Initial meeting in Policoro/Italy, October 2016

Meeting in Policoro_3Europe is colorful. The people, languages and countries can be very diverse. Some people feel this to be threatening others believe it to be enriching. The European Union knows that the EU can only work if as many people as possible do not only see themselves as Italians, Lithuanians, Greeks or Germans but also as Europeans. Europeans, who know other Europeans who might have grown up differently, who learn in other school systems and maybe have a totally different mentality, but who are also fellow citizens and interesting people to meet. Experiencing this yourself can give rise to trust and appreciation for the strengths and problems of others. Therefore, the EU supports many projects in which schools, students and teachers from various European countries work together.

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Since 1st September, all partners worked feverishly to get our project “Stars in Europe” started and from 19th to 22nd September, the coordinators of all four schools finally met each other in person to push on with planning the project and all its activities and agree on our goals.

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The Italian colleagues offered to host all of us in Policoro/Southern Italy for three days that were very productive and enjoyable. Apart from working hard on the project and achieving good results and agreements, it was mutual curiosity and the infinite hospitality of our Italian hosts that made this meeting a memorable event.

 

We are very grateful for the perfect planning of the meeting and the wonderful time we had in Italy!

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