ErasmusJobs: Bridging the skills gap for the Erasmus Generation


Participating in a mobility experience increases the long term employability of students. (Erasmus Impact Study 2014). However, at the same time, youth in Europe is facing huge challenges to find a job right after graduation due to the challenging labour market and the lack of skills and working experience. For employers, a mobility experience is generally considered an asset as 64% believe international experience is important, but eventually, the obtained transversal skills and knowledge are the aspects that matter the most (92%). Why are the skills gained through a mobility experience not clear and why does this lack of recognition still exist?

In response to this, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is launching ErasmusJobs, an Erasmus+ KA2 project, to bridge the skills gap for the Erasmus Generation. The project is a collaborative cross-European partnership between ESN, Masaryk University, LEO-NET, UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA, European Institute for Industrial Leadership, UNIVERSITE DE MONS, European University Foundation, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” and Expertise in Labour Mobility B.V.

From Education to Labour Market

ErasmusJobs project aims to bridge the skills gap and enhance the transition from education to the labour market. Building on the core principle that a mobility experience reduces long-term unemployment, the project aims to clearly identify the skills gained during a stay abroad and make those more understandable by employers. In order to achieve that, ErasmusJobs brings together many stakeholders to ensure a future of employable Erasmus+ alumni.

The project aims to identify the obtained skills and translate these to the CV and labour market. It aims to create tools to identify such skills and work on the recognition of skills with employers and the industry, to create understanding. Finally, the project intends to create a common understanding of how these skills can be mapped and raise awareness among employers.

Building on that, the project will create a platform for all involved stakeholders to advertise, recognise and recruit for specific transversal key competences. The platform, similar to, will help Erasmus+ Alumni to better advertise skills gained through a mobility experience, volunteering, or other non-formal learning.

Training Toolkit and Best Practices

Further aiming to increase the impact, the project will implement a training toolkit for the various stakeholders involved. The toolkit will further ensure that students are aware of their skills, raise awareness in the industry, support career offices and promote the various outcomes of the project through training content.

Finally, the ErasmusJobs project will work to translate all the outcomes of the research, competency profile and skills mapping, to easily understand and implement best practices. A final conference will be organized in Brussels to launch the Job platform of the Erasmus Generation. Several trainings for university staff will be organised, to equip them with the knowledge on how to identify and promote the skills gained by university students through informal learning.

Coronavirus Update 15: Lessons, Exams and Graduation Sessions in Mixed Mode


From the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021, in compliance with the safety protocols aimed at safeguarding and protecting the health of all components of the university community, the teaching activity will take place in mixed mode, i.e. in presence with simultaneous live streaming (online), guaranteeing priority for activities in the presence of new freshmen.

Exams and the final tests for the achievement of qualifications are held both in presence and online.

Safety Fist: Choose How to Attend

The Rector of Tor Vergata University Orazio Schillaci: “It seems just right to give priority to those who already had to face a very particular final school exam and are enrolling in the 1st year thus experiencing their first impact with the university.”

“The programming for students who will attend lessons on site will follow the alphabetical order criterion. We leave it to the students to decide to attend in presence, if programmed, or to follow at a distance (online), if they believe that this mode ensures them greater safety or in the case of students who live outside Rome.”


The exams can be carried out in person, ensuring the distancing rules and the use of PPE, without prejudice to the possibility of carrying out the same at a distance, according to the assessment of the teacher. The exams can also be held remotely (online), according to the assessment of the teacher.

Graduation Session

For students who were unable to complete their thesis due to the Covid-19 emergency lockdown extraordinary graduation sessions have been set up until September 2020 with full reimbursement of enrollment in the academic year 2019-20.

The final tests for the attainment of the qualifications will take place in presence. A maximum of two accompanying persons for each student will be allowed, guaranteeing safety distance and any other safety measure in relation to the number of undergraduates.

According to the teaching owner’s assessment, the student will have the opportunity to take the exam tests remotely (online).

International and Erasmus Students

International and Erasmus students will be guaranteed the possibility to attend lessons and taking the final exams/tests online.

Laboratories and Complex Instruments

The laboratory managers regulate, through shifts, access to shared laboratories to the various division and allocation of spaces and the creation of obligatory paths and passages, in agreement with the Director of the Department, in compliance with the indications provided in this Protocol and any specific directives issued by the competent Doctor and the Head of the Protection and Prevention Service (RSPP) also regarding the reorganization of spaces.

The head of the laboratory, in agreement with the Director of the Department, prepares a weekly work plan for the technical staff involved in the management of the equipment and / or employed in the service laboratories, keeping in mind that these are work activities that are impossible to carry out remotely and consequently establishing weekly operating days or only in certain daily time bands.

In order to ensure the physical spacing required by regulations, alternative methods must be provided for sample delivery or collection of results, mainly not in person (e.g. results sent by email, sharing of data folders, workstations outside the laboratories to deposit samples). A maximum number of people including the technician who can be present in the laboratory at the same time must be established, in relation to the free surface of the room, the need for movement typical of laboratory work and the instruments present.

Libraries, Reading and Computer Rooms

Since 6 July 2020, the reading rooms inside the libraries have been open for study. Access must be made by reservation and ensuring safety and physical distancing and on the basis of a specific protocol set by the Head of the Protection and Prevention Service in agreement with the library managers.

Access to libraries is by reservation, with a special app, for a limited number of places. The managers of the libraries organize a consultation service for paper documentation, guaranteeing safety and physical distancing, based on parameters similar to those adopted for research laboratories.

A control service will be guaranteed for the management of any gatherings in the reading rooms. Access to the computer rooms must also be made by reservation and guaranteeing security and physical distancing, on the basis of parameters similar to those adopted for research laboratories.

Translated from the Italian Website

Coronavirus Update 9: Erasmus+, Traineeship and Overseas programs suspended

Coronavirus Erasmus Traineeship Overseas

In compliance with the new ministerial and regional provisions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 due to the exponential growth of the infections in all the countries of Europe and the consequent difficulties in moving between European countries and in particular to return to Italy, we recommend that you follow these instructions promptly.

Mobility suspended until April 3rd

All international incoming and outgoing mobility that should have started in these days are suspended until April 3rd. We invite students to contact the partner universities to reschedule the mobility and related activities by reviewing the teaching periods and content.

It will be possible to request the application of the “force majeure” to the  National Agency, (in terms that will be subsequently communicated) , and reimbursement of expenses for all those mobility that are cancelled due to the emergency situation and to the measures of the competent authorities.

Students of Tor Vergata University of Rome who are at partner institutions abroad as part of student mobility programs are invited to scrupulously follow the provisions on prevention and safety prescribed by the institutions by monitoring the health situation of the Host Country through the appropriate country sheet on the “Viaggiare Sicuri” website of the Farnesina (

Follow Restrictive Measures

Should there be an exponential growth of the infections or in any case a situation of difficulty of the local health structures, students are invited to return to Italy with any possible urgency at their residence, home or domicile.

Students are also invited to take into account the possible restrictive measures in terms of mobility established by the DPCM of 8 and 9 and 11 March 2020 ( and to carefully follow the indications prescribed by the same DPCM, (in particular for subjects with symptoms of respiratory infection and fever greater than 37.5 ° stay at home, limit social contacts and contact your doctor and absolute ban on leaving your home for those subjected to the quarantine measure or positive for the virus).

Students in Foreign Countries

In all cases, we ask students who are in a foreign country to promptly report their presence to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by registering on the site “Where we are in the world” ( to be able to benefit from the assistance of our Diplomatic Representations abroad (embassies, consulates etc.) in the event of difficulties in returning to Italy.

We remind you that the “force majeure” reasons will be applied to reimbursement of the costs incurred and that the Italian embassies and consulates will be able to offer you all the necessary support.

Support Contacts

The erasmus office will be able to help you in providing all the necessary assistance:


All  communications with which you inform us of the return date must also be sent to the aforementioned email address, attaching, where possible, the travel documentation. Regarding the certification of stay, we remind you that you must inform the Erasmus office of the Partner Institution of your return home via email.

Foreign Students in Rome

Once this emergency will be over, we will check the situation of each of you with the host foreign offices and we will issue the permanence certificates and transcripts of records concerning your stays.

We invite foreign students enrolled at our university and Erasmus students who are in Rome to continue their teaching activities by following the online courses and/or offered in streaming which will be guaranteed until the end of the emergency.

Keep up to date

It is recommended that all students carefully and periodically follow the updates on Tor Vergata University of Rome’ websites:

We are aware of the sacrifices required but they are necessary to protect everyone’s health, which remains the priority in emergency and serious situations such as the one we are experiencing.

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Tor Vergata Students Welcome 2020 Winter Edition

Tor Vergata Students Welcome 2020 Winter Edition

Tor Vergata University of Rome’s Welcome Office is happy to welcome all newly enrolled international students on February the 14th and the 5th of March 2020

From 10.00 to 12.00, at Tor Vergata School of Law (Building B, Floor 0) we will offer information regarding activities and organizations available at the campus or in the city of Rome, as following:

  • General information about services and opportunities
  • Erasmus+ programme,
  • Overseas programme,
  • CLA (Tor Vergata Linguistic Centre)
  • CLICI (Center for Italian Language and Culture)
  • CUS (University Sports Center)
  • Agevola (Facilities for Tor Vergata community)
  • Tor Vergata Botanic Garden
  • Campus X (for accommodation information)
  • Public Transport in Rome and in Italy
  • Stay Permit: Support for non-EU students
🔎 Event Info

When: February 14th and March 5th
Time: 10.00 – 12:00
Where: Rectorate – Building B, Floor 0 (Via Cracovia 50, 00133 Roma)

Erasmus+ Photo Competition

Erasmus+ Photo Competition

Erasmus+ are celebrating 10 million Erasmus+ participants, are you one of them? Tell us your Erasmus story through a picture! Erasmus+ will select the best stories from 1987 to 2019.

Were you part of any of the Erasmus+ predecessor programmes: Comenius, Leonardo Da Vinci, Grundtvig, Youth in Action etc.? Your entry is needed too!


The competition will end on 13-01-2020 – 11:59 PM.

[EXPIRED] Erasmus+ Student Traineeship Call Tor Vergata Consortium 2019-20

[EXPIRED] Erasmus+ Student Traineeship Call Tor Vergata Consortium 2019-20

As part of the new ERASMUS+ Program, the Erasmus+ Student Traineeship action allows students regularly enrolled in a study course at Tor Vergata University of Rome (three-year, specialist / magisterial, specialist / single-cycle master’s degree, research doctorate, master’s degree) to access training internships in companies, training and research centers of one of the countries participating in the Program.

Full-time internships can be recognized as an integral part of the student’s study plan (subject to the approval of the degree course).

Deadline and Applications

The online application will be available from 12.00 from 19 September 2019 and will close on 21 October 2019, 12.00.

Nominations that are not validated by the candidate at the end of the compilation and whose data are incomplete or untrue will be considered invalid.

Info & Contacts

For futher information, please contact:

Elisabetta Lunghi
Erasmus Student Traineeship Office

Students Welcome Weeks 2019

Students Welcome Weeks 2019

Also this year Tor Vergata University of Rome will be glad to welcome all of our newly enrolled students to the Students Welcome Weeks 2019: These weeks are dedicated to welcome and orientation activities for all the new students arriving at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

International students will be supported and tutored in filling the Stay Permit (2 Stay Permit session every day: at 10.30 am and at 12.30 am), Health Insurance and Pass card for transportation in Rome modules.

Also there will be several stands that will grant students information regarding activities and organizations available at the campus of #unitorvergata or in the city of Rome.

Available Desk Information

Below is a list of the available services and reprentatives you will find at the Welcome point:

  • Tor Vergata University (General information)
  • National Health Service (SSN)
  • Unicredit Bank (to get information about and/or open a bank account)
  • Campus X (for accommodation information)
  • Assistance desks of:
    School of Law
    School of Economics
    School of Engineering
    School of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
    School of Medicine and Surgery
    School of Humanities and Philosophy
  • International Students Office
  • Erasmus + Office
  • CLA (University Language Centre)
  • CLICI (Centre for Italian Language and Culture)
  • CARIS Commission (Services for students with Disabilities or Specific Learning Difficulties, SLD)
  • CUS Tor Vergata (University Sports Centre)
  • Agevola (Discounts for Tor Vergata community)
  • Botanic Garden (information about cultural and leisure activities organized by the University)
  • Rome Sinfonietta and the Association of Music Today
  • Archeologia per Roma Museum
  • Claudio Casini Choir
  • Informagiovani Roma (information about cultural events and opportunities in Rome)
  • Porta futuro Regione Lazio (information about training courses and laboratories for students in Rome)
🏦 CAF Office

Students can take advantage of the Caf Office service during the event to obtain either the “ISEE-University” (Eu and non-Eu students whose families generate and declare an income in Italy) or the “Scheda Raccolta Dati” (Eu students whose families generate and declare an income abroad, that either enroll or register from the second year onwards and also Non-Eu students whose families generate and declare an income abroad registering from the second year onwards).

The Caf Office will be at the event on September 6th, 11th, 18th and on October 9th, 14th, 18th. Additional days will be scheduled soon.”

🕖 Dates & Time

This year the Tor Vergata University Students Welcome Weeks will be divided in two blocks:

4 – 20 September 2019
Monday to Friday
10:00 to 14:00

9 – 18 October 2019
Monday to Friday.
10:00 to 14:00

📍 Location

The event will take place in Tor Vergata University of Rome’s Rectorate / Faculty of Law:

Building B, Floor 0
Tor Vergata University of Rome
Via Cracovia 50, 00133 Roma

[EXPIRED] Erasmus+ Student Traineeship: Call for Applications 2019/20

[EXPIRED] Erasmus+ Student Traineeship: Call for Applications 2019/20

As part of the new Erasmus+ Program, the Erasmus+ Student Traineeship action allows students regularly enrolled at any Tor vergata University of Rome a University study course (bachelor, master of scicence, single or one-cycle degree, master, phd research doctorate) to access training internships in companies, training and research centers of one of the countries participating in the Program.

Full-time internships can be recognized as an integral part of the student’s study plan (subject to the approval of the degree course).

For further info don’t hesitate to contact Tor Vergata’s Erasmus Office.

🗎 Documents

Download the call for applications below to begin applying:

Erasmus+ Traineeship | Call For Applications

🛑 Deadline

The online application will be available from June 13th to July 5th at 12.00.

Any application submitted with missing/false information or after the deadline will not be considered.

[EXPIRED] Erasmus+ Student Traineeship: Call for Applications 2018/19

[EXPIRED] Erasmus+ Student Traineeship: Call for Applications 2018/19

The call for the allocation of 50 grants for 4-month traineeships abroad is now available. Eligible applicants are all students regularly enrolled in a study course (Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, one-cycle degree, PhD, 1st and 2nd level specialising Master) at Tor Vergata University of Rome.

Candidates may seek, either autonomously or with the help of a professor, a company willing to host them as trainees. Candidates who have no traineeship offer may ask for the mediation of the University’s offices in charge which, however, can contribute to the location of host companies only for grantees (after they have signed the grant acceptance), based on the offers, availabilities, and selection procedures of the companies in partnership with the Consortium.

Starting from 2018/2019, the European Commission has intended to promote digital opportunity traineeships, in all disciplines, aimed at acquiring and developing high technological skills (computer security, big data analysis, quantum and/or artificial intelligence, programming languages;

The mobility grants amount is €500 per month in the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, UK Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey.

Call for Applications: Erasmus+ Student Traineeship

Call for the allocation of 50 grants for 4-month traineeships abroad addressed to students regulary enrolled in a study course at Tor Vergata University of Rome.

Call / Bando: download here
Deadline: 16 November 2018.

Apply Here