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Good Vibes by ESN Italy Sections

23/04/2020 - 03/05/2020

Facebook/Instagram

As the name of the initiative promoted by the Responsible Party says, the purpose of the activity is, to share good vibes during the quarantine period and to show that ESNers and Erasmus students have been able to seize the good from a difficult situation. The distance didn’t stop us from showing how life was going on and how during these days we could do a lot of useful activities that put us in a great mood.

ESN Chieti Pescara and 20 other organisations

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Health & Well-being

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Good Vibes by ESN Italy Sections

23/04/2020 - 03/05/2020

Facebook / Instagram

As the name of the initiative promoted by the Responsible Party says, the purpose of the activity is, to share good vibes during the quarantine period and to show that ESNers and Erasmus students have been able to seize the good from a difficult situation. The distance didn’t stop us from showing how life was going on and how during these days we could do a lot of useful activities that put us in a great mood.

ESN Italy and 20 other organisations

Social Inclusion

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Charity Potatoes Distribution

30/05/2020

Padova, IT

Here we present you an important event that has affected very closely an area that in recent months has become famous throughout Italy and perhaps in the world.  In Vo Euganeo there was the first death of Covid19 in Italy and was, together with Codogno, the first red area in Italy with checkpoints at every border.  The main activity of this event was to distribute potatoes to the citizens of Vo. But, why potatoes? Easly, because they are one of the poorest and simplest foods, as It's simple but essential using a mask to safeguard lives. The event was organized in collaboration with the Veneto Imbruttito, the Protezione Civile of Borgo Veneto and the Croce Bianca of Grisignano. For the occasion, since it was red zone, we were able to invite only 1 Erasmus with us. 

ESN Padova

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Environmental Sustainability

Students with electronic devices

GREEN MONTH '20

01/05/2020 - 31/05/2020

Facebook and Instagram

ESN Padova joined the Green Month, aimed at raising awareness about the importance of leading a sustainable lifestyle and turning to more eco-friendly alternatives or behaviours. Sharing the main purpose of this event organised by ESN Italy, we decided to promote and two main initiatives. During the first two weeks, we used our communication channels and social media to create weekly quizzes or polls, related to that specific week’s focus (sustainable mobility or lifestyle). Other than the questions, we also provided the related explanations to the answers, so as to inform our followers properly about the importance of sustainable actions. On week 3, we organised a movie screening and watched “A plastic ocean”, a documentary on the issue of pollution and climate change. The movie was very realistic and down-to-earth in portraying the effects that plastic pollution has had and is still having on our planet Earth. After the screening, we had the opportunity to engage in a long conversation with the Erasmus students about their impressions, feelings, and attitudes on the documentary. Our main initiative took place from week 4, namely the one dedicated to deforestation: we wanted to give our concrete contribution. First, our ESN section bought four trees to be planted in the neighbourhood of Arcella (Padova) as part of the Wownature project. The trees we planted will contribute to capturing 70kg of CO2 in a year, equal to the emissions of a 403 km-long car trip. Besides, we wanted to get our Erasmus students involved in the fight against deforestation and for this reason we decided to organise a fundraising campaign labelled “Adopt a tree with ESN Padova”, which lasted three weeks (until June 15 th ). The funds raised will allow us to partake in a project organise by ZeroCO2: we will adopt some cedar trees which cost 16€ each and the entire proceeds will be donated to the Italian Red Cross (CRI) to support and face the Covid19 emergency. Thanks to a tracking system, we will be able to follow the trees that we have bought, via pictures and information about their growth.  

ESN Padova

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Culture

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ESN Online Cooking Class- Ice cream

21/05/2020

zoom

Nicola, ex ice cream man and Active member, together with other ESNers, organized an online class on the preparation of homemade ice cream, without ice cream maker, only with the ingredients necessary for different flavors, ice and salt to give it consistency. The explanation of the procedures was combined with the history and curiosity of the ice cream, which entertained the Erasmus and which we believe is the connection point that fascinates them and that makes them choose to follow this type of activity, instead of watching a video procedure on Youtube . During the lesson we talked about an important part of Italian culture and, why not, also we tried to give the idea that ice cream can be healthy, if done well. Health and well being tip: no cream or condensed milk, the only ingredients for a lemon ice cream are water, sugar and lemon juice! The event lasted just over 2 hours and various types of ice cream were prepared: lemon, chocolate, strawberry, cheesecake.

ESN Padova

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Culture

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Round Table - Do all Erasmus Think the Same?

07/05/2020

zoom

Inspired by the Youtube channel "Jubilee" and its "Spectrum" format, we organized a virtual round table in which the Erasmus students could discuss, without filters, on various issues of contemporary society and the Erasmus generation. Through the functionality of the surveys on Zoom, we asked several questions, to which the Erasmus could express how much they agreed or disagreed with these statements. This, gave us the possibility to have an overview of their opinion on this topic and subsequently, for each question, a discussion was held where they expressed their ideas, moderated by ESNers. The questions / statements on which they had to express their agreeableness ranged from stereotypes (eg.I reflect on the stereotypes of my country) to the Erasmus + program (eg.I think Erasmus program is inclusive), from the current situation (eg.I think my country handled Covid well) to issues always current and of which young people use to debate on (eg.I am addicted to Social Media - Technology lowers my creative abilities), passing through questions about Europe (eg.I feel European - I would like to be born in a different country).

ESN Padova

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Health & Well-being

Students with electronic devices

ESN Healthy Challenge

28/04/2020 - 05/05/2020

Facebook and Instagram

The ESN Healthy Challenge aims at promoting wellbeing by a series of challenges launched via our Instagram account. Especially during lockdown, it is important to be mindful of our health and take care of ourselves: not only of our body, but also of our mind. On Tuesday we posted a challenge on our Instagram account and asked participants to show us their favourite Yoga position, then nominate three or more friends to take part in it. Yoga practice has several benefits for both physical and mental health, and we aimed at involving all the students who might not be very active or just prefer less intense physical activities. We also created a video showing them some positions and to make them feel inspired. During next weeks we'll propose something about healthy food and healthy lifestyle to keep a state of well-being our mind and body.

ESN Padova

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Culture

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ESN Movie Night – Quo Vado

01/05/2020

Discord

At the ESN Movie Night, we watched “Quo Vado”, an Italian comedy movie that aimed at comparing the Italian culture with others and highlight which stereotypes are usually associated with Italy. Before the movie screening, we made the students share their ideas, doubts, or even prejudices they have about the Italian culture. During the screening, whenever the movie allowed us to do so, we tried to make comparisons between attitudes, practices, and behaviors of the cultures that were shown in the movie. After the movie, we took some more time to discuss and make comments, asking students from other countries to share their opinion.  

ESN Padova

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Culture

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ESN Movie Night – Benvenuti al Nord

24/04/2020

Discord

The ESN Movie Night aimed at introducing our Erasmus students to the Italian culture by watching movies that show both the bright and the dark sides, tough times, and give them an overall sense of which values and motives are the most representative of Italy. This week’s movie was “Benvenuti al Nord”, to show the differences and compare the North and South of Italy. Before the movie screening, we facilitated discussion via web-chat and tried to make the students share their opinions, beliefs, and even prejudices they might have about the Italian culture. During the screening, whenever the movie allowed us to do so, we gave insights about the culture or explained the meaning of some peculiar expressions, historical, and fun facts, other than answering any question participants may have. After the movie, we took some more time to reflect upon what we had just watched.  

ESN Padova