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…
  • MUVIM
  • 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!

On January 24th and 25th 2024, ESMOVIA hosted the fourth Transnational Meeting in Valencia, Spain with our fellow European partners, Universidad Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (IT), the University of Applied Labor Studies of the Federal Employment Agency HdBA (DE), and the Institute of Research and Information on Volunteering IRIV (FR). This meeting forms a part of our KA2 Erasmus European project EMoCC – European Mobility for Career Counseling.

Our EMoCC project aims at promoting European job mobility by providing adequate training to Career Counselors in the form of 2 different massive open online courses (MOOC). Our prestigious team is multi-disciplinary, and our accumulated knowledge and expertise is resulting in a very high value product being created.

In this transnational meeting, we brought together the results and feedback of the first two project results, and embedded it into the MOOC on European mobility creation, to make it stronger and even more aligned with our future course users. We shared our progress on the dissemination of our project and continued to commit ourselves to further share the message, to reach as many potential users as possible. Through creative processes, shared discussions, and personal debates, partners have decided on the content of this second MOOC and the workflow and strategy, something we are proud to announce as we step into this last phase. We want our product to reach as many eyes as possible!

Want to know more about EMoCC?

The following results are foreseen in the project:

Project Result 1 – AtoM and WoMSA: We started with a qualitative study “AToM, Attitude Toward Moving,” which aimed to understand personal attitude and motivation towards mobility, through the means of individual interviews and focus groups. This information was then used to design a quantitative study, “WoMSA, Work Mobility Skills and Attitude Scale,” a questionnaire dispatched for individuals and counselors to better understand themselves within competences, motivation, and satisfaction inside a mobility experience. This questionnaire is a huge added value of this project, as it is a useful tool to implement in many different professional sectors across counseling and teaching. This phase was led by Universidad Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
To carry out WoMSA questionnaire go to www.emocc.eu/womsa

Project Result 2 – MOCC on Career Counseling: We created the first MOOC, massive open online course, a 30-hour training, composed of many different media elements, to upskill the abilities of counselors. Each partner contributed their expertise within the topics. A continued testing phase is being carried out by users from all countries. This phase was led by the University of Applied Labor Studies of the Federal Employment Agency, HdBA.
To enroll in the “MOOC in Career Counseling” go to https://app.emocc.eu/

Project Result 3 – MOOC on European Mobility: We are excited to announce that we are currently starting the last phase of the project, our second MOOC. A 30-hour training, composed of different media elements, training already qualified counselors, to become European mobility experts, to help inspire increased movement. We are now in the creation stage. This phase is being led by ESMOVIA.

A new edition of Valenciaphoto® – International Festival of Photography and Debate organized by Espai d’art fotogràfic is taking place in different locations of Valencia from 8 to 5 November 2023.

ESMOVIA, in our commitment with culture and creativity promotion, supports the festival as official sponsor.
ValenciaPhoto® is a project born in 2022 for the annual celebration of a photography festival of the highest level and free of charge for the citizens, where established professionals and young avant-garde artists meet with the aim of making it a European reference in the art of photography.

After the success of the 1st edition, which received more than 20,000 visits, the festival is now ready for its 2nd edition.
The representative motto of this year’s festival is «UTOPIA.EU» in reference to the ideal of a united Europe, as a common space where all nationalities live together in peace.

With the celebration of this festival, the aim is to cooperate in the fusion of different arts through photography as a metaphor of the union of peoples.
ValenciaPhoto® is structured around three main axes:

  • International: Collaboration with artists, festivals, galleries and institutions in different countries. France is the guest country for 2023 edition.
  • Promotion of local photographers: Each edition focuses on one of our local photographers. This year the work of Hector Murgui Luna will be shown to the public in the Municipal Hall of Valencia City Council.
  • Education: Lectures, debates, master classes, guided tours.

During the opening week (8-17th of September), prestigious buildings will open their doors to share culture with you all:

  • La Llotgeta Center Fotográfic. Mediterranean Foundation
  • Municial Hall of Valencia City Council
  • Rector Peset Residence Hall
  • La Nau Cultural Center
  • Espai d’art fotogràfic
  • Pilar Faus Public Library
  • Cervello Palace
  • In Arte Veritas
  • Vaidus Gallery
  • Town Hall Square

Check the official programme and start your cultural tour!
Foto source: https://valenciaphoto.es

On July 10th and 11th, 2023, ESMOVIA and fellow European Partners, Universidad Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (IT), the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency HdBA (DE), and Institute of Research and Information on Volunteering IRIV (FR), met for the third Transnational Meeting in Augsburg, Germany, as part of our KA2 Erasmus European Project EMoCC – European Mobility Career Counseling.

EMoCC project is a KA2 Erasmus project that aims at promoting European job mobility by providing adequate training to Career Counselors in the form of 2 different massive open online courses (MOOC).

Leading up to this meeting, each partner was working hard on the development of their assigned units, and we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor in this meeting, by sharing and celebrating the work we had done, to continue moving forward and improving.

Partners presented the video lessons they had made for our first MOOC, focused on Career Counseling, and technical questions arose and were debated. Information is continued to be collected by partners, to design and organize the video content and the units production. Big advancements were made, and a plan was set for the next steps moving forward.

On the other hand, partners obtained clarity on our second massive open online course of our project. A proposal was made and accepted by all partners, with clear intentions of the work distribution load for this second MOOC, which is focused on European job mobility.

A final part of the meeting was dedicated to show the progress in the dissemination strategy. Getting to know the project will be essential in the next steps when MOOC’s will be ready and will have to be tested by externals.

The city of Augsburg was a beautiful place to hold this meeting, with a lot of history to learn and celebrate. We are quite happy to be moving forward in the construction phase, and the next update we give will be the launch of our pilot MOOC for Career Counseling!! Make sure to stay up to date so you can be one of the first to take the course when it’s ready.

More information on EMoCC project can be found at https://emocc.eu.