Intercambio de verano sobre cultura y tradiciones en Italia (Baceno)



Innovate Traditions


1-9 august 2015


Baceno, Italy


7 participants + 1 leader from Building Bridges Association

Course description

The Municipality of Baceno, through this project, aims to involve young people from 4 different countries (Italy, Spain, Estonia, Lituania) in comparing their views on the theme of new generations future in the European society and in the globalized world. The future is considered in the project as something to be creatively created by the youngsters by strengthening their consciousness about their own resources, and working on their capability to choose and pursuit a personal development path.

We will ask to the youngsters to recount their future, to imagine what sort of adult they would like to became and what sort of society they would like to build all together. With the project activities, such as organized games, simulations, and theoretical confrontations, we want to highlight the relationship between new generations future, new generations creative resources and capabilities and our cultural roots.

In fact the Youth exchange project is adressed to young people interested in developing some self employement chances through crafts, cultural, intergenerational coopeeration projects as well as in improving their community.



Specifically the project will empower 24 young participants from 4 countries in valuing traditionas as a tool for social inclusion in the community. Most part of the exchange activities will be adressed to enable the yong people to find out ways  to play an active role for the preservation of the cultural heritage. We want to push the young people who are sensitive to their traditions and to traditional hand craft to turn this passion in a self employability chance; through sharing of methods and practices in which they can value creativity, recovering of the ancient crafts in a resource to foster sustainable youth enterpreneurship.

The youth exchange will be based also on the proposal and the sharing of some “do it yourself activities”; as well as some “Team work activities” to learn more about new ways of using materials and how to spread it around, to exchange ideas, and experiences  with people who share common interests on the project topic.

After the described work we would like to transfer the results of the comparison realized at theoretical level, through the creative language, in the frame of some artistic workshops (photo/video). The result of shared work should in fact lead to the creation of an original photo exhibition on the identified topic, aiming to sensitize other youngsters and the local community with a public event, wich will be organized at the end of the project. The work to raise the community awareness on the topic will continue after the end of the exchange, through the dissemination of the creative product.

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Accommodation and meals 

The accommodation and meal costs are 100% supported by the organization, and the transportation is supported under the rules of Erasmus+ Programme.

We will stay Crodo, a quiet little village at share 900 metres. It is really nice the panorama that you enjoy here: from Antigorio Valley to the tops of Formazza and Devero Valley.
Accomodation is at Albergo Valle d’oro in Crodo.




9, Localita’ Bagni – 28862 Crodo (VB)

tel. 0324 61019

Participants will be requested to bring sleeping bags, towels, and dryhair…and bathsuite … 🙂

Please bring both warm and summer clothes (since it’s mountain and weather is very changeable, usually during the day the temperature is quite warm and in the evening it could be cold). Also please trekking or comfortable shoes, cause it’s planned to go trekking. Also raincoat or small umbrella is useful.

The place where we will stay to sleep is named Crodo, a little village very very close to the town of Domodossola, one of the three main towns of the Verbano Cusio Ossola province.
Accomodation is quite simple, in the sense that we will have the place for our group and it will be self managed.
We will go to eat in the place where we will have activities, this is an agrarian school in school time, but in the summer it is free and a cook will prepare somethinng good for us! 🙂

Travel costs

All traveling, accommodation, catering costs are covered by the Erasmus + Programme. For other expenses (souvenirs, extra food, drinks and so on) each participant should bring money as much as he/she thinks will be needed.

Now we suggest you looking at transport prices and purchasing tickets in time that could help to avoid unnecessary problem

Travel budget is 170 € per person (please find a group solution, for the whole group preferably and send us a travel proposal to be confirmed by us.


-Presentation of the of your organization (general aims, activities and target groups)

-at least 3 video interviews per national group to some artisans or young entrepreneurs active in any filed connected with the enhancement of your cultural traditions.

What to bring?

– comfortable shoes – comfortable gym-suit – your country / city presentation – things you need for your national evening (you’re completely free choosing it) – CDs with your favourite national music – good humor and willingness

Selection process

You should complete registration in 2 steps:

1. Please send your application form, CV and motivation letter to with subject «Exchange Baceno Italy«. Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”. All documents written in english you can send to: with subject “Exchange Baceno Italy“.

Selected participants will receive the detailed infosheet after the selection process.

2. Pay the registration fee (40€) by Paypal or bank transfer to :Asociación Building Bridges, CIF G85466886. This registration fee includes one year membership to our National and International activities. 

 * It is compulsory to send application form, CV and motivation letter and pay the registration fee at the same time in order to be within the pre-selection process.

If you are not selected by the sending or hosting organisation, we will reimburse the fee. Please see conditions of Erasmus+ grants

ES67 0081 1534 5900 0116 4823 / BSAB ESBB

What do our participants say?

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