Multiplier events Bulgaria

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In Bulgaria there were held 2 multiplier events. The first one was meant to share project findings with teachers and educators from the northern part of the country. The event took place in the beautiful village of Arbanasi near the city of Veliko Tarnovo in the period 8-9 July, 2021. The participants, teachers and heads of schools from 12 schools attended the event. They learned about the training resources created by the project and participated in simulations of training activities in the following topics:

  • Human rights 22: Duties and limitations of our human rights
  • Diversity and social inclusion 22: What is it like to be hunted?
  • Identity and Active Citizenship 8: Save the Earth (Organizing campaigns for environment protection)

The second multiplier event was organized in Bansko in the period 16-17 July, 2021. It involved 47 participants, teachers and representatives of the school management teams, from the towns of Blagoevgrad, Sandanski, Gotse Delchev, Kresna, Mosomishte, Dolno Dryanovo, Karnalovo, Petrich, Belasitsa, Belitsa, Razlog, the villages of Kochan, Osina, Dagonovo, Gorno Kraishte. The evnt was attended by four people from the Republic of Serbia – representatives of a primary school and a non-government organization “Organization for friendship with children”.

The participants were presented to project findings and the resource pack, as well to the benefits of using non-formal educational methods in the teaching and learning process. The participated in numerous practical activities as examples of how to use the resource pack with their students.

Final transnational meeting

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Madrid, Spain, 13.07.2021

Prosveta-Sofia Foundation, in partnership with Instituto Politecnico de Santarem, Center for non-formal education (Thessaloniki), Altius FoundationUniversity of Social Sciences (Lodz), the school inspectorate in Dolj county and 17 secondary school (Sofia), Bratya Miladinovi School (Burgas) and 54 secondary school (Sofia), have been working hard for 3 years to produce the ME-YOU-US project intellectual outputs, to organize schools and teachers in Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain to pilot the training resources in the classroom, suggest changes considering the opinion of students and teachers, upgrade the resources pack and validate the results.

We aimed at supporting students and teachers in becoming more open-minded and accepting the diversity of the surrounding world; at understanding and respecting differences among people and at valuing diversity of today’s Europe as an advantage, we aimed at bringing up a generation of students who have acquired active citizenship skills and know how to make use of them in everyday life.

Project partners met in July (12.07 – 13.07.2021) in Madrid, Spain to formally finalize the project, to discuss some organizational aspects of the work we have done, and to present the results we have achieved.

Fourth short-term joint staff training event

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June 28 – July 2, 2021, Santarem – Portugal

We are really happy that we managed to organize the last short-term joint staff training event as a face-to-face meeting! After the long period of lockdown and the restrictions all schools had to deal with, at the very end of the project we succeeded in holding a physical mobility in Santarem, Portugal.  33 foreign participants from Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Spain and Greece, as well as representatives of the host organization, Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, joined the trainings and shared experience about the implementation process in the participating countries. The training involved plenary sessions and simulations of training activities during which the participants took part in practical activities. So many splendid ideas about delivering the training activities! Well done guys! You have done a great job!

Instituto Politecnico de Santarem made us feel at home in Santarem, helped us see the most interesting sites in the city, and get to know and feel the way the Portuguese people live.

Last, but not least, on our way to Lisbon, we visited the amazing town of Sintra and Quinta da Regaleira.

The way back home was a real challenge for some of us – especially the ones who had connecting flights through Germany. Due to the complicated situation with the Delta variant in Portugal Germany cancelled flights from Portugal, so we had to fly to Zurich and Vienna and this took us a couple of days longer. But, finally, we all arrived back home, a bit tired, but full of wonderful memories from the great time we had in Portugal!