The Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia gives an opporturnity to attend in a innovative workshop studying Italian language and it can’t be missed. It offers 25/30 grants to not Italian young people in order to promote it as tourist destination, including Italian language lessons for intermediate level. Don’t miss the call!
Guidelines and selection criteria – 25/30 grants
The initiative called #CuriosiFVG2019-HANDS&BRAIN&HEART International Workshop aims to promote Friuli Venezia Giulia as a tourist destination able to offer a wide range of first-class tourist services to international visitors.
The project involves in giving a group of 25/30 young people (aged 22-35) from other 12/15 EU/EEA countries, Eastern Europe, Russia, Balkans, China, who already have a good knowledge of Italian (at least B2) and who are already working in the fields of international tourism, commerce, or in education, the opportunity of a twenty days full-immersion in Friuli Venezia Giulia to enable them to become original FVGgreeters once back in their home countries. Here you’ll find a welcoming environment, quality of life and beauty that are going to make you feel home.
The motto “Hands&Brain&Heart” represents the history of a strong working population from poor agriculture, from years of emigration to first level industrial innovation; together with unpolluted landscapes and people with warm hospitality and being able to share emotions.The experience consists in different activities and visits, held mostly in Italian.
Departure: Sunday 14th July 2019
The workshop is to be followed in its entirety with activities taking place every day, including Saturdays.
The following are all integral parts of the workshop: visits to various places in the region alternating with activities such as role playing in which the participants will play leading roles; seminars with experts and representatives from the regional worlds of culture and economics; studies of FVG’s cultural and artistic heritage and its socio-economic aspects; work experience in local businesses (companies working in the sectors of tourism, local food products, the wine industry and manufacturing for export); and in addition, some Italian language lessons to improve participants’ knowledge of Italian.
The participants will be expected to become storytellers and instagrammers (@curiosifvg) to describe their experience by activating #curiosiFVG2019.
By using different social media they will further enhance the value of their experiences while living them, using Italian, English and their own mother tongues.
Selection of partecipants
25/30 participants will be selected coming from EU countries as well as from Russia, Belarus, Ucraina, Balcan area countries, Cina, and others with specific economic or cultural contacts with the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Prerequisites: age between 22 and 35; good knowledge of the Italian language (European Framework B2 level, with certification); good knowledge of English; university student or university graduate; work experience, especially in the area of tourism and foreign cultural and exchange or import/export with specific interest towards the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
The organization of the whole educational experience has been entrusted to the Istituto Regionale di Studi Europei di Friuli Venezia Giulia (IRSE) with its centre in Via Concordia 7. Pordenone, which offers the availability of: teaching rooms with the latest technological equipment, a WI-FI area, auditorium, self-service restaurant, library and video library.All general expenses are paid by the promoters and consist of: Board and Lodging, all the teaching activities, day trips and guided tours. Overnight accommodation with breakfast is arranged in a hotel near the course centre. Midday meals are also included (at the self-service in the course centre or during day trips). Some of the evening meals are also included.
All travelling expenses must be paid personally by participants, or by their employers or associations or others.
Health assistance: all participants must be in possession of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), or a similar health insurance policy.
To be able to benefit from the grant, selected participant must apply to the Consular Italian Authority for a Visa, if requested for their countries. L’IRSE will provide necessary documentation upon request.
AFTER CAREFUL STUDY OF THESE NOTES, CANDIDATES MUST FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORM AND SEND IT IN WITHIN 11 MAY, 2019 BY E-MAIL TO IRSE@CENTROCULTURAPORDENONE.IT
THE APPLICATION FORM MUST INCLUDE A DETAILED CURRICULUM VITAE WRITTEN IN ITALIAN AND A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION FROM AN EMPLOYER OR A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR (IN ENGLISH).
ACCEPTANCE will be communicated before May 25th, 2019