Auch in Italien hieß es Abschied nehmen. Rimante ist nach 6 Monaten Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Austausch in Sassari nach Hause zurück gekehrt. Ihre Bilanz des Aufenthalts liest sich sehr schön und macht Lust auf mehr.
June 2018 is behind me, as is the EYE adventure in Sardinia. January 5, 2018, when I was waiting for a bus to Sassari feels like forever ago, at the same time, it was a very fleeting experience. It was the official beginning of my Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program, I felt excited and curious. Now it is over, and I am already nostalgic, but very grateful and satisfied. Let’s recap. January was a very busy month in the organisation, as the deadlines for Erasmus+ project application was constantly on the agenda (between other daily activities). And in the real life, the deadlines never end.
February, I started working on KA2 projects. The actions under KA2 make it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth. The second month, of EYE has found me in full immersion. I was learning every day. The highlight of the month – the implementation of a training course focused on ETC. ETC is a methodology of education through sport.
March, project work continued. 21st of the month was yet another deadline, this time, KA2 strategic partnership for adult education and VET. This month I was working closely with my Maria Grazia (my HE). She is a very experienced project designer and has an extensive network. I learned, that finding the right partners is one of the crucial parts in this line of work. If you have a good consortium, the project implementation and management will be smooth and bring positive experiences.
April 26 was another deadline – KA2 strategic partnership for Youth. This time I was trusted the task to design the project on my own. This means, I could come up with the concept, research the context, do the needs analysis, find the and build the partnership. This was an exciting opportunity for me, as I love creating new ideas, do research and developing the curriculum, thinking about the implementation in case the project is successfully funded.
During May in my Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program I have been more involved in project implementation activities. Together with colleagues we implemented Voicitys Community reporter training, where I learned new storytelling methods and the community reporting methodology. I was also working with newsletters, writing articles, moderating focus groups and other project content creation.
Finally, June. Wrapping up and rounding the whole experience. Besides usual tasks, I helped organizing a KA2 project Vet4Migre meeting. The project aims at finding better solutions to integrate migrants and other vulnerable groups in the hosting countries job market. I was doing some research and facilitated a focus group for this project, therefore it was interesting to be a part of it.
Half year, a moment, a lifetime. Thank you for reading!