The tradition of performing successful international European projects at Electromechanical School Varaždin continues. One of such projects has just started with an initial meeting with all the participants in Varaždin.

A new project event under the Erasmus + projects at the Electromachanical School, entitled Peer Evaluation and Debate as Tools for European Citizens, began with the transnational meeting of the professors from the participating countries and schools from 14. to 18. November 2016. The project will last two years, from 2016. to 2018.
The topics of this first meeting were related to the agreement on the implementation of the project.
Project leaders are Liceo Scientifico Antonio Banfi School staff from Milan, Italy, and partner schools from Larnaca to Cyprus, ESY from Croatia, Como from Milan to Italy, Spanish schools from Barcelona and Istanbul from Turkey.
Electromechanical School's team made by Igor Kos, Director, Coordinator Miroslav Smuđ and Matija Škerbić, Boris Rutić, Dunja Turk, Tatjana Plantak, Ratko Kovačić and Nevena Šanjek designed and conducted the first meeting full of different events.
Professor Petar Bezinović gave an interesting lecture on What is Peer Evaluation?
After that, the representatives of the schools presented their schools and the professors, participants of the project. Electromechanical school was presented by director Igor Kos and psychologist Ratko Kovačić.
Interesting and useful presentations were the ones on experience with peer evaluation in other schools. Boris Rutić, a pedagogue who has been conducting a collegial peer evaluation of teaching at Electromechanical School, has been talking about his peer evaluation experiences.
Further action and encounters were agreed on.
The next project activity will be held in the Italian town of Como where the hosts will organize a training for professors who will perform their collegial observer activities among teachers and students in their schools and organize student debates. The project will continue with the mobility of teachers for training and training. Each of the involved schools will continue to carry out various activities involving students and professors.
Seven students from each of the schools highlighted during the work will participate in the final debate in Cyprus in 2018 and will be preparing for this final meeting in the Italian city of Milan where the achievements of the previous work will be presented.
Preparation activities and communication will take place via Skype, eTweening, Dropbox, WhatsApp.
For all the participants of the first meeting, a visit to Zagreb was organized for the purpose of sightseeing of cultural sights.

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Erasmus+ project

Strategic partnership for VET

Deadline: 31/3/2015

 

Title of the proposal

ECVET for work-based learning (ECWORK)

 

Project partnership (to be confirmed)

Applicant: Elektrostrojarska skola

IEK DELTA, Greece

Intercollege, Cyprus

FORAVE, Portugal

Fondo Formacion Euskadi, Spain

IDEC, Greece 

The first press release, 31 January 2017

Since the beginning of October 2016 until the end of September 2018, six partners from several European Union countries are carrying out Erasmus + project called ECVET for work-based learning (short ECWORK) in the field of vocational education. This is the first project of its kind in the country. The total project value is € 182 185, all financed by the EU approved funds.

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport that will replace the Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo, Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus and Jean Monnet actions), Youth in Action and five other international programmes starting from 2014.

This new programme will focus on formal and informal learning across EU borders to improve the skills and employability of students, educators and workers. It will reflect the priorities of the Europe 2020 strategy and its flagship initiatives.

The Erasmus+ projects we have attended so far are:

In Europe we face more and more intolerance towards people who are different concerning nationalities, cultural habits, disabilities and so on. We think that this, in combination with the economic crisis, is a dangerous development. Our project aims to increase tolerance by broaden the perspective of our youths, make the teenagers aware of our differences but most important of all, to discover how alike we are, using school subjects as common link.

Teachers from different subjects will be working together towards the goal of the project as a team. This will give us opportunity to reach our aim to make the students the European citizens of the future. A project like ours integrate all school subjects naturally, that means that all pupils and teachers involved will learn and grow as European citizens. But most important is that we will have the opportunity to show during our mobilities that life in the other partnership countries is not at all that different from their own.

All the project partners have met previously thanks to different EU sponsored programs and last year while visiting Cyprus we were recommended the Cypriot school. The common link between us is that the schools are enterprising and cooperative. Cyprus and Croatia have been involved in previous projects. Sweden and France met at three occasions (training/preparatory visit and visit during a school trip). We believe that this mixture of schools represent Europe in a good way. The strength between the countries and the schools are the differences but also the similarities. The socioeconomic areas are pretty much the same.

Project activities 

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