The KALAT project gives an opportunity to youths between 18 and 35 years old to spend a period of time (1-3 weeks) studying/working on a project based on useful social activities, in order to support the international development in the south central part of Sicily. For example, we have had a cognitive psychologist conduct a workshop about memory and learning, and we have also organized several international nights where volunteers share their food and culture with local Sicilians.
You can apply as a single person or as a group (4 people maximum) by sending your project ideas in the application form below. Candidates will be selected based on their proposals. We provide food and board, insurance for the whole duration of the activity, as well as equipments and tools so you can realize your project. All you have to do is travel here and obtain any necessary visas at your own cost. The activities can take place between August to October 2018.
Right now, we are looking for these specific profiles:
Interested? Fill out the application form and send it to Francesca at email@example.com with the email subject “International workshops application”.
Activities proposed or co-ordinated with Universities, Research Centers, Organizations of emigrants abroad and/or co-financed by non-profit institutions and bodies, partner organizations are welcome and will be evaluated with particular favor. If the proposed candidature will not be considered adequate, Kalat reserves the right to make a coun- terproposal that could result in either a reduction in the laboratory’s duration or a re- quest for a share in cash as a partial or full contribution to the management costs of the proposed international laboratory.
At the end of the project, all the candidates have to prepare and to show a presentation about their work. In addition, we will ask them to write a short description of their work for a Kalat publication. We will spread the projects on local and international channels through social media, interviews, radio, television.
The KALAT PROJECT is co-funded through the “Youth for the Social! Plan of the Department of Youth and of the National Civil Service of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and promoted by the Campobello di Licata Archeoclub, ASTRA Cooperative Society (Partner), Municipality of Campobello di Licata (External Associate) with the aim of launching strategic and sustainable initiatives for internationalization for young people in the field of cultural, rural and food and wine tourism, recognized as the main development perspective in Sicily.
The KALAT project is a non-profit cultural and educational organization. We aim to launch strategic and sustainable initiatives in the cultural, rural and food and wine tourism sector of Sicily in order to promote traditional resources and the local cultural identity. A key component of our plan is youth education by providing training and mentorship in soft-skills and entrepreneurship. We support local businesses and hope to give locals a more global perspective by organizing events and partnerships that foster international exchange. You can read more about KALAT and the KISS Center here.
The KISS center was previously a derelict school building in Campobello which has been recently restored to host cultural and educational activities. You can read more about KALAT and the KISS Center here.
KALAT is part of the Archeoclub D’Italia, an archeological society. Previously, KALAT heavily focused on archeological research, excavation and education, and we organized over 20 work and training camps to promote the Sicilian territory since 1994. However, we have recently shifted our focus to education and cultural tourism and have taken on more projects to develop the capacity of local youth, as we feel there is a huge need to inspire and improve the livelihood of the current generation of Sicilians.
We can pick you up at Canicatti, the closest city with good public transport connections to the rest of Sicily. We are located in the small town of Campobello di Licata, in the Province of Agrigento, in Sicily, Italy:
Progetto Kalat – Via Tevere 10
Campobello di Licata 92023
Most flights to Sicily arrive in Catania or Palermo airport where you can easily take a bus to Canicatti, the closest big city with public buses going to the rest of Sicily. You can find more information about the bus routes here and we can pick you up from Canicatti.
Campobello is a typical Sicilian town, so if you are interested in the Sicilian atmosphere, this is the right place for you! Interesting places to visit in Campobello are: the Valle della Divina Commedia, the Piazza XX Settembre with the Town Hall & the Main Church, the Parco Antico di Iachinu Filì, the Piazza Aldo Moro, the Piazza Tian An Men, etc. More info here.