Contributors of Leonardo da Vinci and Erasmus

From 2004 Medieval Italian Cultural Association works to Leonardo da Vinci program and by 2009 also with the Erasmus. In particular, he welcomed the two-year 2004/2005, 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 three young men coming from’Universitat Jaume I for an internship 24 weeks each in the course of which have been made in research to document the intense relationship between Spain and Italy in the Middle Ages. Sandra Garcia Tena, Israel A. Roca Fernández and Vincent Segarra Chabris They also collaborated in the organization and promotion of events that our Association has made in recent years. For the biennium 2007/2008 has just arrived María Díez Pérez, graduating in Modern History at’University of Cantabria, thanks to the program signed by the Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria. As the first commitment, In addition to continuing the research initiated, Mary maintains and updates the blog Medieval Spain. For the biennium 2008/2009 we took advantage of the collaboration of José María Estrella that, In addition to continuing the research already undertaken in previous years, handled public relations and was responsible for filming video of our events. From 7 February 2009 collabora with noi Lidia Rwidan, student at the Jagiellonian University Krakow. From 25 March 2009 is with us, for an internship of three months, Silvia Bending dell’Universitat Jaume I. From 15 June 2009 is with us for three months, Eva Sanz Alcarez of the University. From September 2009 cooperates with us Irene Zucchetti, intern at the Catholic University of Milan, which oversees guided tours of the eighth edition of Middle Ages in the Library. From 1 February 2010 Erica Vaini, intern at the Catholic University of Milan, assisting us in the organization and promotion of events. From 1 April 2010 has been with us for six months also Nieves Perez, of intern’Universitat Jaume I. From 2 November 2011, for three months, is with us Monika Brozèk of Jagiellonian University Krakow. From 1 February 2012 for six months with us Claudia D'Angelo Fonfría of intern’Universitat Jaume I. From 6 February 2013 has been with us for four months Andrea GarcPrado would, of intern’Universitat Jaume I. Up to 22 December 2013 is with us Eva Gil Rodriguez dell’Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. From 22 July 2015 is with us Marc Ripollés Piqueras dell’Universitat Jaume I. From 4 July to 4 November 2016 is with us Marta Forano,en dell’Universitat Jaume I.

The program Leonardo da Vinci born 6 December 1994.Proposing to promote a new Community policy directed to vocational training, between the various activities provides operations for transnational mobility:
– strengthen the European dimension of initial and / or permanent.
– achieve closer relations between the European training systems and the various counterparties (businesses, responsible for the formation – including vocational schools – social partners, university, etc..), in order to improve the quality, access and mobility, as well as to promote cooperation.

Leonardo will, therefore, to all public and private entities that operate as part of vocational training at national and European level: businesses, professional organizations at the local level, national and Community, training organizations, university, public authorities, centers and research institutes. The program allows:
– young people in initial training, academics and human resource managers, to do part of their training in another Member State
– teachers and education specialists to improve, through exchanges, the quality of their actions, as well as strengthen the industrial and technological exchange and competitiveness of.

With its decision of 26 April 1999 the Council of Ministers of the European Union identifies the overall objectives of the second phase of the Leonardo da Vinci program, 2000 – 2006:
– improve the skills and competencies, especially young, during the initial vocational training at all levels, inter alia through vocational training and apprenticeship work, in order to foster the capacity for integration and reintegration
– improve the quality of continuing vocational training, and the acquisition of skills and competences throughout life, in order to increase the adaptive capacity particularly in the face of technological and organizational innovations
– promote and reinforce the contribution of vocational training to the process of innovation, to improve competitiveness and entrepreneurship, also in view of new employment possibilities.

The SOCRATES II program promotes European cooperation in eight areas: from school to higher education, by new technologies in adult education. The section of SOCRATES II dedicated to Higher Education (“ERASMUS”) continues and extends the Programme of Community action in the field of student mobility (“The Erasmus program“) adopted in 1987. The program is named after Erasmus of Rotterdam (1465-1536), philosopher, theologian and humanist. Uncompromising opponent of dogmatic thought in all fields of knowledge, Erasmus lived and worked in several European countries, searching for knowledge, experiences and knowledge that can be acquired only in contact with other countries.

The’ Higher education is a key factor for ensuring the development of human resources of high quality dissemination of scientific discovery and advanced knowledge through teaching, the adaptation to the demands of constant renewal of skills and professional qualifications as well as the education of future generations of citizens in a European context. All these functions are of crucial importance for the long-term development of Europe.
The accelerating pace of obsolescence of knowledge and the rapid transformation of the means by which such knowledge is transmitted and updated impose the higher education sector the adoption of new methodologies and the highest commitment in favor of lifelong learning 'lifelong learning.
Given these premises, ERASMUS includes a wide range of measures to support the European activities of higher education institutions and to promote mobility and exchanges of teachers and students.

Participating countries
The SOCRATES program and the related Erasmus were approved on 24 January 2000 and will extend until the end of the program in turn periodically rinnovatao.

Key Features
As in the past, ERASMUS is aimed at all types of higher education institutions (called, in general, with the term “universities quot”), all academic disciplines and all levels of higher education up to and including doctorate.
While the promotion of 'physical mobility', especially for students, has been the main objective of Phases I and II of the ERASMUS, currently the higher education section of SOCRATES aims to integrate such mobility in a broader framework of cooperation activities aimed at developing a “European dimension” across the full range of university's academic programs. “Lead students in Europe and bring Europe to all students” is the new spirit of ERASMUS: Although student mobility continues to play a role of central importance within the program, are now being offered substantial incentives to encourage universities to add a European perspective to the courses taken by students who do not participate directly in the mobility.
Consistent with this goal, there is a greater emphasis on teaching staff exchanges, on the development of curricula on transnational networks and the pan-European thematic. Specific support is provided to encourage wider participation and dissemination of results from these initiatives. Erasmus also encourages universities to partner with other public and private institutions in neighboring regions to carry out their activities of transnational cooperation, thereby increasing the opportunities for inter-regional cooperation between the participating countries.
To the allocation of EU funds in the SOCRATES / ERASMUS program plus the funds provided in each participating country by the public authorities, from the same university and other organizations.