ERASMUS+ FOREIGN STUDENTS AT THE CASELLA CONSERVATOIRE
ABOUT THE NEW ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME
The new European Erasmus+ Programme draws on more than 25 years' experience of European programmes in the fields of education, training and youth.
Erasmus+ 2014/2020 results from the integration of the following programmes implemented by the European Commission during the period 2007-2013: the Lifelong Learning Programme; Youth in Action; Erasmus Mundus; Tempus; Alfa; Edulink, and; programmes of cooperation with industrialised countries in the higher education sector.
Erasmus+ aims to improve upon these programmes, promoting synergies and integration throughout the different education, training and youth sectors, removing artificial barriers between the various Actions and project formats, developing new ideas, attracting new players from the world of work and civil society, and stimulating new forms of cooperation.
Erasmus+ aims to become a more effective instrument for addressing real needs in terms of the development of human and social capital in Europe and elsewhere.
Erasmus+ is being launched at a time when almost six million young people in the EU are unemployed, with levels of youth unemployment exceeding 50% in some countries. At the same time, there are over two million job vacancies, and a third of employers report difficulty in recruiting staff with the required qualifications. This demonstrates the existence of significant skills deficits in Europe.
Erasmus+ will address these deficits by providing opportunities for study, training, work experience or volunteering abroad.
In 2014, the EU is making funding of €1.8 billion available for the Erasmus+ Programme. The total budget for the 2014-2020 period amounts to €14.7 billion.
THE GUIDE TO ERASMUS+ ACTIONS
On the European Commission's Erasmus+ website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/
you can download an Erasmus+ Programme explanatory leaflet: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/erasmus-plus-leaflet_en.pdf
or you can download the complete Guide to the New Erasmus+ Programme in English: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/erasmus-plus-program-guide_en.pdf
THE CASELLA CONSERVATOIRE'S ERASMUS+ MOBILITY PROJECT
The L'Aquila ‘Alfredo Casella’ Conservatoire of Music has participated in the Erasmus mobility programmes of 2007-2013. Today, as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) and holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), the Conservatoire participates in the Erasmus+ Programme for transnational student and staff mobility projects (see, in the Guide: KA1 - Key Action 1), and can participate in Strategic Partnerships or Knowledge Alliances (KA2 - Key Action 2): programmes that seek to create synergies between the worlds of education and work.
HOW TO APPLY
All the applications should be sent to the International/Erasmus office at our Conservatoire.
For any further information, please contact us. We would be pleased to answer all your questions.
The L'Aquila Conservatoire has partnership agreements with similar HEIs, higher education institutions with which it collaborates in implementing Erasmus+ mobility Programmes, and is always keen to expand its collaborative network.
Here is a continually updated list of the institutions with which the Conservatoire has entered into mutual exchange agreements:
FOREIGN STUDENTS IN ITALY – GENERAL INFORMATIONS
More information for those who wish to come to study in Italy can be found here on the website of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research: http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/
Read the procedures for non-EU students carefully!
ERASMUS+ STUDENTS WELCOME IN L'AQUILA
AQUILASMUS, energised by the endeavours of many young people, is the local branch of the ESN, Erasmus Student Network, in L'Aquila.
It provides information and assistance to foreign students who come to study in our city and organises recreational activities in the city and the surrounding area:
APP ITALIAMO, FREE COURSE OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, A1 LEVEL
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has developed, in cooperation with IED [European Design Institute] and Ovosodo, the "ItaliAmo" app, which offers a free Italian language and culture A1 level course for iOS and Android devices.
The course seeks to become a new interactive tool to teach Italian and promote the excellence of Italy's culture and products abroad.
The course, which is available free of charge on Google Play and App Store, is organised in ten steps set in ten Italian cities or regions. It is meant to be a journey to discover Italy along with Leo and Lisa, modern day versions of two famed historical persons, Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa.
Each step is divided into four sections, i.e. dialogue, expressions, exercises and culture. Currently available in English and Chinese, the app will be translated into the major languages by the end of the year.
With this app, users may interactively learn the basics of Italian language while discovering the artistic and cultural heritage of our country and the excellence of Made in Italy products. This is a truly cutting edge project in the field of language learning with an innovative graphic design.