Bridging the Gap between Academia & Industry: A Master Class Course for Erasmus+ Officers & Career Advisors

Description:  Mismatch between the educational system and the labour market is a challenging issue and in practice, this means ‘introducing business governance into schools, proper careers advice with direct links to business, and measuring the success of schools and universities based on the employment outcomes of pupils’. Hence, this important and universal challenge can be solved not only through the changes of study processes but also with the help of proactive initiatives, such as traineeship (volunteering/work placement). This is where the role of Erasmus+ coordinators and officers, as well as career advisors in educational institutions, becomes crucial.


Number of Participants

Per Country

  • Portugal 20% 20%
  • Spain 18% 18%
  • Turkey 16% 16%
  • Poland 10% 10%
  • Other 36% 36%


European School Education Platform
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Dates and Locations

This is the on-demand training course, thus no course sessions are scheduled.

If you have a group of 6 staff members or more, we can organise a training at any convenient dates.

Daily Programme


  • Introductions, Expectations, Objectives, Self and Pre-course Assessment using methods of non-formal education
  • Discussion on Youth skills developments, including EU measures to tackle youth unemployment and challenges of HEI for EU2020.
  • A role of a supervisor: formal and non-formal attitude
  • Reflection of the day


  • Developing future work skills 2020
  • Different forms of placement and integration of them in a study curricula
  • Needs and fears of a future trainee
  • Guidelines and support of a trainee
  • Reflection of the day


  • Looking for a partner: Typology of Social Partners and their characteristics
  • Motivation of participating parties
  • Costs and risks of participating parties
  • Dividing responsibilities between participating parties
  • Quality control and self-monitoring
  • Reflection of the day


  • Improving placement@home: using Six Thinking Hats by E. de Bono
  • Course evaluation and official closing


Cultural excursion in local area


Competences Acquired by Participants

The seminar aims to:

  • Stress EU policy on various employment and social issues, such as: long-term unemployment, mobility, people and skills (including insights of Forum: University Business Cooperation).
  • Support participants in development (rethinking) of placement organisation in a HEI.
  • Develop participants’ capacity to plan, organize, and monitor placement processes in a HEI.
  • Introduce participants to the principles and concepts of partnership establishment with social partners.
  • Raise participants’ capacity to support students for skills 2020 development.
  • Provide knowledge of effective training methods and use of them for student’s career guidance.
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages

Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.

       1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE - 1240€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

      2. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 1040€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation - double room sharing in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

*Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

       3. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE - 450€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (400 EUR) can be issued upon request from the organisation.

DOREA as well offers group discounts in the case of 7 or more persons from the same organisation.




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