How we work?
We act like a startup, and we think as a big European Influencer. We are building the professional network of the Erasmus Generation: an ecosystem of internationally minded talents, companies, local authorities and universities to help Europe grow.
A startup with a big idea!
garagErasmus Foundation was born on 4 October 2012, following the publishing of the book Generazione Erasmus (Erasmus Generation) in Italy.
We launched an online platform that matches the Erasmus Generation with jobs, allows individuals to start new projects and join existing ones, and publish events. We coordinate our activities with the European Commission and the other members of the Erasmus Students and Alumni Alliance (ESAA).
gE has local chapters throughout Europe and beyond, the gE4Cities, which organise local activities that follow the mission and guidelines established by the foundation.
Why the Erasmus Generation?
Because we are a community of…
- Individuals companies & recruiters are willing to recruit!
A unique positioning
garagErasmus is among the founders of the Erasmus Students and Alumni Alliance (ESAA), the first attempt of the European Commission to establish a platform that brings together the main players of the before, during and after of the Erasmus Programme.
garagErasmus takes care of the life after Erasmus and it is the only recognized platform by the European Commission to work on establishing the Erasmus Generation professional network. In fact, since 2016 once a person is finishing his/her Erasmus experience is also automatically invited to register on garagErasmus on-line platform through ESAA.
garagErasmus Foundation is a Foundation according to Italian law. The Executive Chairman of the Board of garagErasmus is Francesco Cappè (Erasmus in Bilbao in 1994). The Board is nominated by the Founding garagErasmus association – “Promoter Founder” (which has been established in 2012 by a group of Erasmus alumni following the publication of the book Generazione Erasmus).
The Foundation Headquarters’ Office in Milan is managed by the Director of Operations, Carlo Bitetto. An external group of advisors from industry, the public sector and academia (High Level Council) is providing outside guidance to the initiative. The High Level Council is chaired by Prof. Maurits van Rooijen, CEO and Rector of the London School of Business and Finance.
The garagErasmus association “Promoter Founders” established the garagErasmus Foundation in 2013, so as to be professionally equipped to fulfil its mission.
The Foundation involves 4 types of members (“Founder Participants”):
- Private companies
- Cities and local authorities
The foundation members meet, at least once per year, during the garagErasmus “General Assembly” so as to provide feedback and indications on garagErasmus developments & strategy.
Would you like to join our network?
garagErasmus Foundation is looking for enthusiastic, professional, and independent-minded members of the Erasmus Generation to become part of the initiative. We are reaching out to ambitious people who can make garagErasmus in their city a concrete social start-up by launching a local garagErasmus association – a gE4City. These associations will organise local activities and build up a strong network with lots of opportunities for partnerships and growth. The gE4s organise independent events as well as large Meet-ups in airports, engaging former Erasmus around Europe and enabling face-to-face contact with the local business community, recruitment companies, and more. The Foundation helps to get the local association started and connects it to the wider national and European level.
Send us your proposal for a gE4Cities local group!
Where to find us?
gE in Milan
The Foundation’s headquarters are located in the most dynamic city of Italy, Milan. The capital city of Lombardy is the world capital of design, one of the hottest world’s hub of fashion and it is the pulsant heart of Italian economy.
The city houses 750 startups and 10 top universities. It is also a great attraction for Erasmus from across Europe.
Via Monte Nero, 6
20135 Milan (Italy)
+ 39 349 1516 419
gE in Brussels
garagErasmus also has another headquarters in the European Quarter of Brussels, in Belgium, just five minutes away from the European Parliament.
Brussels is considered the de facto capital of the European Union, having a long history of hosting the institutions of the European Union. There are an estimated 25,000 lobbyists working in Brussels.
Rue d’Arlon, 53
1000 Brussels (Belgium)
gE in Vicenza
garagErasmus third and newest headquarters is located in the beautiful city of Vicenza, Veneto, situated at the northern slopes of the Monti Berici, along the Bacchiglione river.
The economic and communications centre of its province, Vicenza has engineering, food-processing, chemical, textile, and timber industries. Vicenza was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994.
Strada Casale, 175
Elevator Innovation Hub
36100 Vicenza (Italy)