The CAEB has delivered this Friday of the Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship certificates, with a grant between 650 and 1,050 euros per month, financed by Obra Social La Caixa and by the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education of the Ministry of Education, recipient of European funds.
The president of the CAEB, Carmen Planas, stressed that 45% of the 40 beneficiaries of one of these scholarships have been hired to fill a job before completing the 3 months since the completion of the internship.
These recent graduates have completed their practical training in a company from another European country during the first semester.
The approximate allocation of each scholarship varies between 650 and 1050 euros per month, mainly for transport, maintenance and accommodation, depending on the duration and the country of destination.
During the delivery, Planas was accompanied by the rector of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Llorenç Huguet, and the director of Retail Banking at CaixaBank, Diego Riera.
Representatives of the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny of the Balearic Islands have also attended and participated in the event, which together with the UIB has provided dissemination of the scholarships among the students; representatives of one of the companies receiving recipients, Garrigues, and a total of nine fellows, of whom two have reported their experience.
Planas recalled that “thanks to the initiative of the European Union, and the management on their behalf of the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education, under the Ministry of Education, these scholarships have allowed in the period 2013-2015 up to 40 newly Balearic graduates could do paid internships in companies in European countries. “
The president of CAEB added that “the program has allowed them to improve their training skills and acquire added value to their CV, improve their language level, acquire new work methodologies, learn new business ideas and boost the entrepreneurial spirit; in a new culture, and better conceive the idea of Europe. “
In particular, according to the Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship report, most of the beneficiaries have chosen, in this order, the United Kingdom, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany for their stay.
Reduce youth unemployment
Planas has underlined the importance of helping to reduce youth unemployment. In 20 years, the CAEB has managed more than 400 of these scholarships and in this last call, 51 companies from all over Europe have been available to participate.
For his part, Diego Riera highlighted the commitment of CaixaBank, through its Social Work, to education and training. Of the 500 MM budget of the Foundation, 6.9% (34.6 MM) goes to this heading, although social and welfare programs “continue to be the most important part of its activity, with 334 MM ( 66.8%).
Finally, Riera explained that MicroBank, the social bank of La Caixa, has begun marketing the Erasmus + Master Loan, a microcredit with very advantageous conditions for students who want to expand their academic training through a master’s degree in a country in the European Union. or countries associated with the Erasmus + program.
The Erasmus + Master Loan is aimed at Spanish university students registered at the Master’s level in a European university, as well as Europeans who enroll in a Spanish university center.
The presentation of the act has been completed by the rector of the UIB, Llorenç Huguet, who has underlined the usefulness of the scholarships, and has congratulated the participants.
After the presentation the teacher of the Essen d’Art i Superior de Disseny Pilar Rovira explained the importance of student mobility and stressed that from this center “we developed International programs in the framework of Erasmus + since 2009”.
After the presentation, on behalf of Garrigues, José Manuel Cardona and Claudia Ferrer explained the experience of receiving Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship holders in their offices abroad.
Cardona stressed that “the main conclusion of the training in our office is that it never ends.”
Finally, the fellows Sílvia Roig and José Antonio Domínguez have intervened to tell their experiences and Carmen Planas, Diego Riera and Llorenç Huguet have proceeded to deliver the certificates.
Erasmus + scholarship
Leonardo da Vinci
The CAEB has managed two types of scholarships in the last year: the Erasmus + Scholarship and the Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship.
The Erasmus + Scholarship is aimed at university students with more than 50% of the approved credits of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the School of Art and Higher Education of the Balearic Islands (EASD) who want to acquire their first work experience in a country of the European Union, while the Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship has been addressed to recent graduates.
They have had the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Escola d’Art Superior de Disseny of the Balearic Islands (EASD), Center for Higher Studies Alberta Giménez (Cesag), Fundació Universitat Empresa de les Illes Balears (Fueib), Conselleria de Education, Culture and Universities, Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (Cepyme), Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), Balearic Islands of Services, Business and Training (BSEF), Institut d’Educació Superior Joan Ramis i Ramis, PalmaActiva, Center Balears Europe and Chamber of Commerce.
Among the European host partners, the scholarships have 51 companies from different sectors that offer the opportunity to do internships within their entity.
The European host partners are SMEs, large companies and multinationals.