The PRAXIS Network

Currently the Praxis Network includes 106 partners assuring a broad coverage of the European territory.

Praxis addresses the needs of the academic and professional communities related to the Project/Internship educational paradigm. The main stakeholders include students, companies and higher education institutions and research labs.


Associated partners

ADDICT – Creative Industries Portugal

ADDICT – Creative Industries Portugal
ADDICT is a nonprofit association created in 2008, currently gathers around 100 members being recognised by the Ministry for Economy as the coordinator of the Creative Industries Cluster in Portugal. Our mission is to foster a favourable environment for the culture and creative economy to thrive, advocating for the sector interests and acting as innovation and knowledge platform.


Afyon Kocatepe University

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Afyon Kocatepe University (AKU) was founded in 1992 and since then, has been continuing its research and training activities.  At the academic level, AKU offers a wide range of courses in undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2010, approximately 32 000 students study at AKU integrating 766 academic staff and 308 researchers. It is a university not only offering a strong academic education, but also investing on the cultural and technological legacy.


Anova consulting

Anova consulting
Anova serves the education community in Greece and abroad. They provide consulting services and ICT based solutions in the areas of international academic mobility, interactive learning and automated scoring and surveying.
Anova  is involved in EU programs such as Erasmus and Leonardo that facilitate students and teachers international mobility. They represent Higher education Institutions in Greece but they also organize internships for foreign students in Greece.
Anova ICT solutions helps teachers  teach, administrators manage and students  learn,  in an exciting academic environment. Anova offers educational solutions based on innovative technologies such as simulation software, student response systems , interactive whiteboards and OMR Scanners.



The Autovision is a Volkswagen Group company that operates in the area of service delivery, management of human resources and the supply of temporary workers. Headquartered in Palmela, Portugal


CATT Innovation Management GmbH

CATT Innovation Management GmbH
As a consulting company within the TMG Group, for the past twenty years, CATT Innovation Management GmbH has accompanied Upper Austrian companies and institutions during the entire project cycle in both the national and international innovation management field (focal points: research, mobility and innovation funding, technology transfer, intellectual property rights).

Upper Austrian companies and research bodies receive competent support in the course of the concretisation of their projects, the selection of suitable RTI support programmes (research, technology, innovation), the integration of expert know-how, the submissions for intellectual property rights and the identification of possibilities for their economic exploitation. Educational and training modules provide specialist information on topics such as innovation management, intellectual property rights and the management of EU research projects, etc


Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Cantabria (COCIN)

COCIN's main objective is to contribute to economic development, representing the general interests of commerce, industry and navigation in the region of Cantabria. COCIN serves its companies from an innovative and environmentally friendly approach. COCIN is organised in the following services: Industry and Innovation, External Trade, Communication, Documentation and Research; ITC Department and Training, Employment and Entrepreneurship Services. The Training, Employment and Entrepreneurship department is in charge of the following main activities:

In the area of mobility actions, COCIN manages Leonardo da Vinci projects (LLP-PLM) and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs exchanges within the Gymnasium Project. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cantabria (COCIN) belongs to the national Spanish network of the Chambers of Commerce as well as to the European Enterprise Network (EEN). Within its territory, COCIN Cantabria has built excellent alliances with other agents in the economic field such as the University of Cantabria, CEOE Cepyme, Local Development Agencies and so on.


CCI Greenheart: The Career Advancement Program

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The Career Advancement Program offers international university students, recent graduates and young professionals the opportunity to become an Intern or Trainee with a U.S. business. These structured and guided work-based learning programs offer the chance for cultural immersion in the United States and professional development in the intern's or trainee's specific academic or occupational field.

CCI Greenheart is designated by the U.S. Department of State as a J-1 Visa sponsor. They sponsor self-placed interns and trainees in a variety of occupational fields.
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In the area of mobility actions, COCIN manages Leonardo da Vinci projects (LLP-PLM) and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs exchanges within the Gymnasium Project. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cantabria (COCIN) belongs to the national Spanish network of the Chambers of Commerce as well as to the European Enterprise Network (EEN). Within its territory, COCIN Cantabria has built excellent alliances with other agents in the economic field such as the University of Cantabria, CEOE Cepyme, Local Development Agencies and so on.



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Celfinet is a privately-owned, Portuguese company, providing technical consultancy and telecom solutions since 2003.
We have a long and successful track record with major mobile network operators and equipment vendors.
We are fully knowledgeable of all wireless and core technologies (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, CDMA2000, HSPA, WiMAX, WiFi, SDH, WDM, IP, MPLS, DSL, GPON,…) delivering all necessary customer support in Network Planning & Design, Integration & Optimization and Operations.
Our training portfolio has been developed by experts with theoretical and operational skills and addresses, currently, all RAN and Core technologies.
More recently, Celfinet has decided to develop its software solutions portfolio. Customers have already reported their satisfaction with these products, finding them highly valuable, as they increase awareness of network issues, thereby boosting customer relationships.
Our team of more than 120 experts worldwide has carried out projects across the globe: Portugal, the UK, Spain, Angola, Mozambique, Morocco, Brazil, Hong-Kong and Macau.


Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrassa

Chamber of commerce - Terrassa
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrassa belongs to the 88 Spanish Chambers of Commerce and Industry Network and is one of the most important Chambers of Catalonia Region in terms of number of companies (31.174) and the economic weight of the area that represents.
We have developed 3 specialized areas, including our own methodology of internationalization programmes for SMEs, training and education (for students and professionals); and start-up consultancy and training. The Chamber of Commerce of Terrassa has participated in and coordinated various European and International Educational projects; as well as projects for improvement, coordination and consultancy of SMEs. Moreover, our proximity to the educational world as well as the business world at a local, national and international level makes us an ideal organization to cooperate with Praxis Network.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrassa, has develop the quality assurance mobility handbook Q-Placements and is leading Q-Placements network. Q-Placements.Net is the European host companies network for the promotion of international workplace training for IVET students and apprentices. The network aims at providing high quality traineeships regardless of host company sector and country. Every network member is managing international traineeships under the same quality assurance procedures agreed and written at Q-Placements handbook ( ). The network is currently operating in 10 EU countries.



Comstream provides highly competent, personable, web developers, mobile app developers, graphic designers and system administrators for businesses with an internet based go-to-market strategy. Businesses we work with have seen a need to extend their development organisations with skilled and driven individuals to fully support their visions. We find the right people at the right time to collaborate effectively with existing staff.

While working at Comstream, you are an important piece of the puzzle. We believe that great solutions are most efficiently achieved when evolved through close collaboration and dynamic development processes. In our Scandinavian-inspired business culture interaction and teamwork are essential. Whether you are based in one of our three technical offices in Bulgaria (Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna), Sweden or somewhere else in Europe, we want you to be deeply engaged in every step of the working process to make your voice heard.


Dencorp International

Dencorp International Dencorp International Ltd is a premier esteemed and highly professional consultancy organization engaged in career guidance and counselling and providing authentic overseas educational guidance to students from Uganda and across East Africa.

Established in 2009, Dencorp International Ltd is one of the leading overseas educational consultants in Uganda representing a wide range of premier Universities and Colleges around the world. For the past years, we have been sending hundreds of students to various highly reputed Universities and Colleges in UK, India, China, USA, Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Malaysia, Malta, Dubai, Germany, etc.


Dokuz Eylul University

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Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) is one of the biggest higher education  institutions with more than 60.000 students and 3103 Academic,  3359 Administrative Staff who work at 13 faculties,  5 Graduate Schools, 1 Conservatory,  4 Schools, 5 Institutes, 6 Vocational Schools, 49 Applied Research Centers, and Technopark. 

DEU aims to improve its internationalisation through student and staff mobility, research collaboration and co-operation in by taking part in knowledge alliances. Erasmus has a significant role in establishing collaborative links with other higher education institutions  within the European Strategy and also has a substantial share in the international activity of DEU with over 300 bilateral agreements in 23 countries. DEU’s Internationalisation Strategy and its Learning and Teaching Strategy aim to promote long-term and sustainable networks and partnerships with universities and other organisations in research, teaching and enterpriseS for mutual benefit. DEU also has a new exchange program, named Mevlana, which   aims the exchange of students and academic staff between the Turkish higher education institutions and higher education institutions of other countries from all over the World. It is expected to sign 49 bilateral agreements from 24 countries.  DEU accepts more than 200 full time foreign students within the framework of Turkish Scholarships Program every year.



DURITCAST S.A. makes part of a Portuguese group which has a high management and financial strength capacity, DURIT group.
It is dedicated to the manufacture of cast steel (carbon, low-alloy and stainless steel) and iron products for various industrial sectors.
Owning its proper foundry, the activity of DURITCAST relies on technologically advanced means of production, respecting the environment. Duritcast is equipped of an automatic molding line +GF+, of hand-molding OMEGA, induction furnaces which technology is very recent (ABB-4 Ton/each one and INSERTEC 1 and 2 Ton) and has a production parts capacity up to 6000 Kg in grey iron, 3500 kg in nodular iron, 3000 kg in carbon and low-alloy steel and 1500 kg for stainless steel, whose geometry is complex.
It takes advantage of the group synergies in order to offer products of high quality.
Our Engineering and Quality departments develop adequate solutions in order to add value to your project.
The synergies of the group and a highly skilled team, an experience and know-how are the pillars of a strong, dynamic and creative firm which main goal is the customer satisfaction.


Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskola 

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Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskola (EKA) is an accredited institution of higher learning that implements college, bachelor’s and master’s level professional and academic programs in social and humanitarian sciences. Its mission is to provide professional and academic education in line with the European Union standards, fosters the development of students’ creative potential and initiative, and motivation for lifelong learning

In everyday life culture is also called as “the lifestyle of the entire community”. EKA is an educational institution, which has developed as an answer to society’s need for educated specialists who could work successfully in the conditions of market economy and put into practice their creative potential.

The students of the University College of Economics and Culture have chosen an active, interesting and creative lifestyle. The study process is organized in the same manner. Students have actively participated in various cultural events both as organizers and as participants.


Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Santa Maria

Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Santa Maria
Santa Maria Nursing College is a private institution where are prepare all levels of professional nurses and students. Its vision is to develop an adequate theoretical and practical knowledge with its mission "to train and qualify professional nursing, valuing scientific, technical, cultural and human aspects, always respecting the Human Person and care with the moral and ethical values”. The close relationship existing with the Santa Maria Hospital, one of the oldest and referenced hospitals in the country, ensures that Santa Maria Nursing College students develop an adequate theoretical and practical knowledge as well as analytical capabilities for performance. Santa Maria Nursing College values are excellence, integrity and innovation and our students develop, among other skills, flexibility, adaptability, communication and teamwork skills.


ESTGF, Polytechnic Institute

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The Porto Polytechnic Institute (IPP) was created in 1985 and involves 7 Schools: Education (ESE); Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE); Engineering (ISEP); Accounting and Administration (ISCAP); Management and Industrial Studies (ESEIG); Management and Technology (ESTGF); and Allied Health Sciences (ESTSP). In 2012 over 18.000 students attended the seven Schools located in 6 cities within the Porto district. IPP involves more than 20 R&D units, being the Polytechnic Institute in Portugal better positioned in international scientific rankings.

Founded in 1999, ESTGF (School of Management and Technology) is a dynamic and proactive institution of higher education integrated in Porto Polytechnic Institute (IPP). The institution’s mission is to take part in development, social wellbeing, and technical and scientific national excellence, by promoting a solid education, enabling students to become innovative leaders of progress and innovation. ESTGF involves about 1300 students distributed by 7 BSc and 6 MSc degrees concerning 4 main areas: Computer Science, Business Sciences, Legal Practice and Occupational Safety and Quality.

CIICESI (Center for Research and Innovation in Business Sciences and Information Systems) has 33 researchers (18 PhD) and its mission is to promote and develop scientific research in Business Sciences and Information Systems domains, particularly if supported by Information Technology. CIICESI carries out its mission through the design and development of R&D and transfer of technology projects, specialized training and postgraduate studies, development of new products and services, and dissemination actions within its areas of practice.


Europe Online

Europe Online

We create a knowledge sharing culture. We are talking about sharing our knowledge and information – not just information. The purpose of knowledge sharing is to help young perspective professionals to meet their academic or career objectives. We are not doing it for its own sake. Learning to make knowledge productive is as important if not more important than sharing knowledge. We are to help young people to discover how to use their knowledge. As most young professionals do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess. We creat space of sharing knowledge, gaining experience, analising information and creating opportunities.


European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering


The European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering is an associationof those interested in education in theelectrical and information engineering disciplines – this includes electrical and electronic engineering of all flavours, mechatronics, control, computer science, and all related areas.  As an association its objectives are to:


European Association of Erasmus Coordinators

European Association of Erasmus Coordinators
The European Association of Erasmus Coordinators (EAEC) was founded in 2004 in Lodz, Poland, with an official kick off during the ERACON 2005 (Erasmus Coordinators Conference and GO-Exchange Education Fair 2005) in Cyprus.
The aims of the Association are to:

  1. Enable an information and experience among the European Erasmus Programme Coordinators and beyond
  2. Promote mobility of students, academic and administrative staff in the territory of the European Union and beyond
  3. Circulate provisions on the Bologna Process and its updates in academic circles
  4. Promote principles and participation in the Erasmus + European Commission Programme
  5. Support the process of raising education and quality standards in the territory of the European Union and beyond
  6. Organise seminars and conferences, with an assumption of enabling direct communication among the Association's members and be a catalyst for increased monility throughout Europe and beyond, as well as defining new areas of the Association's activity
  7. Prepare and submit project offers to be funded by the European Commission
  8. Cooperate as a partner in European funded projects
  9. Run surveys and studies on topics relating to the above
  10. Produce publications of interest to the members
During the first General Assembly in Cyprus, June 2005, it was decided that the Erasmus Coordinators Conference and GO-Exchange Education Fair (ERACON)become an annual event. Since 2010, it was decided to be named Erasmus Congress and Exhibition.


Europemobility network

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Europemobility Network is an open Consortium of organizations from Vocational, Higher as well as Non Formal Education, consultancy companies and representatives of the Business World committed to cooperate to raise the quality and quantity of work placements and learning mobility opportunities in Europe.

Europemobility Network aims at establishing a strategic framework allowing key players of learning mobility, belonging from different sectoral fields and different domains of education, to promote new partnership and to create synergies by sharing know-how and by transferring successful experiences to a wide audience across Europe.


Europe Study Centre

ESC is a leading, professionally managed organisation with a focused approach and a network of branch offices across the globe with well defined marketing strategies for the promotion and branding of our associate universities .

ESC organises various creative awareness programs to spread the importance of Quality Education and the promotion of European System of Education .We conduct student fairs across South Asia for student recruitment and we also provide support for Internships and Projects to students. ESC is a "Trend Setter for the Awareness of Quality Education in Europe".


Faculty of Fine Arts (BELAS ARTES)

Faculty of Fine Arts (BELAS ARTES)
The Faculty of Fine Arts (BELAS ARTES) is the oldest and largest college of arts education in Portugal.
Founded in 1836, Fine Arts is now a brand of international recognition as a result of the excellence of its research and teaching related to contemporary art and design.



Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto

Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto
The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) was established in 1911, following the University foundation in that same year. The advent of the Republic made this progress possible, and the FCUP emerged supported by a tradition of schools offering higher education in the City, like the Aula de Náutica (established in 1762), the Aula de Debuxo e Desenho (established in 1779), the Academia Real de Marinha e Comércio (established in 1803) and the Academia Politécnica (established in 1837). Since its origin has offered qualified training in Exact and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, expanding later its involvement to Geographic Engineering, Astronomy, Computer Sciences and Informatics, Biochemistry, Landscape Architecture, Environment Sciences and Agrarian Sciences.
The Faculty offers diversified science education and advanced training in its core areas, with undergraduate (licenciatura), masters and doctoral programs designed to provide for its students scientific and technological competences compatible with the actual requirements of the Society in the professional and research components, always anchored in the values and culture that framed the evolution of this School along the years.


FORAVE – Associação para a educação profissional do vale do ave


FORAVE is a vocational/technical private school located in the North of Portugal. Established in 1990, FORAVE has level IV courses (equivalent to upper secondary school) and level II courses (equivalent to lower secondary school) and its main aim is the preparation of qualified youngsters for active life. This school has always given a great importance to an individualized education, with a strong emphasis given to professional traineeships. There are also different practical training courses through which adult students are trying to improve or acquire skills. FORAVE is also an active partner of the enterprises, the community and the local associations. At the moment there are, at our school, four different level IV courses, a Technical Course in Company Management, a Technical Course in Industrial Maintenance, a Technical Course in Electronics, Automation and Control and a Technical Course in Food Quality Control, strongly supported by the biggest international companies located in the region.

Our school is situated in the Ave Valley, an industrialized region and our main aim is the preparation of qualified youngsters, who can answer to the demands of the market and who can live creative, fruitful and successful lives.


General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces (MALF)

General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces in Wroclaw (MALF) is the inheritor of the traditions of Polish Army and the universal values of national education. Its intellectual heritage derives from the tradition of military education of the period of the First Republic, when the Knights‘ School was created in 1765.

The essence of our academic mission was, and continues to be, to educate the competent officers of the Polish Army as well as wise and responsible citizens of our homeland. Ensuring high-quality of education and awareness of the responsibility for the standards and effects of educational services, remains the most important role of all employees of our Academy and our duty to future generations. As an academic community, we recognize the following fundamental values: patriotism and humanism, respect and the search for truth, human solidarity, ethics in education and research, and traditions of the military education.


GILT – Graphics, Interaction and Learning Technologies - R&D group

Regional contact point for European placements Fulda
GILT – Graphics, Interaction and Learning Technologies – is a R&D group of ISEP (Institute of Superior Engineering of Porto).
The genesis of the group is, on the one hand the work of researchers from ISEP in Learning-Technologies, and on the other hand, the previous scientific experience in the group of Computer Graphics and CAD of INESC -Porto.
GILT seeks to establish the basis for a systematic work on research and development and to promote the group's mission, linking it with post-graduate activities, especially at Masters and PhD and through joint initiatives with other institutions, public or private, national or international.
The activities of this research group are divided into the following areas:


IADE-U Institute of Art, Design and Enterprise - University

IADE-U Institute of Art, Design and Enterprise - University is the new official name of the oldest college institution of design in Portugal.

IADE arrived in 2012 to a new stage in its long journey of more than four decades and becomes an University. It is an achievement that results from the capacity of creation, transmission and dissemination of culture, knowledge, science and technology, through education and research. IADE has been a laboratory of creativity, talent and leadership recognized generally throughout society. It has been able to lead all students to experimentation and success and encourages people to test their own talent, to accept taking risks, simply to believe in themselves, making them the best of the best, in life or in future professional integration.

Today we are the largest school of Design in the country and we are among the first in Marketing, Advertising and Photography, both in number of students, quality of its teaching and research, and also (but not least) active participation in international networks.



The world is changing dramatically, and it is innovative companies like IBM who are driving this transformation. For over 100 years, we have been at the forefront of technology creating innovative solutions and products that have changed the world in which we live. Today we are one of the largest technology and consulting companies in the world with over 450,000 employees. Working with IBM you’ll have unmatched opportunities to do meaningful work such as helping doctors develop personalised, more effective treatments for cancer, improving energy production, easing traffic congestion and finding smarter ways to manage the world’s water supply.

We employ talented people in almost every area so no matter where your talents and aspirations lie, we’ll have a job to suit you. So whether it’s a year out as part of your degree, a summer internship or a graduate job, make us the first place you apply. At IBM you’ll be given everything you need to build the career you want in an organisation where you can help tackle the world’s biggest problems.


INCA – Sistemas Innformáticos e Serviços, Lda

We are an IT Company since 1991. Our market is very broad, from the particular client, entities and state institutions, from micro enterprises to large multinationals.
INCA is responsive to the needs of our customers by offering Technical Resources, Materials and Human highest quality. We seek to constantly be above any competition, being constantly in training, which puts us in the market as the only company in the district of Santarém with major certifications of the world's largest manufacturers of hardware and software, such as Microsoft Certified Partner, HP Gold Preferred Partner, Cisco Select Partner, Toshiba Mobility Partner among other hugely important. We offer students come to Inca either to do curricular apprenticeships or applied research, and are invited to solve major challenges in a creative manner. Our focus is Internet online scoring multi-platform and storage of medical information in private cloud.


INFOTA Research Institute of the Foundation for Information Society (ITA)

The Foundation for Information Society (ITA) established in 1997 aims at supporting the development of information technology in Hungary. In the spirit of its Founding Articles, it supports IT-focusing scientific activities and research with special regard to the development of computer-infrastructure in Hungary. ITA's primary objective is to facilitate application-centred understanding of information and knowledge management, its electronic data processing and information technology background together with the relevant human, organisational, legal, social, management and scientific aspects, as well as its interdisciplinary approach adopted in Hungary. This is the basic concept constituting a background for all research areas wherefrom individual research topics, analyses and projects aim to explore different elements within the framework of INFOTA Research Institute working under the umbrella of the Foundation.


Institute inter.research e.V.

Institute inter.research e.V.
The Institute of interdisciplinary research inter.research e.V. is a non-profit association, which acts as a link between different academic disciplines and between academic and non-academic organisations. It was founded in 1999 with support of the Fulda University and a regional Software Company. Members of the association are from the academic as well as enterprise area.
The institute has gained experiences in a number of interdisciplinary projects at regional and international level in the areas of Computer Mediated Education, Human Computer Interaction and University/enterprise mobility. The Institute disposes of expertise in the area of management of mobility programmes targeted to students, graduates and entrepreneurs, virtual learning communities, multimedia e-learning modules, (electronic) project management and quality assurance. It is responsible for the Management of the OPEN-EYE Erasmus mobility for young entrepreneurs projects ( and runs together with the University of Applied Sciences Fulda Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci practical learning mobility projects. It runs online courses in its academy ( Those online courses form part of the learning environment of international placements, as each intern will receive an accompanying intercultural and career training. Thanks to instruments such as the online training the Erasmus and Leonardo mobility projects have received awards as "good practice projects" by the National Agencies BIBB and DAAD.
The Institute, furthermore, acts as a research support office for the University of Applied Sciences Fulda.


International Center for Entrepreneurship

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International Center for Entrepreneurship (eEnte) offers professional seminars, trainings, workshops, consultancy and research in: Entrepreneurship, Economics, Management, EU Law, International Relations, International Law and Organizations.

eEnte offers also complex support for organization of public events. The company was established as the winning project in the EU Fund competition organized by Foundation of Local Democracy in Wroclaw/Poland.

Contact: Aga Klucznik-Toro, Ph.D. (


School of Arts and Humanities – Faculdade de Letras

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The School of Arts and Humanities – Faculdade de Letras- it’s the biggest school of arts and humanities in Portugal.
Founded in 1911, this institution is characterized as: Actual, Classic, Creative, Innovative and International.


SignUp! Language Institute

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Sign Up! Language Institute is a learning center that specializes in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Our professional team has previous experience in the Cervantes Institute, in European and American universities and other national and international institutions. We offer a truly global cultural and language experience - by combining language, culture and work.

How can you complete your training at Sign Up!? With us you can reinforce your language learning by doing a professional internship. We offer both paid and unpaid internships and for both we require the completion of a language course. Once you have completed the course, you will start the internship you have been placed in.



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Spark is a creativity agency specialized in corporate culture and behavior management within teams. In this field we work with some of the most bright and innovative companies in Portugal. These are some of our awesome clients: BMW, EDP, PT, Pfizer, Bial, Vison-Box, CTT, SATA, Truphone, Açoreana Seguros, ACP, Acústica Médica, Alves Bandeira, Ana, ANF, AXA, Banif, BES, Bial, HP, Brodheim, Caixa Crédito Agrícola, Century21, Lilly, Cofidis, Continental, Daimler, COSEC, Decathlon, Era, Labesfal, Ferring, Fiat, Fidelidade, Glintt, Hospital Privado de Braga, Janssen, Astrazeneca, Lidl, L’Oréal, Lusiaves, Lusomedicamenta, Maksen, Lusitânia Vida, Manz Les Mills, Mapfre, MDS, Medinfar, Mendes e Gonçalves, Multiópticas, Merck (MSD), Metalcon, Miranda e Associados, Montepio, Nextira One, Optimus, Nutricia, Pecol, Páginas Amarelas, PHC, PWC, Procalçado, PUIG, REdbull, Remax, Royal Canin, Safira, Santander Consumer, Saphety, Soares da Costa, TAP, Tecnifar, Vodafone, Wedo Technologies, Truewind-Chiron, Zurich, Uniarme, Vitas, Wurth, Banco Best.

We believe that somehow we’re gonna change the universe and that’s why half of our time is invested tackling youth unemployment with our framework Pitch Bootcamp, a two days program that gets closer students and graduates with companies. In 2013 we helped tocreate 180 jobs in 12 editions that got together 1200 youngsters with +400 companies. The best way to grab the atmosphere is to check it out @ Our mission to buildEurope’s leading job accelerator is coming together, step by step.

We love TED and have been honored with the privilege to share some of our projects at: TEDx Braga (, TEDx Porto (, TEDx Viana ( & TEDx Luanda (
Spark is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.



Technological Educational Institution of Epirus

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The Technological Educational Institution of Epirus, following a dynamic course since the first years of its establishment, has attained and constantly cultivates a high level of production and dissemination of knowledge, offering its members – students, professors, and administrative staff – an academic environment full of life and creativity. Growing rapidly and flexibly, the Institution hosts today 12.000 students in its 13 Departments and 4 Schools. It employs research and teaching staff with high academic qualifications who offer their services in support of research and the national economy, constantly promoting knowledge and effective education of its students.


Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly

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T.E.I. of Thessaly was established as a tertiary education institution in 1983. It is the third largest Technological Educational Institution in Greece and comprises 4 Schools, 2 branches in Karditsa and Trikala and 18 academic departments altogether. Its strategic goal is to continuously improve the quality of the courses and the educational services offered as well as to promote knowledge through a variety of research programs.

The department Computer Science and Engineering was founded in 1999. Studies focus on the science and applications of information technology and organization and administration of information network and telecommunications.
The graduates of the department have the theoretical and technological knowledge and skills required for a professional career in the competitive fields of computing and telecommunications.


The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança

The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) is a higher education public institution with a defined mission in creating, transmitting and diffusing technical-scientific and professional knowledge through the articulation of study, teaching, applied research and experimental development. IPB belongs to the European Network for Universities of Applied Sciences (UASNET), which main objectives include the transferability of professional skills and the integration of applied research in their professional and technological education mission.
Founded in 1983, IPB is presently composed by five schools, 400 teachers and more than 7000 students. Its activities embraces a wide area of knowledge and technology, namely, arts, communication and multimedia, business sciences and law, education and teachers training, agriculture sciences and natural resources, health, tourism, sports, technologies and engineering. IPB has an internationalization programme with widely recognized success, including the annual mobility of more than 900 incoming and outgoing students and 200 teaching staff members, as the result of the collaboration with several European HEIs and with universities from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and all over the World.


The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL)

The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) is a public institution of higher education, at the service of society, dedicated to the production and diffusion of knowledge, creation, transmission and diffusion of culture, science, technology and arts, oriented research and experimental development.
Presently, IPL has about 12.000 students, 980 teachers, 316 non-teaching staff and modern facilities and equipment. The institution comprehends 5 Schools, an Institute for Research/Development and Advanced Studies, a Centre for Transference and Valorisation of Knowledge, a Distance Learning Unit, a Training Centre for Technological Specialization Courses, a Research Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development and Student Support Services.


The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice

Vilnius College of Technologies and Design
The Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice is a dynamically developing public higher education institution, offering practice-focused academic programmes, designed to develop practical skills. The Institute of Technology and Business has links to the industrial and business sectors that are actively involved in the development and teaching of courses within their area of expertise. The compulsory internships allow the students to gain practical experience in business or industry and thereby increase their employability.



TIMWE is a global provider of mobile enablement solutions, focused on Mobile Marketing, Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Money (mobile payments), Mobile Government and Internet of Things/M2M. Operating in more than 75 markets in five continents, managed through 27 offices, TIMWE has a strong presence in its core Latin American market and is rapidly expanding in a number of countries in Africa, the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East. In 2013, the company surpassed 500 M USD in revenues worldwide.


Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD)

Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support
The Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD) is one of the Portuguese R&D Units, which is a member of INESC TEC, being also designated by LIAAD/INESC TEC. Currently LIAAD has 63 members, 30 of which are PhD researchers. LIAAD has a close connection to the Faculty of engineering from the university of Porto since 12 of its PhD researchers are professors of that faculty. The Unit was originated from another research unit (LIACC) with a long path of 23 years and significant experience in the field. The main research areas are:


Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi

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Mehmet Akif Ersoy University includes  4 institutions which have graduate training programs, 5 faculties and 5 higher schools which have undergraduate training programs, and 8 vocational schools, 8 research centers, 6 departments connected to rectorship, 16.500 students and 1000 personnels, which make Mehmet Akif Ersoy University as an important foundation among other universities.
Furthermore, our university has been progressing day by day owing to its qualified education, research projects and scientific studies.



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Mobicage is an ICT company with their headquarters based in Ghent in Belgium and an office in Cairo (Egypt).
Their main brand is Rogerthat. Rogerthat is a platform for automating communication between organizations and people, using rich, interactive messages on a smartphone or on a PC.
Mobicage has already experience with offering placements & projects to European students.


Open University of Cyprus

Open university of Cyprus
Open University of Cyprus (OUC) is a newly established (2002) state University in Cyprus. It is the first and only Higher Education Institution in Cyprus that provides open and distance education at the undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (Master and PhD) level. OUC also offers training and vocational programs aiming to satisfy the increasing demand for Lifelong Learning and continuing education.
OUC has the following Faculties: Pure and Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics and Management. The University offers ECTS-based courses to 4500 students: three (3) undergraduate degree programs of study, fourteen (14) Master’s & ten (10) PhD programs, employing nineteen (19) fulltime and three hundred and fifty (350) adjunct faculty members.
Contact Person: Mr. Michalis Savva, University Officer, Research Services & Mrs. Elena Gregoriou, Head, Students Welfare Services


Opole University of Technology

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The Opole University of Technology (OUTech) is the largest technical institution in the Region with a significant position and tradition, providing education mostly in the area of technical science but also in the fields of management, tourism, sport and physiotherapy. The University is located in the south-west part of Poland, in the beautiful city of Opole - the region largest cultural, economic, academic and scientific centre as well as the Capital of Polish Song.
OUTech has around 12000 students


Portuguese Erasmus+ Education and Training National Agency

Portuguese Erasmus+ Education and Training National Agency
The Portuguese Erasmus+ Education and Training National Agency has the mission of managing the Erasmus+ Programme in the areas of Education and Training, execution and completion of on-going LLP tasks and projects, Erasmus Mundus and Tempus IV in Portugal. The National Agency also assumes the responsibility of publicizing the E+ programme, follow and evaluate projects and explore its results, as deemed adequate for the programme goals, contributing to the development of the Portuguese education system as well as to increasing the Portuguese qualification level.


Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
The Polytechnic Institute of Viseu includes 6 units: 5 higher schools - School of Education, School of Technology, School of Agriculture, School of Technology and Management (in the city of Lamego), School of Nursing; and The Welfare Services. Presently this institution has about 7000 students and 400 teachers.
The mission of PIV is the high level qualification of students, the construction of knowledge, the scientific, technologic, artistic and cultural formation of students as well as the development and participation in activities having in mind the needs of the surrounding The Polytechnic Institute of Viseu is a state higher education institution aimed at constructing and disseminating knowledge, carrying out research activities and training professionals, in order to promote sustainable development and quality of life in the region.
This institution is guided by fundamental values such as multidimensional training, respect for rights, active participation of all, ethical commitment towards society, excellence and autonomy.
Constant efforts are being made with the objective of building an institution with national and international visibility, based on excellence at the levels of teaching, scientific and cultural production and on its contribution to effective regional and national development and also to equal opportunities.



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NGO "Jauniesu konsultacijas” started in year 2003. It has been established by students from biggest universities in Latvia. Main aim of JK is to prepare Latvian young people to be successful and competent in national and global labor market. During this time we have organised more than 10 annual project that each year involves more than 20 000 young people and 3000 companies. In year 2011 we established Ltd and from year 2014 expand internationally with project"


PRAXIS Tanzania

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PRAXIS Tanzania is an East African based research, consultancy and development advisory services organisation that provides short-term demand-driven advisory services in development and social research, capacity development, import and export support services and outsourcing. PRAXIS Tanzania has got a long-term Thematic Trust Fund on youth, adolescent health and climate change adaptation. PRAXIS Tanzania has two adolescent health and climate change district based operation project and provides limited placements to international PRAXIS volunteers and interns.


TOBB University of Economy and Technology

TOBB stands for Turkish Chambers of Commerce and Commodity Exchanges. Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey established TOBB university for the purpose of educating entrepreneurial and qualified community leaders. Started giving education 2004 it now has approximately 3500 students, with a campus in Ankara.


Regional contact point for European placements Fulda (Germany)

Regional contact point for European placements Fulda
The University of Applied Sciences Fulda and the Institute for interdisciplinary Research inter.research e.V. jointly run the regional contact for European traineeships, promoting practical learning mobility for a network of ten German Universities. The contact point coordinates Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus Placements and Erasmus for young Entrepreneurs programmes.
The regional contact point will provide furthermore results and experiences from European Lifelong learning projects such as Uni-Key ( and Europemobility to the PRAXIS network.


The Technical University of Lisbon, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL)

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The Technical University of Lisbon (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa) is a state-owned institution and was founded in 1930
as an association of four pre-existing schools: Instituto Superior Técnico (School of Engineering), Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (School of Economics and Management), Instituto Superior de Agronomia (School of Agronomy) and Escola Superior de Medicina Veterinária (School of Veterinary Medecine).

Presently it comprises three more schools: Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (School of Political and Social Sciences, 1964), Instituto Superior de Educação Física (School of Physical Education, 1975) and Faculdade de Arquitectura (School of Architecture, 1983). The University is a decentralized institution and each school has its own campus, all in Lisbon.



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Treelogic is an R+D+i- intensive company which provides customers with information and communication technology-based solutions.Our  mission is to create, boost, develop and adapt scientific and technological knowledge and apply it to significantly improve quality standards in our daily life.


Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias 

Universidade Lusófona

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias is the largest non-public University in Portugal. The University name comes from the word “Lusofonia” which names all the Portuguese speaking countries and their common linguistic and cultural background.

The university assumes itself as the leading institution responsible for the development of this geographical and cultural space with more than 200 million inhabitants.

With a student body of more than 12.000 students and 679 teachers, the university offers a very rich environment, either in scientific as in social and cultural terms. The large amount of foreign students studying here, namely the ones from Brazil and Africa, adds a lot to the already very lively University ambient.


University of Essex

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The University of Essex, founded in 1964, is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions and the most internationally diverse campus-based university in Britain.  Ranked ninth in the UK for the quality of our research, and in the top 20 universities in the world that are less than 50 years old.  We are also ranked in the top 20 mainstream English universities for student satisfaction.  The University has more than 12,000 students on 3 campuses in Essex and partnerships with education institutions across the region.  We offer a broad spread of subjects across 18 academic departments and schools.  More than a quarter of Essex’s students are postgraduates with more than 3,000 international students, drawn from over 135 different countries.


University of Huelva

University of Huelva
The University of Huelva, founded in 1993, is one of Spain’s newest and most dynamic universities. The university’s aim is to provide quality teaching and research, as well as to promote economic, environmental and cultural developments in the city and province. We are an international university that is committed to the region. Close links have been forged with local businesses, whereby students are offered work placements in order to facilitate their incorporation into the work force. The research conducted by the University has a strong impact and directly benefits our community. The university has more than 12,000 students on 3 campuses and offers a wide range of subjects both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our unique environment combines with these features to make Huelva a distinctive university and a special place to be a student.


V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

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V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University with its over 200-year history is a leading Research and Educational Institution in Ukraine.
In the “Top-200 Ukraine” rating conducted by the UNESCO Chair for 2009 Kharkiv University ranks third among all Ukrainian Higher Educational Institutions. According to Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database, the University holds the third position among Ukrainian Research and Educational Institutions by the number of articles published in the leading international scientific publications.
Today the University has 20 Schools and 125 Departments which provide training for specialists in 61 majors.


VOKA (The Chamber of Commerce East Flanders)

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The Chamber of Commerce East Flanders originated early 2000 after a merger of three district Chambers of Commerce: Ghent-Eeklo, Dendermonde and South East-Flanders (Aalst, Oudenaarde-Ronse). The Chamber is not a government agency, but an independent and cross-sector business organization that can depend upon a very long tradition.

The Chamber of Commerce in Ghent was established in 1729, while similar organizations arose in other cities of the province in the middle of the 19 century: Aalst (1841), Dendermonde (1842), Oudenaarde (1854) and Ronse (1899). Since 1875, the Belgian Chambers of Commerce – once started as public institutions – have a private statute and function by and for companies, who voluntarily join as members.

Since 2004 the East-Flemish Chamber, along with 7 other Flemish Chambers and the Flemish Economic Association (VEV), form Voka, the Flemish network of enterprises. It represents more than 18,000 companies in Flanders and Brussels, and accounts for 65% of private employment and 66% of the added value in Flanders.

As the closest and most influential professional network of entrepreneurs and as a representative employers organization in East Flanders, Voka East Flanders wants to create an optimal framework for successful entrepreneurship and thus wants to contribute fundamentally to the prosperity and welfare of its region.


Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute (IPVC)

Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute (IPVC)

The Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute (IPVC) was founded in 1980. Is a regional institution, whose aims are a qualified human, cultural, scientific, technical and professional training, to carry out necessary research to accomplish its mission and to cooperate with the regional community of Alto-Minho, particularly with its productive and entrepreneurial sectors. The IPVC is made up of six Schools: Agrarian (ESA), Education (ESE), Health (ESS), Business Studies (ESCE), Sports and Leisure (ESDL) and Technology and Management (ESTG), offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, these last very often in collaboration with national and international polytechnics and universities. Also promotes Master courses and specialization courses.

The IPVC is a community of students and qualified professionals, located in the northwest of Portugal, aware that the progress of society ensures the harmonious development of persons and their performance. Joined together in the same mission: to create, manage and disseminate knowledge and culture, through processes of education/learning, research, transfer of technology and knowledge.


Vilnius College of Technologies and Design

Vilnius College of Technologies and Design
Vilnius College of Technologies and Design (Vilniaus technologijų ir dizaino kolegija) consists of 4 faculties: the Civil Engineering Faculty, the Design Faculty, the Petras Vileisis Railway Transportation Faculty, and the Technical Faculty. They boast over 3500 students and 350 professors and other staff members. Vilnius College of Technologies and Design is an institution of higher education offering over twenty full-time study programs, partial studies through exchange programs, as well as informal study courses and training.
Vilnius College of Technologies and Design maintains close relations with partners in Lithuania and abroad and is continuously updating study programs, improving the qualifications of their teaching staff and upgrading their training facilities. They ensure that their students enjoy the best possible training and living conditions, with the language learning and distance learning centers, 50 laboratories, 5 drawing rooms, a TOYOTA technical training center, 3 libraries and renovated dormitories.


Volgograd State Technical University

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Volgograd State Technical University is one of the largest universities in the Volga region,an institution of higher education with versatile activities, preparing highly-qualified specialists in compliance with the multistage system of education - Bachelors of Science, Certified Specialists and Masters of Science.
The university's scientific schools are well known in both our country and abroad. International cooperation with foreign educational institutions is being carried forward.



WeWoW is a Portuguese information technologies company established on 21st January 2011 with its head-office situated in Maia (Porto District), a location of excellence, considering the company’s business is information technologies and there is a provision of qualified resources in the region, namely universities situated in Braga, Porto and Aveiro. The company is involved in the provision of services related to IT, thanks to a wealth of experience by its founders, already having created and launched other similar business ventures with great success.


WorkSpace Europe

WorkSpace Europe
WorkSpace Europe is the only Slovak Consortium of Higher Education Institutions for Erasmus traineeships, accredited by European Commission.
As a consortium coordinator we manage and administrate the Erasmus traineeships abroad for students of 9 Slovak Universities and help them to find host organisations for their traineeships abroad and oversee their quality and progress.

At the other side we organize Erasmus traineeships for foreign trainees in Slovakia within our wide network of companies, NGOs and other host organizations we cooperate with. We are a partner of Slovak Chamber of Commerce and other slovak business associations as an experienced specialists in Erasmus traineeships.