Entrepreneurs mobility – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme, EU Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry – Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”, Pistoia, Italy

2008 – present

Project manager

Location: Italy, Belgium

Entrepreneurs mobility – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme, EU Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry – Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”, Pistoia, Italy

cycle 1, project value: €153.000,00, cycle 2, project value: €200.000,00, cycle 3, project value: €200.000,00, cycle 4, project value: €200.000,00, cycle 5, project value: €218.000,00, cycle 6, project value: €454.000,00


Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is the EC cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other European Union countries. The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur who helps the new entrepreneur to acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host entrepreneur benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunity to cooperate with foreign partners or to learn about new markets. Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo” offers strong added value to more than 100 new enterprises every year through exchange of knowledge and experience, networking opportunities across Europe and new commercial relations or knowledge of foreign markets.


  • Supervision of information and promotion campaigns
  • Coordination of technical and pedagogic support given to new or aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Coordination of educational programmes aimed to prepare new or aspiring entrepreneurs to accomplish successful exchanges abroad
  • Financial Director responsible to final release of grants to new entrepreneurs

Business or sector

  • Entrepreneurship services


About the Author: Giovanni Crisonà

Giovanni Crisonà started his career in 1986 and has been Provincial Trade Union representative in Italian State Police force for five years. With a degree of Technical Director in industrial engineering and a Master’s in education at Florence University, he started as a trainer and consultant in VET in 1995 and currently is the President of Centro Studi "Cultura Sviluppo", the research and training provider institute based in Tuscany and in charge to represent the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training in Italy.

As a LLL expert, he has been an EU Parliament Agora forum member, contributing directly to EU vision building process in VET and has collected hundreds of missions in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Comoros, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Kingdom working in international projects as a leader or a team member.

He has developed and introduced new learning methods and education practices for unemployed, disadvantaged, youngsters and adults, designing and organizing trainings, trainings for trainers and assessments in many fields like health and safety at work and Quality Management for public and private small and large organizations and introducing, from 1996, ICT resources in education with the production and implementation of multimedia learning materials and blended e-learning solutions in support to the on site learning.

In Italian and English language he has designed and produced several learning materials also to apply ISO standards and Quality Management principles in VET sector and in this field he is also a certified Skill Assessor recognized by Tuscany Region VET Authority.

In the last years, also as a leader of the europemobility.eu project, he is as well deeply involved in developing mobility for learning.

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