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Projects and events from and with Villa Palagione.
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Develop engagement
Realize visions
Talk to each other
learn from each other

Villa Palagione has developed over time into a respected international cultural center that is integrated into the region and sees itself as more active Mediator in a Europe characterized by different languages and cultures.
Villa Palagione tries to break new ground in order to overcome language barriers and to be able to deal with other ways of living and thinking.
Villa Palagione is involved in European projects to promote communicative and intercultural encounters.

The Leonardo / ErasmusPlus project in Volterra
celebrates its 20th anniversary. During our "winter break",
the annual ErasmusPlus project will take place from January
to the end of March 2020. Young craftsmen from the
Stuttgart region work and live in Volterra for 3 months.
In Villa Palagione you learn the Italian language in the
first month. This also includes getting to know the people,
the culture and history of the host country.
The EU project is under the leadership of the Stuttgart
Region Chamber of Crafts and the Italian partner from Volterra. These are above all the city of Volterra, the Sparkassenstiftung, the Friends of Nature / GIAN Volterra, Villa Palagione-
Centro Interculturale, as well as numerous companies from Volterra.

LA FESTA MONTE VOLTRAIO (2019)- Between Past and future
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TU Wien

30 years of Centro Interculturale Villa Palagione

In 2016 we were able to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Centro Interculturale Villa Palagione together with old and new friends in Villa Palagione. During the two-day anniversary event there was an official celebration with music and speeches from friendly institutions from various countries. Highlights were also the anniversary exhibition with excerpts from projects and events of the past years, an "open day" for the people of Volterran, roundtables, guided tours, samples of our courses and two great concerts ....

25 years of Centro Interculturale Villa Palagione

In 2011 we will celebrate 25 years of Centro Interculturale Villa Palagione in Karlsruhe. Under the motto "Saved from the fall and filled with new cultural life" Unite our course participants, guests and friends as part of various events Looking back over the past few years - but also presenting an outlook on the future.

EBZ- European Centres for Culture and Communication

Villa Palagione is membre of "EBZ", which stands for European Centres for Culture and Communication, an association of independant cultural and educational organisations in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Swiden. The primary aim of the EBZ is to encourage studies in European history, culture and politics.

Palazzo Italiano - Volterra and Villa Palagione in the Seeon Monastery

For one weekend the Seeon Monastery was transformed in a very lively Palazzo with a Bavarian-Tuscan athmosphere.

Bavarian-Tuscan Festival in Volterra and Villa Palagione in November 2009
Under the motto "Bavaria and Tuscany get together" the region of Chiemgau-Inn-Salzbach presented
in Volterra its handicraft products and culinary delights. The weekend was also rich in musical events; two days long offered Bavarian Chefs in Villa Palagione a delicious Bavarian cuisine.

Partnership: transmitting European human values
This project belongs to the action Grundtvig within the Socrates Programme. Its goal is to define some basic commun European human values . The Rule of Saint Benedict contains fundamental human values and formulates a guide on how people can live together and how they can organise everyday life.

European Universitary Laboratory Volterra (LUEV) -
New ideas for an ancient city
The idea of the European Universitary Laboratory Volterra is to establish a Summer Academy for Universities, High Schools and educational institutions from different countries giving them the opportunity of european study trips with a practical orientation.