ESC: innovative social center

ESC: innovative social center

Centro Sociale Montanari

Bologna, Italy

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

The ESC 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 multicultural melting pot. 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

The volunteer will share the room with another volunteer (same-sex) in an apartment with all facilities, shared with other volunteers (local or international). The flat is composed by 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen connected with the dining room. There is wi-fi and washing machine. The volunteer will receive food money, based on the costs of living. The volunteer will receive the annual urban bus ticket.

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 training with non-formal methods about the development of soft skills.

Participant profile

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

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2024 to 30/09/2025

Activity location

Bologna Italy

Looking for participants from

Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia

Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 31/08/2022