Educational mobility as a tool for social inclusion and stimulation of civic participation.
We are devoted to support mobility experiences for people at all ages, in order to overtake borders and sectors and turn the learning process into a real life experience, an experience that has to be strongly valued and shared with the others.
Discover our mobility and learning opportunities, get inspired and motivated by others’ stories and testimonies, and eventually enjoy a mobility experience at CESIE!
Learn about the experience of Anouska, a young volunteer who spent two months in Palermo, making friendships for life and creating unforgettable memories.
Read about the experience of Wisia, a Polish girl who spent 8 months volunteering in Palermo!
Scopri l’esperienza di Matthias, che ha trascorso 8 mesi a Palermo nel programma “Sharing Solidarity”.
“Volunteering was the best decision I could have made!” Learn about the experience of Luki, an Austrian boy who volunteered in Palermo.
Learn about the experience of Luca Girgenti, who participated in the second Inclusion Reloaded meeting in Sarajevo.
Learn the story of Irene and her Nivura – with the Sicilian black bee: one of three enterprises funded by the Innovagrowomed project.
Being grateful and flexible are two skills I have gained in Palermo.
I developed here the most important personal skills that I will need in the future and realized that helping people without expecting anything in return really improves my mental health.
InnovAgroWoMed accompanies women in their growth in agri-food entrepreneurship: Alice Quattrocchi shares how the idea of A’Naca.
InnovAgroWoMed accompanies women in their growth in agri-food entrepreneurship: Eleonora speaks about the creation of AgroMini.
“I was able to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures. That allowed me to be more open-minded, patient and aware of some difficult situations that people can have”. Discover Camille’s volunteering experience within Sharing Solidarity!
Evelyn tells us about her volunteer experience and how she overcame language and cultural barriers.
Working with people from different social and ethnic groups makes us learn and become more flexible: find out about Anna’s volunteer experience with CESIE.
Volunteering is often a wonderful opportunity for personal growth. Raquel tells us how she learned to be more independent and courageous through Palermo’s multicultural environment.
‘Mapping Solidarity’ showed me how grateful you can feel, and how much you can learn and value life, by helping others.
Anna spent two months volunteering in Palermo. Here is what she learnt during her ESC experience.
Abigail shares about her EVS experience with Mapping Solidarity from Transylvania to Sicily.
‘The hottest part of the summer spent in Palermo gave me a unique experience of many different cultures”.
Evi got to know herself better, learnt about different cultures and discovered what it means to live in another country.
“The idea of using sports as a means of uniting cultures and young people, in this case, soccer, worked perfectly well.” Davide and Jacopo talk about their experience with ‘Fair Play’ and CESIE.
If you engage yourself and stay curious the world will smile at you. Teresa, from Denmark to Palermo
Teresa tells us about the activities she carried out during her volunteer work at CESIE with the Mapping Solidarity project.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photo exhibition of Mapping Solidarity volunteers tells the beauty of volunteering and sharing.
From the Caribbean to Palermo! Lisney came to a Dutch Caribbean island to participate in Mapping Solidarity. Find out the details of her experience!
Eszter explains why volunteering is one of those activities that you should try at least once in your life.
Paula describes her ESC volunteering experience at CESIE with Mapping Solidarity, which gave an insight into the cultural diversity of Palermo.
The Winter Camp in Jordan came all of a sudden, not because we hadn't been informed before, but due to a sort of fear of dreaming of it too intensely, considering the current situation. I had never really thought about the days on the Dead Sea; I was indeed...
BEFORE LEAVING CESIE gave us a wonderful Christmas present when, at the beginning of December, we learnt about the Winter Camp that would be held in Jordan in March 2022. It seemed like the perfect ending to a unique, personal experience: InnovAgroWoMed. It was so...
Today, March 31st, one week has passed since we came back from our Winter Camp in Jordan; enough time to find some space, go beyond our emotional involvement and revisit our experience from different points of view to have a clearer and broader perspective. First of...
It's Thursday, March 31st. I am sitting in front of my laptop, and I think that one week ago, at this very moment, I was flying from Amman to Bergamo, coming back from an experience that had started with my instinct saying no. Inside of me, I was saying no to...
When I learned about this journey, I immediately thought it was an opportunity not to be missed. Especially for me since I had never left Europe before. I had travelled abroad only once, many years ago, when I went to Athens. I was so curious about getting to...
It all started with this message. You are overcome with a mix of contradictory emotions as if you were driving on a highway and suddenly a truck overtakes your car. In the beginning, it was all about adrenaline (since we haven’t been travelling for a long time because...
Mamadou shares his experience as an ESC volunteer.
Nina shares her experience as an ESC volunteer.
Lisa shares her experience as an ESC volunteer.
Chaïma shares her experience as an ESC volunteer.
“Thanks to the project and to CESIE, during the volunteer period, I developed my personal and professional skills.” Seydou shares his experience as an ESC volunteer.
“I chose to be a volunteer because I wanted to dedicate my time for something good.” Abdul shares his experience as an ESC volunteer.
Fardus talks about his volunteer experience with Mapping Solidarity and the CHIMES illustration workshop.
Thanks to his ESC experience, Tim had the opportunities to open himself to other possibilities.
Thanks to the European Solidarity Corps, Ketevan realised her dream to live in Italy.
“With CESIE I get to have the chance to learn and develop my skylls to be part of a community that creates opportunities for everyone”. Nina shares the beginning of her ESC experience.
“The urge to work toward a better future with a community of like-minded people is what led me to CESIE.” Read more about Amy’s volunteer experience.
“I recommend everyone to have a volunteer experience because it is important to help others, because we don’t know what will happen to us tomorrow, and the good we give today will come back to us in the future.” Dawda talks about his experience at CESIE.
“Thanks to the project, I learned new words in Italian, but also how to manage my time, how to work with new people and other transversal skills such as teamwork, creativity and respect for everyone.” Junior shares his experience as an ESC volunteer.
“I am very happy with my experience because I have had the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.” Read more about Hassan’s ESC experience.
Youssoufou shares his experience as an ESC volunteer.
“My volunteering experience in CESIE was very rich because I worked with friends, I met new people and it taught me to work as a team.”
Karim shares his ESC experience at CESIE with Mapping Solidarity project.
Tosca shares her experience as an ESC volunteer at CESIE within the Mapping Solidarity and REC projects.
My EVS experience in Palermo, Italy was way too special than I could have ever imagined.
What am I going to do with my life now? This is what Csaba asked hismself before starting his EVS experience
“Let me provide a short list of the things that could happen to a volunteer in Palermo, so if you’re planning to go for this experience be prepared that You might…”
Margaux shares her ESC volunteer experience at CESIE within the Mapping Solidarity project.
“Through my job and my social life, I found the values I came looking for: sharing and solidarity, respect and tolerance, and lastly human rights and equality.” Eva shares her experience as an ESC volunteer.
“As an advice I tell youngsters as me to follow a path full of experiences, because that will be the thing you will never forget, that will be the thing that will enrich you to find the true path of your life”. Mustapha shares his exchange experience in France with the project “Refugee Light”.
Everyone was very helpful and supportive for me to integrate in the new place, which made me feel like a home. As a new, my flat mates tried their best to make me feel comfortable and from the first time I felt the family spirit in the house.
“This has challenged me to work harder towards my abilities and talents, and also prepared me to be the director I always wanted to be when I finally leave for Los Angeles, Hollywood”. Angeline shares her EVS experience in Palermo with the project REC.
“A lot of friendships were born in that context and it was difficult to say a melancholic “goodbye”, but surely this is the proof of an absolutely successful project”. Maria Lucrezia shares her exchange experience in Madrid with the “Be Art” project.
An experience of exchange and teamwork in France: the new entrepreneur Chiara tells her story in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
“I cannot put into words all the good experiences this EVS gave to me, the people I met or what I learnt… ” Beatriz shares her EVS experience in Palermo with the project No One Is Out.
“I do not think I would change anything during my stay in Sicily, as everything taught me something different and level me up as a person.” Anastasia shares her experience EVS in Palermo with the project No One Is Out.
Maria Lucia in Prague learned how to manage her future business. This is her story in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.
“Children are good teachers, and I participated in Italian lessons at the end of my first month so then I could play and communicate with them more and they could understand me better”. Roland shares about his experience in No One Is Out EVS project.
“Ever since I got here, the only problem I have encountered is that time is running too fast! “. Barbara has almost finished her evs experience in Palermo working with small children in Casa Officina.
“I was excited about living in Sicily, because I was going to get to learn about the place’s cultural diversity, about a new language, I was going to live with other people from various countries and finally work as a volunteer abroad”.
Feeling like being in different places of the world at the same time: Carmen and No One Is Out experience
This volunteering experience gave me the possibility to feel like I was in different places of the world at the same time. I was lucky because I met people who told me about their country, their religion, traditions, language and food.
“After a long reflection I still have the intention of things and to undertake that experience abroad that had always fascinated me”. Marjorie shares about her first adventure abroad with the EVS program.
Ciao, I am Anastasia and in the next few lines, I will present you my first experience as an EVS volunteer with the project “No One Is Out”.
The aspiring entrepreneur Marina Pérez Sanleandro participating at the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme has shared with us her impressions about her exchange in Germany.
“A journey to the frontiers of the digital world, a field often hostile to those who are not digital natives”. Mauge shares about her experience with MedLit digital literacy programme.
The Explorers of Citizenship project carried out its final stage in Lille, from 8 to 13 April 2019. For this opportunity, a group of young people from 16 to 22 years accompanied by Teacher Daniela Grombone, as a result of the collaboration between CESIE, and the Higher Education Institute “E. ASCIONE”.
This is Beatriz story of her first month of EVS experience in Palermo with the No One Is Out project.
Francesca’s experience: Meeting people from different cultures and perspectives sharing the same goal
Thanks to Learn Understand Accept (LUA), Francesca Raccuglia participated in a free training in the Czech Republic, held from 13 to 20 October 2018. Here is her experience.
Here is Sonia’s evs story: thanks to the European Voluntary Service and YOUTH MODE II project, this spanish young lady discovered Palermo and its intercultural soul. Enjoy your reading!
Get inspired by Giulio’s story and get motivated for new experiences with Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.
A startup school in a co-working area in the UK…this was my experience in Corkscrew.
We are glad to share Mauro’s experience and reflections with you about is exchange in Estonia within the StartUp project.
With StatUp and EYE, Luciano is gaining knowledge and skills in terms of developing international sales and leading a sales team. Here is his experience and how it helps him to improve his Business Plan.
Alba is gaining entrepreneurial experience in Amsterdam hosted and mentored by a Host entrepreneur to increase her competences in the field of architectural projects with StartUp.
“Amazing experience!” is how Ana Fernandes, an English teacher from Portugal, described her participation in the CARMA Evaluation Seminar.
Angelo was involved in series of activities that will help him in the future to improve his business thanks to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.
Thanks to the learning by doing approach I’ve gained a better understanding of the needs and the priorities one needs to answer when developing an entrepreneurial idea.
Sharing stories and cultures overcoming language barriers: read about Ifigeneia’s evs experience with My CommUNITY project.
Seeing things as children do: this is Simona’s evs experience with kindergarten children in Spain.
I have learned not just the Italian language, but also technical skills in graphic design, photography, editing and video editing: Alejandra EVS experience.
This great experience in Sicily has changed my life: this is Gergely Able Like You 3 EVS experience working with people with disabilities.
Michele, a young entrepreneur from Sicily, has successfully completed his exchange in Spain thanks to StartUp project within the framework of EYE programme. Read his experience!
Emiliano Sborgia tells us his experience to increase his competences and acquire skills during his Erasmus for young entrepreneurs exchange.
Beeing a volunteer is stepping out of your comfort zone: AnaIsabel opens about her evs experience in Palermo with the Able Like You III project.
I arrived in Hanoi about 6 months ago. I had the most dramatic, exciting, fulfilling, rewarding adventure I ever imagine I would have.
Here is Carla’s EVS experience in La Fraternità in support of people with mental disabilities with Able Like You III project.
Thanks to EVS we can get many skills we’ve never thought existed before: here is Mathilde’s evs experience with Culturopolis.
Doing a European Volunteering Service means to open a window to a new experience: read now Judit evs experience with Able Like You III.
“CESIE just seemed like one big family”. Allira’s intership experience.
In life, when you start to face difficult moments, and you can't find any more solutions, the only thing left to do, is to leave. To make it clearer, I was looking for a way to escape the reality in which I lived, and I thought that this opportunity may work to...
” I was really useful and I gave a smile to those who really needed it through one of my most primordial passions: the BICYCLE”. Antonio’s EVS experience.
Birth, beautiful childhood, war, school, first love, education, diploma, first jobs ... in a time, that seems to me really fast. After only a few snows and hot summers in front of me is the opportunity to get out of the frame is the classic standard of education and...
I’m Dima Wehbe, 23, from Lebanon. I was totally ignorant about the migration crisis in Europe until I became part of it through my 9-months EVS project in Palermo, Italy. My project revolved around supporting migrants through non-formal education. I constantly strive...
Before coming to Palermo, I was studying and working in Paris in the field of cultural and social projects. A friend of mine, who had done an EVS in Albania told me his experience and I found it as an excellent opportunity to change my life abroad and grow in the...
Ciao a tutti! My name is Zoli and I’m from Hungary. I’m 25 years old and I’m volunteering now in Palermo. After I finished university in Budapest I applied for a voluntary service at CESIE. I was selected in October 2015 and finally I arrived here in January 2016. I...
I completely changed my daily life six months ago. I remember how scared I was when I put my feet on the ground of Sicily. People are scared of unknown and unpredictable. I was one of them, but fears wasn't only feeling what I experienced. High level of excitement and...