and even incorporate them into our workforce. Our last trainee was an amazing individual and an excellent professional. He was creative, motivated, open to collaboration. He had fresh ideas and the willingness to work and improve. We made him a job offer."
“The EU4EU - Erasmus+ project offers an excellent service to companies, as well as connecting them with top students. Our trainees have always been reliable, helpful and very polite.“