Federazione Nazionale Insegnanti Centro di iniziativa per l’Europa (FENICE), Naples, Italy – a non-profit professional association founded in 1981 with a different name. During 38 years of activity, its aim has been to increase the European dimension in education, to highlight the educational and formative value of state schools, favouring and promoting initiatives which may help to meet the growing demand for education and training; to promote and plan initiatives, training projects, refresher courses, the cultural improvement of teachers as well as research and experimentation in the teaching field, it has designed and carried out more than 30 seminars and public conferences, 135 in-service courses and training courses for teachers both initial and in-service, most of which had been authorised by our local educational Authorities. It has been involved, as coordinator or partner, in 23 European projects in the field of education and training within Erasmus +, LLP and Socrates, Leonardo & Youth Programme. FENICE publishes a periodical called «[email protected]
» sent to 3500 researchers, professors and experts in Italy and a newsletter sent out in three languages (IT, EN, FR) all over Europe to about 7500 professors, teachers, institutions and policy makers with information on its activities in trans-national partnerships in EU Projects. It aims at promoting the products and the methods developed by trans-national partnerships to a wider audience, and to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences. FENICE has also been the recipient of two international funding awards. FENICE’s website () includes, in 3 languages (IT-EN-FR), the details of its activities, all the issues of the newsletter and the periodical, the presentations of the European projects on foreign language learning in which it has participated as promoter or partner so acquiring a wide experience. FENICE is linked to Schools, Universities, Adult Education Services, who work with us in the projects.