Who we are
EUROPASS Centro Studi Europeo is a School of Language and Culture, and a Vocational Training Organization accredited by the Regional Council of Tuscany. Since 1992, the institute has been dedicated to the teaching of Italian language and Italian culture, as well as building on teachers’ professional skills.
With approximately 30 collaborators, every year the institute welcomes around 700 students of Italian language and culture and approximately 1000 teachers from all over the world who attend our teacher training courses.
Our Italian Language School specializes in planning and providing educational courses and activities related to the Italian Language and Culture.
Since 1992, in addition to language and culture courses in Florence, the Italian Language School has offered sector-based Italian language courses (economics, legal, architectural etc.), culture courses (history, art history, literature etc.), art courses (painting, sculpture, fresco painting etc.), cooking courses and music courses.
EUROPASS Teacher Training Academy is specialized in planning and providing educational courses and activities for teachers from Europe and around the world.
Within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, the Academy plans and organizes customized courses for schools and institutes specifically designed to suit their staff professional needs (course catalogue)
Our main training centre is in Florence, Italy. Most of the courses are offered also in other locations such as Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin and Nafplio, among others.
EUROPASS holds an UNI EN ISO 9001/08 quality certification to ensure high quality.
Over the years, our Italian language school has established important partnerships with Italian and foreign universities such as the Universities of Padua and Siena, within the scope of training processes for future L2 Italian language teachers, and the University of Magdeburg, within the scope of training processes in the management sector.
Furthermore, our Italian language school is specialized in the linguistic education of Leonardo programme participants, taking part in exchange and cooperation projects within the European Union’s lifelong education programme.