At a young age, he discovered that he was a talented football player. He played for the youth team of F.C. Hansa Rostock, where he was born. Also, he played in the U-17 squad of the German national football team.
During a trip to New York City, he was discovered by a model scout. Because of this, he gave up his emerging football career in favor of his model career in the USA. He picked up model assignments all over the world and worked for Diesel and Hugo Boss.
However, he moved away from the model business and went back to Rostock for a rap career. He recorded a solo album as a rapper, which was not published because the record label was previously broke. He did not give in to this setback and six years later he published his first solo album under the name of Marsimoto, his alternative stage name with a mask. Thenceforth he published albums under the names of Marsimoto and Marteria alternately. So, he became one of the most famous rappers in Germany.
I think the life of Marteria is a good example that you can do whatever you want to do in your life. You only have to try it and make the best of what will happen.
The text was written in November 2019.
My name is Lena and I am 19 years old. I live in a small village in the west of Germany and before starting my EVS I finished my high school.
Erasmus+ is a program of the European Commission embracing the fields of education, training, youth, and sports during the period 2014-2020. One of the major aspects is the cooperation between the different fields where the program acts, hence contributing for a diverse and rich Europe.
Amongst the several goals of the programme, the following are prioritised: the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target; the aims of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks; the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education; the overall goals of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018); the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport and the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union.
In order to achieve these goals, the Erasmus+ has several action policies. The Key Action 1 (KA1) is directed towards the mobility of people; Key Action 2 (KA2) for the cooperation for innovation and the interchange of good experiences; and Key Action 3 (KA3) which is for the support of reformation policies.
Since 1991 the University of Madeira Students’ Union has developed a wide incentive policy for voluntary work. In 2013 the Students’ Union started the process to receive, send and coordinate Erasmus+ projects of the European Voluntary Service, in order to have a larger influence in the volunteering field. The Union received its first volunteer withing the ambit of a KA1 project in 2014. Many efforts have been done to allow young people from Madeira to take part in several initiatives in Europe, as well as propose several projects allowing young people from several countries to work in the projects of the Students’ Union of the University of Madeira. The main goal of the voluntary work is the contribution of the volunteers to the communities and places they will be staying, being their work not rewarded with payment.
We believe that the European Voluntary Service is a mechanism full of experiences, allowing the approved candidates to have the privilege of taking part in these projects and benefit the places and communities where these volunteers will be staying.
Since 2013, the University of Madeira Students’ Union has received volunteers that have collaborated in several activities and initiatives. Besides being able to enjoy a wonderful experience which will contribute to their personal and professional growth, they are able to contribute in a unique way to the community in which they are inserted and to join dozens of volunteers from the University of Madeira.