The success of Mobility Initiatives

Mobility is the most successful European initiative.

Every person that has carried out a study period or a work experience abroad, always refers to it as one of the most interesting and enriching experiences of their life.

Experts say that 50% of your professional value depends on so the called “social capital”, in other words, your ability to interact and establish good relationships with others. Going abroad is a very effective way to train yourself in this dimension.

It is clear that while you live in a different country you improve your language and social skills, as you get to know a different culture and different ways of thinking and interpreting life.

During a work placement with IMY, beside you professional improvements, you will

•    Get to know other people
•    Understand a different culture
•    Eat strange/different food
•    Live in different conditions from home
•    Be challenged to solve unexpected problems
•    Face a different culture and different ways in which people interact

A mobility experience is great opportunity – don’t miss it!

This is particularly true with reference to personal aspects. Some examples:

  • Getting to know other people
  • Understanding a different culture
  • Eating strange food
  • Living in different conditions as from home
  • Being challenged to solve unexpected problems
  • Facing a different culture and different ways in which people interact

The reports and analysis about mobility actions shows that room of improvement can be identified in relation with the professional aspect.

In other words, the weak side of mobility is likely to be identified in the technical competencies and abilities to be acquired within the work placement or the study period.

Our motto is: Your development our goal !!

We therefore want to make sure that your mobility experience is successful, also from the professional point of view.

It is essential that you can access a quality work placement. support you with following aspects.

Preliminary – preparatory phase 

  • Analyse your characteristics, your profile and expectations
  • Define the objectives of the placement, content and duration
  • Identify a company offering a work placement that matches your needs

During the work placement

  • Monitoring the progress of the placement
  • Ensure continuous communication among yourself, us, the company and the educational institution in your own country via a dedicated web platform

Final phase

  • Analyse and evaluate the results of the work placement, in terms of competencies, skills and abilities gained

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Subjec t: Coronavirus – exceptional measures with regard to Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects

In the context of the measures taken by the Italian Government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus infection in Northern Italy, I would like to inform you that the measures announced in our note of 31 January 2020 (ref. Ares(2020)619972) shall be considered fully applicable to any mobility in affected areas of programme and partner countries where the virus is detected and which are considered at risk. In line with the abovementioned note, National Agencies are requested to inform the participating organisations concerned and instruct them to contact the individual participants who already are in, or are planning to leave for the affected areas within the coming days or weeks. Participants should also be reminded of the assistance that can be provided by embassies, consulates and honorary consulates in the country of their stay. It is for the participating organisations and individuals to decide on the course of action to take in the light of national travel advice and repatriation schemes. The National Agencies should however monitor closely, in cooperation with the participating organisation, if the area of the planned mobility can be considered safe by the time of travel for the entire duration of the mobility or project activity. Please be reminded that National Agencies may apply the force majeure clause to activities taking place in any affected area as well as to incoming mobility from these areas, as foreseen in the template of the grant agreement between National Agencies and the beneficiaries and as defined in the programme guide and other contractual documents. National Agencies may thereby cancel, postpone or move activities planned in such regions in the most flexible way, notwithstanding the respect of the general legal framework applying to Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. Given the exceptional circumstances, the same principles can be applied also to any incoming mobility from affected regions. However, when assessing additional costs linked to a case of force majeure, the National Agencies should apply the provisions established in section 3.16 of the Guide for National Agencies. Justified repatriation costs will be accepted as exceptional costs, whereas normal reporting requirements apply.