Epistolario finlandese: i bandi fantasma del Ministero degli Esteri

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Per molti giovani italiani l’Odissea inizia prima di mettersi in viaggio.  Ritrovarsi a vagare nei meandri della Pubblica amministrazione per accedere a un bando europeo per la mobilità non è un’impresa eccezionale e non bisogna nemmeno chiamarsi Ulisse per trascorrere un anno in balia degli uffici, alla ricerca di informazioni criptate come nella migliore caccia al tesoro.  Mi è capitato di provare il desiderio di conoscere le gloriose istituzioni scolastiche e universitarie finlandesi e di volerlo fare attraverso il Ministero degli Esteri, che sul proprio sito pubblica una serie di bandi per accedere a borse di studio. Sono  iniziate così le mie traversie.

“Nell’ambito del programma delle borse di studio del CIMO, Centro finlandese di mobilità internazionale (nda), sono cambiate le modalità secondo cui il pool delle borse di studio del Governo finlandese assegna le borse. A partire dall’anno accademico 2014-2015, i Paesi dell’Ue e See, Spazio economico europeo, i quali finora hanno fatto parte di questo programma, ne rimarranno fuori. Tuttavia, i cittadini dei predetti Paesi, quindi anche i cittadini italiani, avranno ancora la possibilità di ottenere borse di studio per studi post laurea in Finlandia attraverso il programma  CIMO fellowships. Occorre tenere presente, comunque, che le borse di studio del programma CIMO Fellowships potranno essere richieste soltanto da un rappresentante di un’università finlandese per conto di un candidato per la borsa di studio. Il candidato straniero non può presentare la domanda direttamente al CIMO.

I candidati non devono avere già trascorso più di un anno in una istituzione accademica finlandese nel periodo immediatamente precedente a quello di fruizione della borsa.

La documentazione richiesta dovrà essere inviata in duplice copia al CIMO, Po box 343, 00531 Helsinki”.

Gent.ma studentessa,

Non so se ha già risolto ma per vedere se tale bando a cui intende partecipare possa essere di una mia competenza o di un’altra struttura , si prega di inviare il bando.

Comunque in Ateneo esiste un ufficio Provvidenze agli Studenti che potrebbe essere l’ufficio giusto.

Cordialità

Lucia Cioce

Dott. Lucia Cioce
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
DARDRE
Responsabile Area Relazioni Internazionali
Tel. +39 080 5714834
Fax +39 080 5714463
E-mail lucia.cioce@uniba.it

Questo fitto scambio epistolare, accompagnato da telefonate, con le istituzioni italiane (Ambasciate e Università) e con quelle finlandesi ne è la prova. Lo consegno ai miei lettori e alla rete con un forte sentimento di disapprovazione e per una denuncia indignata. Anche se la corrispondenza si interrompe bruscamente, le lettere si commentano da sole. Vorrei che nessuno subisca ancora.

Dear Angela Alessandra,

thank you for your inquiry!
I wasn't sure after reading your message, but hopefully you're aware that
in order to apply for the scholarship, you should first establish contact with a
hosting Finnish university and apply for PhD/Doctoral studies – please refer to
www.studyinfinland.fi/doctoral for information and advice on this! So the Finnish
university is "the applicant", not yourself. But aynway, I advice you to
contact the CIMO Fellowship coordinator Ms Tarja Mäkelä
(tarja.makela@cimo.fi) or Ms Päivi Jokinen (paivi.jokinen@cimo.fi) as they
are able to answer programme-related questions better than we are here at Study in
Finland.

If necessary, you can easily find the above programme coordinators' telephone
numbers in our online directory at
http://puhelinluettelo.cimo.fi/puhlu/en/web/index.php

Kind regards,

Ms Maija Kettunen
Coordinator
CIMO | Information Services
www.studyinfinland.fi
www.facebook.com/studyinfinland

Dear Mrs. Tarja Makela,
I am Angela Alessandra Milella, applying for CIMO Fellowship Programme in
Finland. I have fulfilled my application form in all the required fields,
but my University, namely Università degli Studi di Bari, considers my
application unacceptable and therefore they do not want to approve it for
the following reasons:
1) Why does CIMO require the signature of the Università di Bari? What
does CIMO need this signature for?
2) What is the role of the Università di Bari and the related activities
the institution is going to take for CIMO?
3) What is the process for delivery? Do I need to send the application to
Finland myself without the approval of the Università di Bari and then
CIMO will send it back to Bari for the signature, or is the Università di
Bari in charge of sending the whole approved application to Finland?

Do I need a referee or a supervisor from my University, my Professor Furio
Semerari, to approve my application or act as support in the application
process?
Do you have a referee or an Office at CIMO or at the University in charge
of dealing with the subject? I contacted the Finnish Embassy in Rome for
further information and I was told that the application access must be
requested also from a Professor of the Università di Bari: is this
true?
I kindly ask you to clearify this, otherwise all my work on the project
will be lost and I will not be able to submit my application.

Kind regards,
Angela Alessandra Milella

I am on vacation and will read again my emails on 1 June. In urgent matters, please
contact Marjaana Kopperi (marjaana.kopperi@cimo.fi)
best regards,
Tarja Mäkelä

Dear Sirs,
I am Angela Alessandra Milella, applying for CIMO Fellowship Programme in
Finland. I have fulfilled my application form in all the required fields,
but my University, namely Università degli Studi di Bari, considers my
application unacceptable and therefore they do not want to approve it for
the following reasons;
1) Why does CIMO require the signature of the Università di Bari? What
does CIMO need this signature for?
2) What is the role of the Università di Bari and the related activities
the institution is going to take for CIMO?
3) What is the process for delivery? Do I need to send the application to
Finland myself without the approval of the Università di Bari and then
CIMO will send it back to Bari for the signature, or is the Università di
Bari in charge of sending the whole approved application to Finland?

Do I need a referee or a supervisor from my University, my Professor Furio
Semerari, to approve my application or act as support in the application
process?
Do you have a referee or an Office at CIMO or at the University in charge
of dealing with the subject? I contacted the Finnish Embassy in Rome for
further information and I was told that the application access must be
requested also from a Professor of the Università di Bari; is this true?
I kindly ask you to clearify this, otherwise all my work on the project
will be lost and I will not be able to submit my application.
Kind regards,
Angela Alessandra Milella

Dear Angela,

thank you for your message. CIMO does not require the signature of the University of
Bari. Please not, however, that you cannot apply the CIMO Fellowship grant yourself.
It is always the representative of a Finnish university who applies a scholarship
for a candidate university wants to host. Please not also, that this program is
meant for doctoral level studies in Finland.

You can find more information on the CIMO Fellowship program and the detailed
instructions on our web site:
http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/cimo_fellowships

with best regards

Marjaana Kopperi
Yksikön päällikkö/Head of Unit
Kansainvälisen liikkuvuuden ja yhteistyön keskus CIMO / Centre for International
Mobility CIMO PL / P.O.Box 343 (Hakaniemenranta 6),
FIN-00531 Helsinki, Finland
Puh. / Tel. +358 (0)295 338 553
Fax +358 9 753 1122
marjaana.kopperi@cimo.fi
www.cimo.fi

Dear Sirs of the Vaasa University,

I am Angela Alessandra Milella, I’m an Italian journalist and a
professor in Literature at high school. I’m doing a research in Media
Ethics with Professor Furio Semerari of the University of Bari (Italy):
the objective is to scan paths and gender presence into the new mass media
system, to define the quantity and evaluate the quality of the
multiplicity and pluralism in information. Since 2012 I’ve been working
on an essay on Media ethics, as reported in the attached file as
requested.
I’m applying to the CIMO Fellowship at the University of Vaasa because I
read Media Teoria and Media Ethics represents a crucial element in your
University programme thanks to Professor Tarmo Malmberg: I would like to
collaborate with him for the attached project, as the CIMO Fellowship
requires a representative of a Finnish University to approve the project
and apply for the Scholarship. One last thing: how is the procedure from
now? Do you need further documents?

This work is not only relevant for Italy but for both countries, because
it is a scientific study of the media system aimed at observing, analyzing
and possibly improving the system itself through a partnership between a
variety of domestic communication and media institutions and associations.
The results of my research will be collected and published in a book
available for anyone who will decide to take on from where I left.
I am employee of the Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca (MIUR) so
I can use my salary as high school professor as a contribution to the CIMO
Scholarship for the whole research period.
This project is a good test for the future. Once back in Italy, this
opportunity will allow me to pursue my professional goals as a journalist.
I feel I can contribute to the improvement of the media system in Italy.
You will find all the required documents for the CIMO Fellowship in the
attached files: Application Form, CV, Motivational Letter and Project
Presentation, as specified in the CIMO webpage:

http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/cimo_fellowships

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Kind Regards,

Angela Alessandra Milella

Dear Ms Milella,

thanks for your contact. I’m sorry to say but I now longer work at
Vaasa University. I hope the the Office of International Affairs will
help you.

Cordiali saluti

Dear Professor Tarmo Malmberg,
with reference to your kind reply, I would like to ask you further
information.
The CIMO Fellowship project allows me to choose the University where to
activate the Fellowship: would it be possible for me to work with you on
my project in your current University? If possible, I would apply to your
new work place in order to get a CIMO Scholarship, because I’m really
interested in your studies and I would like to work with you due to my
background on the subject.
I, therefore, kindly ask you your University details in order to get in
touch with the International Office and enquire about my Application.

Looking forward to your answer,

Best regards.

Angela Alessandra Milella

Dear Ms Milella,

unfortunately I’m on retirement and have no offiial position in any
university, though I still hold a readership at Tampere University.
The most prestigious journaism school in Finland is in Tampere, so I
advise you to contact the Head of the School of Media, Communication
and Theatre who is Dr. Heikki Hellman (heikki.hellman@uta.fi). I hope
you’ll get along with your inquiry.

Distinti saluti

Tarmo Malmberg

Thank you very much Mr. Malmberg,
I will get in touch with Professor Hellman as soon as possible.

Best regards,
Angela Alessandra Milella

Ok. It’s the holiday season in Finland, so he might be on vocation now
but, please, try to reach him.

TM

Dear Professor Heikki Hellman and Sirs of the CMT at Tampere University,

I am Angela Alessandra Milella, I’m an Italian journalist and a
professor in Literature at high school. I’m doing a research in Media
Ethics with Professor Furio Semerari of the University of Bari (Italy):
the objective is to scan paths and gender presence into the new mass media
system, to define the quantity and evaluate the quality of the
multiplicity and pluralism in information. Since 2012 I’ve been working
on an essay on Media ethics, as reported in the attached file as
requested. I’m applying to the CIMO Fellowship at the University of
Tampere, School of Media, Communication and Theatre, because I previously
contacted Prof. Tarmo Malmberg, who suggested me to get in touch with your
school and Head of Studies Prof. Hellman, in order to develop a research
in journalism and communication, a crucial element in your University
programme.
I would like to collaborate with you for the attached project, as the
CIMO Fellowship requires a representative of a Finnish University to
approve the project and apply for the Scholarship. One last thing: how is
the procedure from now? Do you need further documents?
This work is not only relevant for Italy but for both countries, because
it is a scientific study of the media system aimed at observing, analyzing
and possibly improving the system itself through a partnership between a
variety of domestic communication and media institutions and associations.
The results of my research will be collected and published in a book
available for anyone who will decide to take on from where I left.
I am employee of the Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca (MIUR) so
I can use my salary as high school professor as a contribution to the CIMO
Scholarship for the whole research period.
This project is a good test for the future. Once back in Italy, this
opportunity will allow me to pursue my professional goals as a journalist.
I feel I can contribute to the improvement of the media system in Italy.
You will find all the required documents for the CIMO Fellowship in the
attached files: Application Form, CV, Motivational Letter and Project
Presentation, as specified in the CIMO webpage:

http://www.studyinfinland.fi/tuition_and_scholarships/cimo_scholarships/cimo_fellowships

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,
Angela Alessandra Milella

Dear Angela,

I’m deeply sorry I have disappointed you with your planned project. The fault lays
completely with me. I simply forgot to reply in time. I retraced your message while
emptying my files.

As far as I can see, your application would have served our interests too – although
there’s always the practical difficulty of providing an office here at the
university. I truly regret that we missed this chance.

May I ask what happened to your application? Did you manage to cooperate with
another university here in Finland?

With apologies,

Heikki
Heikki Hellman
Dean, Docent
CMT (School of Communication, Media and Theatre)
Kalevantie 4, FI-33014 University of Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 40 5713184
heikki.hellman@staff.uta.fi

http://www.uta.fi/cmt/yhteystiedot/henkilokunta/heikkihellman/index.html
http://www.uta.fi/cmt/en/contact/staff/heikkihellman/index.html

New article:
Maarit Jaakkola, Heikki Hellman, Kari Koljonen and Jari Väliverronen: “Liquid
Modern Journalism with a Difference: The changing professional ethos of cultural
journalism”. Journalism Practice, Online first 17.7.2015.
DOI:10.1080/17512786.2015.1051361.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17512786.2015.1051361#abstract

New chapter:
Heikki Hellman and Hannu Nieminen: ”Mediayhtiönä yhteiskunnassa”. In:
Mediajohtaminen: Näkökulmia uudistuvaan media-alaan / ed. by Nando Malmelin and
Mikko Villi. Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 2015, 33–58.

Dear Sir,
It would be a great pleasure for me to cooperate with Uta University on my
project.
The scholarship is still valid for the time being therefore it is my
intention to apply for the project with your support.
Should you need further details. Please contact me at this address.
Looking forward to our collaboration.
Best regards,
Angela Milella

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