ECCE Logo

Project

Within the ERASMUS+ scheme we want to develop a network of European Career Services to share information and resources on local labour markets. We also want to train local Career Service staff to provide home students with optimal support when seeking employment or launching businesses within Europe. To achieve this we want to set up a series of workshops, summer schools and network meetings where knowledge is accumulated and distributed on a continual basis. All measures will be implemented under the common brand “European Centre for Career Development & Entrepreneurship” (ECCE).

Overall objectives

  1. Internationalise career services & widen their scope of international and academic cooperation
  2. Improve career services through specific training
  3. Improve student employability
  4. Enhance mobility of students, teaching and administrative staff
  5. Enable graduates to access different European labour markets
  6. Enable graduates to build businesses in different European countries
  7. Share local resources in order to provide a broader net of knowledge and resources to all involved students and institutions

Context

We all take pride in the excellent education we offer future global leaders in the business world, although we can do more.

All partner institutions have a strong track record of student mobility (studies and internships abroad), in fact, most institutions have integrated compulsory study abroad periods and obligatory internships (not all have to but all can be done abroad). Whilst we have strong ties in terms of study mobility cooperation, our career services operate mainly with a national or even local focus. We want to change that. Students want to (and some have to) do internships abroad, so it is our responsibility to provide them with the necessary tools and knowledge of foreign labour markets, business etiquette, legal ramifications and so forth.

In order to meet these requirements, we need to develop a common infrastructure of knowledge and best practice exchange; we need to develop our career service staff and finally, we need to build a sustainable alliance that significantly impacts our institutions on a structural level.



The European Centre for Career Development & Entrepreneurship is a ERASMUS+ strategic partnership project. The funding is 213.611 € for 2015-2018. The partner universities aim to institutionalise the project structure.

“The creation of these resources has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2015-1-DE01-KA203-002175. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.”

This project is supported by:

Erasmus Programme
DAAD