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Submeet in a nutshell.

Submeet association is a not for profit organisation established in March 2011 with the aim to promote transnational mobility activities targeting learners and staff.

Coherently with the new EU Programme Erasmus +, Submeet aimes to:

  • support learners in the acquisition of competences with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European Labour Market;
  • support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work around Europe.
  • raise participants’ awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries,
  • actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity;
  • reinforce synergies and transitions between formal, non-formal education, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship;

ensure a better recognition of competences gained through learning periods spent abroad.

Who we are?

Submeet association is a not for profit organisation established in March 2011 with the aim to promote transnational mobility activities targeting learners and staff.

Coherently with the new EU Programme Erasmus +, Submeet aimes to:

  • support learners in the acquisition of competences with a view to improving their personal development and employability in the European Labour Market;
  • support the professional development of those who work in education, training and youth with a view to innovating and improving the quality of teaching, training and youth work around Europe.
  • raise participants’ awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries,
  • actively participate in society and develop a sense of European citizenship and identity;
  • reinforce synergies and transitions between formal, non-formal education, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship;

ensure a better recognition of competences gained through learning periods spent abroad.

Our target:

We work with all organisations active in the following fields:

  • school education: school leaders, teachers and staff, pupils in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools;
  • adult education: members of adult education, trainers, staff and learners in adult education;
  • youth: young people from 13 to 30, youth workers, staff members organisations;
  • higher education students and staff;
  • sport: professionals and volunteers, athletes and coaches.

Fabiana Rocchi - President of Submeet Association

Graduate in Economy and Business Administration at the University of Rome and having a Master in Tourist Economy at the University of Perugia, Fabiana began her career teaching Marketing of tourism in different courses financed by the European Social Fund at regional level.
At the same time, thanks to the CIP Leader II, she worked as an agent of tourism development in the hinterland of Vasto, the town where she lives. Later, again thanks to the ESF, she started writing projects for several VET Centers accredited at the Abruzzo Region. In 2003, with the Socrates Programme, she decided to write EU project proposals involving schools, VET Centers and Associations, interested in developing transnational partnerships. Over the years, thanks to the implementation of numerous projects, she has been able to consolidate her expertise as EU projects expert as well as to develop a dense network of national and European contacts. With regard to mobility, Fabiana wrote and managed for Italian and Spanish organisations, numerous Leonardo projects sending abroad more than 500 trainees. Over 60% of them found work in Italy and abroad within one year from the conclusion of their work experience.
In 2011, she decided to establish Submeet to offer valuable work experience to students/trainees coming from other European Countries. In four years, the association is growing up very quickly to the point that it is able to arrange internship in different Italian locations, according to the areas of interest.

Elio Bucciantonio - Vice - President of Submeet Association

Graduated as an industrial engineer at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, he has been working for 16 years in some of the main international tier1 suppliers of the automotive industry.
He started his career as a logistics manager dealing with several cross-sectorial kaizen projects. Since 2007 he took responsibility for the whole plant, first at Isringhausen SpA and later at Bode Sud and ISA.. In 2013, he decided to establish Stark to support SMEs at EU level to benefit from his previous experience and to implement R+D+I activities thanks to EU Programmes and Funds. He is a logistics lecturer at the University of L’Aquila (Engineering Dept) and responsible for the H2020 infopoint at the Professional Order of Engineers in Chieti. He is a TIE/TPS expert and Green Belt certified. Recently he become CEO of DIGEMA SL, another consultancy company with the same mission of Stark in Spain.   In SubMeet Elio offers his expertise in industrial engineering, team-building and team-performance training individuals, companies and VET organisations.

Mino Reganato - Gaeta area manager and Senior expert of hotel companies

Mino is an accomplished expert in hotel management and tourism. In particular, in the hospitality sector where he has held numerous positions ranging from general manager to start up consultant and sales manager. He is experienced in the management of failing organisations encouraging relocation on the Italian and foreign markets. He is an expert on incoming and outgoing travel having worked for numerous tour operators over the years. In this field he won two invitations to tender in the Lazio Region for innovative ideas in tourism.
As a trainer, he cooperates with several VET centres; with his favourite subject: the development of entrepreneurial skills in young people. Creator of the Hotel & Tourism Management Group, a company specialising in the start up and / or the management of tourism focussed enterprises (Hotels and accommodation, tour operators, companies for the development of tourism planning), Mino is also Vice President of A.I.R.A. the Italian Association of Hotel Managers. He has participated in numerous projects related to tourist destination management winning two national awards in the tourism sector (the Tourism Web Award twice and the Italian Award for Responsible Tourism).

Mino is also one of the organisers of the regional tourism workshop in the Molise region (years 2014-2015). He speaks fluent English, French and Spanish. In 2013, he decided to establish Stark to support SMEs at EU level to benefit from his previous experience and to implement R+D+I activities thanks to EU Programmes and Funds. He is a logistics lecturer at the University of L’Aquila (Engineering Dept) and responsible for the H2020 infopoint at the Professional Order of Engineers in Chieti. He is a TIE/TPS expert and Green Belt certified. Recently he become CEO of DIGEMA SL, another consultancy company with the same mission of Stark in Spain.   In SubMeet Elio offers his expertise in industrial engineering, team-building and team-performance training individuals, companies and VET organisations.

Mrs. Anna Maria Lavorato:

she is a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience in Computing Studies. During her career, she has received numerous ICT certifications such as: Microsoft MOS Master, ECDL core, ECDL Advanced. Aica Lecturer and examiner. She provides EU recognised certificates on digital skills such as: E- Citizen, MS-OFFICE core and advanced. In 2004 she was involved in an ESF Course about tourism where she was engaged as Project Manager and she met Fabiana Rocchi. After merging their complimentary competences they started to work together. Several ESF and European projects have been written and managed through this collaboration. In particular, she supported the Italian organisations involved as partner, in several Leonardo Partnerships, Grundtvig Learning Partnerships and Leonardo da Vinci – PLM Mobility. In 2011, and working in close cooperation with her friend and colleague, she decided to establish the Submeet Association with the aim to extend work experience opportunities to students and trainees coming from the other countries. She is the mobility area manager for Vasto. She has a full and dynamic life but also enjoys her leisure time by reading, painting and sewing.

Fanny Costella: Vittorio Veneto Area Manager and Expert in Adult Education.

PHD in History at the University of Trieste, Fanny is actively engaged in the field of education with more than 20 years of experience. She worked at all levels of the Italian School system; private and public, acquiring exceptional teaching skills. She is also a recognised teacher of Italian as a second language (L2) with certification obtained at Siena and Perugia Universities. Because of that, she can test foreigners from A1 to C2 (CEFR) providing Italian Language Certificates. Fanny is also an expert in adult education having worked at the CTP (Adult Education Centre) in Vittorio Veneto, the town where she lives. Here, she organises language training courses and internships in order to facilitate the social and labour market inclusion of people coming from other countries.
Due to her extensive experience, Fanny has acquired an excellent knowledge of the Treviso Province, a vast area  famous for the high development of SMEs and modern agriculture. In 2010 she became involved with different European programmes to support adult education and work based learning experience. Because of her personal motivation on this topic, she attended a Master in EU Projects course at the University of Padua and two further training courses organised in Brussels by the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.
It was during the last training course that she met Fabiana Rocchi where they started an active cooperation in the field of international mobility funded by the Erasmusplus programme. After having successfully managed three KA1 projects Fanny became area manager of Vittorio Veneto, one of the four host destinations of Submeet Association.

Arianna Serena: Ragusa Area Manager and Expert in Tourism and Travel Agencies.

Arianna has almost thirty years of experience in the tourism sector. She started her career working in numerous travel agencies of Trento, her hometown. Working as trainee initially she progressed to arranging ticket sales to planning and arranging tour packages, excursions and day trips for school and adult groups. Her professional experience has been further enhanced by attending specific training courses - especially in marketing and travelling around the world. In 2000, she made the decision to move to Sicily. There she recognised tourist habits completely different from her past experience. This was one of the reasons why Arianna decided to open her own travel agency in 2007: Arianna Travel in Vittoria. In 2012, after 15 years, she was reunited with her university mate, Fabiana Rocchi. Together they began a new collaboration by promoting all the different opportunities offered by Erasmus Plus in the Iblea area (Province of Ragusa). Arianna is also responsible for the organization of inward mobility in Sicily on behalf of Submeet Association.

Erasmus+ Internships

If you are public or private organization

active in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Adult or School Education or Youth or simply active in the labour market and want to send Individuals to Italy, you may be interested in our hosting destinations.

Vasto:
• This town is our headquarters, the place where our Association was first established. You may like to send students here, on the Adriatic Coast to enjoy a unique Italian experience in one of the following fields: Administrative and clerical; Animals, plants and land; Arts, crafts and design; Education and training; Environmental sciences; General and personal services; Information technology and information management; Maintenance, service and repair; Management and planning; Manufacturing and engineering; Marketing, selling and advertising; Medicine and nursing; Social services; Sport, leisure and tourism; Storage, dispatching and delivery; Transport.

For those planning to arrive in spring or summertime, placements can enjoy our large beaches and the safe and inviting Adriatic Sea. Possible cultural visits from Vasto (one day): Rome , Naples, Tremiti islands (only during the summer season), Sorrento , Pompeii
Area Manager: Mrs. Anna Maria Lavorato

Vittorio Veneto

Situated in the North East of Italy, Vittorio Veneto is suitable if you wish to undertake an internship in the following fields: Animals, plants and land; Arts, crafts and design; Catering and Hospitality services; Education and training; General and personal services; Information technology and information management; Maintenance, service and repair; Retail sales and customer service; Social services; Sport, leisure and tourism.

Possible cultural visits (one day excursion):
Padua , Venice , Trieste and Treviso .

Area Manager: Fanny Costella

Gaeta e dintorni

Gaeta is another intriguing destination for your organisation’s mobility project. Set on a promontory stretching towards the Gulf of Gaeta, it is 120 kilometres from Rome and 80 km from Naples.
This town is particularly suitable for those who wants to gain work experience in these fields: Arts, crafts and design; Catering and Hospitality services; Education and training; Environmental sciences; General and personal services;Information technology and information management; Medicine and nursing; Retail sales and customer service; Social services;Sport, leisure and tourism; Transport especially shipping companies. Possible places to be visited:<
Naples , Rome , Pompeii , Pontine Islands , Pontine Islands - particularly Ponza and Ventotene.

Area Manager: Mr. Mino Reganato

Ragusa Ibla

The ancient town of Ibla is the last destination we want to propose for your mobility. With seven other towns of the south east of Sicily, it is in the list of Unesco World Heritage thanks to its high level of late Baroque art and architecture. If Arts, crafts (especially ceramics), agriculture and tourism are the fields of your interest Ragusa Ibla is another place suitable for your group.

Area Manager: Mrs. Arianna Serena

[1] Every single job profile is related to the field of our expertise. The list above indicated is linked to the UK National Career Service’s website (https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx).

It should be easier for you to define what kind of Work Experience are you going to plan for your students and the skills and competences they need to acquire.

[2.1] If you find what you are looking for please download our general info sheet and fill out the form here below.

[2.2] If you prefer, you can even send us an e-mail (info@submeet.eu) specifying the fields and/or the place of your interest.

We aim to reply within 48 hours with all the information you need to complete your application form:

  • Our completed partner info sheet;
  • Partner info sheet of the chosen host partners;
  • Mobility quotation.