The Academy of Fine Arts in Naples - Italy

The history of the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples began in 1752, the year in which Charles of Bourbon, in line with what was happening in Madrid and other major European capitals, established the Real Academy of Design. First institution in Naples aimed at educating the visual arts under the protection and control of the state. Today the Academy has three thousand students and issues a first level academic diploma, obtained at the end of the first level academic diploma course;   

second level academic diploma obtained at the end of the second level academic diploma course; academic diploma of specialization, obtained at the end of the specialization course;

academic research training diploma obtained at the end of the research training course in the corresponding field; diploma or master’s degree, obtained at the end of the specialization course.

The first level academic diploma course aims to ensure an adequate mastery of artistic methods and techniques, as well as the acquisition of specific disciplinary and professional skills.

With D.M. n.14 of 9 January 2018 the Second Level Academic Diploma Courses (DASL) were brought to order. This act brings to an end an important component of the reform process of the Fine Arts Academies and of the AFAM sector as a whole.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, in accordance with the requirements of the decree, leads to ordering its Second Level Courses, which the Law 228 of 2012 artt.102-107 makes equivalent to the Master’s degree courses, completing the educational offer of all the structures active in the institution (Departments and Schools) and integrating it with new reformed paths according to a renewed framework of skills and methodologies, more in keeping with the art system and with the professional market.

Departments are three Visual Arts; Design and applied arts; Communication and teaching of art.

  • The Visual Arts department includes the faculties of Painting, Sculpture, Decoration and Engraving.
  • The Design and applied Arts includes the faculties of Scenography; Restoration; New technologies of art; Fashion design; Communication design
  • The Communication and teaching of art Department has the only faculty of Art Teaching.
In addition there are Artistic Anatomy and History of Arts Institutes.

Action Synergy - Greece

Greek organization – Action Synergy – is an expert in the development and implementation of e-learning courses as well as in the creation of synergies between organisations working in various fields. Action Synergy S.A. is an education, training and knowledge-based-applications organisation which is actively involved in the organization of student and youth mobility, in the development of educational programs for vulnerable target groups, in the development of education technologies, training methodologies and the development of e-learning training courses. Currently, Action Synergy is participating in many transnational European projects as partner or as coordinator. Action Synergy’s S.A. key areas of expertise include: organisation of mobility actions, development of links and synergies between various actors in local, regional, national, European and International level, development of learning methodologies, development of educational technologies, development of courses and modules making use of innovative methodologies such as: open/flexible learning methodologies, e-learning, learning needs analysis, development of professional courses. Action Synergy has participated as partner in ten capacity building projects: TBRIDGE, SFEST, Start Upcycling, CULTY and AGRO, LangUp, Aesop, Disarty, STARTUP and MEDIACT.

Action Synergy S.A. disposes a long experience in the management and coordination of European Projects. Since its foundation in 1987 the organisation has participated in a considerable number of EU educational projects, such as COMETT, PETRA, SOCRATES, LEONARDO DA VINCI, ARTICLE 6, ADAPT, TEMPUS, PHARE, Distance learning, Lifelong Learning, Erasmus+. In the last years it has participated in more than 40 projects and it is currently implementing 15 as a partner or as a coordinator.

Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae - Italy

Restoring Ancient Stabiae (RAS) is a non – profit cultural Italian foundation born to promote the creation of the great archaeological park of ancient Stabiae. RAS bases its activities on the belief that cultural heritage belongs to the whole world, and offers archaeology as a unique opportunity of meeting and exchange among different cultures. Indeed, one of the most important purpose of the Foundation is to promote the Italian culture in all its aspects, from archaeology to arts, to traditions, to food to other features of Italian heritage, organizing cultural activities of all kinds: exhibitions, conferences, informal educational activities at national and international level.

RAS is active for more than 10 years in the field of cultural activities: Starting from the basic concept, inspiring the mission of the Foundation (the “archaeological” one), the activities carried out during these years have expanded to reach the field of Culture as prevalent subject of action.

Concerning the experience relevant for this application, that is the educational field, the Foundation has been organizing since 2010, in service training courses for teachers and staff from pre-primary, primary and secondary education institutions across Europe as part of the former EU Lifelong Learning Programme (Comenius / Grundtvig) and, since 2014, within the Erasmus plus Programme. The courses are organized by RAS concerning all the field of Italian culture (archaeology, history, arts, food, traditions, Italian language).

RAS has been coordinator of project “CULTY”- Cultural Tourism for Youth: New approaches to the cultural tourism for youth initiatives” which involved youth workers and young people from Italy, Greece, Vietnam and India and is currently coordinator of “S-FEST”-Youth-led Tourism through Street Festivals, a project aiming to promote the cooperation between Europe, Africa and Latin America  in the field of youth and explore the potential of youth work in order to increase social entrepreneurship and employability of the young people in the field of community based tourism which represents a great potential. 

Asonedh - Peru

On Peru, the afro descendant community is invisible; we are not include on the republic constitution as the indigenous community are. We also are not considerate on the national census since 1940, so, we do not have national information about our situation, as afroperuvian community, we do not know how much we are and what are our relevant needs. In plus at this situation we have all the social stereotypes, that is a legacy of the slaver process, and until now have a strong position on the Peruvian society. A consequence of this politic and social situation, the afroperuvian youth have the reaction of refuse to their identity and cultural background of the afro descendant roots.      

ASONEDH is a non-governmental organization, which work around all the country for most than 25 years. With the goal of to contribute on the fight against the racism, discrimination and poverty afro descendant. We working actively in to rise the actively citizen participation and human rights, improve also the empowerment of the identity, leadership, human rights and politic incidence for afroperuvian youth of the rural communities of Peru. We also work with the promotion of the public polices of social inclusion and affirmative actions at national and international level looking for a real and truly communitarian development and the visibility of afroperuvians leaderships in politic spaces of decision makers at local, national and international level. ASONEDH develop actions for the education, promotion of the economic rights and afro descendants entrepreneurships, for to hold up the culture, contributions, identity and particular characters of the community.  

The strong links between ASONEDH and the afroperuvian community will be very important in the in the previous research that are going to be made, and also will have a key importance their previous experience with young people of the area. The valorisation and visualisation of the afropervian community is one the main objective of this NGO, which fits perfectly with this project and will be a great asset in the dissemination of the project.  

CSDS - Vietnam 

Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is a non-profit, non-government organisation based in Hanoi, Vietnam with a strong focus on developing the capacity of young people to effect change in society. Since our establishment and legal registration in 2009 we have successfully implemented a wide range of community projects to improve cross-cultural understanding, education and wellbeing of the Vietnamese people through sustainable development and non-formal education.

CSDS is being operated with strong support and contribution of 14 permanent staff, 5 interns and hundreds of local and international volunteers.

As a leading organization in working with youth and empower them through capacity building, cross-learning and civic engagement, CSDS has been organizing tens of sharings and workshops on inter-culture learning, including the sharing and understanding about the Vietnam-France war and Vietnam-US war as well as its aftermaths. These sharings and workshops have involved the active participation of hundreds of local and international volunteers and veterans who are open minded, willing to see the past as the past and ready to heal the wound caused by the war. These activities are essential in bridging Vietnam and international world as well as bring out a Vietnam as a country of beauty, of friendship and not just of these two world famous wars.