The European Year of Citizens 2013

Twenty years after the introduction of the concept of “citizenship of the European Union” under the Treaty of Maastricht it appears that the concept of European citizenship is somehow not fully engaged and understood. As a result of that, the European Commission has designated 2013 as the European Year of Citizens which will be dedicated on the central role that citizens play in determining the future of Europe and its outlook.

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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or would-be entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other European Union countries. The program offers to new entrepreneurs the possibility to work side by side with expert entrepreneurs in another European country and to strengthen the competences needed for developing their own enterprise. At the same time, the hosting entrepreneur will have the possibility to share experiences with the new entrepreneur who will bring new ideas and motivations to the enterprise.

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EAT SMART – Intercultural Dialogue between EU and Asia on Food and Recipes

Would you like to create a video about traditional food and nouvelle cousine, in collaboration with Chinese, French and Vietnamese participants?
Do you want to discover more about traditional Asian and autochthonous food?
Would you like to create new culinary art, mixing Asian and European food, in collaboration with Asian participants?

CESIE is looking for participants to be involved in the Eat Smart project, which aims at spreading a sustainable, creative and healthy way of approaching food, promoting intercultural dialogue through pleasant approaches and linking the work of organisations with the world of enterprises and sustainability. Activities of this project will be implemented in Beijing (China), Palermo (Italy), Pau (France) and Hanoi (Vietnam) separately.

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ALCE – Appetite for Learning Comes with Eating

ALCE (Appetite for Learning Comes with Eating) is a two years Grundtvig Multilateral project under the LifeLong Learning Programme. It involves five partners: CESIE (Italy), MEH- Merseyside Expanding Horizons (England), VM-Verein Multikulturell (Austria), Elan Interculturell (France) and SIC- Senior Initiative Center (Lithuania).

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“Creative Learning Communities”: testing phase is concluded!

‘Creative Learning Communities’ (CLC) is a project funded by Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci 2011- 2013, Development of Innovation, and it has been designed to foster teaching and learning pathways aimed to develop competences such as entrepreneurship, sense of initiative and innovation. The project involves associations, companies, and foundations operating in Austria, Italy, Malta, Poland and England.

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ARARAT

ARARATCooperation in the field of higher education, CESIE
CESIE is opening to new ways of cooperation under the European Union TEMPUS programme, which supports the modernisation of higher education in the EU surrounding area. Tempus promotes institutional cooperation that involves the European Union and Partner Countries and focuses on the reform and modernisation of higher education systems in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region.

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Master in Higher Education Management in Armenia and Georgia

MAHATMAThe MAHATMA project, ‘Developing Leaders For Managing Educational Transformation’ has the wider objective to promote transformation of higher education management in Armenia and Georgia through introduction of a new Master’s programme/professional development courses in higher education management, under the TEMPUS programme. The specific objectives evolve around the enhancement of the institutional capacity to implement the new Master’s programme/Professional Development Courses (teaching and learning and management of the programme); as well as the promotion of a change dialogue between the education stakeholders thorough establishment of a Professional Association of Educationalists leading to system transformation.

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DEEP.Com – get involved!

DEEP.comWe´re looking back on a successful year 2012 and very much looking forward to 2013. Our platform EU-Xchange has gone live and many partners have uploaded their products to sell and share with others. Visitors’ numbers are constantly growing and we´re glad to inform you that our first “project of the month” has been selected and announced in this month edition. Your project could be a winner as well!

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Work-based learning – Learn more!

WBLQUALDo you think that universities have a role to play in labour force up-skilling?
Do you think universities can contribute to the economic health of their region?
Do you think that universities need to respond to the needs of industry with “demand led” curriculum?
Do you think that full time employees should have access to higher qualifications that are career focused and relevant to their job?
Do you think that employers want qualifications that deliver performance improvement in the workplace?

If you answer yes to any of these questions then please read on!

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“Hero’s Journey” Training Course

Hero's JourneyHero’s journey is a method developed by Paul Rebillot, actor, theatre director and Gestalt therapist who lived at the end of XX century. Those who exploit this method start a “journey” leading them to the discovery of their inner part (made up of an hero – always ready to give new impulses – and a demon – fighting for stability and resistance) as well as new ways to portray it, supported by the working group experience.

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“Focus on Ability” Training Course

The Training Course “Focus on Ability” will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from the 22nd to the 29th of January 2013. The main topic will be disabled people and all the useful tools for them to have the best social integration. In this Training Course the participants – volunteers for the disabled people – will raise their awareness about needs of people with disability. Moreover, the TC will provide all skills and competences, useful to improve their volunteering. Finally, an international team of trainers will ensure the high quality of the training.

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Yes we can!

Yes we can!The seminar ”Yes we can!” focused on violent behavior in young people will be held in Ashdod, Israel, between the 10th and the 16th of March 2013. Through reciprocal learning and promoting active citizenship among participants – workers in the youth field and educators – the seminar will be a chance to share good practices about the matter. Moreover, they will improve their personal skills and competences, facing one of the most difficult youth issues through innovative methods.

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EVS volunteering in Unesco World Heritage rural area in Hungary

Would you like to work in a socially active youth community in a Unesco World Heritage rural area? CESIE is looking for a volunteer under the EVS programme to be involved in the activities of the Hungarian organization “Creative Space”, under the project “Creative Waves” in Hollóko (Hungary) for six months, starting from April-May 2013.

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EVS Volunteering with youth in Transylvania (Romania)

CESIE is looking for 1 volunteer to be involved in the project “TEAM” (Together Everyone Achieves More), under the EVS programme, in Arad County (Transylvania, Romania) for 10 months, from July 2013 to April 2014.
Would you like to enjoy a life experience in South-Eastern Europe? Arad County is in the north of the Balkan Peninsula, in the lower Danube basin, bordering on the Black Sea. The country you will be living borders also with Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria and Hungary.

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“Learning through moving” between Marseille and Palermo – Letizia

The Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission, action 4.3, aims at supporting youth workers’ mobility and exchange, with a view to promoting the acquisition of new skills and competences in order to enrich their professional profile.

My name is Letizia and, after having done an internship at CESIE (European Centre of Studies and Initiatives), I had the chance to take part to YiA, action 4.3, by doing a 6-month foreign work experience at PISTES SOLIDAIRES, an organisation located in Marseille (France), working in the field of European cooperation. I moved to Marseille on January 19th 2012. Pistes Solidaires’office is located in one of the main streets of Marseille (La Canebičre) and as I arrived I found a very welcoming environment.

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“Learning through moving” between Marseille and Palermo – Aurélien

The Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission, action 4.3, aims at supporting youth workers’ mobility and exchange, with a view to promoting the acquisition of new skills and competences in order to enrich their professional profile.

My name is Aurelien and I started to work for CESIE in September 2012. I have been living and working in the city for nearly 4 months now… My sending organization in Marseilles (Pistes Solidaires) told me about the project at first, and then offered me to get involved in it, since I took part to many different projects with them before. I was a European Volunteer Service in Rome in 2008/09, and then I participated to a lot of youth exchanges throughout Europe, first as a participant, then as a youth leader. I also helped Pistes Solidaires in many local activities, while implementing European projects (for instance a “Europe for Citizens” project called CityZen) or supporting the preparation of future youth leaders or European volunteers.

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