Erasmus for young entrepreneurs – Final Event

Invito-A5-Vision_webOn January 30th 2014, at 4 p.m., the final event of the project ERASMUS FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS (EYE) – VISION (inVestment on socIal cohesion) will take place at CESIE’s office.

The programme “Erasmus for young entrepreneurs” is promoted by the European Commission – Directorate General Enterprise and Industry – and is an exchange programme between entrepreneurs, boosting youth entrepreneurial spirit and international mobility.

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ERASMUS+: Programme guide is now published!

Erasmus+€14.7 billion for the next 7 years in the field of education, training, youth and sport The recently approved programme Erasmus + gathers in a single Programme the LLP, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus and Youth in Action programmes and the Sport actions managed by the European Commission. The approval confirms an increase of 40% of the budget for the next 7 years. Of this budget, at least 63% will be dedicated to Learning mobility of individuals, 28% to Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices and the 4.2% for the Support to policy reform.

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Call for abstracts on Female Genital Mutilation for REPLACE 2 Conference in London

replace_2_thumbnailPractitioners, academics and students are encouraged to present their abstracts in the framework of the upcoming REPLACE 2 Conference in Coventry University’s London Campus (UK) on 11th of April 2014. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other professionals of the field and be part of an European project aiming at tackling FGM.

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Digging Deep: CESIE is looking for participants for its first urban garden!

Diggin DeepHave you ever taken part in the creation of an urban garden? Do you want to be part of a project that links your passion for zero-mile food and respect for nature to the knowledge of other cultures? Do you want to live an experience that will enhance your knowledge, allowing you to visit far countries and meet people from other continents?

CESIE – European Centre of Studies and Initiatives is the coordinator of the project “Digging Deep”, co-funded by the European Commission, action 3. 2 of the Youth in Action programme. With us, three other associations from three different continents will participate: KID PINA (Slovenia) from our Europe, CANGO (China) from the far Asia and IYEC (Ghana) from the tropical Africa.

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Enhancing Albanian System of Quality Assurance in Higher Education

enchase_webThe project is designed as an answer to needs and strategies of Albania regarding its position in the Bologna Process in the EHEA and European integration. The Albanian higher education system faces a strong pressure for reforms. After joining the Bologna Process in 2003 the government and the higher education institutions (HEIs) have been striving to establish a national quality assurance (QA) system that is comparable in the EHEA. External and internal quality assurance (EQA, IQA) systems have become mandatory for the country and found legitimization in the Law on Higher Education (2007) making accreditation mandatory for HEIs.

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SUNIA GEEL 2: focus group with experts about domestic violence

Sunia Geel 2In the last months, in the framework of SUNIA GEEL 2 project (co-funded by Daphne programme), some meetings regarding the theme of domestic violence took place with Domestic Violence (DV) experts and representatives of Safe houses for victims of violence of Palermo.

The aim of these meetings was developing an intervention programme for DV perpetrators in order to help them to:

  • become aware of the seriousness of the violence committed and consequences of their behaviour
  • take on the responsibility of this
  • change their behavioural aptitudes

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Kick-off meeting of IN2SAI in Matosinhos

in2sai_bigOn 10-11 December 2013 a kick-off meeting for IN2SAI project took place in Matosinhos (Portugal). The project intends to increase the participation of female students in higher education studies in sciences fields (especially those relevant for aeronautics) and to contribute to their integration in the Aeronautic Industry. It will also contribute to enhancing the attractiveness of scientific studies and careers in Aeronautic Industry among the female population, thereby stimulating gender balance in areas where females remain the underrepresented gender.

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RePlaY InfoDay: the new european programmes in the fields of citizenship, education and youth

RePlaY_flyer_itaOn Tuesday 28th of January 2014, from 4.30 p.m., at CESIE’s office, the new european programmes in the fields of citizenship, education and youth will be introduced.

The event will close the project RePlaY (co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme). Its main results as well the main product of the project “Active Ageing European Booklet” will be presented. This publication contains a description of the new Europe for Citizens Programme and a collection of good practices on active ageing and intergenerational dialogue (main topics of RePlaY project).

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Speakers of Europe training just ended: when young people take action with social media

Conclusione del training Speakers of Europe: quando i giovani entrano in azione con i social media The training course Speakers of Europe has just ended, after 8 days of intense work and exchange of knowledge. In the beautiful convent of Baida (20 minutes from Palermo), 40 participants from 16 different countries discussed on how to promote European citizenship today, by using powerful tools such as social media.

This initiative is meaningful with 6 months to go before the next Parliamentary elections (22-25 May 2014), for which abstention will be a critical threat.

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The experience of CESIE in the field of mobility mentioned on the magazine “asud’europa”

a_sud_europa_thumbCentro Studi ed Iniziative Culturali Pio La Torre published an article about the experience of CESIE in the field of European mobility, on an issue dedicated to the Erasmus programme and to the experience of entities and individuals taking part in this or other mobility programmes funded by the European Commission.

The issue “Cultura in movimento” (Culture in movement) of the magazine “asud’europa” is available at the following link:

asud’europa Anno 8 n.2 – 13.01.2014

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