#europehome is a project that aims to create a structured and mutually beneficial ecosystem for University - Business cooperation (win-win approach) and study models that require students to act across the traditional boundaries and therefore foster further development of entrepreneurial skills and attitudes.
The #europehome project proposes a unique cooperation scheme to ensure favourable circumstances for students to earn competences which are highly valued in the labour market and thus should facilitate the employability of prospective university graduates as well as increase the relevance of education.
The project is based on the LEP scheme (Learning Employability Placements) which was initiated and implemented by European University Foundation – Campus Europae (2009-2014), and which enabled students to gain professional experience in addition to their academic studies abroad.
#europehome project is supported by ERASMUS+, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships (2014-2017).
Vision and Goals
The overall goal of the #europehome project is to address the challenge of student employability and the need to increase the relevance of education by focusing on 4 main pillars:
- Employability and entrepreneurial education by equipping graduates with the core transferable skills and fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and mind-sets;
- Relevance of education by consulting with the employers, discussing the current mismatches of skills, providing feedback on the relevance of education and proposing feasible solutions;
- Employability and mobility by merging both academic and professional experiences while studying abroad therefore maximizing the impact of mobility experience on personal, professional and academic level;
- Employability and internationalisation at home by encouraging non-mobile students to participate in a part-time placement scheme in their home country in tandem with international students.