Treasure Hunt in Padua, Italy

From a tower made of spaghetti to a medieval merchandise exchange in a public square, going through an Italian masterchef, a tour in Venice, or a theatre of dancing elephants, are few of the adventures lived by the group of 36 university students -15 of them representing EDIW (Education for an Interdependent World)- in the Summer Course of the DARE+ project, supported by Action 2 -Strategic Partnership initiative of the Erasmus+ programme.

The Summer Course took place from 26th to 31st July, in the premises of the University of Padova, and it is part of the DARE+ project, in which EDIW participates in partnership with 6 universities in Europe: Padova, Granada, Deusto, Dublin, Groningen (Holland), and Uppsala (Sweden).

The picturesque city of Padova, with its medieval buildings and a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal “piazze,” and many bridges crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione river, hosts the renowned University of Padua, almost 800 years old and famous, among other things, for having had Galileo Galilei among its lecturers. This university hosted the 36 students and 9 trainers who participated during 6 days, learning, sharing and exchanging a variety of experiences and reflection about the competences developed by the DARE+ project in this first year: communication, leadership, and teamwork.

The Summer Course has been a great adventure for the students, and an all-round-experience which closes a cycle of reflection and preparation during the past year and, at the same time, it opens a new path with other 3 competences to develop in the next school year: intercultural communication, conflict resolution, and social entrepreneurship.

On you will find further information regarding the project, partnership composition as well as all upcoming events oriented for students and trainers engaged in the development of these generic competences.

The Treasure Hunt, dynamic which took place along an almost full day, and implied going around the main parts of the city, could be the characteristic metaphor of this seminar: teamwork, shared leadership, common challenges and creativity…to reach the aim of meeting and friendship, hunting the treasure of each-one’s personality, formation and growth, realized in the personal present and open to a future of multiple possibilities.

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