Name of the project: “BEING EUROPEAN”
Date of Project: From END OF THE FEBRUARY or BEGINNING OF MARCH
Projects duration: 12 months
Hosting & Coordinating Organisation: “MOBY DICK”
Sending organization: “BRAVO”
Place: Salerno, Italy
Participants: 2 volunteers (18– 30 years old )
Working language: English or/and Italian
Deadline for applying: 15.01.2020.
This project is financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus Program. This publication reflects the view only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. By Erasmus+ rules organizers have to cover travel costs, accommodation and food. As part of ESC you will have pocket money, paid local travel costs, language courses and local transport.
The volunteers, supported by the Moby Dick association and a voluntary group of local young people, will thus be involved in the management of a space made available by the Municipality of Salerno. Different services will be offered through project activities:
- informing young people about the area of youth mobility opportunities,
- helping them enroll in the Youth Portal, free English language courses,
- workshops and seminars through which to share best practices of European citizenship and cultural events (such as, for example, culinary or dance contests) through parrying to get to know each other through cultural and playful moments.
The interaction between the foreign volunteers and the children of the local community will finally give to many the feeling of being in Europe not only from a theoretical and abstract point of view but in a concrete and tangible way having the possibility to share experiences and exchange information with respect to their own cultures
Offering service in an information desk and through non-formal education workshops will allow volunteers to learn and strengthen those skills that often take second place during school education but which are often decisive in finding a job.
Volunteers will acquire skills in Public Speaking, Effective Communication, non-formal education, back-office and digital skills.
ABOUT HOSTING ORGANIZATION:
“Associazione Culturale Giovanile Moby Dick”
“Moby Dick” is a youth cultural association of Eboli (SA), it was founded in 2005 and from March 2012 is part of the national network Mo.D.A.V.I. (movimento delle associazioni di volontariato italiane). The main mission of the association is to exchange experiences and ideas through cultural activities in Italy and abroad, and the training of professionals among the fields of culture, social and youth policies. Since 2011 our specific focus is on European Youth Mobility, the exchange of values like European Citizenship and the importance of non-formal education. Starting from non-formal education, the association has been active with educative centers such as Universities, Secondary Schools and Research Centres to carry out strategies of cooperation between formal and non-formal education. The activities that the association is carrying out are: promotion of cultural activities, informative and study seminars, social and civic promotions’ campaigns like “139 youths read the Constitution”, which has seen the formal recognition of the Italian Head of State. Among the other activities we highlight training experiences like: two schools of European Projects Management organized in partnership with Regione Campania, the Province of Salerno and the Gianbattista Vico Foundation; a series of informative seminars on the European opportunities for young people at the University of Salerno, the Province of Salerno, municipalities of Cava de’ Tirreni, Eboli, Contursi Terme, Pontecagnano, Salerno, and several Youth Forums of Campania.
Moreover, the association was granted the management of the Youth Aggregation and Information Center (CIAG) where it has been activated an Informative desk on European opportunities for Youths, thanks to a protocol between Regione Campania and our National Agency.
“Moby Dick” has organized several Training Courses on European Projects, seminars in the framework of non-formal education, in partnership with Foundations, local and regional bodies. Moreover, the association has been the platform for many young people to discover European opportunities such as, for example, the “Erasmus+” program.
More about MOBY DICK check on this link.
Salerno is often overlooked but it’s a lively city and a crucial crossroads. The busy port town is situated between two of the best-known seaside areas of Campania – the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento National Park. Salerno was the scene of the Allied landings during World War II and suffered much damage, but today the city has become an important commercial center which boasts one of the largest seaports on the Tyrrhenian coast. White it has a prevalently modern appearance, it still retains an interesting and characteristic historic center with a maze of charming alleyways and a wealth of beautiful buildings and monuments.
Salerno has a long history. Probably of Etruscan origin, it became a Roman colony in 197 BC. After the fall of the Roman Empire, it was conquered by the Goths, the Byzantines and the Lombards. In 839 AD it became the capital of an independent Lombard principality. Robert Guiscard, the Norman ruler, conquered Salerno in 1077, making it the capital of his domain. Under the Swabian rulers, it declined while Naples rose in prominence, and in the 15th century the Angevins granted it to the powerful Colonna family. It was later passed around other noble families whose names are well-known – Orsini, the Sanseverino and the Grimaldi. It shared in the fortunes of the Kingdom of Naples from about 1590 until the unification of Italy.
For travelers Salerno is an interesting point for touring around as it is in a central location and enjoys a hip nightlife, and offers shops, restaurants, museums and monuments. Its main draw is its transportation network: Salerno has a major railway station with excellent train connections to Naples, Rome, Paestum and the south of Italy. During the summer season ferries, depart from Salerno’s port to reach Amalfi, Positano and Capri. The SITA regional bus lines conveniently connect Salerno to the Capodichino airport in Naples, the central train station in Naples, and the the Amalfi Coast towns of Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Minori, Maiori and Amalfi itself. The CSTP bus lines connect Salerno to the Cilento National Park area. In short, it’s in the center of everything you want to see in Campania!
Salerno is well known for it’s hot nightlife and entertainment scene, called the “movida”. Show up in the area around the town hall in the evenings after 9:00 pm and join in. People gather in the street to chat, dine, stroll, drink, and hang out with friends as well as meet new ones. Venture into the alleys of the historic center to reach the piazza Largo Campo, another popular gathering spot. Nearly every night in the summer and every weekend night in the winter is busy with the “movida”. Go out and people watch. In Salerno, don’t be surprised if you visit late and find yourself stuck in traffic at 2:00 in the morning!
If “movida” isn’t your style, take a tranquil stroll along the Lungomare, the seaside promenade, which is one of the longest in Italy. Stop in at Bar Nettuno, across the road from the Lungomare, for the best gelato (ice cream) in town. Visit to the sights of Salerno. The main monument is the Cathedral (Duomo), a 12th century Romanesque building dedicated to the apostle, St. Matthew, who is the city’s patron saint. His body and that of Pope Gregorio VII (who was banished in Salerno) are kept inside the church.
The Diocesan Museum is located in the seminary in Piazza Plebiscito, and contains several lovely paintings, along with a famous ivory baldachin (altar canopy) from the 12th century, with biblical scenes and an illuminated Papal Proclamation, also from the 12th century. (Free entrance every day from 9 am to 6 pm.)
The Provincial Museum, housed in a restored wing of the former medieval abbey of Saint Benedetto, holds important archeological items found in the town and in various sites in the province, including a remarkable bronze cast head of Apollo dating to the first century BC. Facing the Museo Provinciale, is the interesting Romanesque church of Saint Benedict, consecrated by Gregorio VII, who lived in the attached monastery.
The Longobard castle known as Castello di Arechi enjoys a great view over the town and the Mediterranean Sea. The Byzantine structure is one of the important sights of Salerno with a permanent exhibit to enhance the spectacular views.
HOW TO APPLY?
Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
Deadline for applying: 15.01.2020.
Selection results: 25.01.2020.
PARTICIPATION FEE: NO PARTICIPATION FEE
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