#europehome

#europehome

An EU funded project that focuses on enhancing graduate employability by combining studies and work abroad.

Started: 2014

Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Project budget: 199,906 €

Length: 3 years

Partners: 8

www.europehome-project.eu

Entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial skills are high on the EU agenda and it is widely recognised that investing in entrepreneurship education is one of the highest return investments Europe can and should make. Europe 2020 advocates for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, and recognises the need for well-educated graduates with the right types of knowledge and the right type of skills including transversal skill, e-skills and solid understanding of their chosen field. Europe needs relevant higher education and education should help students to prepare for life and work, nevertheless employers increasingly report mismatches and difficulties to find highly qualified employees.

#EuropeHome aims to contribute to the above-mentioned priorities and proposes a model of a win-win cooperation and a structured framework which involves three target actors (Universities, Employers and Students). The goal of the #EuropeHome project is to address the challenge of student employability and the need of increasing the relevance of education. #EuropeHome will place a particular focus on:

  • Employability and entrepreneurial education to foster entrepreneurial mindsets, as well as address the entrepreneurial skills via an e-module focusing on entrepreneurial transversal skills.
  • Employability and mobility via part-time placements at the home country and abroad to implement a mechanism for matching graduate skills with the labour markets needs, as well as maximize the impact of studies and student mobility by offering to merge both experiences (academic and professional).
  • Employability and internationalisation at home via involving non-mobile students in part-time placements together with international students (tandems).
  • Relevance of education via close collaboration between academia and the world of work thus paving the way towards concrete actions in order to address the identified challenges.

Partners: University of Alcalá,  European University Foundation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Aveiro, University of Latvia, Lodz University of Technology, Collective Intelligence Centre, Erasmus Student Network,