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Latvia - Preili - MINUTES

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FIRST MEETING - PREILI - MINUTES

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Latvia - Preili - MINUTES

  1. 1. Host Country Latvia: Anna Verza (AV) Finland: Anu Kalliopuska (AK) and Aila Raappana (AR) Greece: Garifallou Aikaterini (GA) and Maria Zma (MZ) Poland: Marta Stawiarska (MS) and Joanna Skolarus (JS) Portugal: Maria G. Cruz (MC) and Josē Novais (JN) Scotland: Beth Hunter ( BH) and Gill Dean (GD) Spain: Teresa Sangareau (TS) and Gloria Herrero Serrano (GH) Turkey: Emine Karakurt Öztürk (EK) and Öznur Kılıç (OK)
  2. 2. 1 - The FOUR ELEMENTS and their presentation. 2 - Second Project Meeting: Oporto. 3 - Country presentations. 4 - Project Website - 4E Blog . 5 - Schedule for future meetings.
  3. 3. 1 - THE FOUR ELEMENTS AND THEIR PRESENTATION. According to previous agreements, EARTH should be the first element to be worked on for the 2nd Project Meeting to be held in Oporto, January 2014. Due to the different ways in which countries work, BH commented that there is a need for flexibility in presenting the elements as her students are working hard but EARTH won’t be ready and completed to be shown by then. It has been agreed, by majority, that as long as all ELEMENTS are worked, dealt with and presented by each partner, throughout the two years, it is not important the order in which each country chooses to cover them. Some interesting issues mentioned were: BH: mentioned the possibility of doing a presentation on WIND and sailing in January. Also, when talking about wind, and expecting that most countries would think about renewable energies, a good surprise was given when a Scottish student decided to work on bagpipes. EK: EARTHquakes and their devastating effects were mentioned, (Turkey 1999), and organic agriculture which combines EARTH and WATER. MC: mentioned volcanoes which are EARTH and FIRE KG: talked about the effects of forest fires in Greece. AC: encouraged for every country to celebrate a Comenius Day.
  4. 4. 2 - SECOND PROJECT MEETING: OPORTO. The dates for the Second Project Meeting in Oporto have been set for January 20th-24th, 2014. MC mentioned that they are looking forward to receiving all partners in Oporto, and that several events have already been prepared. MC asked for the partners to include in their trip the weekend whenever possible to enjoy as much of the city as possible, since most partners will have long flights to get to Oporto. MC requests every partner to bring small sellable gifts, such as bookmarks, key rings, small toys, jams, etc. to organise a small charity market. Benefits will be donated to an association committed to environmental issues.
  5. 5. 3 - COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS. It has been unanimously agreed that in the future presentations will be carried out as follows: 1st: A video, with background music will be shown. I think that it should say: “A re-showing of the presentations made in Latvia, but with no students having to speak, and perhaps music added to the powerpoints or videos.” 2nd: Work on an ELEMENT will be presented, up to ten minutes maximum. 3rd: Each partner will perform a short National Act for the audience which could be a representative poem, song, dance, etc.
  6. 6. 4 - PROJECT WEBSITE - 4E BLOG. It has been made clear that there is a need to share evidence of the meetings and presentations to students, families, teachers and educational centres. The way on how to do this was discussed and to avoid a complicated IT follow up GH has volunteered to design the FOUR ELEMENT interactive blog, which will comprise all events, inputs, videos, photos and all news related to the project. Partners thanked and accepted the GH proposed blog unanimously.
  7. 7. 5 - SCHEDULE FOR FUTURE MEETINGS. Some changes to the original programme have been made and final decisions are as follows: 20 th-24thh January 2014: PORTUGAL, as mentioned before. 24th-28th March 2014: POLAND. Airport: Krakow 12th-16th May 2014: GREECE. Airports: Thessalonica or Athens 22nd-26th September 2014: TURKEY. Ataturk Airport Istanbul 8th-12th December 2014: FINLAND. 2 flights: Helsinki and then Oulu Pending Confirmation: 9th-13th February 2015. SPAIN. Airport: Faro (closest) or Seville. 20th-24th April 2015: SCOTLAND. Airports: Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen.
  8. 8. IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT THE PRESENTATION OF THE ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE 1ST PROJECT YEAR, ANALYSIS OF THE OUTCOMES AND EVALUATION, EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCE AND CULTURAL VALUES WILL BE DONE IN GREECE, FROM THE 12TH-16TH MAY 2014.

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