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Project Description

Mine Vaganti NGO has coordinated the NHEI “National Higher Education Consortium” since 2014, accreditation then renewed in 2017 (2017-1-IT02-KA108-036100) for another 3 years until 2020. MVNGO is one of the 3 organizations in Italy to manage a University consortium despite not being a HEI.

In practice, it offers at least 100 mobility per year for students of the Consortium Universities and promotes the professional training of future graduates and new graduates (within 1 year).

In addition to and in addition to the student mobility dimension, the NHEI Consortium offers staff mobility for training grants to technical and administrative staff and staff mobility for teaching grants for teaching and researchers. of the Higher Education Institutes participating in the Erasmus + Program. Mobility for training purposes is intended to support the professional development of staff through training events abroad (excluding participation in conferences) and Job Shadowing periods / observation / training periods at a partner University or a foreign company.

Mobility for teaching purposes allows you to carry out a teaching period abroad as part of a mobility program agreed with universities holding an ERASMUS University Card (ECHE), with which a specific interinstitutional agreement has been entered into. The staff of the Consortium partner universities can apply.

The Consortium includes:

2014-2017 – 9 Italian Universities: University of Padua, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Tor Vergata University of Rome, University of Sassari, University of Basilicata, University of Calabria, Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro, University “Kore” of Enna and the University of Messina;

2017-2020 – 8 Italian Universities: University of Sassari, Academy of Fine Arts Mario Sironi of Sassari, University of Cagliari, University of Enna Kore, University of Messina, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Academy of Macerata Fine Arts, University of Foggia

– 5 NGO

– 12 public and private bodies

General context:

According to DG Employment, social affairs and inclusion, the rise in unemployment among young people (15-24 years) is dramatic: since 2008, the total number in the EU has increased by one million. There are now more than 5 million young people in the EU of 28, under the age of 25, who cannot find a job. In Italy, youth unemployment exceeds 31.8% (ISTAT 2012) and in some areas young people who are not engaged in school or vocational training programs, nor with a job (NEET), risk remaining socially excluded. In 2010, of the 2 million young Italians NEET, over 22% of the population was aged between 15 and 29 years. In this context, traineeships play a key role in increasing young people’s access to the labor market, because they can bridge the gap between the theory acquired in education and the acquisition of the skills necessary for the market, which lead to an increase in the competitiveness. However, traineeships in some cases don’t play the role they should, due to their low quality learning outcomes produced because there is a gap between teaching outputs and labor market needs (source: public framework consultation of quality for traineeships). One possible solution to support the employment of young people is to invest in education and training, in order to help them acquire and develop both the transversal and the working skills which are the fundamental elements for strengthening competitiveness. Consortium Initiative: All NHEI Consortium partners are involved in education, training and the labor market and their staff is highly specialized.

The main purpose of the NHEI Consortium is:

– to encourage, through mobility opportunities, cooperation between education, the social, private partners and the business sector at national and transnational level for the production of traineeships with quality learning outcomes in an intercultural dimension aimed at increase the competitiveness of Italian students who are preparing to enter the job market.

– offer traineeships aimed at developing new skills for new jobs and work on basic studies for the recognition of their learning outcomes and qualifications (ECVET).

– to promote the importance and impact of student mobility through the issue of Europass-Mobility certificates, aimed at recognizing the skills acquired during a stay abroad.