Creative Solidarity - 12 months ESC in Italy (Sep2020-Sep2021)


Creative Solidarity - 12 months ESC in Italy (Sep2020-Sep2021)

SE.M.I. - Seeds for More Interculture

Faenza, Italy

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

12 months ESC volunteering in Faenza (Italy) with the Youth association "SE.M.I. - Seeds for more interculture" (https://associazionesemi.org/). This is the 3rd project hosted in Faenza by SE.M.I., looking from volunteers from Greece and Hungary, but we work closely with 2 more projects, so the volunteers in Faenza will be 6 in total in 2020/2021. This project aims at bringing together youngsters from very different european countries as Greece and Hungary (south and north of Europe), in order to build an inclusive society in Faenza local community. It aims at offering an empowering experience that will open the minds, and change the lives of the volunteers and the young people in close contact with them, including the asylum seekers of Teatro due Mondi. The volunteers and the youngsters of Faenza (Italian and not italian) will have more opportunities to develop, learn and contribute to face important social challenges as integration and inclusion of differences.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Faenza is a small city (roughly 60.000 inhabitants) but it's culturally quite active as it is a worldly center for artistic ceramics. It is close to both the Appenninis mountains and the Adriatic see. It is very well connected by public transports to Bologna, Ravenna and also Firenze, very important Italian artistic cities. The accommodations are double rooms in city center to be shared with a volunteer or student of the same gender. The volunteers will get pocket money + food money, €280 per month.

Training during the activity

Arrival training and mid term evaluation organized by the national agency. Italian classes for foreigners in school and Online linguistic platform. IT tools: Wordpress (blogging); Canva (graphics). International projects: SALTO youth, Erasmus+ youth exchanges. Increased creativity skills (if not artistic, problem solving skills, thinking out of the box) and habit of intercultural dialogue and critical thinking.

Participant profile

Aged 18-30, from Greece and Hungary, male or female (LGBT welcome!). Speaking a bit of English and/or Italian and/or Spanish and/or Lithuanian. Open minded, creative, willing to absorbe the Italian culture, to share knowledge, to show initiative and implement own projects!

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2020 to 31/10/2021


Activity location

Via Minardi 6, 48018 Faenza Italy


Looking for participants from

Greece, Hungary


Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Employment and entrepreneurship

Creativity and culture


Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 07/08/2020