“Mo.Ve – Mobility Versilia”, is the project funded by Tuscany Region through the POR CRO FSE RT 2007-2013 AXIS V transnationality and interregionality’. In 2014, it involved 21 graduates from Tuscany to work for eight weeks in many companies, associations and organizations in Brussels.
The European Social Fund (ESF) is the main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens.
ESF invests in workers, young people and all those seeking a job through funding thousands of local, regional and national projects which are related to employment in all Europe. It supports small projects which are managed by local charities with the aim of helping disabled to find a job and national projects to promote professional education of the entire population.
ESF uses many resources to help young people moving in the job market. The ESF projects vary significantly in nature, size and scope and they are addressed to several groups: some are referred to education systems, teachers and pupils, others to unemployed people and others are designed for potential entrepreneurs in different fields. The objectives of the ESF in the period 2014-2020 are:
- Job placement
- Social inclusion
- Better education
Interview with Irene Tarabella, 29 years – Pietrasanta (LU)
<<This experience was very constructive and it gave me an European identity that i didn’t have before, probably because it was done in Brussels which is the heart of European policy. I think that I definitely enriched my cultural and personal background and, for this reason, I think that all the students should do an experience in an European country. >>
Interview with Giulia Bravi, 32 – Camporgiano (LU)
<< We are always afraid of making “leaps in the dark” and, at the beginning, it was like this to me, but today I can say that, without trying new experiences, we authorize the fear to crush us under a pressure of dissatisfaction and flat moments . I don’t regret that now I’m back to Italy. It ‘s true, you live well far away from your place, where everything sometimes seems easier, but now I want to bring that same “simplification”, that I found in Brussels, in my future, in my land. >>