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Our history

he National Association of Social Action, ANAS, was established in 2007 by a Consortium of cultural and sporting associations, strongly motivated and aware of the need for a concrete and substantial commitment in the social sphere.

Founding members:

  • Amateur Sports Association Symposium
  • Ebla Sports and Cultural Association
  • Logos Cultural Association
  • Amateur and Amateur Cultural Association Iana.

The Association has its registered office in Palermo in Veronica Gambara n. 6 and today counts as many as 400 offices spread throughout the national territory (through regional, provincial and zonal presidencies).

The Association, since its foundation, has distinguished itself for its strong commitment in the social field, with actions of support and support at 360 ° to all those who live in conditions of hardship.

What my trainees say

"I just came back from my 5-months Erasmus Mobility in Trenčin." I chose Trenčin to come and visit the European countries. felt like a pioneer. Most of my friends are still convinced That I was in Slovenia or the Czech Republic. No surprise ... for many people, Slovakia only exists on the map, if any. What a mistake!
Cecile Emeke
Slovakia is a beautiful country, very rich in nature. Economically it is less advantaged than Italy but very rich in humanity. The good side of it is that which is going to be very low if compared to Italy, which makes traveling very affordable. Slovakia is also called "the country of castles", guess why? Most towns have a castle that tells their own story.
Keith Stanfield
In Trenčin, you can find everything you need for a modern university, with a gym, a bar, a canteen, a library, some study rooms and much more in. Erasmus students benefit (just like "local" students) from the ISIC card, that gives a lot of advantages !!
Griffin Freeman
The Erasmus office staff was kind and helpful: all the documents were timely delivered, which eases the life of foreign students. Moreover, all my classes were taught in English, and when they were students speaking only Slovak, we had mixed lessons in both languages.
Myra Lucretia

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POLITICS: how it is and how we can make it

To hear about politics in daily contexts today often makes one turn up one’s nose. It is looming in the minds a dull, boring figure, who thinks of his own business, a figure that hybridises Razzi with his “made your own cocks” on the one hand, on the other side Renzi with his English pearls and on the other Merkel, a supporter of phagocytic policies and so unpopular by public opinion.

 

But this thought which engages is nothing but the result of an extreme deviation of the pure concept of Politics The word has a meaning that would bewilder those who have never gone to look for its etymological origin : government art ,  art of the city (state) .

Now, we know what an art needs to be exercised: it needs passion  that allows its person to try his hand at what he does with the utmost dedication, with the imperative purpose of proposing ideas having as their ultimate goal that element that Aristotlehimself considered fundamental for a good government: the COMMON GOOD .

Reading these last two words, we are running away with a smile, thinking about what, in truth, a modern politician combines and, certainly, can not be blamed, given that today the concern for the common good has been almost buried under every aspect. What today’s politics want is the achievement of over-well-being that makes nausea to ordinary citizens, but it appeals to almost everyone who has the privilege of being called “politicians”. They pursue goals only for their own benefit or, at most, for a narrow circle, merging the concept of politics with one that absolutely could not be assimilated:  PERSONAL WEALTH .

Assimilating these two concepts implies the pride of forgetting the fact that you are POLITICAL thanks to the citizens who elect you and trust in you, they see in you a potential source of socio-political / economic improvement; in short, you are the one who at the end of the mandate can honestly see that your community has become an example to follow, or at least has laid the concrete foundations for such a condition of being.

Unfortunately, similar cases are increasingly rare and access to the political position thanks to the citizen is contaminated by elements such as family closeness, working relationships that place the voter in a subordinate position, obliging him to vote for a specific person, or simply the citizen he no longer goes to vote because he has lost all trust.

Speaking of this loss of trust emerges, in addition to the position of victim in which the citizen is bound, that of an accomplicein bad politics. Can you ever think that leaving everything to the mercy of a few figures whose primary interest is profit or consenting to blackmailing to get votes, improve a situation that is already critical ?!

Fatalism and resignation are worse than the evil in which we find ourselves and from which there is, of course, a way out. This way out must be beaten first of all by the citizen  who must truly feel that way, he must become aware of his potential, of his intellect, of his explosive force. Although a large part of politics is now adrift, it has not been established that all politics is marching; in all evils there is always an element of good. The citizen, always thanks to his intellect, must understand this, must pull up his sleeves and say “I desire to change this situation better” and he must say it with sincerity, perpetrating this thought until the time of voting or any support to the politician, the pure and uncontaminated by desires of profit and power, but interested in the COMMON GOOD and in the COMMON WELLNESS .

As for the generation of millenials: it  is true that it happened in a really sad period, of recession, I would say, especially after the ’90s, when the market has totally started to dominate it; on the other hand, however, let’s face it, who better than the young can sanction the beginning of an improvement , a return to a system closer to the citizen, in which the politician is not a subject on the acclaimed pedestal because superior for unknown reasons, but he must be a citizen himself. He must be a true citizen by fully understanding the problems of the immersed stand-alone society, by touching the discomfort with his own hand and turning it into well-being, always aiming at  objective improvement and never worsening.

We need to be protagonist, sincere and positive, we need to become aware of our potential and put an end to the consideration of POLITICS as something incomprehensible and done for the few. POLITICS is that art that sanctions our daily life and requires constant participation and deep understanding, in order to spread, beyond the small positive hearths, that concept of spurious politics from oligarchical and speculative contaminations to the benefit of the individual.

Open Letter to Politics

We are the drafters and the first signatories of the Public School Appeal widespread in the last part of the year: the document, albeit foreign to any party affiliation, for the object in question, calls into question the Politics, understood as a place of decision making on the destinies of public affairs.

In a few days the document, circulated by simple “word of mouth” and without the support of any organization, was signed by over 7000 people: citizens, students, teachers and teachers of the school, administrative staff, university professors, professionals, magistrates, intellectuals , not just Italians.

Each of them recognized in a text that raises the problem of how training, education and education must be given by the public school by constitutional mandate.

The document identifies seven issues that, in the opinion of the signatories, constitute (without however exhausting them) as crucial nodes of the current crisis of the Italian school, from the Infant School to the University, and concludes by asking for a moratorium on some devices and the establishment of a wide-ranging commission: steps to be considered, in our opinion, as a preamble to the repeal of the law 13 July 2015 n. 107.

In fact, this law appears to us to be the last step in a process that has meant not to renew the school, but rather to disarticulate it, within the ideological framework of that systematic dismantling of public affairs in many sectors of society.

A law passed by a vote of confidence, in the absence of any parliamentary debate, in the opposition of most of the school world that of that provision was the first recipient; an articulate – one article and 212 paragraphs! – whose implementing decrees were analyzed in the Culture Commission in a short time, without any possibility of critical waste compared to the prepared textfrom the Government. Similar modes of discussion and approval are moreover testifying to the total indifference with respect to the reasons for disagreement of the school workers, evidently considered interlocutors unworthy of any consideration.

In the present and delicate phase for the Italian political life, with the legislature closed prematurely and in the pressing of the electoral campaign, by citizens, free from any party affiliation, we strongly feel the civil commitment to follow up the Appeal and ask the political forces of:

  • give, in their programs, to the theme of the school the priority it deserves, not limited to a simple mention among other problems;
  • to measure oneself on the proposed themes and on others not brought to light;
  • commit to the repeal of Law 107/15 and to endow the country with a law that is the result of real social, political and cultural confrontation and therefore knows how to really renew the decisive sector of Education, with the world of the School and not against it.

It is not enough to put the shoulder under the cross of the brother