Global Talent Exchange- LauraMy name is Laura and this year I had the chance to take part to Youth in Action Programme, Action 4.3 – Support to Youth Workers’ Mobility, by doing a 6-month foreign work experience at Aipc Pandora, a non-governmental organization located in Madrid, working in the field of European cooperation.

Since the first day, I found a very welcoming and professional environment. Everyone was very nice and made me feel comfortable.

My tasks were writing proposals under new European programme Erasmus+, and managing the activities for the Evs volunteers (European Voluntary Service).

At the same time, I was involved in the organization of training courses, in particular targeted to volunteers working in the field of Cooperative Development, and in the hosting of youth exchanges.

It was a very good training and day by day I realised that my knowledge about several aspects of project management was increasing. Thanks to this experience, I had the opportunity to experience a different working reality, to improve my professional and language competences and to gain a better understanding of the European dimension of youth work.

The environment at the office was always friendly and amazing and a lot of memories are fixed in my mind.

Sometimes all the words in the world can’t describe the feelings experienced abroad and I can state without any doubt that this experience in Madrid was the most significant professional experience I’ve made in my life.

I am very thankful to CESIE – my sending organization – for believing in me and for giving me a new and exciting life experience.

The project “GLOBAL TALENT EXCHANGE” is supported by Youth in Action Programme, Action 4.3 Youth Support Systems, Support to Youth Workers’ Mobility.


For information please contact stefania.giambelluca@cesie.org