Is your organisation working in the field of social innovation & looking for your talents? Do not miss this opportunity to host a trainee from an Italian university with no single cost for you!

The SEND Mobility Consortium is looking for private or public organizations/enterprises/companies, Higher Education Institutions and research centres working in the Social Innovation field to cooperate within “UNIVERSITIES FOR EU PROJECTS” to host one of its trainees!

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 are we looking for?

Public and private organizations/enterprises/companies, Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes, based in one of the 27 UE member states plus Island, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway and the United Kingdom, 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 does “Social Innovation” stand for?

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 that trigger positive social and economic changes within the local community.

Why to join the alliance?

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 developing their skills and competences.

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.

What are the duties?

The SEND Mobility Consortium will deal with all the phases of the mobility: it finds the right candidate/s, prepares the trainees before their departure, monitors and evaluates the mobilities, gives general support to the organizations and the trainees and provides tutoring to the students. The Hosting Organization has just to follow three simple duties: before the mobility it has to agree and sign the Learning Agreement with the trainee and the University, he/she belongs to; once the mobility is started it has to fill in and send the Letter of Arrival, which proofs the beginning of the traineeship, and at the end of the mobility it has to fill in and sign the Traineeship Certificate.

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. job-shadowing, observation period, training, etc…).

How to take part in the project?

Fill in the Hosting organisation on line form with the data of your organization and the vacancies offered. Once you have filled in the online form, we will include your organization’s contacts and vacancies in our database. This will facilitate the matching process between you and the eligible candidates.

For further information, visit SEND website. If you still have any questions contact the Consortium at mobility@sendsicilia.it.