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From Germany Ecological sustainability in project management

How green is the management of your project? What do you consider when you organise training sessions or events? What kind of marketing and dissemination materials do you use for your project? How do you travel for a project?

The Think Twice! project, implemented under the Erasmus+ programme, want to encourage you to think twice about your day-to-day activities in managing (not only) European funded projects and the impact they might have on the environment.

The outputs will be:

  • Curated Treasury of good practice in ecologically sustainable project management. The Treasury will inspire you to find solutions within your own organisation and provide you with enough information for you to make conscious decisions.
  • Stress Test of current practice leading to a personalised Learning Pathway. Based on the contents of the Treasury, an interactive Stress Test “How green is the management of my project?” will be developed to test the ecological sustainability of your own project management.

There are 8 organizations from Europe in the partnership of Think Twice!, coordinated by Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gGmbH. At their first meeting, the partners agreed that much of their current practice in project management could be improved and made more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

So stay tuned and Think Twice! with

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Francisco de Holanda, has a relevant component of its educational offer centred on VET

Francisco de Holanda Secondary School has a relevant component of its educational offer centred on Vocational Education and Training (VET), in compliance with its Educational Project that defines two very concrete and clear axes: 1) Educating for Knowledge and 2) Educating in Citizenship

It has invested and fostered interdisciplinary and differentiating projects, evolving teachers, students, and local community. Two examples are the Sexual Education Project andThe Rhetoric Tournament.
In the Sexual Education Project, students are invited to attend or participate actively in different activities, such as Art Exhibitions, Thematic Debates, Article Presentations, Theatre Performances, Literary Exhibitions and Tertulia, and Cinema Cycles. Among the integrating themes, we can find “Gender Equality”, “Gender Construction and Identity”, “Violence and Gender Differences”, “Sexual Order Pathologies”, and Gender Violence and Dating Violence.
The activities always take place during class time, but outside the classroom. Students are invited and welcomed in places associated with Arts and Culture in Guimarães, such as Associação Artística Vimaranense, Sociedade Martins Sarmento, Municipal Library, Centro Internacional das Artes José Guimarães (CIAJG). Over the years, it has involved experts from different fields, such as psychiatric and sexologist Pedro Morgado, from the University of Minho; human rights activists, such as João Paulo from Portugal Gay; feminist associations like UMAR; Republic Assembly Deputies, such as Joana Mortágua or Alexandra Vieira. In these new pandemic times, the project adapted to the contingencies and adopted the Open Classes and Webinars formats and Facebook Livestreams.

The other project that integrates and promotes social integration and citizenship, as well as democratic and responsible civic participation, is the Rhetoric Tournament. It is organized with the support of Associação Artística Vimaranense, an artistic and social association based in Guimarães. In this project, students are challenged to prepare and discuss fracturing social themes such as euthanasia, creation or legalization of mixed bathrooms in school and compete with each other until the big finale. All of the students, teachers and the local community are invited to attend the open sessions of the tournament.
These projects have proved to be both differentiators and facilitators of interaction among classes and among different disciplines curricula. Additionally, they promote common European values, foster social integration; enhance intercultural understanding and the creation of a common identity based on social, historical and cultural European and human values. Finally, but most important, these cross-curricular projects prevent radicalisation and lack of tolerance and human values.

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Construction traineeships in the south of France

In January 2022, Don Bosco Sint-Denijs-Westrem is sending four students of the 7th year of construction and planning techniques on an internship to Perpignan in the south of France.

They will work a few weeks in local construction companies and thus further improve their skills in site supervision and calculation.

In addition, their fluency in the French language will undoubtedly be sharpened. They are looking forward to an internship that will be a great asset to their future CV.


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SCOOPCONSS, Sustainable Cooperative Ideas: from business idea to start up

EGina – European Grants International Academy – a training agency operating in Foligno has promoted an interesting Erasmus+ project “SCoopConSS” (Sustainable Cooperative Ideas) for several high schools in the Umbria region.

The Istituto Tecnico Economico “Feliciano Scarpellini” joined the project with enthusiasm and acquiring its educational value in improving entrepreneurial skills in students, skills that are very much in line with the course of study and difficult to develop in a formal context and which constitute fundamental elements of the transversal competences for orientation pathway. Despite the fact that the meetings were held online, considering all the difficulties, the students of classes IV E and IVF of the Institute made a real effort to carry out this project, thanks to the constant and motivating work of tutors Prof Leonardo Rosignoli and Giovanna Rosaria Contu.
The project is also partnered by Next -Nuova Economia per tutti- an association based in Rome, which is committed to promoting and implementing a new economy: civil, more inclusive, participatory and sustainable, as opposed to the traditional profit-oriented economy that does not take into account the negative effects on the environment and people.
The aim is to develop, through the use of the Canvas Model, an innovative idea on which to create a business necessarily inspired by the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda. The students were divided into three groups that during the initial briefing shared the guidelines of the project and, through a brainstorming activity, developed several business ideas. One idea per group was selected and the best idea will be made public in May 2021. The best idea will participate in a national competition together with other Italian schools. The winning school will travel to Colfiorito for 4 days to discuss its business idea with European partners. The Egina coordinator, promoter of the project will offer all participants the opportunity to present their idea at the National Festival of Civil Economy.

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Modular dental 3D CAD software for the High School “Pertini”

Despite the difficulties related to the contingency of the moment, the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19 has not dampened the desire for activities related to PCTO that the Pertini Institute of Afragola has always focused on and implemented to ensure the full educational success of its students. In particular, with regard to the vocational courseOperatore Socio-Sanitario-articolazione-Odontotecnico”(Health and Social Worker-Dental Technician), the Institute boasts a state-of-the-art laboratory, equipped with a modular CAD 3D Dental Software that allows implementing an active didactics making natural and easy the work on direct experience or mediated by digital technologies.

The Institute has vigorously resisted the difficulties of this difficult year; the continuation of the laboratory activities in presence has been guaranteed for the current school year, but also during the days when the school is closed, by an agreement that the Institute has entered into with a local company, the dental laboratory “Acerra” in synergy with the tutors of the school, respecting in the execution of the teaching service and the characteristics and quality standards of the Institute itself.
Considering, moreover, the ever-increasing importance of the collaboration between School and University, as well as the need to support students in this delicate historical moment, on the occasion of the resumption of teaching activities in presence following the exit from the “red zone”, the Sandro Pertini of Afragola has entered into a further agreement to support the PCTOs with the Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties of the UniversityVanvitelli” of Naples through a training project aimed at all students in the fourth and fifth year, providing them with a further opportunity to grow and improve their preparation for greater and more effective inclusion in the increasingly competitive world of work.

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Let’s Explore Our Cultural Heritage with Technology and Art

The meetings between the pupils of two first years of the secondary school of I.O. Pestalozzi (lead school) and their “colleagues” from four schools in four European countries – Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania and Turkey – participating in the Erasmus Plus Project “Let’s Explore our Cultural Heritage with Technology and Art” have just ended.

This KA2 project foresees four mobilities, which for obvious reasons are currently suspended, of small groups of 6 students, accompanied by 2 teachers, over a period of 24 months.

During these short virtual tours in three of the five countries involved, the first stop was “our beautiful Sicily”. The meeting was coordinated by the Headmaster, prof. ssa Elena Di Blasi, who is making internationalization one of the bulwarks of her management and teaching activities: “I started working on Erasmus Plus, together with the partner schools, in the middle of the Lockdown – says the headmistress – a year ago, despite all the concerns, I took on the coordination of the application for this project. A seed planted in the “middle of winter” is timidly beginning to appear on the fringes of this spring: a small taste of what we all hope will once again become a real journey. Stay tuned!”

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DigiFrame: Teachers’ Framework on Digitalisation & Innovation

Syntra West and Syntra Limburg started this Erasmus + project in March 2021. With partners from Denmark, Finland and Ireland, we focus on the digital skills of our teachers.

We are developing a 360° Assessment Tool to map digital skills among teachers and a personal learning path to strengthen these skills. We are investigating how to strengthen the innovative climate within our organizations.

Knowledge gained within the project will be shared online and through events in the partner countries.

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Pedagogical Restaurant

During this time of pandemic and remote teaching, good practices had to be reinvented.

The distance prevents us from smelling the smells and feel the textures, as well as tasting the flavors of the different dishes produced by the Cookery/Pastry students, which would be more complete with the harmonization of the drinks proposed by the Restaurant-Bar students.

However, thanks to the work done by the Multimedia students, the Escola Secundária de Felgueiras present the Pedagogical Restaurant.  

Teachers and students (current and former students) of the Vocational Courses of Cookery/Pastry, Restaurant-Bar and Multimedia are involved in this project.

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FICA Project

The FICA project (Fight Against Absenteeism / School Dropout) began in September 2019 as way of responding to the goals of the educational project, which aims at reducing the students’ absenteeism and dropout and, consequently, increase the successful completion of the courses attended.

At the moment, FICA consists of a psychologist and four teachers from the Escola Profissional Dr. Francisco Fernandes ( that, together with the course coordinators/mediators and the parents, try to manage deviant or risky behaviors that may compromise school success. 

With this team, trainees can find a trusting environment where they can freely share their problems, thus allowing the definition of joint strategies that seek the improvement of their school situation.