Via Francigena


Erasmus + international mobility for the Via Francigena youth

The European Association of the Via Francigena ways (EAVF) presented its second consecutive Erasmus + transnational mobility project “FORREs.T. 2.0 – FOsteR an euRopEan identity through the Trainees mobility” on 5 October 2020 in the Palazzo Farnese in Piacenza.

F.O.R.R.Es.T 2.0” offers international work experience in the field of tourism, marketing and corporate information systems to 100 Italian graduates residing along the Via Francigena – in northern and southern Italy. The project foresees 62 days of mobility in France (40), the United Kingdom (20) and Spain (40).

Thanks to the grant of the European Commission, the EAVF will be able to support their travel, accommodation and subsequent and costs. The project has a duration of two years and is aimed at young people who graduated between 2020 and 2021. The internships will take place within one year from the acquisition of the title.

The EAVF is lead partner of a consortium of 15 schools in Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, Apulia together with the Tuscany Region, the Tourist Promotion Agency of the province of Turin, the Italian Youth Hotel Association and Radio Francigena. A technical partner of the project is Euro Glocal s.r.l.

The press conference on 5 October 2020 was attended by Jonathan Papamarenghi, councillor for Tourism, Culture, Registration and Europe of the municipality of Piacenza and the EAVF president Massimo Tedeschi. The project was presented by Luca Bruschi, EAVF director.

In upcoming weeks, specific info-days will be organised in schools, announcing a list of selected students who will participate in the project.

The mobility will carefully follow Covid-19 health protocols in line with national focal point and schools.