IMY & CSCS is the CSCS initiative for learning mobility







We believe in education as a value and we promote mobility as central to peace, mutual understanding and communication

IMY is an initiative of CSCS (Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”) an European leading not-for-profit organisation in the TVET sector. CSCS provides subsidiarity services for training and research, labour market improvement and pedagogic innovation, as well as transnational cooperation.

If you are a teacher or a school director, you know how important the pedagogical approach is in order to enhance any mobility experience. This is the added value of IMY to its international partners.

IMY is driven by experts of the TVET sector from 2006, when, the mother organisation, started the first mobility exchanges with the University Pierre Mendes in France.

CSCS activities

CSCS is located in the hearth of Tuscany, in the north-centre of Italy. It is accredited as a TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) centre by the Regional Government and operates under a third-party-certified Quality Management System, currently approved by TUV as the EA37 – Quality Assurance System, ISO Vision 9001 version from 2003.

At the territorial level, CSCS’s main activity is receiving and training every year several transnational mobility learners, including groups with special needs and disabilities. Additionally, CSCS provides assistance to small numbers of migrants who are hosted in its premises.

At European level, CSCS has carried out several project experiences in the TVET field and starting from 2009 it is officially appointed by the European Commission as a Lead Intermediary Organisation of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs network.

Extending outside of the EU borders dimension, CSCS is the founder and coordinator of, the worldwide network addressed to introduce skills, competences and innovative curricula for the advanced manufacturing sector within the VET pathways, under a model of intervention which includes sustainability and ethical values. The network was launched in 2015 and is currently composed by nearly 300 organisations distributed in 48 countries worldwide.

Finally, CSCS is an official partner of the UNESCO Transdisciplinary Chair on “Human Development and Culture of Peace” of the University of Florence and for the whole national territory. Therefore, it has received in 2014, by the Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the licence reserved to the not-for-profit organisations, to facilitate the matching process between labour demand and supply.


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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.