Tor Vergata University of Rome is taking part in an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, Erasmusjobs, coordinated by the Erasmus Student Network association – ESN.
What is Erasmusjobs?
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, Université de Mons, European University Foundation, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, and Expertise in Labour Mobility B.V.
The 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.
• Identify skills
Identify the skills obtained during an international mobility and translate these to the CV and labour market
• Create tools
Create tools to identify such skills and work on the recognition of skills with employers and the industry
• Raise awareness
Create a common understanding of how these skills can be mapped and raise awareness among employers
• Create a platform
Create a platform for all involved stakeholders to advertise, recognise and recruit for specific transversal key competences