Sustainability Plan to be Signed by Voyage Consortium

The Sustainability Plan and Future Strategy of the 561656 VOYAGE Project will be signed soon by the Consortium members on the occasion of the forthcoming Project meeting to be hosted by the University of Padua on April 9-14. 

The plan, as a part of a whole report, details:

-the Future Perspectives of Sustainability of the VOYAGE system

-the  Project Consortium Decision for platform maintenance and functioning beyond project completion,

-the Distribution of tasks according to Consortium Member

-the Sustainability Strategy of the Voyage Consortium

- the Simulation of Sustainability Budget of VOYAGE Consortium

-the Contribution of the 561656 Project European Partners to Voyage Project Sustainability


In the Steering Committee meeting held in Hanoi at Post and Telecommunication Institute of Technology (PTIT), on November 7 2016, the issue of 561656 project sustainability was discussed in presence of the Vietnamese Project Consortium members. The beneficiary Universities of HANU, NUAE, PTIT and Hanoi Industrial Export Processing Zones Authority - Center for Enterprise Support and Services (HIZA-CES) agreed to centralize the 561656 Voyage Platform at HANU University. The aforementioned partners signed the Sustainability –Memorandum of Understanding for platform hosting on November 29, 2016. 

The 561656 project plays an important role in monitoring the higher education system in Vietnam and in creating job opportunities for the Vietnamese graduated students. Thanks to the project the beneficiaries are endowed for the first time with a tool (Voyage Platform) conceived at the scope. The sustainability strategy implies for its implementation period the commitment of the Consortium Members to accomplish the actions required for VOYAGE Project management and the strength of the Vietnamese Consortium to improve the participation of new stakeholders in joining the platform.

The strategy aims at increasing the number of the universities joining the platform also from other regions of the country together with the number of companies, with a preference towards the enrichment of the different economic sectors represented by the registered firms. 



Dissemination event and Project meeting at NUAE, Hanoi, Vietnam, 23-27 October 2017

From 23 to 27 October 2017 took place at National University of Art Education, Hanoi, Vietnam the Voyage Project Conference Opportunities for the young and graduates employability in Vietnam”. The main topics of the five days meetings were the dissemination of the Project, the involvement of new stakeholders and meetings “face to face” between Vietnamese enterprises and universities.

The first meeting day was extremely significant, interesting and fruitful thanks to the participaction of very important public actors. Among those who delivered speeches we would like to mention the presence of Mr. NGUYEN VAN PHUC, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Trainings, the S.R. of Vietnam; Counsellor Natalia Sanginiti from the Italian Embassy in Vietnam; Mr. Pham Hoang Hai, Executive Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and Ms. Anna Maria Nguyen, Head of Desk Emilia-Romagna/Italy in Binh Duong and Representative of Becamex in Europe.

At meeting participated as well representatives of new stakeholders, as Ha Long University, Ho Chi Minh City Open University, representatives of business community and Vietnamese students.

The main results of the meeting:

-Workshop on labour market and higher education in Vietnam (monitoring enterprise skill needs and internship promotion-WP.5.1.): intensive discussion between academic world representatives with more than 50 participants (mainly enterprises and student community). The Vietnamese Ministry of Higher Education, Italian Embassy, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, UnionCamere Emilia Romagna as well as to the representatives of other universities not part of Voyage Consortium opened the first day session.

-Focus group with companies-more than 20 companies attended the focus group. The main topic of the focus group was based on the contents of the questionnaire developed by University of Padova and available on line for enterprises ( );

-Focus group with students-40 students took part to the focus group.  The main topic of the focus group was  the internship experience and the related best practices to be implemented.

The results of the monitoring activites will be sistematized in a Report on “Skill needs and internship promotion in Vietnam”.


Voyage platform transfer

on September 19, 2017, as planned, the Voyage platform was successfully transferred in Vietnam, hosted by Hanoi University! the platform is now available for students and companies registration at:




In the framework of 561656 Project WP.5. “Develop Monitoring Tools for University-Enterprise Partnership and Employability” a survey has been launched. The scope of the survey is to provide a feedback on the demand for skills by companies and on the best practices for internship promotion in Vietnam. By replying to the questionnaire companies can give their contribution to the improvement of labour market in Vietnam

The link to the survey is available for fill out  in english and vietnamese from July 31 2017 at:

Companies are invited to provide their feedback to the online survey!



On 24th July, 2017, in Bologna, at Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna, the “Vietnam-Italy economic cooperation roundtable” took place with the participation of the Italian Association in charge of promoting Italy-Vietnam cooperation (as ERVET, UCER Emilia Romagna and the Turatti Pacific Company), the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade  and business representatives from Vietnam, active in the handicraft, especially fashion and ceramics sectors.

The meeting was an opportunity to present the economic characteristic of Emilia Romagna Region, to enlarge the information exchange regarding the investment opportunities as well as future business collaborations.

On that occasion, the AlmaLaurea Consortium was invited to present the Project and  the Voyage platform for matching supply and demand of qualified human resources. The Vietnamese companies found the initiative very interesting as a new opportunity that allow them to search for Vietnamese graduates to employ, as well as a new form of collaboration between business sector and local universities. The Project coordinator AlmaLaurea invited the delegation to take part to the forthcoming project meeting to be held in Hanoi on the 3rd week of October at NUAE.

The press release is available at:



Dissemination Event and Project Meeting-Bologna May 22-26 2017

The Meeting opened up with a Dissemination event that took place at Unioncamere Emilia Romagna and was addressed to the presentation of the Voyage Project and to the discussion of the issue of University-Enterprise cooperation in Europe and Vietnam. Italian companies investing in Vietnam, the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Italy, the Office for enterprises internationalization of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also took part to the event. The AlmaLaurea study on the Vietnamese graduates' in Italy was delivered to participants while in the round table the relevance of counselling and guidance tools to university choice in Vietnam and  the need to improve language skills and of soft skills of the young people to improve employment opportunities of the young was addressed. Autonomy of the universities, provide open information on the job market, scholarships for students mobility are key elements in enhancing university enterprise cooperation and employability in Vietnam.  The   press release of May 22 meeting together with the presentation released is available at:


Project Meeting was addressed to the Intensive training, delivered by the AlmaLaurea IT experts to the IT staff of the 3 beneficiaries universities of HANU, PTIT and NUAE plus HIZA-CES and aimed at transfer all the technical tools on how to manage the platform locally.  

In the Steering Committee the issue of Project sustainability was widely discussed with the coordinator AlmaLaurea presented in details how AlmaLaurea guarantees its sustainability with the growing number of universities joining the consortium and new services provided to companies. The issue of pushing new comers in the platform and enhance the N of registered students and companies as baseline for future project sustainability was highlighted calling for the implementation of ad hoc dissemination strategies.


May 26 was addressed to Meeting at the University of Bologna  where the Vietnamese delegation met the Delegation for International Relations with Asia. UNIBO, PTIT and HANU presented the state of art of cooperation between Italy and Vietnam. The idea to foster cooperation between UNIBO, AlmaLaurea  and the Vietnamese Universities with the planning of future cooperation programs was discussed and welcomed. 



Company registration in Voyage Platform!

On February 2017, HIZA CES organized a meeting with the Vietnamese companies to present the Voyage Platform. The Voyage Platform is an innovative tool at disposal of companies free of any charge for finding the best candidate. Companies will access the online graduates CVs, which are certified by the belonging universities, and search and compare the graduates according to their university, faculty and degree level and to a rich set of searching parameters. Also companies can publish job offer online and receive the graduates’ CVs, to be organized directly in the voyage Platform. 

At now more than 20 Vietnamese companies registered in the Platform. On May 2017, the Platform will be presented to Italian Companies investing in Vietnam on the occasion of a dissemination meeting to be held in Bologna (May 22-26, 2017).


New Student Registration in Voyage Platform!

During the months of February and March 2017, the number of the students registration in the Voyage platform has markedly increased thanks to the dissemination sessions carried out in the partner Universities and the seminars organized with the student for explaining the benefits of registering in the Platform.Registration will continue in the next months.




The Voyage Project meeting took place in Hanoi, at Post and Telecommunication Institute of Technology, from November 7-11 2016. The meeting opened with the PLENARY SESSION, an institutional moment aimed at welcome the participants and thought as a dissemination session of the Voyage Project. 48 participants attended the meeting, representatives from all project partners’ Consortium. The Rectors of Voyage Universities and HIZA-CES Director underlined, in the opening remarks, the relevance of the Project for the beneficiary organizations and for the whole Higher Education and Labour Market system in Vietnam, in accordance with the Vietnamese Ministry of Education Plan. A specific focus on sustainability addressed the issue of Platform Centralization in Vietnam (on a hub and spoke model) as milestone for future sustainability of the Project. 

Then, the meeting was organized in parallel sessions: the IT AND SECRETARIATS’ STAFF TRAINING aimed at transfer to the local staff of PTIT HANU NUAE and HIZA-CES the tools to manage the Voyage Platform locally. The MANAGEMENT MEETING was intended to cover all technical aspects related to the Project, to assess the project state of art according to WPs and deliverables, including the financial issues.  Among the main contents of the meeting: the presentation of the Voyage Platform, now ready for Company registration, the dissemination plan for company registration and strategies for improving students’ response rates to online questionnaire, the platform best configuration for the future sustainability in Vietnam. The assessment of quality of the first years of project implementation was also carried out with very positive outcomes.




In August 18th 2016, HIZA and Trade Union hold the seminar to train the labour decrees for more 300 senior managers and human resource managers of many companies in Hanoi industrial and export processing zones. Besides, Mr. Nguyen Dan Tam – Deputy Chief of HIZA’s office introduce general information about VOYAGE project to the senior managers. He highly focused on 6 objectives of the projects: Implement the Vietnamese database of university graduates; Develop the Vietnamese Graduates Profile Survey; Design the Vietnamese Graduates Job condition Survey;Set up a Qualifies System of Vietnamese Graduates Placement; Draft the best practice guidelines & common learning for internship promotion and skill needs’ monitoring. 

In addition, he also emphasized three main benefits from the project for Vietnamese companies, as follows:

  • Availability of CV regularly updated by graduates;
  • CV search facilities for human resources selection and recruitment purposes;
  • Possibility to check and compare profiles of graduates to hire.  

Through his general introduction about the project, many senior managers are interested in the project. They said that employers have faced many difficulties in labor recruitment. Many companies have been losing a lot of effort and money to recruit qualified employees. Then, they take the extra time to train them. 



Ngày 18/08/2016, Ban Quản lý các Khu công nghiệp và Chế xuất Hà Nội (Ban quản lý) phối hợp với Công đoàn các Khu công nghiệp và Chế xuất Hà Nội tổ chức hội nghị tập huấn các nghị định của Chính Phủ hưởng dẫn thực hiện Bộ Luật lao động. Hội nghị thu hút gần 300 các nhà quản lý và nhân sự của các doanh nghiệp trong khu công nghiệp và chế xuất trên địa bàn thành phố. 

Tại hội nghị, bên cạnh việc tập huấn và trao đổi với các doanh nghiệp về các nghị định của Chính Phủ liên quan tới Bộ luật lao động, Ông Nguyễn Đan Tâm  - Chánh văn phòng  đại diện Ban quản lý đã giới thiệu tổng quan về dự án ‘Nâng cao năng lực tiếp cận thị trường lao động cho sinh viên các trường đại học Việt Nam’ – VOYAGE.   

Ông Nguyễn Đan Tâm đã trao đổi với các doanh nghiệp về 6 mục tiêu cụ thể mà dự án hướng tới:

- Xây dựng cơ sở dữ liệu cử nhân tốt nghiệp đại học tại Việt Nam;

- Thực hiện khảo sát hồ sơ năng lực cử nhân Việt Nam;

- Kết nối cử nhân tôt nghiệp với các doanh nghiệp tại Việt Nam và Châu Âu;

- Thiết kế chương trình khảo sát điều kiện việc làm cho cử nhân Việt Nam;

- Xây dựng hệ thống kiểm định chất lườn đào tạo cử nhân tại Việt Nam;

- Dự thảo các hưỡng dẫn thực hành tôt nhất, tìm kiếm cơ hội  thực tập và nâng cao kỹ năng cho sinh viên.

Bên cạnh đó, ông Nguyễn Đan Tâm cũng nhấn mạnh tới những 3 lợi ích chính mà dự án mang lại cho các doanh nghiệp, đó là:

- Được tiếp cận với cơ sở dữ liệ của ứng viên triển vọng thường xuyên được cập nhật;

- Được sử dụng công cụ tìm kiềm để lựa chọn nhân sự phù hợp;

- Có thể kiểm tra và so sánh hồ sơ của cá ứng viên trước khi tuyển dụng.

Thông qua phần giới thiệu tổng quan về dự án, nhiều nhà quản lý và nhân sự tham gia tại hội nghị bày tỏ rất mong dự án VOYAGE tiếp tục phát triển và hoàn thành các mục tiêu đặt ra để có thể hỗ trợ cho họ nhiều hơn trong việc tiếp cận nguồn thị trường lao động có chất lượng cao.