Valentina Vergara (Spain/Sustainable agriculture) and Ana Castro (Portugal/Culture)

Valentina de Jesús Cergara Covelli (NE): “The Erasmus for young entrepreneurs (EYE) program has been an amazing experience! I had the opportunity to meet and share ideas and skills with an experienced and passionate HE, Ana Castro, who taught me what it means to run a business in the real world, as well as the chance to perfect my business plan, acquire new knowledge, discover a new country and make new contacts. Despite the current situation due to the pandemic, we found a way to reinvent and to concretize new ways of working, having a productive relationship until the very last day.” Weiterlesen …

Estefania Fuentes Mederos (Spain/Wellness) and Dietmar Goetz (Portugal/Entertainment)

Estefania Fuentes Mederos (NE): “I learnt to communicate with confidence in front of a camera and to negotiate with sponsors to create win-win situations. This program is not a program – it’s an experience and helps you be clear in your mind and heart about what is that you want to offer to the world. I can’t be more grateful for all the people I met and all sponsors I found who believed in me and supported me in building my value proposition to investors.” Weiterlesen …

Iván Andrés Mejía Pérez (Spain/Social Entrepreneurship) and José Santos (Portugal/Social Entrepreneurship)

Iván Andrés Mejía Pérez (NE): „The program for young entrepreneurs is a tool that helped me to perfect my business plan with which I applied, and to have a specific and achievable vision about it. It is a program in which you work hand in hand with an experienced entrepreneur, who will be your guide during the exchange. Here I understood the difference between theory and implementation, and that is that practice requires you to be a proactive person who is in constant interaction with the dynamics and demands of the market. Also, this program offers you the opportunity to learn by doing, which is very interesting and keeps you motivated to continue. In the end, you will be a more focused and professional person.“ Weiterlesen …

Iris Mota (Portugal/Sustainability) and Roberto Dallabona (Italy/Sustainability)

Iris Mota (NE): “Waking up every day to work and learn about something that I’m really passionate about was very meaningful to me. I was very lucky to work with this company, with a team that welcomed me in all its activities. Roberto has been very important in this journey, due to all his support. A truly enriching experience professionally and personally.” Weiterlesen …

Beatriz Carmena López (Spain/Ecotourism) and Vera Castelbranco (Portugal/Rural Tourism)

Beatriz Carmena López (NE): “In conclusion, I learned about the importance of being active, productive and attentive in order to improve and grow as a business, but also about the importance of enjoying life and being happy in your free time, which was incredibly easy with Vera.” Weiterlesen …

Philipp Gruber (Germany/Architecture) and Nuno Brandão Costa (Portugal/Architecture)

It was a great experience to participate in the EYE programme and to work with Nuno Brandão Costa. I received insights about low-cost housing in Portugal and learned efficient working methods in the design and execution process of architecture projects. The programme gave me the possibility to experiment in the unknown context of research work in architecture and I seek to implement this new skill to my future practice. Weiterlesen …

Luana Loria (Italy/Cultural projects) and Margarida Branco (Portugal/Distribution and retail) – Corona Story

The bookstore “Ler Por Ai” (Lisbon, Portugal) closed on the 13th of March due to Covid-19 spreading across Europe and Portugal and according to the measure of the Government. I started my Erasmus exchange at the bookstore on the 3rd of February and due to the current situation, the owner Margarida and me talked about the opportunity to work by teleworking, although it would be not possible to perform all the tasks indicated in the work commitments. Therefore, I decided not to go back to my family’s house in Italy since I considered not safe traveling to go back to my country in this period and I chose to collaborate by teleworking with my HE, Margarida Branco, keeping on our exchange in Lisbon. Weiterlesen …

Simon Becker (Germany/Graphic Design) and Tiago Araújo (Portugal/Illustration, Animation and Fine Arts)

Both entrepreneurs have greatly benefitted from the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. Simon Becker was not only able to meet the young and dedicated entrepreneur Tiago Araújo who had new ideas for his company, but also profited from the exchange of personal views and skillsets as well as the widening of work perspectives. To him and his team, the collaboration with an entrepreneur from a different specialization in their sector and from a different European country was very pleasant and valuable. Overall, they have managed to make this relationship successful in spite of the challenges they faced due to COVID-19. Weiterlesen …