On the basis of these premises, on the 7th and 8th of November 2019, the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci” organized a workshop targeted to the teachers and the workers of the following schools: the “Istituto Comprensivo Statale Amari Roncalli Ferrara” (Palermo), the “Istituto Comprensivo Statale Archimede – La Fata” (Partinico) and the “Liceo Scientifico Statale Santi Savarino” (Partinico).
During the two days of the first meeting, held on the 20th and the 21st of November 2019 in Palermo, the partners of the six countries involved in the project (Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Poland and Turkey) discussed about the future actions foreseen by the project in order to achieve the project’s objectives and about the main activities that will take place over the next three years.
But the real protagonists were the students and teachers who attended the final conference, each one sharing their own direct experience and telling how the benefits of Transcendental Meditation… -FRIENDS!
Transcendental Meditation in European schools: Quiet Time programme goes in favour of students psychological well-being
The 4th partners meeting of the FRIENDS project – Fostering Resilience, Inclusive Education and Non Discrimination in Schools, was held in Brussels on 3rd December 2019 at the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation centre
The Design my future project aims to reduce early school leaving by helping young people make better informed choices about future destinations as they approach the end of compulsory schooling.
The annual meeting of the European Antibullying Network (EAN – European Antibullying Network) took place in Athens at the headquarters of the Greek association “The Smile of the Child”, on 29 November 2019, with the participation of representatives from 20 associations in EAN since 2014.
For the third meeting the REFORM project partners met up on November 14th and 15th at the CESIE office of Palermo in the south Italy to present the official selection of the 30 good practices collected and selected in the past months by every partner about the central topics of career guidance e professional orientation for teachers and educators
On October 21-24th 2019, pre-school educators coming from Denmark, Germany, Italy and Cyprus attended successfully the second teacher training of the European project SEEDS: Social Entrepreneurship Empowering Development in Preschools. SEEDS project started at the end of November 2018 to develop a common and European pedagogy for kindergartens, in response to the challenges of the digital age.
Innovative, open digital tools the Erasmus+ project Metropolis aims to develop, in order to foster social inclusion and enhance career opportunities of young people living in areas strongly affected by unemployment.
The second international mobility of SENSE saw students from Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, and Italy work together in Athens during an intense and fruitful week of great cultural exchange.
In the past two years, the E-COURSE team has been working in developing tools and training material that could support primary schools in favouring the inclusion of migrant children and promoting intercultural dialogue.
On the 25th September 2019, in the Auditorium hall of the Damiani Almeyda-Francesco Crispi Institute of Higher Education in Palermo, two students were awarded as winners of the ideas contest launched within the Peer to Peer Players projec.
Transcendental Meditation: an innovative practice followed among European schools thanks to FRIENDS!
When we hear about Transcendental Meditation it is difficult to think that this innovative practice, increasingly widespread in the Western world, today is widely followed among European schools and educational systems thanks to a project like… FRIENDS!
In Rendlesham, the second Free seminar of the FRIENDS project – Fostering Resilience, Inclusive Education and Non-Discrimination in Schools was held on 26th September 2019 in the United Kingdom.
The Kick-Off Meeting of the D3 project was held the 11th and 12th September 2019 at Sint-Lodewijkscollege (Bruges, BE) .