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AMICO. A new Alliance for Mobility Incoming and Outgoing

amicoProgramme: Erasmus+ K2. Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action: Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Agreement nº 2015-1-IT02-KA203-015203

Duration: 36 months


1. Partnership

Project promoter


Project Partners

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA (Italy), SMALLCODES Srl (Italy), DOCUMENTA (Spain), UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA (Spain), CITIC (Spain), GAP Gmbh (Germany), HdBA (Germany), RINOVA Limited (United Kingdom), COLLAGE ARTS (United Kingdom)


2. Overview

Project AMICO aims to facilitate labour mobility among European countries. As pointed out by the European Commission in the EU citizenship report 2013 “EU citizens: your rights, your future”, proper labour mobility would enable to effectively tackle the mismatch of qualifications in Europe. However, its potential is not fully exploited yet. Even though European people show a high propensity to transnational job mobility, labour mobility rates are still low. One of the reasons is the lack of services in support of people interested in geographical labour mobility, both incoming (employers) and outgoing (job seekers).

Project AMICO wants to contribute to fill this gap, improving the provision of service and producing practical tools in support of people willing to mobilise. In particular, AMICO will focus on geographical mobility in the ICT sector, a field where the mismatch is increasingly rising. However, special attention will be given to the transferability of AMICO experience so that it can be easily replicated in all Member Countries and to different sectors.

To this end, the project articulates an entire process for:

1. Enhancing the professionalization of job counsellors, especially in relation to international job placement, designing an innovative curriculum for “Job Mobility Counsellors”.

2. Strengthening matching skills at international level, with a set of tailored tools to analyse competences and mobility needs.

3. Improving the provision of services in support of intra-EU labour mobility, designing processes and procedures for their implementation and management like the Mobility Welcome Service.


The potential long term benefits are:

– Contributing to realise a real free movement of workers across Europe and to fulfil the goal of the European Single Market.

– Contributing to the modernisation of Higher Education with the activation, at national and European level, of an educational offer specialised in mobility, able to contribute to the creation of a joint labour market.

– Contributing to the diffusion of a mobility culture as an opportunity of personal, training and labour development.

– Contributing to reinforce EURES and its networks.


Around 1.500 people will benefit from or will be target of the activities organized by the project.


3. Target group

A. Socio-economic system

A1. ICT Enterprises

A2. IT Consortia and industrial districts

A3. Trade associations

A4. Employers in the ICT sector

A5. Job-seekers for ICT professions


B. Education and knowledge system

B1. Universities

B2. Students attending courses that foresee a possible occupation related to career and job guidance (Faculties of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economy)


C. Private and public guidance centres

C1. Public Employment Services

C2. Private Employment Services

C3. Bodies providing career guidance

C4. Professional counselling information services

C5. Job counsellors


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