Erasmus Student Placement is a new programme within the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) scheme, offered by the European Union, enabling students at higher education institutions to spend a placement (traineeship/internship) period in an enterprise or organisation in another participating country. The main aim of the programme is helping students to adapt to the requirements of the Community-wide labour market, and to improve understanding of the economic and social culture of the host country while acquiring work experience.
The training period lasts between 3 and 12 months. The training period has to be ended by 30 September.
Host organisations for student placements may be enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organisations in an European country participating in the programme.
The following organisations are not eligible:
- European Union institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies
- Organisations managing EU programmes (in order to avoid possible conflict of interests and / or double funding)
- Representations or public institutions of the home country of the student (e.g. embassies, consulates, cultural institutes, schools etc.) due to the requirement of transnationality (i.e., the added value of a transnational placement as compared to a national placement)
The eligible countries for the Erasmus Placement programme are:
- The 27 EU State members
- The EEA State members (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)
- Croatia and Macedonia (since 2010)
- Turkey as a candidate member
The students selected for the programme will benefit of a contribution of about 500 per month (normally grants are for 4months) from the European Community. This scholarship is compatible with additional benefits the host organization intends to provide the trainee with (a small salary, coverage of travelling or accommodation expenses, canteen service, ).
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