About the project “Green Glocal sustainable Growth: how to make Europe a Green Valley.”
The main objectives of the project are to improve linguistic competence, to acquire and practice responsible social and environmentally aware behaviour, to favour organisational and creative abilities, to learn how to relate to different cultural realities, to improve online media skills, to reinforce intercultural relations, to consolidate a critical working method, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to the EU.
The common theme is sustainable growth through the question of energy (production, expenditure, saving), waste (e.g. food and wastage of other products in our environment), methods of measuring ecological implications of products (e.g. ecological footprint or rucksack). Other correlated specific themes will be dealt with separately by the various schools, e.g. laws and regulations linked to the green economy, educational paths…
We believe the best approach means including real life experience, that is why we want to get students, families and teachers from different countries closer in sharing activities. The international group of teachers will meet 6 times in the various partner countries from September 2013 to June 2015 and it will keep in touch via emails and the Polish website every 2 or 3 weeks. Each participating school staff will develop a multidisciplinary work plan, including checking, amending and updating steps along the way. Schools will collaborate too with their local Council and enterprises: over the two years they will involve voluntary and youth associations, (tile) factories, local press and authorities to make their work more visible and disseminated. Students will be split into 3-4 international groups which will work on planned themes using new ICT tools for the exchange of materials; they will also take part in the exchange weeks, attend preparatory seminars and host schools, learn directly from other people, gain new acquaintances, friends and ways of communication.
The project partners come from four different countries: Germany (Gymnasium Rahlstedt, Hamburg), Italy (Instituto Tecnico Commerciale per Geometrii "A. Baggi") , Poland (Liceum Ogólnokształcące, Błażowa) and Slovakia (Gymnazium Janka Jesenskeho, Banovce nad Bebravou.) The main coordinator of the project is Mrs. Maria Cristina Medici from Sassuolo who coopates with Mr. Hermann Kaienburg from Hamburg, Mrs. Monika Filova from Banovce nad Bebravou and Mr. Tomasz Kruczek from Błażowa.