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ESC: innovative social center

Bologna, Italy

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Activity description

The EVS volunteers will be hosted in Bologna (about 400.000 inhabitants), capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. Bologna is famous for its university dimension and it hosts the oldest European university that with its 90.000 students contributes to make the city a lively cultural and intercultural forge. Bologna is very open to youths and it offers a lot in term of personal growth and cultural activities. The volunteers will be actively embedded in this multiethnic and stimulating environment by exploiting the activities and the network of contacts of Centro Sociale Montanari. This will enable them to approach this context and act as protagonists thus making the most of the unique opportunity of the EVS. This close contact with the local community and the active participation in volunteering, informative and formative activities carried out by the center will widely enhance the growing possibility for the volunteers.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteer will share the room with another volunteer (same sex) in a flat with all facilities, shared with other volunteers (local or international). The flat is composed by 3 double bedrooms, 2 toilets, small kitchen and dining room. There is wi-fi and washing machine. From Monday to Friday the lunch will be served at the Social Center. Volunteer will receive food money, to cover the other meals during the week. Volunteer will have available a monthly or annual bus ticket for the city of Bologna.

Training during the activity

General Online Training, Linguistic support, Pre-departure training, On-arrival training, Mid-term evaluation, Annual European Solidarity Corps events. Volunteers will attend trainings on soft skills development during the EVS

Participant profile

The perfect candidate is a pro-active person, with strong spirit of adaptation and motivated to try and develop new experiences. At least a basic knowledge of Italian language is recommended.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/07/2020 to 30/06/2021


Activity location

Bologna Italy


Looking for participants from

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom


Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 31/07/2020