I am Angela, a Romanian volunteering in Italy!
I have started this international experience five months ago in the Institute for Minority Rights in Bolzano, Italy with an Erasmus+ traineeship and after that, I have started my IVY experience in the same institution within EUMINT Interreg project. The EUMINT project intends to strengthen institutional cross-border cooperation between Italy and Austria in the territories of Südtirol-Alto Adige (IT), Tirol (AT), Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT), Kärnten (AT), Veneto (IT) and Trentino (IT) in order to tackle the social, economic, political and cultural challenges connected to migration. Common and coherent integration measures in border regions are of prime importance and an added value, particularly for asylum seekers and refugees.
I am involved in the Work package on Civic integration, one of the EUMINT project goals. Until now, I have analysed the evaluation forms and telephone interviews conducted with asylum seekers, refugees and the local population regarding pilot tests on common European values. I helped the team to complete the tools and information materials used for the pilot tests (e.g. EUMINT interactive board game called “The House of common Values”). Also, I was involved in the organization of an event called “Ideas Lab for Cross-border Integration Projects”.
During this amazing experience, I had the chance to meet new people and to learn new things. I am happy to be part of this Interreg family and grateful for this opportunity.