Since September 2015, the Club Italiano Dante Alighieri, along with OBAK (Otto Bartning-Arbeitsgemeninschaft Kirchenbau) as a coordinator of the project, have been participating in the Erasmus+ program with seven other countries: Germany, Holland, Rumenia, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Austria). The theme of the project is Sacred spaces as European locations of remembrance.
Erasmus+ is the program of The Directorate General for Education and Culture of the Europeans Commission, which promotes a new opportunity of international mobility and aims to improve the skills of the youth and of the cultural and educational organizations and their trainers.
It has been created to support each country by improving the human and social potential of Europe while also developing the long-term educational itineraries which use methods of both formal and non- formal learning. The program encourages and aims to boost cooperation and mobility between EU Member States in the field of higher education and of the youth.
Erasmus + provides funding for the period of 2014-2020 and combines all the current funding schemes of the European Union in the field of instruction and formation. Through two years, every partner organizes a meeting for all the participants and presents his own theme linked to the project. Concerning the meeting in Rome, in November 2016, the activities have been about history and art of the Paleochristian churches (Santo Stefano Rotondo, San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Santa Sabina, San Clemente, San Giorgio in Velabro, Mausoleo di Santa Costanza).
The meeting has been followed by a preparatory course which has lasted all Spring, Summer and Fall of2016 which has provided lessons in-class lessons and guided tours for the students of the Club Italiano Dante Alighieri and for the members of religious communities who attended the school in order to learn the Italian language and join then the Pontifical universities or the public universities to delve into particular subjects from artistic, architectural, theologian and pastoral points of view.