garagErasmus Foundation, member of the Mobility Consortium SEND is glad to invite organisations and companies  to collaborate within “UNIVERSITIES FOR EU PROJECTS” . This is a project developed under the ERASMUS + Higher Education individual mobility programme aiming at creating a strategic alliance between Italian Universities and European organizations, companies, enterprises and Higher Education Institutes.
What is about? The project is carried out by the Mobility Consortium, coordinated by SEND, a job agency and international mobility centre, in partnership with 15 Universities from 9 Italian Regions and 2 organizations, the Foundation GaragErasmus and the business incubator ARCA. The Consortium is accredited for three years (2018-2021) by the Italian National Agency INDIRE.
The project foresees the implementation of n.165 traineeships for Students and n. 14 training periods for HEI staff.
What are we looking for? Public and private organizations/enterprises/companies, Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes, based in one of the 28 UE member states plus Island, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, interested to internationalize their staff and enriching their know-how, by offering a traineeship experience to students and /or a training periods for HEI staff in the field of Social Innovation. Both students and staff come from the Universities, which are part of the Consortium.
What is Social Innovation? Social Innovation is a wide growing sector at European level, which includes different professional profiles such as the project manager, the management engineer, the financial administrator, the responsible in communication, the sociologist, the psychologist, the business consultant, the fund- and people-raiser, the social influencer, the computer scientist, the architect, the graphic and web designer, the expert in international and European law etc... In other words, it includes all the jobs which trigger positive social and economic changes within the local community.
Why join? Hosting a young student or a HEI staff is a great opportunity to enrich the skills and the know-how of your organization in the field of Social Innovation with trained resources, specialized in the different fields. Moreover, this is a chance to internationalize your staff, as well as to foster the mobility in Europe and the cooperation between Higher Education and the labour market.

The trainees are University students (first, second or third level) or recent graduates or teaching and non-teaching staff of Higher Education Institutes, motivated in spending a training period abroad and in developing their skills and competences in a specific sector.
What are the costs? All costs will be covered by the project. Participants are granted by “UNIVERSITIES FOR EU PROJECTS” funded by the ERASMUS + _Higher Education individual mobility programme. The Grant covers travel, subsistence and insurance costs.
In addition, we gives further services: we deal with the matching between the trainee and the hosting organization and we provide our trainees with a preparation before their departure such as languages and competences assessment. The organization has just to agree with the selected candidate his/her learning agreement.

Duration of the mobility
FOR STUDENTS: 3 months for students with possibility to extend the traineeship period,
FOR HEI STAFF: min. 2 days max. 1 month for training activities (i.e. jobshadowing, observation period, trainings etc...)
How to participate? Fill in the e-form for Hosting Organizations on SEND Mobility Platform with the data of your organization and the vacancies offered. Once you have filled in the online form, we will include your organization's profile in our list. This will facilitate the matching process between you and the eligible candidates.

Hosting organizations will be, then, contacted directly by the students and you will have time to consider their CVs and Motivation letter and do a skype interview.

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