Antwerp November 26th, 2019


For nearly 20 years LEO-NET is active in the field of traineeship mobility and traineeship consortia. This as an international network connecting experts from mobility consortia, International Relation offices, career centers, student counselling services.

All sharing the collective ambition to boost students and young graduates for sustainable careers in a globalizing, inclusive society where each talent counts.

Right from the start of LEO-NET (1999) consortia have been embraced and valued for their specific role in enhancing European traineeship mobility.

Currently the European Commission is working on the design of the successor of the present ERASMUS+ Programme. Therefore many of our Consortia members are convinced that extra attention for the role of Consortia is at stake (cf. chapter 1 in the position paper drawn up by LEO-NET in October 2017).



If one or more of the following questions are applicable to you

  • Do you recognize the added value of Traineeship Consortia in the Erasmus+ Programme and in its successor?
  • Do you have concerns about the present situation of Traineeship Consortia and the often restricted conditions they are working under?
  • Do you have good ideas and suggestions about improvements which could be included in the new Erasmus Programme and would you like to discuss them with peers and a representative of the European Commission?
  • Do you want to learn directly from a company what their needs are?
  • Do you want to discuss with us the benefits on different levels of Erasmus+ Consortia for (HE) institutions and companies?
  • Are you interested to translate those benefits together into TOP 10 recommendations for existing and future Consortia?
  • Are you interested in how we can further extend and shape a Community of Consortia?


Practical information

The Programme will start at 09.30 (registration and coffee at 09.00) and closes at 17.00

  • Venue: Universiteit Antwerpen   –  Stadscampus | City campus Building C – room 2.03 Entrance via: Prinsstraat 13 2000 Antwerpen –  Belgium
  • Fee (including coffee/tea during breaks and lunch) LEO-NET members € 80;  non-members € 105*)
  • Travel and hotel information can be found here

*) Become a member and profit immediately from the reduced fee applicable for Leo-Net members.

Programme (09.00 – 17.00)

09.00 – Coffee and registration

09.30 – 09.45: Opening seminar

  • Mrs. Marjo van der Valk, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL –Executive board member Leo-Net

09.45 – 10.15:  ERASMUS+

  • Status Quo ERASMUS+ with a special focus on Consortia

Mr. Johannes Gehringer, representative of the European Commission, BE

10.15 – 11.00: Consortia

  • Outcomes of Consortia Day November 26, 2018

Mr. Thomas Berger, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, DE

11.00 – Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30: Consortia  

  • Finishing up the policy paper for the future position of Consortia under ERASMUS+

Mr. Thomas Berger, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, DE

12.30 – Lunch

13.45 – 14.15: Alliances

  • How does it work for multinationals?

Presentation of a multinational about their reasons to set up alliances /   join forces

14.15 – 15.15: Consortia

  • Workshop about the benefits of Erasmus+ Consortia on different levels for (HE) institutions and companies
    Mr. Karol Ovesný, WorkSpace Europe, SK –Resource person Leo-Net

15.15 – Coffee break

15.45 – 16.45:  Consortia

  • Translation of the outcomes of the workshop into TOP 10 recommendations for existing and future Consortia
    Mrs. Patrica Burssens, Ghent University, BE  – Board member Leo-Net

16.45 – 17.00: Wrap up and Closure of the Consortia Day

Please feel free to forward this event to other colleagues in the field.

Best regards,

Marjo van der Valk
LEO-NET executive board member

LEO-NET – Eindhoven University of Technology

Building Atlas, Floor 10/11
P.O. Box 513
5600MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

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