Excellences of Pistoia: a journey in handicraft

“Excellences of Pistoia: a journey in handicraft” is a tour set inside the beautiful city centre of Pistoia in order to discover the products that let our city be an important reality in Tuscany. The goal of this project is to guide young foreign people through the old streets and let them discover traditions and typical products about our territory concerning nursery, local handicrafts, musical instruments and sweets; so, something different from the classic touristic tour.

It’s also an opportunity to help a group of young guys to integrate in our city because they can locate shops and reference points that could be important along their stay in Italy. This kind of activity has been supported by CSCS: in fact one of our goals is to improve cultural knowledges of foreign people who is learning through internships in Italy. This kind of activity has been promoted thanks to the contribution of Alessio Bresci which is studying as Tourism Project Manager; his internship inside our organization has been the opportunity to develop “Excellence of Pistoia: a journey in handicraft”.

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Subjec t: Coronavirus – exceptional measures with regard to Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects

In the context of the measures taken by the Italian Government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus infection in Northern Italy, I would like to inform you that the measures announced in our note of 31 January 2020 (ref. Ares(2020)619972) shall be considered fully applicable to any mobility in affected areas of programme and partner countries where the virus is detected and which are considered at risk. In line with the abovementioned note, National Agencies are requested to inform the participating organisations concerned and instruct them to contact the individual participants who already are in, or are planning to leave for the affected areas within the coming days or weeks. Participants should also be reminded of the assistance that can be provided by embassies, consulates and honorary consulates in the country of their stay. It is for the participating organisations and individuals to decide on the course of action to take in the light of national travel advice and repatriation schemes. The National Agencies should however monitor closely, in cooperation with the participating organisation, if the area of the planned mobility can be considered safe by the time of travel for the entire duration of the mobility or project activity. Please be reminded that National Agencies may apply the force majeure clause to activities taking place in any affected area as well as to incoming mobility from these areas, as foreseen in the template of the grant agreement between National Agencies and the beneficiaries and as defined in the programme guide and other contractual documents. National Agencies may thereby cancel, postpone or move activities planned in such regions in the most flexible way, notwithstanding the respect of the general legal framework applying to Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. Given the exceptional circumstances, the same principles can be applied also to any incoming mobility from affected regions. However, when assessing additional costs linked to a case of force majeure, the National Agencies should apply the provisions established in section 3.16 of the Guide for National Agencies. Justified repatriation costs will be accepted as exceptional costs, whereas normal reporting requirements apply.