"The Master was the perfect completion of my studies and the basis on which to build my professional career. "


OpenEconomics
Rome (Italia)

Role: Project Team Manager - European Funding

Testimonial on the Master program

The Master in European Project Planning & Management was the perfect completion of my studies and the basis on which to build my professional career. Thanks to it, I was able to quickly enter the labour market. After the internship, indeed, I was offered a job by a consultancy company based in Rome where I am in charge of scouting European funding opportunities and of European project planning. Among the Master’s strongest points, the relevance of the training contents, the skills and the experience of the trainers and the applied teaching method, which combines theoretical lectures and practical simulations. In addition, the final project work provided me with “on-field” experience, through which I had the opportunity to develop a real project proposal. During the internship, which I consider to be the added value of this Master, I had the chance to prove myself in a real and ideal working environment in Brussels and this relevant experience also opened up new career opportunities. As mentioned, I am currently working for an organization active in the field of EU funding, but I also have received other relevant job offers in the last few months and I was able to choose the one I found more relevant for me. Rome, September 2017

Testimonial on the Internship

I chose to carry out my internship at Inova+ (Brussels, Belgium), a consultancy company involved in several European projects, as coordinator or partner, active in the field Open Innovation and Technology Transfer; the reason for my choice were mainly related to personal interests and consistency with my studies and competences.
Pixel act as a perfect mediator between myself and the company; I was immediately put in contact with Inova+, as soon as they provided a positive feedback on my application, so that I had to chance to introduce myself and discuss the practical aspects of the internship.
On a daily basis, I had the chance to deal with project management related activities (mainly concerning Horizon 2020 and EU tenders’ projects), in addition to other numerous activities concerning proposal writing, stakeholder engagement and public relation. The working environment was pleasant and challenging at the same time; my colleagues, with my experienced tutor on top, helped me to get used to the company’s modus operandi and provided me with solid targeted training.
The content of the internship was in line with the Master’s content, therefore I encountered no difficulties in carrying out the above-mentioned tasks.
It is also important to mention that the city of Brussels can be considered on its own the added value of the internship. Inova+’s office is indeed located in the European neighbourhood, where the headquarters of the main EU institutions are hosted and EU affairs take place.

I definitely recommend Inova+ to the future Master participants; I believe this internship to be a fundamental step for any student that want to build his professional career in the field of EU project management.
Matosinhos (Portugal) / Brussels (Belgium), September 2017