OPEras - Opportunity Placements with Erasmus

How is it composed?

The OPEras Consortium is composed of 30 national organisation partners and it is coordinated by the University of Coimbra. 

Consortium organisation partners are mainly from the Centre Region business network, as follows:

bluepharma2Município de Sever do Vougaiapmei
cm_montemorovelhocriticalSantander Totta

The Consortium has also international partners from Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, United Kingdom and Sweden with which the University of Coimbra already has cooperation agreements for Erasmus placements.

What is the role of the Partners?
  • To promote and disseminate the Erasmus Programme in the company, region and among other partner organisations;
  • To contribute to the execution of the overall strategy of the OPEras Consortium;
  • To promote placement opportunities;
  • To receive students from UC partner institutions abroad;
  • To organise placements for international students.
What are the benefits?
  • To join up a successful label (ERASMUS) that facilitates the mobility of around 300, 000 students/year at European level;
  • To actively participate in the future of Europe;
  • To boost up students’ employability taking into account businesses’ needs.
What is the role of UC?
  • To manage the Consortium;
  • To disseminate the Consortium among partners and students;
  • To keep up an efficient communication network among all stakeholders;
  • To disseminate placement opportunities;
  • To process students’ applications;
  • To pay students’ grants;
  • To monitor the placements;
  • To disseminate the results.