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E-learning. The Art and Science of Storytelling. Czech Republic

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E-learning Online Workshops: The Art and Science of Storytelling (October 2020)

Dates: 5-19 October 2020

Venue: Online (zoom), Czech Republic

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 4th October 2020

NOTE: this class has been FULLY BOOKED and the dates are not anymore available. Please look for the September edition (still available places) or get in touch with the organizers to be informed about the future November one.

Do you want to learn about the art and science of Storytelling and how to create and share Stories effectively? Register to these online workshops, designed for educators and trainers which involve a lot of exercises, interaction and fun. (5th Edition)

General Description

The human mind evolved with stories and is shaped by them. Good storytelling can motivate people to do incredible things and is a tremendous advantage in communication. Education and learning are no exception.

Creating and sharing stories is a gift innate to all of us. Join these workshops and find out more.

We will share inspiration from some famous, especially successful examples, put them in practice with individual and group exercises, and share tips on how to build stories to create engaging activities, inspire learning and promote the change we want to see in the world.

These workshops are designed for a smaller group (15/20 people max) and will involve a lot of direct and personal interaction. So, camera and microphone will be needed all the time. The work platform will be Zoom. Don’t expect long webinars and talking heads, these activities are super hands-on.

Our work will include bits of theory inputs, loads of group and individual exercises, challenges and games, sharing and reflection and a variety of interactive digital tools to make our sessions more dynamic and engaging.

These editions are offered to trainers and youth workers for a very friendly price +feedback and review at the end!

The specific topics will be:

5th October, h 20 CET – How and Why do we create stories? (story structures with famous examples, why do we share stories + the deeper impact of storytelling, theory and tips for creativity, crafting and sharing stories, small group work to create and share short stories, improv exercises);

12th October, h 20 CET- How to use stories for personal growth (the Hero’s Journey story mega-structure and how to incorporate Rites of Passage in education; the power of sharing with the Way of Council, and tips on how to lead such activities);

19th October, h 20 CET – Engagement, humor and comedy (how to create punchlines and deliver them, theory inputs on what is “funny”, tips and exercises to keep an audience engaged and be confident storytellers, examples from stand-up comedy, writing exercises and jokes, jokes, jokes).

You can register for one, two or all the workshops (the price is 15 euros for one, 39 for the whole series). See below.

Places will be limited: first come, first served (the deposit of the fee will be the proof).

Facebook event of the workshops

You can also check the amazing reviews from the previous classes! We have had 4 editions and a spin-off series so far, with more than 150 satisfied users.

To register online: https://cutt.ly/storieswithcarmine

To pay the deposit, please use if possible Paypal:
paypal.me/carminerodi
(or contact us in case of difficulties)

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

N.A. These workshops take place entirely online.

Participation fee

15 euros for one specific workshop, 39 € for the whole series.
Want to ask for a special offer or conditions? Get in touch with me and don’t hesitate to ask.

Application

 

Organiser:

Vice Versa CZ

Phone: +393383845313

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmine Rodi

E-Mail: carmine.rodi@gmail.com

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Training Course Active and Engaged: Supporting young people’s conscious active citizenship

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

Empowerment Is a buzz word commonly used in the youth sector but young people need platforms that support them to think consciously and critically about issues that affect their lives, the communities they live in.

General Description

This seminar is for youth workers and leaders to promote young people’s conscious active citizenship civic competence so that they can analyze issues in their community with a view to proposing innovative solutions to bring about social change.

Aims:

To explore how to support young people’s conscious active citizenship

Objectives:

  • To provide a space for youth workers to critically reflect on how their Youth work practise empowers or disempowers young people
  • To understand how to empower young people to take action on issues affecting them in their community
  • To support youth workers to develop the tools they need to promote conscious active citizenship with young people
  • To explore how policy can support young people becoming change makers
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can support young people becoming active citizens

Expected Results :

  • Youth workers who understand how to engage young people
  • Youth workers are more equip to support young people to become more active on issues affecting them
  • Young people are more conscious of the communities and world they live in

As part of this training we should develop a toolkit in advance of the training that youth workers can use later with the young people they work with.

Please note arrival date is 26th May and Departure 29th May after lunch.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course Digital Heroes: Maker Education using Digital Technologies

Date: 1 July – 31 August 2020

Venue: Romania

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

We are offering four, 2 week long courses over the Summer of 2020. They are targeted towards youth workers and will give them the opportunity to learn about engineering and digital technologies through participating in activities.

General Description

Digital Heroes project is providing four seperate opportunities for youth workers to learn and develop their skills through MakerEducation activities and using Digital Technologies.

When?

During the months of July and August 2020 there will be four courses running, each lasting 2 weeks. The courses will each be focussing on different subjects, therefore the exact dates will depend on the course of interest.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

There will be four different training course, each lasting two weeks. They will focus on a specific area but over the two weeks many different areas and activities will be covered.

The four main subject areas of each course are:

1. Digital Fabrication

Learn how to create things with the help of machines that are controlled via a computer. We will explore how to imagine and design objects which can be created using the correct software and later sent to a machine which can physically produce them.

2. Programming

Learn how to programme and adopt a computational way of thinking. This course will provide an introduction to coding through exploring visual/block coding softwares such as Scratch and other softwares including mBlock, Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

3. Connected Objects

This course will focus on projects related to the internet of things and connected objects. Connected objects are any item embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable them to collect and exchange data. This course will be an opportunity to learn about basic electronics and coding and implement them in different scenarios.

4. Electronic Textiles and wearables

This course will focus on techniques and methods revolving around technology, textiles, arts and crafts. There will be a focus around using basic electronics and programming to create new and interactive wearable items.

Where?

The courses will be held in Bucharest, Romania

Trainers?

The training will be lead by trainers from the Digijeunes, Small Academy, Burgas Free University and Rezekne Academy of Technologies

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share rooms with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries (Bulgaria, France, Latvia). We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Romania, Bulgaria: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from France, Latvia: up to 275 eur

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Small Academy – Youth NGO
  • Rezekne Academy of Technologies
  • Burgas Free University

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course Active and Engaged: Supporting young people’s conscious active citizenship

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

Empowerment Is a buzz word commonly used in the youth sector but young people need platforms that support them to think consciously and critically about issues that affect their lives, the communities they live in.

General Description

This seminar is for youth workers and leaders to promote young people’s conscious active citizenship civic competence so that they can analyze issues in their community with a view to proposing innovative solutions to bring about social change.

Aims:

To explore how to support young people’s conscious active citizenship

Objectives:

  • To provide a space for youth workers to critically reflect on how their Youth work practise empowers or disempowers young people
  • To understand how to empower young people to take action on issues affecting them in their community
  • To support youth workers to develop the tools they need to promote conscious active citizenship with young people
  • To explore how policy can support young people becoming change makers
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can support young people becoming active citizens

Expected Results :

  • Youth workers who understand how to engage young people
  • Youth workers are more equip to support young people to become more active on issues affecting them
  • Young people are more conscious of the communities and world they live in

As part of this training we should develop a toolkit in advance of the training that youth workers can use later with the young people they work with.

Please note arrival date is 26th May and Departure 29th May after lunch.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Out for ChangE+

Dates: 21-30 April 2020

Venue: Horezu, Romania

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Turkey

Application deadline: 7th March 2020

Out for changE+ is a training course dedicated to 34 youth workers that will develop themselves personally and professionally with the aim of promoting and being active in inclusive education.

General Description

Through the training course “Out for ChangE+” we want to motivate youth workers to change the set patterns and perspective about education and activity design, to realize the countless possibilities to implement inclusive activities and the multidimensional benefits that this can have in the learning process and development of the young people, contributing to the change of the learning, education and educational system in an inclusive one, and empower youth workers and most important, the young people through them.

Furthermore, we want to support youth workers to understand better and promote an inclusive environment, to develop their skills and learning in innovative settings, using non-formal education methods to raise their civic and social awareness.

Throughout the project, the participants will:

1. Acquire knowledge about inclusion and inclusive non-formal methods, that they can apply in their typical work;

2. Develop their training skills and expertise in working with young people in inclusive settings, using non-formal education and experiential methods;

3. Increase their awareness that integrating inclusive education methods and activities can create social change and benefit greatly the young people and their communities.

The training course will have 8 full days of activities, between the 22nd and the 29th of April 2020 (21 and 30 April wil be travel days) that will be organized in Horezu, Romania, hosting 34 youth workers that will develop themselves personally and professionally with the aim of promoting and being active in inclusive education.

The methods used will be non-formal indoor and outdoor methods, focused on inclusion by combining activities and tools used in: non-formal education, experiential outdoor education and therapy, art and drama therapy, mixed in a multidimensional approach to create great impact and provide practical tools that they can transfer easily in their daily work with the young people.

We will focus on: promoting inclusion in all our activities, team building activities, to form the group and create a network of professionals; peer to peer learning – sharing sessions; design and simulation of activities to develop the knowledge and skills of the participants; communication with groups that have members with disability; group dynamics management. The activities of the mobility are based on the principle of learning by doing.

Participants:

Our participants will be 34 youth workers from the 8 partner countries that work daily with youngsters – any level of experience with the age above 18, interested and highly motivated in developing their skills in inclusive education and with a vivid interest of doing so with the help of non-formal outdoor experiential education and with a strong determination to transfer the methods in their daily work and to promote inclusive education in their communities and beyond.

They should own a strong desire to share their own experiences and learning outcomes and use them as tools to improve their skills/methods and the ones of the youth they are working with.

English level should not be eliminatory, but it would be recommended to be at least B1.

The project is not created for outdoor experts, but for youth workers that are interested to integrate in their work methods that favour inclusion of youngsters with mobility or visual impairment. The physical level of difficulty of the methods is low, but the specific outcomes about how to actually work with outdoor inclusive education having a group with participants with special needs is high level.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Acommodation, meals and materials will be provided by the organizers and are fully funded by Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

You will be required to book your travel to and from the activity (after the confirmation from the organizers). The cost should not exceed the following amounts:

  • Turkey, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Latvia 275 €,
  • Bulgaria 180 €,
  • Romania 20 €,

including the fee for the rented bus from Bucharest to the venue (arranged by the organizers) and will be reimbursed following full attendance of the activity days and the submission of all travel documents to the organizers.

Our partner organizations:

  • Seiklejate Vennaskond – Estonia
  • Fundacja Wspierania Inicjatyw Młodzieżowych 4YOUth – Poland
  • INSTITUT ZA POTICANJE MLADIH – Croatia
  • Belen Kaymakamligi – Turkey
  • Associazione Culturale Mastronauta – Italy
  • Bulgarian Youth Forum – Bulgaria
  • Do Great Things – Latvia

Participation fee

This training course is funded by the Erasmus+ program. The organizers expect no participation fee, but there might be a small membership fee charged by our partners for participation in their teams. Please contact the partner organization from your country for further details.

Application

 

Organiser:

ASALT – Youth NGO

Phone: +40732617756

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack_Out for ChangE.pdf

Infopack:

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Acroconnection

Dates: 17-30 June 2020

Venue: France

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia

Application deadline: 29th February 2020

The workshop “AcroConnection” aims to explore how partner acrobatics and social circus can contribute to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and the promotion of European values.

General Description

The project aims to involve youth workers and artists from various parts of Europe as well as local residents, to exchange and develop educational tools using acrobatics and social circus as a source of inspiration and encouragement.

We want to empower young people through movement and play, remind them of their potential and the opportunities of their environment and show them how to become active agents in their personal lives and in their development as members of their community.

In circus and acrobatics, dialogue, discussion and exchange of experiences, challenges and perspectives in the work of participants, we actively explore and explore our own potentials and limits of youth work.

Together, participants will explore art and culture as powerful agents producing knowledge and promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences, and having an impact on society. With intense training, plenty of space for interpersonal and intercultural dialogue, we want to reach and sensitize participants to social circus, focusing on partner acrobatics, stage presence and public awareness, as a tool empowerment and positive social change among youth.

Partner acrobatics associated with social circus theater drills provide access to social, emotional, cognitive and physical experiences as well as self-assessment and self-organization, autonomy, goal acquisition, solidarity, self-esteem, physical well- being, communication and adaptability.

Theater and clown exercises allow participants to develop essential skills such as stage presence, public awareness and openness to connect to their own vulnerability and sensitivity, and offer a fun way to international participants and locals to connect.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation as provided by Erasmus+ funding and Nomadways.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts:

  • travelling from Slovenia, Poland, Germany, Italy – up to 275 EUR;
  • travelling from France – up to 180 EUR.

Participation fee

There is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with Nomadways membership for life).

Application

Organiser:

Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: +33 6 50 50 89 67

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Anne Merlin

E-Mail: anne@nomadways.eu

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Study Visit – Towards Collaborative Practice (#TCPIsrael): the eco-sustainable dimension of social innovation and entrepreneurship – Study visit with contact making elements

Dates: 22-26 March 2020

Venue: Tel Aviv, Israel

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Israel, Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th March 2020

The activity is a study visit with contact making elements focused on the sustainable aspects of social innovation and social entrepreneurship in European and Israeli contexts.

General Description

The activity will be a meeting and exchange, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between actors active in youth policies and involved in different sectors (non-formal, formal, business sectors), on aspects related to social innovation and entrepreneurship, with a particular thematic focus on sustainability (environmental and social).

Partnership implementing the activity: the seminar is promoted and coordinated by the Italian National Agency (ANG) within the TCA 2019 in cooperation with the Hungarian, the Maltese and British National Agencies, and Salto EuroMed Resource Centre.

Recently, environmental sustainability has undergone a renewal driven by grassroots forces of activism and social change, and often needs to find a new deal with the economic and business sector.

The activity is intended to enable and inspire “youth professionals” and active volunteers to discover what it means to manage the sustainable side of social entrepreneurship, organisational management, social innovation, by visiting specific and specialised schools, organisations, youth movements structures, social enterprises and social and environmental support structures and hubs in Tel Aviv and nearby.

The activity will explore how different organisations can become established as promoters of innovation, social justice and growth for society. It will also facilitate partnerships, create a network of several stakeholders and share practices and realities among them, particularly taking into account the European and Israeli contexts.

General aims of the activity:

  • explore the innovative policies implemented in Israel in view to sensitize Youth in the framework of the social entrepreneurship and social innovation eco-systems, with a special focus on the projects and initiatives related to environment protection and the use of clean technologies;
  • encourage the creation of projects and networking activities which are coherent with Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps SC Programmes.

Specific objectives of the activity:

  • improve the knowledge of youth entrepreneurship and of the social and environmental impact of social enterprises in Israel;
  • foster the creation of networks and cooperation among participants coming from Israel and European countries;
  • offer the opportunity to analyse and share best practices, innovative methods and tools and challenges linked to the environment topics;
  • discover the wide variety of opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes and the European Union and make the first steps towards new cooperation projects at national and international levels concerning the environment.

We are looking for 40 participants, youth professionals and active volunteers working in the areas covered by this event, willing to develop E+/ESC projects, youth workers, project managers, social entrepreneurs, from youth organisations, entities and institutions working in the framework of environmental sustainability, youth starts-ups, universities, foundations coming from the Erasmus+ Programme countries and Israel.

Implementation of the activity: the activity will be developed over 5 working days and besides testimonials and institutional inputs, it foresees field visits, in particular at organisations, incubators, schools, innovative projects caring for the environment; get to know each other sessions and networking among participants; information session on the European youth programmes; thematic sessions and working groups on the environment topics and evaluation of the implemented activities.

The project is part of the Youth@Work Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies, an institutional alliance of 16 Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-Youth Resource Centres. The focus of Youth@Work is on supporting how Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps can be used as an instrument to foster youth employability and entrepreneurship, and to reinforce networking and exchange of practices among the countries and EU partner regions covered by the partnership. More about Youth@Work

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

If you come from Israel, please contact Salto EuroMed RC  for further information about the financial details related to travels.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian National Agency – Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+
  • European Union Programmes Agency – Maltese National Agency for Erasmus+ (National Agency)
  • Salto EuroMed RC (SALTO Resource Centre)

Phone: 0039 06 37 59 12 01

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Study Visit Tel Aviv.pdf

Contact for questions:

Giuseppe Gualtieri

E-mail: a.villani@agenziagiovani.it

E-Mail: g.gualtieri@agenziagiovani.it

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.