Dario Italian project YouthMoving
Who are you? Briefly describe yourself (where do you come from, what do you study, etc.)
My name is Dario Ciniselli, I'm 28 and I come from Milan, Italy. I studied Communication in my hometown and have had the opportunity to spend some time living abroad in London, Madrid and Cluj-Napoca.
What has surprised you in Europe?
The fact that every place that I went had different roots and tradition from the others, and yet in the end we succeeded in sharing a common European spirit. I hope it will always grow stronger and more open also to countries outside the EU.
How did you come up with the idea of working at youthmoving.com?
I started the Youth Moving project with two friends of mine: Alessandro Epis and Giorgio Grande. We've all been living abroad (in fact I knew Alessandro when we both were living in Madrid) and had the idea of a website that could help people to start a life in a new city, encouraging to share information and tips about it. It was something that didn't exist and that we ourselves had desired many times.
Describe the places in Europe, that have a positive influence on you:
Milan is my hometown and I love it probably for no reason, then I loved in London the multiculturalism, in Madrid the energy and the mood of the people and in Cluj the fact that everything is near and cozy.
What do you like in Europe?
I like the fact that the governments are actually investing in the creation of an European spirit for the new generations.
Do you know any famous people from Poland?
The first name that comes to my mind is that of Karol Wojtyla, but thinking about it know more: I like a lot Szymborska's writings, then I know Lewandoski, and going back in history Copernicus and Marie Curie. Oh, and of course Marta Mezynska, a Polish artist who realized the cover of our guide to Milan for international students.
Tell us about the country you've always wanted to visit, but still haven't:
That has to be Poland, I know a few Polish people and if everyone in the country is like them it is definitely worth at least a visit. Also my friends who have been there keep recommending it, so sooner or later I'm coming.
Are you a member of any organization? Tell us something about it:
No, I'm not in any organization even if we collaborated as Youth Moving with students associations from Milan, Marseille and Florence.
If you run your own business or work anywhere, please tell us something about it (what is it, how many hours weekly do you work, etc.)
Yes, at the moment we work in a little office in Milan, and since almost a year we've all left our previous jobs to focus full-time on Youth Moving. It is hard sometimes but it is also greatly rewarding to see our project grow.