Main News International

22 February 2019 г.

The delegation of the Society "Misericordia of Florence" (Italy) visited the Belarusian State Medical University.

The delegation of the Society

Since 2008 the Belarusian State Medical University has been fruitfully cooperating with the Society “Misericordia of Florence” (Italy) and the Belarusian Foundation for Mercy and Health within the framework of a charity project aimed at the participation of BSMU students in volunteer movement by the means of undergoing social, medical, language practice in Italy.

Annually, according to the Letter of Intent between the Belarusian State Medical University and the Society “Misericordia of Florence”, students who speak Italian fluently have the opportunity to visit Italy, take part in volunteer activities, improve their language skills due to the support of the Belarusian Foundation for Mercy and Health aw well as the oldest (more than 700 years) charitable organization in Italy.

The program of cooperation with the Society “Misericordia of Florence” in the field of student mobility was launched in 2011. Due to the program supported by the Society “Misericordia of Florence” students who visited Italy had the opportunity not only to participate in volunteer activities, but also get a unique experience of intercultural communication.

This year the Society “Misericordia of Florence” (Italy) and the Belarusian Foundation for Mercy and Health celebrate the 30th anniversary of bilateral cooperation. And 2019 is also a jubilee year for the Belarusian State Medical University and the Society “Misericordia of Florence”. So that, the 10th anniversary of cooperation is a great opportunity for both sides to sum up the results of joint work as well as define new tasks for the future.

On February 9, 2019 the delegation of the Society "Misericordia of Florence" (Italy) visited the Belarusian State Medical University. The delegation was represented by the Deputy Chairman of the Society "Misericordia of Florence" Giovanna Muralia; member of the Council of the Society "Misericordia of Florence" Giuseppe Casale; Chairman of the Belarusian Foundation for Mercy and Health Valentina Kolosova and board member of the Belarusian Foundation for Mercy and Health Ludmila Shirkovets. The delegation was hosted by Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V. Roudenok. The parties discussed the most remarkable achievements of the bilateral cooperation for the last 10 years in the field of student mobility and volunteer movement and also identified new areas of cooperation.

After the end of the conversation the guests had a short tour around the university.

Author and Translation: Varvara Boika, Head of the Department of International Relations.


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