garagErasmus Newsletter


Join our Talents Match: 10 minutes to convince a recruiter!

Are you looking for a job that embraces your international experience? Do you want to put the skills you gained during your mobility into practice?

On 22 June 2021, up to 7 different companies will be invited in a virtual room with international talents and Italian exchange students to have a “blind interview”: recruiters will have no information about candidates and youngsters will have 10’ to persuade the recruiter to call them back for a full job interview. A sound signal will alert them that the time is over.

Don’t miss this singular opportunity to find a job! If you would like to take part, please register through the form in our website to send your candidacy by Wednesday 16 June 2021 (11:59 CEST). 

This is the whole list of vacancies:

  • Junior Software Developer (Milan / Remote) – Loanxchain
  • Junior Auditor – Industrial Sector (Milan) – A&A SRL
  • Software Developer (Milan) – Siemens SPA
  • Junior Finance Project Manager (Milan) – Siemens SPA
  • Junior Sourcing & Recruitment Specialist (Remote) – WiPjobs Recruitment
  • Content Creator (Remote) – WiPjobs Recruitment
  • Developer (Remote/Milan) – It’s Prodigy
  • Data & System Development Intern (Milan) – Maiora Solutions
  • International Trade Specialist (Katowice) -  Veo

Please read carefully all the information about these open positions & their requirements before sending your application. 


The long-awaited Conference on the Future of Europe kicks off!

On 9 May 2021 the Conference on the Future of Europe was formally launched. Titled "The Future is in Your Hands", the inaugural event of the CoFoE (VIDEO) took place at the European Parliament headquarters in Strasbourg and counted with the participation of the French President Emmanuel Macron, the EU Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, the European Parliament President David Sassoli and the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa. 

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is an initiative of the European Union with the purpose of analysing what reforms should be made to its policies and institutions looking at the medium and long term, enabling EU citizens -and particularly young people- to share their ideas and help to shape our common future.

The CoFoE does not consist of a single event, but of a series of physical and digital meetings, panels and debates involving European citizens. It is a new public forum for an open, inclusive, transparent and structured debate, and every single European citizen should be able to introduce new issues on the agenda.

gE is involved in the CoFoE process through the EUth Pages project, co-funded by the European Parliament and developing a series of activities all around the European Union in order to make the Erasmus Generation have a direct impact in the Conference.


The European Parliament approves the new Erasmus+ programme

On 18 May 2021, the European Parliament formally adopted the 2021-2027 edition of Erasmus+, the EU’s most emblematic programme & definitely the one playing a most significant role in fostering European identity.

Erasmus+ will almost double the funding in 2021-2027 (over €28bn from different sources) when compared to the previous seven years (€14.7bn). MEPs managed to secure an additional €2,2bn during the final stages of negotiations with the Council.

In the plenary debate ahead of the approval of the programme, most speakers said that young peoples’ lives have been affected by COVID-19 and stressed the importance of Erasmus+, evaluated by citizens as the most successful EU programme, for Europe’s future generations. You can watch the debate again here.

In order to ensure a smooth transition from the previous programme period, retroactivity provisions in the regulation ensure that the new Erasmus+ enters into effect from 1 January 2021. Application processes and calls for proposals have already been set in motion by the Commission and in many member states.


gE & Erasmus+ INDIRE hold the second edition of the Learning Garage

Last week (31 May – 4 June 2021) garagEramus Foundation and the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE organised the second edition of the Learning Garage, one of the three pillars of THE + OF ERASMUS project, intended at promoting job hunting skills between Erasmus+ exchange students in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 80 participants could meet 5 successful professionals from 4 different continents presenting 5 trends of the future of work such as internationalization, teleworking, online job recruiting & entrepreneurship.

Thank you to everyone who made it possible: first of all, to the above speakers Gabriel Belinga, Veronica Crisafulli, Andrea Cueca, Kevin Marisia and Brock Frost to accept our invitation, to the moderators Fabrizio Bitetto, Carlo Bitetto and Marco Cillepi and also to the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ Indire to coorganise it. And, of course, to all its attendees who joined us for one week.

Stay tuned for another edition on the next academic year!


Don't let COVID-19 take away our desire to learn Italian!

During the first two weeks of May 2021 the Accelerator allowed almost 200 participants to deepen their knowledge about Italian culture & traditions, such as the Italian emigration, the stories of wonderful Italian women, stereotypes about Italians and the Italian Medieval Republics.

From garagErasmus Foundation we would like to thank everyone who made it possible: attendees, the language teachers Gianni Balbini, Angelo Liberati & Valeria Salvi from the wonderful Scuola di Italiano Dante Alighieri Recanati and to the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ Indire for their invaluable collaboration & support!


ESAA Call for projects: send your proposal by 29 June!

In case your proposal was not shortlisted or you missed the deadline for the first ESAA call for projects 2021 in April, the 2nd call will be open for project ideas until 29 June.

This scheme aims to encourage and enable volunteers all over the world to join forces and implement projects on the ground, which are in line with ESAA's aims, promote Erasmus+ and are of mutual interest to the European Commission and the volunteers.

Projects should address one or more of the project clusters:
1. Strengthen higher education quality;
2. Spreading Erasmus+ and widening participation;
3. Social inclusion, empowerment & participation (social impact);
4. Capacity building.

In order to apply you must be member of one of the ESAA partner organisations: your organisation can join garagErasmus network as a gE4Cities local group.



Youth Ideas Platform



Employment rate for citizens of other EU Member State all around the EU
The highest employment rate for citizens of other EU Member States was recorded in the German region Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (95.6%). There were 13 more regions where the rate was more than 85%, among which five in Czechia, three in Germany and one each in the Netherlands, Portugal, Malta, Denmark and Sweden (Stockholm).

In contrast, eight regions recorded employment rates for citizens of other EU Member States that were below 50% and these were in southern Member States: Sardinia, Sicily, Apulia, Campania, Basilicata and Calabria in Italy, and North Greece and Central Greece in Greece.

Check out the main figures on Eurostat's website.


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