Preparing for work experience

In today’s ever-changing society, employers know that students; mobility, whether related to studies or in the form of an internship, has a tremendous impact on a series of factors, from language and social skills, to autonomy and self-esteem.

To possess an international experience positively impacts professional careers and opens our minds to a word that is increasingly global.

Program Guide Erasmus – 2020

Coronavirus Questions raised By Erasmus +

I was on Erasmus + mobility in another country but had to return home. Do I get  to keep my grant?

If you are back home but a) you still have expenses directly and exclusively linked to your stay in the destination country, like rent and electricity and/or b) you are taking part in virtual learning or other virtual activities (if the institution/ organisation in the destination country has made those available, as an alternative to the originally planned activities) then yes, you can keep your grant.

In addition, you may be able to obtain a refund of additional travel costs you may have incurred. You should check with your institution / supporting organisation (subject to availability of additional EU funds at disposal of the organisation for your activity).

If you do not continue to have expenses in the destination country then you might have to pay back the portion of the grant, covering the period between the date you terminated your mobility experience and its planned end date.

If you remain in the destination country and a) you still have expenses directly and exclusively linked to your stay in that country, like rent and electricity and/or b) you are taking part in virtual learning activities (if the institution in the destination country has made those available as an alternative to the originally planned activities) then yes, you can keep your grant.

I was planning  to go on Erasmus ´mobility in another country but had to cancel before the start because of the Covid outbrak. I had already paid for my flight tickets and part of my accommodation. D o I get to keep  the pre-financing I received for that?

If you have paid travel expenses linked to the planned mobility, such as a flight ticket that you never used and that could not be refunded, you can receive the grant for travel costs, whenever the funding rules of the action envisage a financial support for travel. If the action does not envisage this, you are entitled to keep or receive the part of the pre-financing that corresponds to the costs incurred. You may also be able to obtain a refund of costs for the reservation of accommodation. You should check with your institution/ supporting organisation (subject to availability of additional EU funds at disposal of the organisation for your activity).

If you are back home but a) you still have expenses directly and exclusively linked to your stay in the destination country, like rent and electricity and/or b) you are taking part in virtual learning or other virtual activities (if the institution/ organisation in the destination country has made those available, as an alternative to the originally planned activities) then yes, you can keep your grant.

In addition, you may be able to obtain a refund of additional travel costs you may have incurred. You should check with your institution / supporting organisation (subject to availability of additional EU funds at disposal of the organisation for your activity).

If you do not continue to have expenses in the destination country then you might have to pay back the portion of the grant, covering the period between the date you terminated your mobility experience and its planned end date.

If you are back home but a) you still have expenses directly and exclusively linked to your stay in the destination country, like rent and electricity and/or b) you are taking part in virtual learning or other virtual activities (if the institution/ organisation in the destination country has made those available, as an alternative to the originally planned activities) then yes, you can keep your grant.

In addition, you may be able to obtain a refund of additional travel costs you may have incurred. You should check with your institution / supporting organisation (subject to availability of additional EU funds at disposal of the organisation for your activity).

If you do not continue to have expenses in the destination country then you might have to pay back the portion of the grant, covering the period between the date you terminated your mobility experience and its planned end date.

If you are back home but a) you still have expenses directly and exclusively linked to your stay in the destination country, like rent and electricity and/or b) you are taking part in virtual learning or other virtual activities (if the institution/ organisation in the destination country has made those available, as an alternative to the originally planned activities) then yes, you can keep your grant.

In addition, you may be able to obtain a refund of additional travel costs you may have incurred. You should check with your institution / supporting organisation (subject to availability of additional EU funds at disposal of the organisation for your activity).

If you do not continue to have expenses in the destination country then you might have to pay back the portion of the grant, covering the period between the date you terminated your mobility experience and its planned end date.

If you are back home but a) you still have expenses directly and exclusively linked to your stay in the destination country, like rent and electricity and/or b) you are taking part in virtual learning or other virtual activities (if the institution/ organisation in the destination country has made those available, as an alternative to the originally planned activities) then yes, you can keep your grant.

In addition, you may be able to obtain a refund of additional travel costs you may have incurred. You should check with your institution / supporting organisation (subject to availability of additional EU funds at disposal of the organisation for your activity).

If you do not continue to have expenses in the destination country then you might have to pay back the portion of the grant, covering the period between the date you terminated your mobility experience and its planned end date.


Consortium Erasmus Centre – Presentation

imgThe Consortium Erasmus Centre brings together the Polytechnic of Leiria, Coimbra, Viseu, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Portalegre, Santarém and Tomar as well as a very relevant group of companies in the region and abroad.

Each Erasmus Consortium is the mark of its own institutional strategy, which is at the basis of the type of collaboration with companies and in the offer of internships for students. The work of the consortium fits within the 2020 strategy and a greater interaction with the corporate world.

The objectives

Dynamics of implementation and demand for materialization: under the company’s operations, contribute to the implementation of the general strategy of the Consortium Erasmus, by creating conditions that guarantee the quality and the link between knowledge to be applied and skills to be acquired by the students;
Promotion, visibility and impact at local, regional, national and European: make every possible effort to promote the Consortium Erasmus, in the region where the company is based, and promote the culture of this region and in the enterprise throughout Europe; give visibility to the Erasmus Consortium and the company, in their educational and economic fields, through the opportunities they offer Erasmus students; promote the Erasmus’ positive impact on the civil society and as a symbol of European citizenship;
Strengthen the link between higher education and the labor market: demonstrate, by participating in the Consortium Erasmus, the necessary link that must exist between quality of higher education and demands of the labor market.

+information: http://www.erasmuscentro.org/index.php?lang=pt

 Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ can help you gain valuable work experience by supporting traineeships (work placements, internships etc.) abroad. The cultural understanding and language skills you learn from working in another country can make it easier to find a job after your studies. Furthermore, working in a relevant organization opens up perspectives on your studies that seminars and workshops may not provide. These opportunities are open to people currently in education and recent graduates. Traineeships can be carried out in any relevant organization.This is a new possibility that the Erasmus+ program offers to recent graduates. However, you must be selected by your higher education institution during your last year of study and you must carry out and complete your traineeship abroad within one year of graduating. Source- Erasmus +

FAQ Consortium ERASMUS Centre

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Recommendations on the inclusion of higher education students and staff with physical,mental or health-related conditions  in the Erasmus+ programme 

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/sites/erasmusplus2/files/erasmus-plus-recommendations-higher-education_en.pdf 

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/individuals/physical-mental-conditions_pt

 

Other Traineeships Options

// INOV interships

Are you 29 years old or younger, at the time of your application? Do you hold a degree of licenciatura / MA duly accredited? Do you speak fluently more than one language? If you answered yes to all of the above, you are well on your way for a “Contact”.


// Placement UK

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// AIESEC

http://www.aiesec.pt/

+information: http://www.erasmuscentro.org/index.php?lang=pt

›   Interniships in Spain

 

Link: https://www.trainingexperience.org/Training Experience S.L.

 
 
Open Offers:

Business developer assistant internship in Valencia Spain (Portuguese native speakers)

Logistics Assistant Internship in Valencia Spain

Business Developement Assistant Internship in Valencia Spain

Accounting Internship in Murcia Spain

 Contact: mailto:internship@trainingexperience.org

 

 

A JOE+ it’s a platform created by LEO-NET and it is especially dedicated to traineeships of higher quality for   ERASMUS +. All members of  LEO-NET can publish traineeships throughout Europa in JOE+.

JOE+ Offers  (+inf.) 

ErasmusIntern.org  (+ inf.)

Drop’pin @Eures   (+ inf.)

Espa uk Estágios  (+ inf.) 

Important sites to look for jobs, traineeships, legislation and conditions

More Information:

International Cooperation and Mobility Office