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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