Jul 30

Erasmus+: Already 47 young people have started with the EUROPEAN project LANDSCAPES: Trainings for tourism and cultural identity

Destinations: United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Lithuania and Ireland

The European Landscapes project, funded by the European Union, offers the possibility to carry out an internship abroad to young people residing in Lombardy who are neograduates, newly qualified or students attending the last year of a technical or vocational school.

Between November 2018 and June 2019, 22 students took part in the project:

– Five participants for the SPAIN destination
– Nine participants for the UK destination
– Three participants for the CZECH REPUBLIC destination
– Two participants for the IRELAND destination
– Three participants for the GERMANY destination.

During the month of July there were another 25 students, 18 for a month and 7 for a three months traineeship:

– One participant for the UK destination
– Six participants for the GERMANY destination
– Two participants for the IRELAND destination
– Five participants for the CZECH REPUBLIC
– Eleven participants for the SPAIN destination.

Between August and September other 31 young people will start for a month’s experience :

– One participant for the SPAIN destination
– Three participants for the GERMANY destination
– Eight participants for the UK destination
– Five participants for the POLAND destination
– Six participants for the LITHUANIA destination
– Eight participants for the FRANCE destination.

The students will carry out their internship activity in the field of the valorization of the territory with particular reference to the environmental, landscape, historical and within the framework of the development of skills for the promotion of the territory, heritage and local culture with an optic to environmental sustainability also trough the use of marketing communication and turism techniques.

One of the significant objectives of the European Landscapes project is to attest the skills acquired by the young people and this is possible thanks to the collaboration with the Authority in charge of issuing these certifications: the Don Angelo Tedoldi training Agency (Lumezzane – Brescia). During the project is used the ECVET procedure, which provides for all participants the Europass Mobility and the certificates of participation of Mistral and of the host organizations. This is an amazing opportunity for the young people who could have more possibilities to find a job thanks to the Erasmus+ experience; in fact according to the results of two European Commission studies carried out on 500 organizations and 77,000 students and university staff “The 72% of young Europeans who have decided to leave state have obtained their first job also thanks to their foreign study experience” ( il Fatto Quotidiano-20 May 2019).

This experience allows young participants to acquire specific but also transversal skills that will allow them to be ready for future work experiences. Both within the EU and within its territory. Every student must put himself at risk to learn to work and to relate in a professional way to integrate in a new reality and to confront with a different culture from the one of origin. Thanks to the Erasmus+ programme, students can put their skils into practice by leaving the comfort zone and taking a more open view of the world.

The participants who start their mobility in July had the opportunity to carry out training activities to help themselves by understanding their fears and expectations about the project. During the training the guys carried out group work and interactive activities in which they reflected and related on the following keywords: “Dream”, “open-mindness”, “discovery”, “change”, “experience”, “observation”, “opportunity”, “growth”. Also thanks to the presence of Pietro Arrigoni, Theatrical director who collaborate with Mistral, the students were asked about the value of the trip and the experience, in fact they were invited to document their Erasmus+ through the use of photographs and writing inspired by the traveller Bruce Chatwin, these collections will then be used for the final meeting.