(English) Ventotene International Seminar 2016

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33rd International Seminar on Federalism 27 August – 1 September 2016

in collaboration with: ENAC Ente Nazionale Canossiano and Erasmus+ Program of the European Union

FEDERALISM IN EUROPE AND THE WORLD

In Ventotene we give shape to Europe!
– an international seminar with 50 participants from Europe and the World –

– a national seminar with 100 participants from Italy –

– conferences and debates with more than 30 speakers –

– Journalistic Award “Altiero Spinelli” –

 

Applications

Online application form must be submitted by 31st May 2016. The form is accessible beloww on this page. Applications from candidates older than 35 years will not be taken into consideration.

Should you encounter any problems with the web-based form, feel free to contact us at any time. Make sure that it contains the same data requested by the web-form.

Admission

European Participants:

By 30th June, an ASI Commission will select the participants and will provide the admitted ones with detailed information concerning the procedure available to confirm their participation, the program of the Seminar, and logistical instructions on how to reach Ventotene.

 

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

A) Conditions for international participants

European participants (excluding Italian participants)

Selected participants will receive, without any cost, full board and accommodation from the lunch of 27th August to the lunch of 1st September (included).

Travel expenses will NOT be reimbursed. Anyway, booking their tickets in advance, participants could possibly fly to Rome or Naples (the closest airports) at very low costs from many European cities.

WFM’s Youth members and non-European participants

ASI and WFM New York have agreed to support up to 10 WFM youth participants. The selection of participants will respect a fair geographical distribution between applicants.

The selected participants will receive, without any cost, full board and accommodation from the lunch of 27th August to the lunch of 1st September (included). ASI will grant a scholarship for three participants selected by WFM that will consist in the reimbursement of 50% of the travel expenses up to a maximum reimbursement of 300 €[1]. Booking their tickets in advance, participants could possibly fly to Rome or Naples (the closest airports) at low costs from many cities.

The same participating conditions applied to European participants will be applied to WFM’s youth members coming from any European country (see above: conditions for European participants).

Deposit

A deposit of 100 € shall be paid in advance by both European and non-European participants, once they have been selected, in order to confirm their participation. The full amount of 100 € will be returned to each participant at the end of the Seminar, provided that s/he will have attended all sessions. Instructions for providing the transfer will be given in the notice of acceptance. The deadline for the payment of the deposit  will be 10th July. The deposit might be returned to participants that eventually won’t take part in the Seminar, only if they communicate to the ASI their impossibility to participate before  25th July.

Participants will be invited to provide the details (Beneficiary, IBAN code, BIC/SWIFT code) of the bank account where the deposit will be transferred back.

B) Conditions for Italian participants to the International Seminar

The conditions for Italians applying for the International Seminar are the same designed for the participants of the National Seminar (150 € participation fee and 70% travel reimbursement up to a maximum reimbursement of 70 €: for more info, see the “Bando Nazionale” on the ASI wbsite). The participation fee of 150 € has to be paid by the selected participants before10th July and no deposit is requested.

The fee might be returned to participants that eventually won’t take part in the Seminar, only if they communicate to the ASI their impossibility to participate before 25th July.

Participants will be invited to provide the details (Beneficiary, IBAN code, BIC/SWIFT code) of the bank account where the deposit will be transferred back.

C) Working language

English will be the working language of the International Seminar.

D) Visa request (all participants)

Participants coming from certain countries may need to apply for a Visa to travel to Europe. Participants coming from such countries are requested to specify before the application deadline if they need a Visa. In this case, the ASI, following the selection of the participants, will send a Visa request letter to the Italian Embassy in charge. This is the only service the ASI will provide and participants will be fully responsible for obtaining the Visa. ASI will not be responsible for any cost connected with the VISA application and concession. 

Additional scholarships could be awarded in the case of additional funds made available in the next months.

Application are now closed. Selected participants will be contacted soon to confirm their participation. We would like to thanks all those who applied.

For those who missed the opportunity to apply we invite them to come on this web site next april 2017.