Education-Enterprises-Engagement-Employability through Experience

Project objectives

The Univ-5 E project aims to strengthen cooperation between universities and companies in the region in order to meet the changing needs of the labour market through an educational innovation: Service-Learning.

Service-Learning enables students to develop professional and cross-disciplinary skills sought by local businesses through hands-on involvement with local players (businesses/civil society).

Eurasia net will be working on this project with 5 partner universities from the CIVIS European University Alliance:

Project content

Eurasia net is coordinating the Erasmus+ SL-ICP project to disseminate Service-Learning as an innovative teaching and learning practice, to implement Service-Learning in European universities and to support stakeholders (students, lecturers, teaching and administrative staff, civil society organisations)

Univ-5 E will enable to open SL-ICP project to cooperation with companies. Thanks to this new project dimension, students’ skills developed through service-learning innovation will echo the need for innovation in companies’ recruitment practices. 

Who is it for?

The project’s target audience falls into three categories:

  • university communities in French Southern Region and in Europe;
  • civil society organisations in French Southern Region;
  • Companies in French Southern Region.

Project stages

Cooperation with universities is planned in 3 steps:

  • Identifying companies, in cooperation with the departments of the Southern Region and the University of Aix-Marseille, to associate them to the event to promote students involved in Service-Learning projects in Spring 2024 (date to be determined),
  • transferring European innovations and best practice for students’ professional insertion to French Southern region,
  • dissemination of a guide among regional universities for the implementation of experiential learning approaches for students’ improved employability.

Univ-5 E and environmental challenges

Univ 5 E contributes to the objectives of the Climate Plan “Gardons une COP d’avance” via the following two axes:

  • opening up dialogue between the academic world and business, through the prism of Corporate Social Responsibility,
  • cooperation with Natural solutions; a company based in Marseille that aims to use computational intelligence to address environmental and biodiversity issues.

Find out more

Are you a local company interested in finding out more?

This is your contact: 

Project manager – Marielle DUPONT –