Valencia is a city full of events, where you can never get bored during your free time! The cultural agenda is continuously growing, surprising local and turists with its long list of options!

Today ESMOVIA presents you the new festival that just started in Valencia and which ESMOVIA supports as official sponsor: Valenciaphoto – the International Festival of Photography and Debate organized by Espai d’art fotogràfic that Valencia is hosting from the 15th of September until the 6th of November 2022, an event aiming to promote culture, creativity and the development of artists.

The idea behind this important international photo festival is to create a meeting place for photographers, lovers of image, historians, gallery owners and editors, among other professionals and to give free access to art to all the people visiting Valencia. The objective of the festival is to offer, through image, different points of view and ways of understanding the world we are living in and that we can all see that it is constantly changing.

Valenciaphoto is structured around three main axes:

  • International: during these days Valencia will connect Northern and Central Europe via photographers, theorists and photography festivals. Guest country in 2022 edition: Lithuania. A Ukrainian photographer has also bee invited to support the current situation.
  • Recovery of heritage: Each edition focuses on one of our local photographers. This year the work of López-Egea will be shown to the public.
  • Education: Photography-art dissemination program aimed at university and high school.

During the opening week (15-18th of September), prestigious building will open their doors to share culture with you all:

  • La Llotgeta
  • Edificio de Correos (the poste office building)
  • La Nau
  • Rector Peset Wall Room
  • Espai d’art fotogràfic
  • Espai Street Gallery
  • Pilar Faus Public Library
  • Agora building in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento
  • Town Hall Square
  • Plaza de la Reina

Check the official programme and start your cultural tour!


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ESMOVIA has exciting news to share with all of you!!

Last month of July the Erasmus+ project team flew to Mannheim, Germany where we attended a learning teaching and training session for our project  “European Mobility in Career Counselling”, shortened as EMoCC. This project is being made by international partners from Italy, Germany, France, and of course, Spain. Our project team is a very multi-disciplinary group composed of members with differing professional and life experiences, which allows us to have very enriching conversations and reach powerful results and conclusions regarding our final product.

Three sunny days were spent at the University of Applied Labor Studies of the Federal Employment Agency, shortened as HdBA, in the city of Mannheim, located in southwest Germany.  Various presentations were prepared and presented by members of the HdBA University regarding a large number of topics, which led to discussion amongst the project’s partners. We analysed, debated, learned, questioned, and began to construct the outline skeleton of topics for the two MOOCS (massive open online courses) that we are going to create together.

The two MOOCS will be complementary, with the first having the focus specifically on career counsellors, and the second going further focusing on the aspect of mobility within career counselling. The development of the first MOOC is being led by our wonderful German partners, HdBA, who are experts in career counselling. The second MOOC is being led by ESMOVIA, as we are experts in the process of mobility within Europe, due to the public we work with and receive from across the European Union. There is a very important previous research step before the development of the MOOCS, and this is being done by the Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, with professional researchers using qualitative and quantitative approaches to gather important data from the public that will be our final users.

The dissemination of this process and information will be principally done by our French partner, Iriv, who are experts in this process. Tür an Tür will be contributing throughout the entire process of both MOOC 1 and 2, as they are experts regarding their experience with diverse cultures in their work. 

There were also leisure moments in the agenda, with a special cultural trip made to the German countryside, in the city of Billigheim-Ingenheim, where we were given information about this region of Germany, to get to know the country better.


We will keep you updated on the development of the research!

Join the #ESMOVIAthingstodo movement

In ESMOVIA we want you to squeeze the city to the fullest while living your ESMOVIA experience. We want you to discover every corner of Valencia and make you feel at home. Therefore, in addition to the ESMOVIA Club, which offers activities for all ESMOVIA participants in order to discover the city, have fun and meet people from other countries and cultures through technology, sports and theatre, we have created a list with 20 plans that you cannot miss. Not only you will have fun, but you will also practice Spanish, meet new people and learn to orient yourself in Valencia as if it were your city:

  1. Take a photo on the town hall balcony.
  2. See a sunset from ‘La Albufera’.
  3. Eat a paella on ‘El Palmar’.
  4. Climb the Micalet tower.
  5. Eat ‘titaina’ on Cabanyal neighbourhood.
  6. Have an ‘horchata with fartons’ on Alboraya vegetable garden.
  7. See a ‘Mascletà’.
  8. See a football match on Mestalla stadium.
  9. Enjoy a shopping session on Colon Street.
  10. Take a “kiss photo” on Colores Street.
  11. Eat ‘tapas’ in Ruzafa.
  12. Eat an “esmorzaret”.
  13. Visit the City of Arts and Sciences.
  14. Slide down the Gulliver Park toboggans.
  15. Enjoy a party on port zone.
  16. Visit the Civil War refuge on Bombas Gens Art Centre.
  17. Enjoy a ‘torrà’ (barbeque) with friends.
  18. Enjoy beaches.
  19. Ride a bike across Jardín del Turia until Cabecera Park.
  20. Visit the most characteristic museums and monuments like…
  • Museo de Bellas Artes
  • IVAM
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales
  • Museo de Historia
  • Museo Nacional de Cerámica
  • Museo de Prehistoria
  • La Lonja de la Seda
  • Torres de Serranos y Quart
  • Ayuntamiento de Valencia
  • Mercado Central
  • Estación del Norte
  • El Edificio del Reloj
  • Edificio Veles e Vents
  • Palacio Cervelló
  • Plaza Redonda
  • Mercado de Colón
  • Refugio de la Guerra Civil en Bombas Gens
  • Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas

You can find all these plans on #ESMOVIAthingstodo and share!