The show must go on

coco - valutazioneAfter the amazing meeting of ex-volunteers in Matera (Italy), Scriptamanent project goes on. Now that we finally have a book with many great stories of volunteering, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue, new groups of ex-volunteers are ready to promote it in the other participating countries: Portugal, Romania, France, Macedonia, Spain, The Netherlands. Keep on following us, also through our Facebook page


And the winner is..

mette conferenceAfter a very complete selection procedure (since the votes, passing by having the 8 partners reading and evaluating the stories together, and so on..), we finally have a winner! Mette Pabst Andersen won with the story A dog's life

She is now considered the official winner of the 3rd edition of Scriptamanent, after the announcement made on the 26th of July in Matera's Mediateca presentation of the book :) Mette won a prize of 300 euro which hopefully will be used by the winner to arrange some promotional meetings in Denmark or in other European countries.


We are in Matera!

Thanks to Link Youth Altamura and the project partners, the first Scriptamanent meeting is still going as good as is it would be possible to be, we already done several flash mobs, delivered hundreds of bookmarks and people on the street are already like "oh yeah, I've seen the poster on the street, the presentation is Thursday, right?". Long story short, enjoy some of the photos we took from the meeting!


Matera is waiting for you

makink of scripta2Almost everything ready for the Italian meeting of Scriptamanent! The so called "Altamura meeting" will actually happen in Matera, a wonderful town only 20 kilometers far from Altamura. We decided to host Scriptamanent partcicipants in this city for several reasons: because it is UNESCO heritage, it is candidate to be European capital of Culture in 2019 and for several other reasons you will discover during your stay!


Finaly the book!

ALTAMURA MEETING 22-28 July 2012
Official presentation of the book Scriptamanent 3rd Edition.

altThe best plan for this summer is promoting volunteering in Scriptamanent meetings all around Europe, and the first event is in Italy, in Altamura, where this idea was born, in this case 32 ex-volunteers and youth workers coming from many different countries, are going to share their experience and to present The Scriptamanent Book, Third Edition.

Scriptamanent is an international competition of writings about volunteering and active citizenship by Associazione Culturale Link. The third edition is supported by Europe for Citizens program, with the participation of 8 partner organizations, and foresees meetings between organizations promoting international volunteerism, meetings of ex volunteers, conferences and events.

Scriptamanent is open to young people who have done voluntary experience abroad. In this edition w got more than 40 stories written in several different languages by young people from many different countries. All these stories will be published in a book, which will be presented during the meeting in Italy next July. Some of the "writers" will be with us during this meeting to share their experience with other ex- volunteers and to contribute to a greater visibility of international volunteerism.
If you still wants to take part in our meetings don't waste your time! Apply immediately in “Special call” and don't loose this great opportunity!

2nd March 2012

Another Scriptamanent presentation took place in the Youth Center of Miratejo (Portugal) during the openEUropa Day. Besides this initiative, there was also a symbolic birthday party of Rato – ADCC.

During this day, in the Youth Center of Miratejo, people had the opportunity to:

• get to know more about the project Scriptamanent;

• get to know  more about the project openEUropa,  that promote European opportunities;

• celebrate the work of the association Rato – ADCC;.

Day openEUropa happened in the frame of Março Jovem 2012 [Youth March 2012 ].

18th November 2011 – 11th January 2012

For 3 months the Scriptamanent was presented as an exhibition in  Portugal,  in the space Arte Jovem - Miratejo [between the 18th of November and 14th of December] and in the CAMAJ gallery [between the 16th of December and the 11th of January], the exhibition was available to the public.

This exhibition consists in photos followed by testimonies of EVS volunteers [European Voluntary Service] describing different dimensions of this experience.

16th December 2011

This Friday we brought Scriptamanent to Terrassa, in the celebration of the International Volunteer Day, a nice celebration where many organizations of the city participated, with workshops, animation, and chocolate! Nice atmosphere to present Scriptamanent to the locals.

11th November 2011

Marketplace of Barcelona, in the frame of the II Congrés Europeu del Voluntariat a Barcelona, is a place for organizations and companies to share their initiatives and start collaborations, a perfect place to present Scriptamanent where we found many motivate people with volunteer experiences abroad to participate in the project.


23rd October 2011

Scriptamanent was presented in the Youth Exchange Natural Mystic in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, Spain, where during 10 days, 28 youngsters from 5 countryes, was doing activities in connection with environment. They had the possibility to enjoy reading the stories of last editions and some of them already start to write their own for the new edition.