Promoting quality internships through Erasmus+

Salon #3

- 19:00 ~ 20:00

The possibility to embark on an international work placement mobility has proven to be very popular amongst students, representing over a fifth of all student mobilities in Higher Education during the past years.

In 2016, over 80,000 students gained vital experiences by working for companies and organisations abroad. Even though the Erasmus+ traineeships presents an important opportunity for students to gain key competencies and bridge the gap between education and work, there are still alarming reports of misconducts and poor working conditions. Trainees often face uncertainty in their salaries, low-level tasks, and in general worse social conditions than other students on learning mobilities.

This Erasmus Salon will try to answer the question on how the Erasmus+ follow-up programme meet these challenges and guarantee quality internships for our students.

Partners & Speakers

The Erasmus Salon #3 will be hosted in close collaboration with the CAPQI project consortium at the Muntpunt Grand Café.

The two speakers of the evening that will facilitate the discussions will be:

European Youth Forum

European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. Representing 104 youth organisations, both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations, we believe youth organisations are the tool through which we empower, encourage, involve, represent, reach out and support young people. The Youth Forum brings together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe, organised in order to represent their common interests.

Collective Awareness Platform for Quality Internships

Collective Awareness Platform for Quality Internships

The Collective Awareness Platform for Quality Internships (CAPQI) project aims to create sustainable transparency in the European internship market through a crowdsourced incentive scheme building employers’ capacity to move towards better practices and young people’s ability to make informed choices. The goal of the CAPQI project is to support the transition of students and graduates to the labour market by rendering internship programmes in Europe more transparent.


This event will be hosted at:

Muntpunt Grand Café

Muntpunt Grand Café
Rue Leopold 3
1000 Brussels

The Muntpunt Grand Café is a part of the Muntpunt library. The Grand Café serves a wide range of hot and cold drinks as well as light, freshly prepared meals. The café also regularly hosts debates, dance evenings, chess nights and more.