STORIES 1

First 15 days of EYE

STORIES 2

In the middle of the exchange

STORIES 3

EYE, I already miss you

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STORIES 1 - FIRST 15 DAYS OF EYE

Story 1: Darcy Wrafter – Romania

Story 1: Darcy Wrafter – Romania

My name is Darcy, I’m from the UK and I am just starting a 6-month exchange in Romania. When I left school, I went straight into the catering and hospitality industry, and over 5 years progressed through many different roles. My professional experience in restaurants,...

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Story 1: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

Story 1: Stephen Maddison – Hungary

Hey my name is Stephen and I’m out in Hungary for a 6 month exchange, from February to August. I’m originally from the UK and I kinda had a huge turn around in my life which led me to the path I’m on now. I studied Technical Arts & Special Effects at university. I...

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Story 1: Andrea Torchia – UK

Story 1: Andrea Torchia – UK

EYE: Another step! Hello everyone, I'm Andrea, I'm 35 years old. In 2008 I obtained the qualification in car design at IED Turin and I have been involved in nautical design for about twelve years with a lot of enthusiasm, gaining experience in luxury yachting. Some...

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Story 1: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Story 1: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Hello everyone, my name is Maria and I’m originally from Peru. I grew up in Madrid and moved to the UK since 2011. While doing my degree I was able to work and study overseas in over five countries such as UK, Canada, France, Singapore, China. I started my social...

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Story 1: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

Story 1: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

EYE: getting started! My name is Catarina, and I’m a social worker that have been working almost exclusively for 12 years with youth at risk in an urban area. However, for the last year I challenged myself to experience other settings and possible routes for my...

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Story 1: Mariana Pereira de Almeida – Spain

Story 1: Mariana Pereira de Almeida – Spain

Navigating in good winds In the first days of October I arrived in Barcelona to start a great journey of 6 months. The city that is lit by the sun all year round, has works of art, sea and mountains, is also being the city that is opening me great doors for my...

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STORIES 2 - IN THE MIDDLE OF THE EXCHANGE

Story 2 – Mariana Pereira de Almeida – Spain

Story 2 – Mariana Pereira de Almeida – Spain

Today I am completing the third month of this journey of knowledge and changes in my professional perspective, and starting the second half of this "trip". Being back in Barcelona and resuming activities has been especially important. Oceanogami, my host company, has...

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Story 2: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

Story 2: Catarina Pinto – Portugal

From Portugal to the World within walls! “Olá” desde Paredes, Portugal, where I’ve been staying since last October. At this point I’m midway my EYE exchange, which will come to an end this April. I’m definitely happy with this experience with my host entrepreneur...

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Story 2: Tetiana Boiko – Spain

Story 2: Tetiana Boiko – Spain

More than half of my EYE mobility is over, and it is time to share the insights. There is no need to say that this year is nothing like any other. The Covid-19 Pandemic made my experience a bit different than it was expected. Different but not worse. 2020 is a...

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Story 2: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Story 2: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Hello everyone, here it’s Maria again. Thanks to this unique experience I’m learning a lot about innovation technology and software development to use it for Nuna Peru expansion. As well as brand development, website and market research and business strategies. The...

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Story 2: Einar Sveinn Westlund – Denmark

Story 2: Einar Sveinn Westlund – Denmark

I thought that I came here to learn about how to forage plants. Which I have learned a lot about. But I am realizing more and more that I am here to learn about business. I feel like I am getting a compressed business degree while staying here, which exceeds my...

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Story 2: Dominika Majewska – Italy

Story 2: Dominika Majewska – Italy

Hey - I'm Dominika, a process-oriented, social designer working at the intersection of design, social innovation and speculative futures. This is my story half through my EYE exchange with Mariella Stella in Italy. The first three weeks of this program were filled by...

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STORIES 3 - EYE, I ALREADY MISS YOU

Story 3: Catarino Pinto – Portugal

Story 3: Catarino Pinto – Portugal

My third and final story about this journey within the EYE program is a bittersweet moment because it symbolizes both the ultimate achievement of my entrepreneurial development goals but simultaneously the time to say goodbye to a wonderful experience. After spending...

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Story 3 – Tetiana Boiko – Spain

Story 3 – Tetiana Boiko – Spain

My EYE mobility is over. Now it is the time to reflect on the obtained experience, learned skills, and gained knowledge. Just to give you a bit of background, I spent almost 6 months in Spain doing my exchange with a very dynamic company. During my stay there, my HE...

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Story 3: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Story 3: Maria Gracia Panduro – USA

Hello everyone, here is my last story! During my exchange in New York, I attended several conferences, like the ‘Never It is too late to start NYC’. In this conference, I had the opportunity to network with different women entrepreneurs and connect with them. Thanks...

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Story 3: Einar Sveinn Westlund – Denmark

Story 3: Einar Sveinn Westlund – Denmark

This exchange between myself and Michael Fitzner was a huge success. I would recommend this programme to anyone that has recently started their own business or are planning to do so. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the chance of participate in the Erasmus...

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Story 3: Kaya Olsen – Austria

Story 3: Kaya Olsen – Austria

Chapters ending and beginning The first chapter of my journey as an entrepreneur has come to an end, and the next chapter is starting. What a journey it has been in one of the craziest years I have (and maybe the 21. century world at large has) ever experienced with...

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Story 3: Dominika Majewska – Italy

Story 3: Dominika Majewska – Italy

5 months of networking, development, exploration, new collaboration and friendship. The last weeks of my Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme were marked by fulfilment, surprises, and a sense of belonging. I extended the stay, as the COVID-19 restrictions began...

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