LIFE+ | Brief life story of an average European citizen!

Hi there! My name is Marco Antonino, I am Italian, 25 years old and currently I am a student of the master’s in International Cooperation and protection of Human Rights at the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna. I graduated in 2019 in Political Sciences and International Relations at the University of Palermo with 110/110 cum laude. In 2020 I took a Master’s in Global Marketing, Communication and Made in Italy.

My love story with Erasmus+ started in February 2018 when I started my very first international experience in Constanta, Romania for my 1st semester abroad. While I was there I decided to apply for the next Erasmus+ call and, surprisingly, I won another grant to go studying in Bialystok, Poland. After having spent two semesters abroad I thought about writing my thesis about the Erasmus+ project but, for many reasons, in the end I had to slightly change the topic. After my graduation, when I started my master’s degree, I decided that my journey with Erasmus+ could not stop and, therefore, I applied again to go to Bilbao, Spain and for this internship in Sofia. Finally I am writing my master’s thesis about European projects and the importance of education in the European integration process.


My education and experience include a wide knowledge of social, cultural, and economic human rights and political issues that are currently affecting the world in which we live. Furthermore I have done two workshops and a cycle of seminars on Project Cycle Management.

I am Italian mother tongue, I do speak English very well, and I am currently practicing Spanish.





Three years abroad, and my extensive traveling experiences, have offered me opportunities to adapt to new environments. I have learned how important it is to be flexible and make use of my own resources and capacities.


Also, I believe that the internship offered by ICDET will help me to improve my personal skills and develop and increase my personality, my awareness of the dynamics of living and working with an international team. I am really excited about the possibility of contributing to this company, and I am prepared and motivated to engage in continuous learning.


 

Marco Antonino Pizzitola, intern@ICDET