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).


Practical information

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

  • Venue: Ghent University  –  Het Pand  –  Onderbergen 1  –   9000 Gent  –  Belgium
  • Leo-Net secretariat      +31402474336 / +31639271950

Programme (09.00 – 17.00)

09.00 – Coffee and registration

09.30 – 09.45: Opening seminar

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

09.45 – 10.15:  ERASMUS+

  • State of the art 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 & Consortia Session Leiria March 22, 2019

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

11.00 – Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30: Consortia  

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

12.30 – Lunch

13.45 – 14.15: Consortia

  • Consortia in the field of education – widening the scope, beyond traineeships

European Universities – YUFE – Young Universities for the Future of Europe

Mr. Tim Engels, Antwerp University, BE

14.15 – 15.15: Consortia

  • Workshop about possible new roles for Erasmus+ Consortia in a changing society

Mrs. Patricia Burssens, Ghent University, BE  – Board member 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
    Marjo van der Valk, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL –Executive board member Leo-Net

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