ESN Padova activities

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Culture

Students with electronic devices

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

Online

Culture

Students with electronic devices

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

Online

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

Online

Culture

Students with electronic devices

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

Online

Culture

Students with electronic devices

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

Online

Culture

Students with electronic devices

ESN Movie Night- Benvenuti al Sud

17/04/2020

Discord

The Italian comedy movie Benvenuti al Sud, through the story, shows the typical prejudices and pre-conceived notions of Northern people against the South of Italy. During the movie we could discuss about the topic of Italian stereotypes and prejudices between North and South related to our culture and traditions. Moreover, we translated some expressions given in dialect to let the International Students understand better the meaning and the sense of the movie.  

ESN Padova

Online

Health & Well-being

Students with electronic devices

ESN Sport Challenge

07/04/2020 - 25/04/2020

Instagram Story

The ESN Sport Challenge aims at promoting both physical and mental wellbeing by a series of challenges launched via our Instagram account. Especially during lockdown, it is important to remain active and keep training: in fact, sport enhances positive emotions and helps relieving stress. Three days per week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) we posted a challenge on our Instagram account in which people were to record themselves while doing a given exercise (e.g. burpees, squats, dips, etc.) and then nominate three or more friends to take part in it. We also posted a video to show them how to do the exercise correctly. We tried to keep it simple and make it funny, because we wanted everyone to get involved and maybe include also those people who are not used to train regularly.

ESN Padova

Online

Culture

Students with electronic devices

ESN Online Cooking Class

15/04/2020

Instagram live and Zoom

The goal of the activity was to share the Italian cuisine with all the Erasmus who enjoy cooking; we have one of the best food cultures of the world and we want to spread it! We also shared some cultural and historical facts about pizza and its tradition.

ESN Padova

Online

Social Inclusion

Students with electronic devices

World Autism Awareness Day

02/04/2020

Instagram/esnpadova

#WorldAutismAwarenessDay highlights the need to improve the life quality of people with autism, so that they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of our society. ESN Padova involved Erasmus students, to help raising Autism awareness together.

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