Call for participants for study visit to archaeological parks in Italy, Albania, Slovenia, Greece and Croatia during the Summer 2022!
The Adrion project TRANSFER has opened a Call for Expression of Interest for young people who are passionate and interested in history, archaeological parks, traveling, and experiencing different cultures and cultural heritage in general.
If you are willing to travel abroad for 7 days (travel days included) to one of the participating countries in order to reaslise a study visit of one of the archaeological parks and to evaluate and
contribute to the valorization of cultural heritage, this is the right call for you!
1. About the project
The TRANSFER Project is co–financed by the European transnational programme ADRION (Interreg V–B Adriatic–Ionian Programme) which promotes cooperation between eight countries:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
The aim of the programme is to support innovative governance between partner countries, making use of their natural, cultural, and human resources and, at the same time, enhancing
economic, social, and territorial cohesion in the Adriatic and Ionian Region.
The goal of TRANSFER is to develop, transfer and disseminate a Common Governance Model for the management of archaeological parks that goes beyond the traditional conservation approach,
to open up for the valorization of cultural heritage into sustainable development opportunities and growth. This will be achieved through a bottom–up approach involving all the key actors in a
process of territorial consensus.
The Common Model will be tested through pilot actions that will be carried out in 6 archaeological parks (test areas of the project): Urbs Salvia in Italy, Antigonea in Albania, Poetovio in Slovenia,
Dodona in Greece, Bribirska Glavica and Velika Mrdakovicaj in Croatia, and Mirine–Fulfinum in Croatia.
The lessons learned from the Pilot Actions together with the input coming from the local communities, relevant stakeholders, and experience from young people during the study visits,
will be used to finally review the Common Model.
For more information regarding the TRANSFER project, please visit:
- TRANSFER Participatory Platform: https://adriontransferplatform.cti.gr
- TRANSFER Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adriontransferproject
- TRANSFER Website: https://transfer.adrioninterreg.eu
2. Study visits abroad
This is a call for 8 young people from different countries to go abroad to visit, explore, learn, enjoy, and spend 7 days (including travel days) in one of the following archaeological parks: Urbs
Salvia in Italy (Urbisaglia), Antigonea in Albania (Gjirokaster), Poetovio in Slovenia (Ptuj), Dodona in Greece (Dodoni), Bribirska Glavica and Velika Mrdakovicaj in Croatia (Sibenik), and Mirine–
Fulfinum in Croatia (Omisalj).
Selected young people will be trained on new methodologies and tools necessary to test the activities and to share their impressions and further suggestions regarding visited test area.
If you want to apply for a study visit abroad the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- Nationality or resident in one of the project countries: Italy, Albania, Slovenia, Serbia, Greece, Croatia.
- Aged between 18–32 years
- Good knowledge of English or the official language of the country to visit: at least level B2 (according to the Common European Language Framework, see section 11 Final
- Be enrolled at post–upper secondary school or university (PhD and post graduate school included)
TRANSFER considers the needs of users who have physical and/or socio–economic disadvantages, and encourages young people to take active roles and to participate. Therefore, two study visits
are reserved to users with one of the following disadvantages:
- person with a physical disability
- person coming from a low–income household
- person immigrated less than three years ago to one of the project countries involved, i.e., Italy, Albania, Slovenia, Serbia, Greece, or Croatia, and legally residing in that country.
Accommodation and travel costs are included.
5. Time frame
June: Preparation (2–3 online meetings around 3 hours total)
July / August / September: study visits (depending on the availability of the selected participants and host partners/countries)
6. How to apply
Should you be interested to go on a study visit abroad, please send your filled in Expression of Interest form in English before 30 April 2022 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Expression of Interest form must be written in a digital format, be signed and accompanied by:
a. Curriculum Vitae in English (use attached EUROPASS CV Form)
b. Copy (double–sided) of valid Identity document (passport or ID card)
c. A document showing city of residence if not indicated on the ID document
d. Copy of school or university registration / certificate
e. If you are competing for one of the study visits that are reserved for young people with disadvantages, also attach one of the following documents:
o A certificate of physical disability
o Proof of receiving less income than average defined by the country of resident o Sign section 5 of the Expression of Interest form certifying that you have immigrated to the country in question less than 3 years ago, i.e., after the 30th April 2019.
f. Certificate proofing good command of English (corresponding to at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – CEFR), see section 11 Final provisions ***)
In case you are a non–EU national and a visa is required to enter the country where the study visit will be carried out, it is your responsibility to apply for such visa. In order to carry out the
necessary procedures for issuing of the visa, participants will be requested to submit the required documentation no later than 2 weeks from the date of communication of being accepted for the
The selection committee consists of members of the project partners.
If you are selected to participate in a study visit you will commit yourself to:
- Carry out the study visit abroad in its entire duration except in cases of force majeure (7 days – travel days included).
- Availability to realise the study visit in any of the countries/destinations assigned (preference can be indicated but may not be taken into account).
- Participate in all the preparatory activities (online meetings) which precede the study visit abroad.
- Comply with the provisions and regulations in force in the partner / country / host organisation.
- Behave in such a way as not to hinder work activities and maintain the utmost confidentiality regarding the host organisation, work processes and any other information that comes into your possession.
8. Safeguard clause
The responsible organisations reserve the right to extend or reopen the terms, modify, suspend or revoke the present call at any time, at its sole discretion, without the competitors being able
to claim rights against the implementing bodies.
9. Processing of personal data
With regards to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data
and on the free movement of such data, the following points are noted:
The data acquired will be processed by the project partners and/or the relevant members making part of the selection process, pursuant to art. 28 of the GDPR, as well as by authorized natural
persons as members of the Commissions referred to in art. 7 of the GDPR Regulation.
The data will be collected, used and processed manually or electronically according to principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency. Some personal data of the competitors and winners
may be made public in the forms provided for by art. 8 of the GDPR Regulation and with any method or means that will be necessary for the purpose of communication and dissemination of
European Youth Center, Serbia
Tel: + 381 11 3349440
11. Final provisions
(***) The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
This initiative is supported by the Interreg ADRION Programme funded under the European Regional Development Fund and IPA II fund and promoted by the TRANSFER project partners:
University of Macertata, Italy
Playmarche srl, Italy
Institute of Archaeology (Akademy for Albanological Studies), Albania
City of Ptuj, Slovenia
Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU, Slovenia
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Serbia
European Youth Center, Serbia
Ephorate of Antiquities of Ioannina, Greece
Municipality of Omišalj, Croatia
Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, Greece
Public Institution Development Agency of Šibenik–Knin County, Croatia