Project Overview

Project Name: Digital Freelancing for Higher Education Students and Recent Graduates

Project Acronym: DiFree

Call: 2021 Round 1 KA2

Project code: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000032241

Duration: February 1, 2022 – February 1, 2025

Coordinator Type: HE Institution (tertiary level)

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DiFree is a project oriented to provide undergraduates and recent graduates with tools useful to succeed in the freelance marketplace, which is increasingly reliant on digital skills and online working environments.

DiFree is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union – Key Action 2: Cooperation Partnerships in Higher Education (KA220-HED).

The DiFree project aims to fill the gap between the academic knowledge and the current needs of the recent university graduates.

DiFree will propose a framework for freelance jobs in digital environments – a possible solution in times of crisis and insecurity.

The Digital Freelancing project wants to offer to the students of the partner Universities and also to students and recent graduates who are interested in the topic-specific training and practical skill development opportunities, in order to introduce them to a practical and realistic view of a freelancing job. Before they begin a profession, ask them to reflect on themselves and self-assess their soft skills and abilities.

Furthermore, the project wants to offer them advice and coaching before, during, and after they decide to pursue a freelance career, providing training to higher education teachers on the digital labor market, its workforce demands, and essential capabilities, so that this knowledge can reach a larger number of higher education students.

This project brought together 5 European institutions, including 4 universities and 1 university spin-off working as Technology Transfer Center 4.0 from Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

The project coordinator is the University of Tuscia (Italy).

Project code: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000032241. Project duration: February 1, 2022 – February 1, 2025