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Presentation of the most important aspects of the kick off meeting in Sarajevo, 2011

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  1. 1. aces_parteneriate scolare_grupul scolar iuliu maniu arad_2011_2012
  2. 2. Career Centers in Schools <ul><li>Partner Schools: </li></ul><ul><li>-Boro Petrusevski, Skopje, Macedonia </li></ul><ul><li>-Solski center, Celje, Slovenia </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating School: Grupul Scolar ”Iuliu Maniu”, Arad , Romania </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: € 1,800 </li></ul><ul><li>September 2011-March 2012 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives: <ul><li>-to promote voluntary work </li></ul><ul><li>-to improve employment opportunities for students </li></ul><ul><li>-to develop research skills </li></ul><ul><li>-to establish contacts with various institutions and the business sector </li></ul><ul><li>-to initiate activities for improving the personal development of the students </li></ul><ul><li>-to search for job vacancies on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>-to improve communication skills and cooperation with the local working environment </li></ul><ul><li>-to develop a sense of belonging and build a system of values </li></ul>
  4. 4. ACES Kick-off meeting Sarajevo September, 25-29, 2011 <ul><li>the starting point of the project cooperation: </li></ul><ul><li>Out of 132 aces project proposals 45 were awarded </li></ul><ul><li>Our school and partner schools are part of the Academy of Central European Schools </li></ul><ul><li>They will be supported in implementing their project idea </li></ul><ul><li>Two international network meetings per project cycle play a central part in the aces programme: the kick off meeting and the academy </li></ul><ul><li>One teacher and one student of each school involved in the new aces cycle went to Sarajevo together to get to know each other, to exchange ideas, to plan, to adapt, to learn about methods and approaches which will be useful for working on the project and to have fun </li></ul>
  5. 5. Official Opening Meet the “travelers ” Rules of the “journey” The “travelers”: students and teachers from 103 schools
  6. 6. Academy of Central European Schools aces in facts and figures <ul><li>aces was founded in 2006 by ERSTE Foundation within its programme &quot;Europe&quot; in coordination with Interkulturelles Zentrum (Vienna, Austria) </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009, VČELÍ DOM (Bratislava, Slovak Republic) joined in the partnership </li></ul><ul><li>The aces school network seeks to enhance the active participation of young people and teachers in exchange processes and international cooperation </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Volunteering: new information, new incentives and approaches    </li></ul><ul><li>At the event in Sarajevo the participants became more acquainted with their project partners, the annual focus theme and the host city. </li></ul><ul><li>A City Rally provided the opportunity to learn more about the history and the residents of the Bosnian capital. </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on volunteering and project management, held by experts from all over Europe, helped the participants to implement their bi- or trilateral school projects. </li></ul><ul><li>A “Bazar of Learning” enabled space for self-directed learning at more than 20 interactive stations. The participants got a range of inputs all around volunteering: They could talk to living books, learn more about skills and competences they need as volunteers and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>The party on the last evening was the chance for all to celebrate their new friendships and the official start of the implementation of their school projects. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sarajevo City Rally – in project teams Story-telling around the fire
  9. 9. Sarajevo city tour
  10. 10. Sarajevo - the “Jerusalem” of Europe
  11. 11. The Old City
  12. 12. The Sarajevo Assassination City museum 1914-1918 Memorial plaque at the location of the Sarajevo assassination In 1914 it was the site of the assassination of the Archduke of Austria that sparked World War I.
  13. 13. Bazar of learning
  14. 14. Workshops on volunteering Change the world and start with the wo/man in the mirror. Public space activism – volunteering of another kind Sit and stroll – What’s that? A new town? Let’s play it!
  15. 15. Closure of the meeting
  16. 16. Feedback and Evaluation
  17. 17. Partners n ew old