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