First Transnational Meeting
TrEE “Teaching recycling and Environmental Education”
28th – 31st October 2013
With the first meeting in Bitonto / Italy the 28th to the 31st October 2013 the Grundtvig
Learning Partnership project TrEE “Teaching recycling and Environmental Education”has
been officially opened.
The project has been created thanks to funding from the Lifelong Learning Programme –
Grundtvig Learning Partnerships and involves organizations from:
ITALY, Ulixes scs(coordinator)
BULGARIA, Association “Social center Burgas”
DENMARK, Syddansk Erhvervsskole
UK, The Environmental Academy Ltd
HUNGARY, North Matra Environmental Protection Association
PORTUGAL, Monte, Desenvolvimento Alentejo Central ACE
ROMANIA, Scoala Gimnaziala Nicolae Velea Cepari
TURKEY, Malatya Province Directorate of National Education
The project aims at elaborating training programs in collaboration with institutions and other
local bodies, identifying assessment tools to compare the different methods used, to create an
analytical study and a comparison between different practices, empowering students to be the
change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated learning.
The project objectives can be summed up in four essential steps:
1. to Research:
Each partner will collect a report about: national and local policies, programmes of
education and training of environmental education
2. to Find:
Each partner will discuss about the issues of research and assess the efficacy of
programmes, policies and educational methods.
3. to Select:
All partners will select best practices and innovative methods and tools improving
environmental education. In each country each partner will organize a public call for
trainers, teachers and other operators to realize a video to disseminate environmental
education referred to a specific use/practice (recycling, waste disposal, etc.)
4. to Disseminate:
the partner organizations want to create a flexible and dynamic program of integrated
environmental education, to be used as tool in European schools and training organizations.
In order to promote the development of content, services, pedagogies and practice for
innovative ICT, will take place:
- A website
- A selection of appropriate tools of e-learning in environmental education through the creation
of Videos on environmental education and recycling.
In order to reinforce the contribution of lifelong learning to social cohesion will be organized:
- An European Festival of Recycling tour which will stop in the partner countries where the host
partner will organize an exhibition involving learners in the creation of artifacts through the
recycling of materials.
A final event that will expose the authorities, citizens and local actors the outcomes of
the project, with the specific intent to disclose and disseminate best practices shared,
and to realize the final exhibition of Recycling Materials.
local exhibition: with a final photos report as a catalogue.
The meeting was held in two sessions, the first one, on the 29th October in Officine Culturali
in Bitonto, focusing on organizational issues and project activities, such as the calendar of
meetings, deadlines and the distribution of tasks.
The PROJECT ACTIVITIES were planned in:
1. Initial Research:
Each partner will collect information and materials about:
National/Regional/Local Framework of Environmental Education
Projects implemented at local level proposed as best practices (innovative tools
or training methods, experimental activities, etc.)
2. Selection of best practices:
The projects selected will be presented in an publication (electronic format), realized
with materials provided by all the partners
3. Improvement of innovative training activities:
3.1.Each partner will open an informal call at local level to realize innovative training
activities on environmental education and/or recycling.
The local calls could be organized in 1 or 2 stages, considering the scholastic activities
in the year:
First call opened from January 2014 to May 2014
Second call opened from September 2014 to March 2015
3.2.The participants classes and/or groups will realize videos about the activity made with
the support of the partner organization. The videos will be subtitled in English to be
disseminated in the wider lifelong learning community.
3.3.The participants classes and/or groups will realize a local exhibition with the support of
the partner organization, to exhibit the products of the training activity, which will be
the local stage of the European Recycling Festival. The partner organizations will
realize a Photos catalogue of the local exhibition and the product will be exhibited at its
headquarters as local museum of recycling
4. Dissemination and Exploitation of results
4.1.It will be created a BLOG, a Facebook Page, a Twitter Account and a Youtube Account,
to disseminate project activities during and after its duration.
4.2.There will be designed and sent 3 NEWSLETTERS about:
1. Presentation of TrEE project, aims and objectives, Presentation of Partner
2. Presentation of Best Practices selected
3. Presentation of TrEE outputs products
Mailing List: Each partner will create a mailing list of stakeholders (target of newsletters)
Each partner will realize a local exhibition as described at point 3.3.
At the end of the project will be realized a final photos catalogue and Video collecting
material from each partner.
4.4.Articles in local newspapers or magazines, local meetings with stakeholders
4.5.Exploitation Plan to implement the experience
Monitoring and Evaluation:
For TrEE Development: Meeting Evaluation Questionnaires and Online Satisfaction Tests
For Training Activities: Evaluation Questionnaires and Focus Group with participants
classes and/or groups
Reporting to National Agencies
1. Intermediary Report: June 2014
2. Final Report: August 2014
Each partner collaborate with the Coordinator to prepare the Reports for National Agencies.
The PROJECT MOBILITIES will be organized in:
1. Meeting in Italy: 28th – 31st October 2013 – Kick-off meeting
2. Meeting in UK: 7th – 10th April 2014 – Country Research Presentations
3. Meeting in Bulgaria: 1st – 4th July 2014 – Selected Best Practices Presentation
4. Meeting in Turkey: 13rd – 16th October 2014 – Local Exhibitions first stage Report
5. Meeting in Portugal: 20th – 23rd March 2015 Local Exhibitions second stage Report
6. Meeting in Italy: 3rd – 6th June 2015
DISTRIBUTION OF TASKS
Nov 2013 – Jul 2015
Meeting 1 – Management and
Informal calls at local level,
Initial Country Research
2nd Meeting – Management and
January 2014 to May
publication (electronic format)
3rd Meeting – Management and
First stage Local Exhibitions Report
and Materials products
4th Meeting – Management and
Report and Materials products
5th Meeting – Management and
Final Videos Collection
Management and Evaluation
Final Report to National Agencies
Attachment: Gannt of Activities
* We have planned 2 different stage to open the local calls and we have planned 2
intermediary reports of this activity matching this task with the partners meeting to let to
know o all partners the local activities realized.
The second session of the first meeting was was dedicated to the presentation of experiences
identified at the local level on the subject of Tree Project.
The speakers and topics of the second session were as follows:
Alberto Fornasari, speaker of University of Bari, presented "The green classroom in
Italian schools. An experimental project to explore the intercultural dimension of
Attachment: PPT Presentation
Emanuele Noviello, speaker of Fatti d’Arte Association, presented “DRESS:
Dressing Recycled, Ecologic and Sustainable Stuff” – the experience of Ri-crea Festival
Attachment: PPT Presentation
Visit to Artelier, an organization which produces costumes for the stage, from the
drawing of sketches to the selection of colors, from the cut of fabrics to the sewing, in
order to create unique handmade pieces thanks to the ability of people that work like a