Boosting Employability and Empowering Social Engagement in High Education through Pro Bono
BEESE Project

We have a Challenge

Pro bono service and skills-based volunteering are unique tools for citizens to engage in their community. Pro bono projects offer benefits for all parties involved. 

Youth unemployment is a rising issue in Europe. Through the BEESE Project we create the tools and methodology to structure student participation through pro bono service, boosting their employability by gaining real labor knowledge and empowering their social commitment that will accompany them throughout all their professional career. 

What we do

Research on students motivations and needs to engage in pro bono service

With the participation of 5 European Universities, the study on students motivations to engage in pro bono service aims to identify internal individual factors that will increase student participation in pro bono programs in the University framework.

Pro Bono Programs for students with Corporate Volunteers

European Universities and European Pro Bono Intermediaries will implement different pro bono program models, test them and iterate them in order to create a solid methodology for European Universities.

Tools for Universities to implement pro bono programs for students

Once all the research is completed and the pro bono pilots have been tested and improved, we will create tools for European Universities in order to help them to implement pro bono programs for their students.

The Consortium

BEESE Project Consortium is formed by 9 organisations from 5 countries including 4 Universities, 4 Pro Bono Intermediares and 1 Student Association linked to a University


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Founded in 1980, Junior Consulting is the Junior-Entreprise of Sciences Po Paris.  Our areas of expertise are public affairs, finance, marketing, communication, human resources and CSR.

Pro Bono Lab is the specialist in engagement through the sharing of skills. All over France, as well as in 30 other countries we spread the belief that “all skills are public goods”.


The Óbuda University named after Óbuda, a part of Budapest, is a technical university in Budapest, Hungary. Founded in 2000, with nearly 13,000 students it is one of the largest in the country.

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The University of Porto is a public university founded on 22 March 1911. It is the second largest Portuguese university by number of enrolled students.


The Autonomous University of Madrid is a Spanish public university established in 1968.  The UAM has been one of Spain's most prominent higher education institutions.

Work for Social connects companies and professionals who want to offer pro bono services and their professional skills with social projects to help them increase their social impact.

This Project is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

ID Number 2018-1-HU01-KA203-047732