Xena – Center for Intercultural Exchange and Dynamics
Non-profit cultural association founded in 1995. It promotes local and international initiatives to develop personal and social growth, intercultural learning and active participation in society. It combines twenty years of experience with the constant updating that aims at innovation in its areas of interest. It has always achieved significant results in design and implementation in its main areas: transnational internships (VET), training of citizens and operators, non-formal education for young people and adults, especially in projects in the frame of the European Programme Erasmus +, starting with the European Voluntary Service. It is characterized and recognized for the work on international mobility, both abroad and in reception in Italy, also in order to make it more accessible to different targets through information, guidance, planning. In the field of guidance it was for about ten years a training body accredited by the Veneto region and a point of the Eurodesk network. Since 2010 it is a local point of the Euroguidance network. On the local front Xena is very active. In addition to joining projects promoted by other organisations, it promotes and coordinates innovative pathways to catalyze social-cultural processes, both by networking different subjects, and by involving citizens in initiatives that include intercultural dialogue and development of alternative economies. The Xena working group consists of trainers, experts in European programs, educators, psychologists, animators, facilitators, experts in youth training, information and guidance, language teachers. All team members work in Italian and English, most also speak Spanish and other languages. The role of voluntary work provided at all levels by members, both Italian and of various nationalities, is also valuable.