The EU4EU program awards Erasmus+ grants for Highly Qualified Internships of 2 to 5 months. Using an inclusive approach and digitized procedures, the program aims at maximizing the Employment Impact. The traineeships focus mainly on EU projects and promote the development of skills such as project writing and management, communication in international environments, analytical and problem-solving skills, research, and technical skills that significantly enrich the trainees’ curricular profiles and enhance the partici – pants’ employment and self-employment prospects.
EuGen – European Generation has been the founder and international coordinator of the EU4EU programme since 2015. Collaboration between the leaders of the National Consortia improves Management Efficiency through the sharing of Best Practices, innovative common Management Software and an extensive and consolidated Database of Host Organisations. The EU4EU Network brings together universities, companies and students from all over Europe, offering its members a participatory dialogue for the creation of partnerships, the development of European projects and opportunities to study and work abroad.
62,000 students registered on the EU4EU portal
14,000 students completed registration
3,500 scholarships awarded
500 Host Organizations
46 Sending Universities
8 years of activity
4 Sending Countries
1 Network annual meeting
90% Host Organizations “very satisfied” with the Program
92% Students very satisfied with their traineeship experience
96% Host Organizations very satisfied with the trainee
"This programme offers a great opportunity to host interns from Europe who offer valuable help in our company. The platform is user friendly and easy to navigate. The trainee was hard working and eager to undertake any task and assist in any occasion. She immediately became part of our team and collaborated with everyone."
"EU4EU offers an excellent internship program, highly effective which provides strong candidates to choose from. Furthermore, a wide pool of interns is built which could lead to future hiring opportunities. Working with foreign students, enhance our team’s diversity which can drive innovation and productivity. Interns share their ideas on plans, strategy, policies and assist the volunteers of the organization to pursue creative and advanced projects."
"The EU4EU programme brings a lot of inters with great potential that can help paving the way for company's growth. The portal is quick and user friendly."
"The EU4EU programme gives us the possibility to make stronger international network for today's and future scientific/academic activities and collaborations."
"While doing my internship at the IDM I felt genuinely valued and part of the team. I enjoyed seeing the impact mine and my colleagues’ work had. I was able to understand my own strengths and weaknesses in order to best contribute. The skills, lessons, and insights I gained during my internship at the IDM are invaluable for both my life and future career. Thanks to my tutor and the whole team I've learned different things and I enjoyed how varied my day-to-day tasks were."
"This internship gave me the amazing opportunity to know more about European Commission environment, by deepening Research & Innovation funding opportunities and policies. I had the possibility to participate in EU events, to write news and articles and to do networking. Thanks to the Moverim staff, where I could find a nice and welcoming place, I've also challenged myself and my skills. I'm pleased to have had this first experience in the professional field."
"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."
“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.”
“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.“
"The whole process with EU4EU is working smoothly. Interns from other countries can bring new perspectives to our work and to our team. Welcoming international trainees is also a way to help our understaffed team."
"I'm so happy for the opportunity I had to take part of this amazing institute, I learned a lot of new concepts and I gained new skills. Thanks to this experience I learned more things than expected. I understood the sector I like the most and also the things I don't like. The experience was so successful that the Host Organisation hired me."
"I am very satisfied with my internship because I was able to learn and develop my collaborative and team spirit skills. Asides personal development, there was inclusion in the organisation which allowed me to learn more about the culture and become more integrated within the work and with people."
"The EU4EU programme is really useful for both professional and educational growth of the trainee. In addition, it helps improving the international dimension of the organisation staff."
"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.”
“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.”
"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."
“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 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."
"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 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.”
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The EU4EU scholarship was a great experience. My tutor provided a great amount of support and encouragement throughout the internship."
"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 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."
“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.“