“Prácticas de Diputación de A Coruña en empresas italianas”

Erasmus+ Internship

administrative management, work with refugees and asylum seekers and clinical laboratory analysis

During the period from 28th September – 21st December 2014, EProjectConsult staff found the placements aimed at mobility for VET learners and staff in the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme under the “Prácticas de Diputación de A Coruña en empresas italianas” project. 3 participants had possibility to spent 12 weeks in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto and do their internships in the various fields including administrative management, work with refugees and asylum seekers and clinical laboratory analysis, thereby they gained experience in their field of studies.


  • Administrative management - F.N.A. Consal Messina as part of EPAS is a body institution that provides social assistance to the local people of in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto. They provide services that informs workers, pensioners and young people both on new legislation affecting them in terms of the protection and social interests, because often the rights provided are in fact denied because of bureaucratic problems and complications of still existing laws. The EPAS offers social security services, social and fiscal through its regional offices.
  • Work with refugees and asylum seekers - Associazione “I Girasoli” onlus run in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, in the frame of the project "SPRAR- Barcellona P.G." (System of protection for refugees and asylum seekers). The services provided by SPRAR include: health care, social welfare, cultural and linguistic mediation, guidance and legal information, educational placement for the children, multicultural activities, job placement services, training services, and accommodation.
  • Clinical laboratory analysis - Laboratorio Analisi Cliniche Filippo Genovese operates since 1978 in the field of Laboratory Diagnostics. The facility is accredited with S.S.R. and provides services in the areas of: Hematology, Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, Bacteriology, Microbiology, Radio-immunology.

Cultural Programme

In the free time they had chance to visit some beautiful places in Sicily, and know Italian cuisine thanks to the local restaurants.

Skills and professional competences acquired:

  • Ability to work individually and in team.
  • Ability to work abroad/with foreign colleagues.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: learning on developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Development of specialized Italian language skills.
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources in the field related.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Developing social perspectives and being aware of reactions of other co-workers and supervisors.
  • Paying full attention to what other people are saying and taking the time to understand the points being made.
  • Simultaneous management of multiple schedules.

After the project was implemented, participants received “A Rocca placement certificate” and EUROPASS. We hope that they have learned new techniques and methods that will be valuable in their future workplace and will help them to stand out in the labour market of Spain. EProjectConsult wishes you good luck in your future paths!

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