An Erasmus Plus placement agency is an essential pillar which facilitates the European mobility of young students wishing to have a professional experience abroad.
To facilitate international exchanges and cooperation between different institutions across the European Union, it is essential to increase funding and improve partnerships within the Erasmus Plus network.
In this article, the key role that a placement agency plays in the Erasmus Plus program will be briefly explained. We will also revisit the inter-university alliances that have taken place during 2019 and which greatly facilitate student mobility.
What is the purpose of an Erasmus Plus placement agency?
An Erasmus Plus placement agency is an intermediary putting Erasmus Plus students in contact with companies, training institutions or associations abroad.
Within the framework of the Erasmus Plus program, students may be required to do internships. Placement agencies can greatly facilitate these European mobility procedures.
The Erasmus Plus program benefits from a very extensive European network with numerous franchised partners throughout all the member countries of the European Union.
Therefore, students looking for an internship can rely on the Erasmus placement agency to be put in touch with recruiters, universities, administrations abroad or stakeholders of the associative network.
The placement agency is also able to provide advice on one’s professional project, orientation and good tips to facilitate one’s stay abroad.
How do I register with an Erasmus Plus placement agency?
Most of the time, the placement agency is located near the mobility department of the student’s university. To do so, you just have to go there physically or consult the mobility department’s website to obtain the contact details.
To register for the agency’s services, you must fill out an application form, either online if the institution has a dedicated website or directly at the agency by providing all the required documents.
It is also possible to have an interview with the agency’s educational managers. You will be asked to describe your motivations, your expectations, your skills and your European mobility project.
The Mobi Trainee agency, specializes in internship mobility abroad, will be happy to help you set up these projects. Here is how this service works for students, teachers and staff :
- Defining and preparing the project together
- Thanks to our various partner companies, we offer quality internships in line with the professional training of students, teachers and staff.
- Our experts will provide you with tailor-made solutions for accommodation, transportation, meals and activities on site.
- We take care of all the administrative aspects of your project.
- Accompanying and monitoring your mobility from beginning to end
- We prepare mobility kits to facilitate the arrival of students, teachers and staff.
- We welcome you physically on the first day of the internship and monitor the entire project.
- Our team is available 7 days a week to answer and manage the needs of the trainees during the mobility.
- Evaluations are carried out at the end of the mobility with the companies.
For more information, please visit our web page: https://mobitrainee.com/ or contact an expert at 01 86 65 55 80.
Strengthening cooperation between universities and companies
The European Commission is strongly committed to strengthening cooperation between universities and companies in EU member states. The MEPs aim at creating new European diplomas to help young people open up to the world.
Every year, new budgets are allocated to improve partnerships between higher education institutions, as well as between companies willing to receive and train young European citizens.
A European university network growing each year
During 2019, 17 higher education universities dedicated to European exchanges were created, making a total of 114 institutions spread across the main EU member countries.
By 2024, more universities will be opened with the creation of new innovative diplomas, new inter-university training courses and models of partnerships more outlined in order to facilitate the mobility of future generations.