Finnova Foundation

Finnova Foundation celebrates Global Talent Acquisition Day

  • Finnova, as an entity committed to the creation of talent, has hosted more than 550 young people since 2010
  • The foundation collaborates with the promotion of talent also through the online training platform EU Training Platform.

Brussels, 06/09/2023. Today, Wednesday, September 6, 2023, marks Global Talent Acquisition Day. As every first Wednesday in September, it pays tribute to those people who are dedicated to talent acquisition, a process by which qualified workers are recruited and required by organizations.

The search for human talent by professionals or specialized companies is a comprehensive strategy used by organizations to fill vacant positions or positions required to contribute to the fulfillment of its mission and vision, as well as to increase productivity levels. It is a strategy for identifying and attracting potential employees that might contribute to the achievement of a company’s objectives.

The main objective of this practice is to find the right person to hold a position or perform a job with specific functions. Among the main benefits of talent acquisition services, there is the creation of a talent pool or a list of potential candidates, reducing the time spent searching for people.

Finnova, committed to talent

The Finnova Foundation is committed to the creation and dissemination of talent; therefore, it has more than 50 collaboration agreements with various European entities for the reception of young talents. The Foundation is aware of the importance of betting on young people, giving them a first job opportunity that allows them to start their professional career and, at the same time, develop the skills they have acquired during their studies.

Over the past 13 years, Finnova has welcomed more than 550 young people who have been trained in our offices in Brussels and Spain, with the aim of addressing the shortage of professionals in European affairs. To this end, the Foundation has established multiple agreements that have facilitated the insertion of young talent.

The Finnova Foundation works hand in hand with different mobility programs promoted by autonomous and regional governments. Examples are the GENIUS program of the Tarragona Provincial Council, the TALENTIUM program of the Jaen Provincial Council or the Catalan Talent Factory program, which allow young people from these territories to specialize in European issues. The Finnova Foundation also collaborates with national entities such as the National Youth Guarantee System, which offers through the Chambers of Commerce and the Mobility Plan of the PICE Program stays abroad. On the other hand, Finnova Foundation hosts entrepreneurs from the Erasmus + Young Entrepreneurs program, a transnational exchange program that offers new entrepreneurs and people who want to create a business the opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs who run small businesses in other participating countries. Finally, Finnova also offers employment opportunities through the NextTalentGeneration platform.

Apart from the face-to-face work in our offices, Finnova Foundation instructs young people through courses on European issues on the EU Training Platform. Now, courses focused on European funds 2021-2027 and on the LIFE program of funds for the environment are available, and courses on funds for the circular economy, start-ups, the social field and communication of the European Union will be open soon.


The GENIUS program is a project promoted by the Provincial Council of Tarragona that promotes, through professional training stays abroad, the labor market insertion of unemployed people with university degrees or higher vocational training. With a monthly financial endowment of 9,300 euros for the 7 months of the program, the areas of professionalization cover areas such as communication, tourism, information management, agriculture, culture and cooperation projects and networks in the European Union.


The sixth edition of the Talentium program, developed by the Provincial Council of Jaén, within the Employment and Enterprise Plan for the Province of Jaén has 25 scholarships consisting of internships in public or private European entities according to the personalized training itinerary adapted to the training and preferences of young people. The scholarship has a duration of 5 months from January 2022 and represents a first professional contact in Brussels with the European Union and aims to train young people who can return to Jaén to help territorial development with the management of Next Genaration EU funds in municipalities, business associations and third sector. The total budget of the call amounts to 168,750 € and the economic endowment for each young person is 6,750 €. Some of them, in a second phase, will be able to complete their training with internships in European institutions before the return of talent program.

About EU – Training Platform

It is an e-learning training platform, which offers a wide variety of courses, always around the theme of European background. The learning methodology combines interactive games, tutorials, and constant support throughout the training. Once completed, you have the possibility of an official certificate issued by Finnova.

About Finnova Foundation

Finnova is a foundation working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship at EU level. Based in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all countries of the European Union. Finnova’s experience in leading European project communication and dissemination activities is combined with a strong proven expertise in start-ups and business support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and ceremonial event selection and awarding.

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