On 16th and 18th March 2021, our Junior Project Officer Valeria Mattiacci was invited to share her experience in ECES at an online event organised by University of Bologna and EURES Network of Emilia Romagna.

The objective of the event was to introduce the services provided by EURES in terms of international mobility and job opportunities to University of Bologna students.

Valeria, who graduated from the Bologna University in 2020, started working with ECES as a Project Assistant the same year, through an Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeship grant funded by the European Union.

Since then, she has continued her journey with ECES under the programme “Your First EURES Job”.

“I am very lucky to be part of an organisation that invests in the growth of junior members of the staff. I am gaining first-hand experience in project management, developing new skills and approaches every day. I am so grateful to both ECES and EURES for this unique opportunity. In general, I would recommend it to any student or recent graduate”.

“The European Union offers different services and grants to support young Europeans in finding a job and developing their skills. We just need to be proactive in looking for the right organisation for our professional and personal growth”.

Your First EURES Job (YfEj 6.0) is a European project implemented by EURES National Coordination Offices, through partnerships involving EURES of other Member States, public, private and third sector organisations. It is one of the tools developed by the European Commission to face youth unemployment in Europe by making it easier for them to gain work experience in another Member State. 

YfEj 6.0 is coordinated by ANPAL (Agency of Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, acting as EURES National Coordination Office) in partnership with 12 co-applicants (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Metropolitan City of Rome, Eurodesk Italy, Sapienza University, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus), 2 affiliates (ANPAL Servizi and Capitale Lavoro) and 15 associates.