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Una Europa opportunities: apply for a staff exchange with your European peers

12 June 2023

Are you working at Leiden University, and would you like to meet and share experiences with your professional peers at other European universities? That's possible, thanks to Leiden University's partnership in Una Europa — an alliance of 11 leading universities from across Europe.

In 2023, Una Europa is offering two international exchanges to non-academic staff. Apply by Friday, 30 June for the Live My Life programme or the Una Europa Staff Week! Both are part of Una Europa’s ambition to create professional development and global networking opportunities for employees of all partner institutions.

Live My Life

The Una Europa Live My Life programme matches you with a colleague working at another Una Europa university for job shadowing and peer-to-peer learning. You will connect with each other — virtually and in person — between October 2023 and March 2024. This year's call is aimed at staff working in the fields of human resources, sustainability and facilities management, as well as anyone dealing with finances for externally funded projects (e.g., Horizon, Erasmus+). 

Learn more and apply for Live My Life

Una Europa Staff Week

Diversity and inclusion is the central theme of this year's Una Europa Staff Week. The event is aimed at employees working in the fields of human resources and student services, or other administrative areas working and providing services on diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants will meet in Bologna, Italy from 16-20 October to discuss how different universities are working strategically on this topic and to share good practices.

Learn more and apply for the Una Europa Staff Week

Language and costs

The working language of both programmes is English. Participation is free of charge. Some funding may be available for travel and accommodation costs. To find out more, feel free to contact Petra Pelkman, Senior Local Lead for Una Europa at Leiden University.

More information

Dozens of employees at Una Europa partner universities have already done an exchange. They are happy to share their experience with you via this articleTo be directly informed about Una Europa activities and opportunities, please subscribe to our news updates.

Una Europa colleagues on exchange
Una Europa colleagues on exchange at Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Krakow (photo: Inga Ackerman)
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