Once upon a time there were two Italians in Poland

Hi everyone!

Here are Milena and Danilo, two young Italian Ivy volunteers (lost) in Poland.

No, we didn't know each other before and we are not doing the same project. Actually we don't even live in the same city.

But last week there was a very interesting event in Gdansk, the “Communication Training for project menager”, organized by the South Baltic Interreg, and we have met there.

We couldn't stop to talk about our different experiences:

I am an Interreg Project Partner the at International Permanent Secretariat Euroregion Baltic in Elblag, while Danilo is an Interreg Reporter at Joint Secretariat INTERREG SOUTH BALTIC PROGRAMME, in Gdansk.


What does it mean?

Well, in few words, Danilo is mainly involved in communication and dissemination of information concerning INTERREG projects, cross-border cooperation and so on;

regarding me, instead, my tasks are more related to support and implement 2 INTERREG projects: CaSYPot, which aims to find a common Youth Strategy amoug the Baltic Regions, and InterConnect, which focuses on new and more efficient public transport services.


Where do we live?

We are both in Poland; Danilo lives in Gdansk, one of the largest cities in Poland, on the Baltic Sea. It's an international city, full of students, turists and young people. There is the river that goes into the city center, which reminds me of Navigli in Milano, just to give you an idea.

I live in Elblag, not far from Gdansk. Ok, we don't have the sea, but we have beautiful parks and forests. When the weather is nice I go with my super-bike among trees and wild vegetation.


What's next?

Honestly we don't know exactly, but for sure this experience has brought us a lot. We are both thinking of staying in Poland for the future, or maybe for few years.

Danilo has even managed to learn a bit of Polish, which, believe me, is not easy at all!


We want to say thanks to IVY for this experience, thanks to Euroregion Baltic International Permanent Secretariat and Joint Secretariat Interreg South Baltic Programme to host us,

we are learning a lot from You, from the organizations and from the people behind them.

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