Celebration of the European Vocational Skills Week with the “mobility learners” gathering in Tuscany in Pistoia – November 16th, 2017 from 5pm at, the Incubator of Pistoia

On November 16th, 2017 starting from 5 pm, on the occasion of the European Vocational Skills Week and in the framework of the EYE – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and mobility programs, students from European vocational schools, apprentices and foreign entrepreneurs who are currently in Tuscany thanks to the support of CSCS – Centro Studi Cultura Sviluppo of Pistoia, will meet at the Incubator, via Niccolò Puccini 80 in Pistoia, together with the Italian entrepreneurs who are hosting them.

Citizens are invited to take part in the event to learn about the mobility opportunities offered by European funds and to hear live success stories  from Italian and foreign entrepreneurs who have benefited from European mobility programs. Students, parents, apprentices and entrepreneurs and anyone else who wants to have direct information on mobility in Europe are invited. This occasion will be useful to highlight the various opportunities for learning mobility within the European Union and to celebrate the most active Italian and foreign entrepreneurs in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program of the European Commission.

The international consortium led by CSCS since 2008 is currently the first in Europe in terms of entrepreneurial exchanges within the EYE program funded by the European Commission. Thanks to the recent signing of a new framework contract with a duration of six years, CSCS has an endowment that will allow financing up to 380 new business exchanges. The consortium, whose management is based in Pistoia, aside from facilitating networking between entrepreneurs, business-to-business contacts and the internationalization of SMEs, provides support for funding and provides local start-ups with various incubation activities and free coworking spaces.

For more information about the event or other activities, please contact Greta Bilanzola: +39 3914245383,

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From 5pm you can visit CSCS for the event! If you can not make it you can always watch it via streaming, clicking the link below:


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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.