SPRINT

EURASHE is a partner in the SPRINT (Standardize best PRactices about INTernshipsproject.

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Internships play a key role for young people’s integration into the labour market. They are essential in bridging the skills gap between education and work. However, the great majority of internships do not fulfil their purpose. According to a Eurobarometer study, out of 4,5 million students and graduates doing an internship each year in Europe, 59% are unpaid, 40% work without a contract and 30% have no learning content (Source: Flash Eurobarometer 278, November 2014). This results in an appalling situation where millions of young people face serious problems of social inequality and access to internships, no protection of rights and no acquisition of the skills necessary to get a job.

Many quality frameworks for internships/traineeships have been developed to identify and guarantee a quality internship. The problem is that these best practices and standards have been developed in parallel, most of the time locally (or at the national level) without much concertation between each other. The objective of SPRINT is to unite these different initiatives to create a common standard, working and recognised for the whole Europe. Thus facilitating the mobility of young people.

The objective of SPRINT is to unite these different initiatives to create a common standard, working and recognised for the whole Europe. Thus facilitating the mobility of young people. This common standard should create transparency on the internship conditions within
companies in Europe.
SPRINT will allow students to carry out an internship in optimal conditions and thus increase their employability.
SPRINT will allow professionals to define “indicators of success” in their structures and thereby recruit trainees with confidence.
SPRINT will encourage universities to provide international internships to their students with an international quality guarantee.
This project will contribute to increase the overall quality of internships in Europe.

Following are the partners of the project:

  • Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR)- The AFNOR Association and its subsidiaries form an international group, which works to serve the general interest and foster economic development. The Group designs and deploys solutions based on voluntary... Read more
  • InternsGoPro- InternsGoPro’s mission is to boost youth employment in Europe by promoting internships that truly help students & graduates develop skills & get a job. We create transparency on internship practices... Read more
  • The Adecco Group- The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1.000,000 people around... Read more
  • Trade Union Youth Plus- We are a trade union for students, pupils, unemployed youth and young precarious workers. We protect their rights and interests by aiming to ensure decent work, improve working conditions and... Read more
  • UNISER- Uniser designs, develops and manages learning mobility projects as a fundamental element for the growth of European citizens and for the development of our territories. In cooperation with schools, VET... Read more
  • Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3- With its 20 000 students, Paul-Valéry Montpellier  University (UPVM) is one of the oldest universities in Europe, part of the long academic tradition of the city dating back from the... Read more
  • The Adecco Group

    The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1.000,000 people around the world with career opportunities. Through its global brands Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison and Pontoon, The Adecco Group offers total workforce solutions including temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group partners with employers, candidates, colleagues and governments, sharing its labour market expertise and insights to empower people, fuel economies, and enrich societies.

    The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, with more than 33,000 FTE employees and approximately 5,100 branches in 60 countries and territories around the world.

    UNISER

    Uniser designs, develops and manages learning mobility projects as a fundamental element for the growth of European citizens and for the development of our territories. In cooperation with schools, VET centers, universities, enterprises and NGOs, the cooperative delivers incoming and outgoing mobility opportunities (internships, study visits and volunteering) to thousands users per year.

    Based on their needs, Uniser supports public and private organizations to structure their Erasmus+ projects in all the phases of the project’s cycle. Uniser manages VET mobility project defining the destinations, coordinating European partners and organising all-inclusive VET training experiences in Italy through its network of hosting companies.
    Concerning HE, Uniser cooperates with the University of Bologna and offers a tailor made guidance service to students searching for international placements within the frame of Erasmus for Trainesheep action.A guidance service is also provided by Uniser to European Citizen searching for working opportunities abroad, through “Your First Eures Job” and “Reactivate” Programmes, aiming at boosting labor mobility in Europe.

    To be at the forefront of delivering mobility services, the cooperative’s R&D department works for developing innovation.  An important research field concerns how to guarantee the quality of the placements offered by the companies involved in hosting foreign students all around Europe. Within the SPRINT partnership the cooperative is further investing in this direction.

    Trade Union Youth Plus

    We are a trade union for students, pupils, unemployed youth and young precarious workers. We protect their rights and interests by aiming to ensure decent work, improve working conditions and spread awareness of the importance of trade-unionism and labour struggle among youth.

    We are mostly focusing on advocacy, proposals for changed legislation and defending the rights of young people by participating in decision making processes.

    Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR)

    The AFNOR Association and its subsidiaries form an international group, which works to serve the general interest and foster economic development. The Group designs and deploys solutions based on voluntary standards that are the basis of trust and progress. The AFNOR Group is organised into four core areas of expertise: standardisation, certification, the publication of technical and professional information solutions and services, and training. Managed by Olivier Peyrat, the AFNOR Group employs more than 1,200 people in 12 regional delegations in France and 40 establishments worldwide. On the international stage, the Group offers its certification and training services in more than 100 countries. Today, more than 70,000 customers place their trust in AFNOR.

    InternsGoPro

    InternsGoPro’s mission is to boost youth employment in Europe by promoting internships that truly help students & graduates develop skills & get a job. We create transparency on internship practices through online ratings and reward the best employers with the European Label for Best Internships.

    Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

    With its 20 000 students, Paul-Valéry Montpellier  University (UPVM) is one of the oldest universities in Europe, part of the long academic tradition of the city dating back from the Middle Ages (the former schools of Medicine, Law and Arts were founded in the13th century). Located in the south of France, Montpellier is a thriving and dynamic city, and its student population has soared in the last decades: UPVM, the University of Montpellier (UM) and the many other higher education institutions of the city welcome more than 70 000 students.

    Besides, the city benefits from an exceptional scientific potential, reinforced by a strong representation of all the national research organisations (CNRS, INSERM, INRA, etc.). Its attractiveness and academic standards are recognised worldwide, as 1 student out of 6 is an international student.