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A second call for SiS Catalyst internships prepared

BRUSSELS – The European Students’ Union (ESU) has invited potential host organisations to join the SiS  Catalyst Internship Programme and made suggestions for activities that would be relevant to the project’s aims. Therefore, a second call for internships will be launched in the near future as part of the project.

Internship programmes about to start

The pilot phase of the SiS Catalyst Internship Programme was finalised in mid May 2013. A pre-selection committee from the European Students’ Union (ESU) recommended six individuals to the host organisations out of the seventeen applications that it received from students in thirteen different countries.

The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, and three Austrian institutions, the ZOOM Kindermuseum, the University of Innsbruck and the Kinderbuero Universitaet Wien, had been previously selected to host interns in the period from June to December 2013 as a part of the SiS Catalyst project. These host organisations are currently in the process of interviewing the students that have been recommended. The interviews will be used to decide who should be offered an internship for three months at the host organisations.

About SiS Catalyst

SiS Catalyst is a project co-funded by the FP7 Programme of the European Union aiming at fostering and supporting ethical, effective and sustainable engagement between children from seven to fourteen years old and social, cultural, political, scientific and educational institutions.

ESU is a leading partner for the work package focusing on developing and implementing an internships programme for the project.

Please go to the homepage of the SiS Catalyst project for more information about it:

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For more information, please contact:

Taina Moisander, ESU Vice-chairperson: +32/479.591.499 // or Robert Hlynur Baldursson, ESU Communications Manager: +32/473.669.894 //

The European Students’ Union, headquartered in Brussels, is the umbrella organisation of 47 national unions of students from 39 European countries. ESU represents and promotes the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level. Through its member unions, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe. To find out more about ESU, follow us on Twitter @ESUtwt, check out or Facebook page or visit ESU celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012.


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