Pame Ambro takes its name from the Greek-Calabrian language meaning literally ‘Going Forward’. The language derives from the ancient Greek as it was once widely spoken in the very south of Italy, in the region of Aspromonte in Calabria. In this very region the association has been founded by three ´immigrants´ (Paola Bortini, Paul Kloosterman, Peter Hofmann). Inspired by the richness of the local culture in the search for connections through confrontation between new and old, local and global, we and them, individual and community Pame Ambro aims to bring people together from all over to help them to ‘go forward’ by:


  • Raising peoples’ awareness about the link between their life and their every day actions and the global community

  • Empowering people to use their creativity and potential to contribute to the well-being of their community

  • Supporting people to understand what Human Rights do for them and what they can do for Human Rights


L2L and SDL 4 Employability 

Together with partners from Italy, Belgium, Turkey and Iceland Pame Ambro worked in a Project to explore how Learning to Learn and Self-Directed-Learning can contribute to Employability. The project finished in August 2016. Two publications about the project are available now.

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Move! Passion for Learning, Learning for Passion.

From 10 - 16 November 2014

Pame Ambro offered a training course in the frame-work of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme on the link between passion and learning.


Download here the Handbook for Facilitators - Learning to Learn in Practice

Learning to Learn and SDL: where are we? what next?

Together with Work In Progress (Padova) Pame Ambro organised the seminar 'Learning to Learn and SDL: where are we? what next?' which took place from 22-26 October near Padova. Taking stock of where we are with SDL and L2L and which challenges to take up. 

Choose your Learning Choose your Life


In the last 2 years Pame Ambro participated in the 2 year Grundtvig project 'Choose your Learning Choose your Life'. A project about ther implementation of Learning to Leran and Self Directed Learning in adult education. Read more