A strategic alliance between higher education institutes and the european job market

The "Universities for EU Projects" project, managed by the SEND Mobility Consortium, intends to promote a strategic alliance between Higher Education and the labour market in Europe, offering opportunities for mobility, traineeship and training for students, recent graduates and staff of  Higher Education Intitutes (HEI) in the field of Social Innovation.

These opportunities aim to strengthen the competences in line with their learning objectives and professional growth, to increase the employability of young university students and to support the personal and professional development of the HEI staff, teachers and non-HEIs.

In the view to create a quality “mobility system”, the Consortium’s activities will be supported by the realisation of a multiservice web platform, where it will be possible to:

  1. Search for Host Organisation coherently with individual learning objectives, thanks to a campaign for vacancies supported by partners addressing to their international networks of reference;
  2. View the evaluation given by other participants to the traineeship’s experiences and to training in mobility thanks to a web reputation trip-advisor like mechanism.
  3. Have access to the activities of competences’assessment, training and career guidance so to give coherence to CV, mobility and future plans.


Within the Consortium different partners are involved:

SEND (project co-ordinator) job agency and mobility centre with 13 years experiences in mobility projects, related to active policies for employment and professional development.

GaragERASMUS Foundation, the first official network of the Erasmus generation developed in coordination with the European Commission.

Consorzio Arca a business incubator born in partnership with the Universoty of Palermo to support the creation of innovative start-ups.

Fifteen Universities from 9 Italian regions, from the South to the North of Italy, which have activated  degree courses and masters to train young innovators:


  • Università degli studi di Cagliari 
  • Università degli studi di Catania 
  • Università degli Studi di Enna – KORE 
  • Università degli studi di Ferrara 
  • Università degli studi di Firenze 
  • Università degli studi di Macerata 
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche 
  • Università degli studi di Napoli – Federico II
  • Università degli studi di Padova
  • Università degli studi di Palermo 
  • Università degli studi di Parma 
  • Università di Pisa 
  • Università degli studi di Roma – Tor Vergata  
  • Università del Salento 
  • Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.


The project is an initiative supported by the Erasmus +  program under the Ka.1 Mobility of Individuals Higher Education. The Consortium is accredited for three years by the National Agency INDIRE.