Multiplier event – Barcelona

June 13th, 2019


About the event

The Skill Up project consortium is pleased to announce the project’s final multiplier event, taking place in Barcelona on 13 June 2019.

The multiplier event, “Building alliances to boost new graduates’ employability skills”, will give us the opportunity to provide the overall results of the Skill Up project. It will also provide higher education faculty, employer representatives and career guidance and counselling practitioners a space in which to share experiences, discuss research and discover best practices for equipping new graduates with the skills required to succeed in 21st-century society and the labour market.

Contributions are invited that address the research, project achievements, case studies and theoretical and conceptual work relating to the event theme and tracks. Submissions should be made in paper presentation format.

The event is free of charge but places are limited, so all participants should register before 30 May 2019.


About the project

The Erasmus+ Skill Up project, “Matching graduates’ skills and labour world demands through authentic learning scenarios”, is a European strategic partnership aimed at strengthening ties between European higher education and vocational education and training curricula and the labour world through authentic learning scenarios and career counselling and guidance. The purpose of the project is to promote the employability of new graduates, which is linked to the current priority of Europe 2020 strategies. The project is shaping the prerequisites for developing innovative teaching methods and authentic learning approaches, increasing cooperation between education and the labour market and spreading a replicable process throughout Europe that corresponds to labour market competence requirements.


Call for papers

Papers addressing research, best practices, case studies, and theoretic/conceptual work related to the following tracks are invited:

  • Methods for improving university and vocational education and training graduates’ employability skills.
  • Transition from higher education or vocational education to the labour market.
  • Employers’ skills requirements for new graduates and young professionals.
  • Skill gaps and low employability of graduates in Europe.
  • Authentic learning approaches in higher education and vocational education and training settings.
  • Innovative ideas for improving students’ hard and soft skills in higher education settings.
  • Virtual internships.
  • Lifelong guidance and e-guidance in higher education.



Submissions are expected to be full text – abstract submissions are not required. Proposals should be submitted as MS Word .docx files, using the online submission platform and following the paper template.

Submissions should be written in English. Please make sure that your document is spellchecked and proofread before submission.

Papers accepted should be presented in parallel thematic sessions. Presentations are expected to take 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for audience questions.

All expenses for attending the event are the responsibility of the author(s) or presenter(s) of accepted contributions.


Important dates 

Paper submissions start 4 April 2019
Paper submission deadline 20 May 2019
Notification of acceptance 27 May 2019
Event registration deadline 5 June 2019
Camera ready 10 June 2019
Event date 13 June 2019


Program “Building alliances to boost new graduates’ employability skills”

Schedule – Multiplier BCN



The event will take place at CosmoCaixa Barcelona.

Address: C/ Isaac Newton, 26, 08022, Barcelona

How to get to CosmoCaixa

FGC: Line L7, CosmoCaixa–Av. Tibidabo stop.
Bus: Lines H2, H4, V17, V15, V19, V13, 73, 75, 22 and 196






Click here for registration.


This project is coordinated by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
This project has received funding from the European Union's Erasmus + Programme under No 2016-1-ES01-KA203-025432 grant agreement.
Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency SEPIE are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.