The SPRINT project: "Standardize best PRactices about INTernships", aims at improving young people’s integration into the labour market by creating a quality European framework for internships with the support of standardization. EUA member University Paul Valéry Montpellier III is the coordinator.
The end goal of SPRINT project is to work on a unique quality standard for internships in Europe. The implementation and future success of this standard will depend on its capacity to adapt to any legislation and be responsive to all stakeholders’ expectations. In order to guarantee the project success and impact, it is crucial to research on the influencers in the good implementation of the standard – such as legal and national contexts.
A Research on indicators and standards for quality internships is already available as a first output.
Seven organizations are involved in this project: InternsGoPro (Belgium), Association Française de Normalisation : AFNOR (France), Trade Union Youth Plus (Slovenia), UNISER (Italy), European Association of Institutions in Higher Education : EURASHE (Belgium), the ADECCO Group (Switzerland), Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 (France). This project has been funded with support from the European Union's Erasmus+ Programme.
More information about the project is available on the SPRINT project webpage.