Erasmus - PM 1 - Greece – Notes of 1st General meeting (Regina)
Monday 30th October 2017
This evening we had our first general meeting. We discussed the activities and journeys/travels for the coming year.
Following points were discussed and agreed:
*Each country fills in their own page on the website. Clear instructions on how to do this have been handed out. The Netherlands have employed a local Dutch company to produce the website professionally. The Netherlands are also repsonsible for the You Tube channel.
*Changes in the order of PM/LT activities:
1. PM Greece 30 October 2017
2. PM Finland 19 Februaryi 2018
3. PM/LT-C1 Sicily 21 May 2018
4. PM/LT-C2 Spain October 2018
5. PM Sardinia March 2019
6. PM/LT C3 Cyprus May2019
7. PM Slovenia October 2019
8. PM/LT C4 Croatia March 2020
9. PM Netherlands April 2020
10. PM/LT C5 Portugal May 2020
* We agreed that all participants will arrive in the host country the weekend before the start of our PM and/or LT week and leave on the Saturday (or later) after the end of our meeting. The program must last full 5 days.
* During our meeting in Sicily, week starting 21st May 2018 we will plan the dates fort he 2nd year of our program, sop lease bring your diaries!
* All schools must exhibit the products/results of our project and share this with staff, pupils, parents and other interested parties.
* Activity A6; a Year of Tradition book: each country produces their own book with 4 or 5 traditional Spring and Summer celebrations. Format will be in A4 and ten books in total: one for each participating country. Book must be ready and brought with you tot he meeting in Sicily on 21st May 2018.
* Evaluation can be done, for example, by informing parents of the various projects we undertook and set up an exhibtion for all. Therefore it is important that we make photos and write reports of all we have done as a testimony.
* Hint from Croatia: When you are the host country ask all other participants to fill in an evaluation form after each activity. This helps to keep a record.
*Both Cyprus and The Netherlands indicate to prefer 2 or 3 pupils staying together in one host family. This to prevent that the child does not feel too alone in unfamiliar surroundings.
All pupils paricipating from The Netherlands are children with special educational needs and it is important to give them a feeling of safety. They do not speak English very well and this is why The Netherlands would prefer it if pupils could stay with teachers from the host country. Hopefully we can find a suitable solutions tot his problem!
To finalise we have made the following agreements:
* The success of this program is largely dependent on good communication between us all. We agree that reactions/answers to mails and other information will be done within 3 working days.
* We use email, Facebook, Messenger and E-twinning. The Netherlands will set up an E-twinning account/group. Cyprus has already produced a Facebook account.
* Each of us will also have their own Facebook account on which we can share all our activities. Make sure to take print screens of all of that you post as at the end we will have to show evidence and evaluate the program.
* During our meetings we need to try and keep things ‘central’. We will all take turns in having our say; one person at the time.
*Our language of communication is English. We request that during our meetings, outings, etc we try and talk as little as possible in our own language to our fellow ‘countryman/woman’. J Thank you!
The project is financed by the European Union within the ERASMUS + programme, Action KA2 – cooperation of schools
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