Meet our partners:

Stiftung Medien- und Online Sucht, Lüneberg (Germany)

The Media and Online Addiction Foundation is a non-profit foundation. It is based in Lower Saxony.

The Media and Online Addiction Foundation was founded in 2007 and employs 5 full-time, volunteer employees with educational, social, pedagogical and psychological job profiles. In addition to the clinical picture of media dependency, she is entrusted daily with the problem of excessive media consumption. Their stated goal is to help here.

In the area of media addiction, our longing for trust supports addiction counseling facilities.

https://stiftung-medienundonlinesucht.de/index.php/kontakt
team@stiftung-medienundonlinesucht.de

Meet our partners:

Учебна Работилница Европа

Association “Academic Workshop Europe” (“Учебна Работилница Европа”) (AWE) was registered in December 2012 in Pleven, Bulgaria by a group of 7 persons with the aim of performing and participating in socially important activities. Working in the association there are 2 employees, as well as volunteers – educators, teachers, sociologists, economists, young people, working in the fields of art and design, IT and others. The association aims to work for the development of well established society and more precisely:

  • Towards strengthening human dignity in Europe
  • Speak up and stand up for peaceful coexistence of nations and ethnicities;
  • Catalyze cultural exchange and understanding between the European nations;
  • Engage constructively with important issues from the European history
  • In addition, promote and, respectively, deepen the processes of democratization in Europe, including development of civil society and gender equality;
  • Mobilize and coordinate the activities of regional, national and international institutions in the implementation of projects and initiatives for development and mobility, in order to reach agreement and cooperation;

Support, encourage and promote the free initiative of European citizens

Your Treasure – Our Treasure

Erasmus+ 2019-1-HU01-KA204-061105

The “population ageing process”, characterised by an increase in the age of the population and a decrease in the number of children born is a common phenomenon throughout Europe. The most affected area on the continent is Southern Europe, which is hit hard by the migration of young people. Our partners have been chosen from this area. In recent years, more and more young Hungarians have left small towns in the countryside for larger cities or migrated abroad looking for job opportunities, which have exacerbated problems such as the accelerated aging of the population. So far Hungary has responded very slowly to this process. Thus reflecting on and addressing the issue has become an urgent duty of our cultural institutions and our partner institutions.

The  Main aims of our project are:

- To prepare the participating institutions for working with and engaging the elderly in a structured and conscious way

- To acquire effective methods of discovering, raising awareness of and transmitting the values of older generations

- To develop and expand the competences of our cultural professionals to enable them to: - engage with the elderly,

- To motivate the elderly to take advantage of non

- Formal learning opportunities

- To apply the methods of experiential learning Long term goals:

- To develop a new strategy for collaborating with older people

-  To develop an own method that reaches the elderly in general not only those with greater cultural interest

The organizations would like to implement an exchange of good practice that allows Hungarian partners to draw on the experiences and methodological knowledge of foreign professionals and prepare their employees for the work in the field of teaching the elderly. During the exchange, we are primarily interested in non-formal learning methods, which enable the members of the target group to learn more about themselves, and to engage in active recreation and enjoy themselves. In our work with older people the object is regarded as a tool (and a common language), awakens the memory which is the transferring material that helps to bring the hidden values to the surface. The members of this age group possess various kinds of cultural treasures, the existence of which most of them are not aware of. Through the present project, we wish to raise the awareness of the elderly that the experience and knowledge they carry has great cultural value, to identify these values, to organize them in a system and to present and explain them (e.g. in the form of exhibitions, virtual exhibitions) to the community and the future generations. Digital technique is an important tool in achieving our goals, which will be introduced to the participants during the preparation for the joined exhibitions and the connecting events. The joint realization of exhibitions has a huge community-building power as during the process your treasure becomes our treasure.

THE SCHOLA PUERI CANTORES DE LA CATEDRAL DE GRANADA that will represent us at the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF KAVALA organized within the framework of our project SINGING AND MAKING MELODY IN YOUR HEART from May 6 to 11, 2020 has begun the trials for their participation.

Within the framework of the SINGING AND MAKING MELODY IN YOUR HEART Project, in which AIFED is one of the partners, the SCHOLA PUERI CANTORES DE LA CATEDRAL DE GRANADA, will represent Spain at the International Festival in honor of the Apostle Saint Paul and in commemoration of Mikis Theodorakis, May 6 to 11, 2020. They are already working hard!

Meet our partners: Aarnivalkea School

Aarnivalkea School is a primary school with about 300 pupils in Tapiola, Espoo. There are fifteen class teachers, two language teachers, two special education teachers and the principal in our school.

Our school day usually begins at 8:15 and the day ends between 12 and 15 o’clock in the afternoon.

For small pupils there is an afternoon club on the school premises. School meal is offered in our school canteen and it is provided by the municipality. At our school pupils can study many languages: English, French, German and Swedish. French and English can be studied from the first grade. In addition to learning, we hold pupils’ growth and wellbeing in high regard. We support the development of our students’ communication and co-operation skills and give them versatile ability to answer to the challenges of changing environment.

Our school environment offers good possibilities for cultural education and sports.

We work in close co-operation with parents and homes which aims at getting the best out of each pupil.

Aarnivalkeantie 9e, 02100 Espoo, Finlandia

https://www.espoo.fi/aarnivalkeankoulu

tuula.m.heikkinen@espoo.fi

MARIANA PINEDA: HEROINE OF HER TIME, HEROINE OF OUR TIME

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ “Mutual Share Women Care” project, (Erasmus+ 2019-1-IT01-KA202-007410, Coordinator Cooperativa Sociale Siderea, Latiano, Italy) we visited the European Women’s Center “Mariana Pineda” in order to present the activities that our project will carry out . Mariana Pineda was an empowered and free woman of her time, and she has appeared to us as a reference model for those European women subjected to situations of abuse.

Dramatic numbers on gender-based violence can be read in a 2019 report created by UN Women, the UN organization dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. To provide examples:

  • Up to 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a partner during their lifetime (in some countries the percentage rises to 70 percent);
  • It is estimated that 87.000 women were killed worldwide in 2017, more than a third (30.000) by their current or former partners;
  • At least 200 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 have undergone female genital mutilation.

These and other very serious facts about many other types of GBV can be found at the following link https://www.unwomen.org/es/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures. These data show us how this phenomenon is a serious problem, although often hidden, both in the most disadvantaged countries and in the richest ones, where we tend to think that this type of event is the exception (and instead it is the rule).

In this context, we believe it is very important to remember all the personalities whose lives have been marked by resistance not only to this type of violence, but to all forms of deprivation of individual freedom.

The character of Mariana Pineda Muñoz, who will be remembered and celebrated by the city of Granada on May 26th, is one of the most important and emblematic figures in our country of the opposition between absolutism and liberalism in a very complex period of Spanish history: she represents, in fact, the struggle for equality and freedom during the Restoration carried out by Ferdinand VII during the first half of the 19th century.

Her story begins in 1804, when she was born to an aristocratic father, Mariano Pineda Ramírez, a navy captain, and a mother of humble origins, María de los Dolores Muñoz y Bueno. The two never married; the father, due to his chronic illness, signed a document that guaranteed the mother all rights with respect to the daughter. Shortly afterwards, Don Mariano reported the mother for theft, who tried to run away with her daughter, but she was arrested and forced to hand over the child to the father. As she found herself an orphan, from the age of fifteen months, Mariana grew up with her paternal uncle, José Pineda, who transferred his parental responsibilities to some young dependants.

At the age of 15, Mariana married Manuel de Peralta y Valle, a liberal who was a member of the Masonic lodge and close to the constitutionalist circle of the Count of Teba, and with whom she had two children in the following two years: José María and Orsula María. After the end of her marriage, when her husband died in 1822, she kept on attending liberal circles, firmly opposing the re-establishment of absolutism by Ferdinand VII.

In this Granada, full of conspiracies and persecutions to the liberals, who continued to work for the restoration of the Constitution, in 1831 Mariana's struggle against the absolutist system reached its climax: she became an intermediary for the exiles in Gibiliterra, hiding the wanted ones in her home and organizing the escape of Fernandez Alvarez de Sotomayor, a cousin of hers who was a commander of the Army and was condemned to death.

On March 18th, 1831, the police broke into her home, number 6 of house 77 in Calle del Aguila in Granada, where they found an embroidered flag for the insurgents, with three words written on it: "Law, Freedom, Equality".

Mariana tried to escape on several occasions, and always refused to betray her alleged accomplices. This led to her imprisonment in the convent of Santa Maria Egipciaca and, after a very long trial, to the maximum penalty.

Despite the contrary opinion of Granada people, who strongly supported Mariana's cause, and despite the demonstrations that took place in her support, Ferdinand VII issued the death sentence. On May 26th, 1831, at only 26 years of age, Mariana Pineda was executed in Campo del Triunfo in Granada, becoming a victim and martyr for the people of her time and of today.

Her life, as well as her death, was a tribute to individual freedom. Freedom that we are still looking for today, and that inspires the struggle for a more righteous and united world.

To learn more about Mariana Pineda’s story it is possible to visit the European Women’s Center “Mariana Pineda”, located at Calle Aguila 19 in Granada, Mariana's home in 1831, when she was arrested and accused of conspiracy. This Centre, established by the the City Council of Granada, is the headquarters of the Municipal Council of Women, and it is open to the women of the city as a place of meeting and projects with the aim of ending gender inequality.

The opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 17:00 to 21:00 (in July and August it does not open in the afternoon).

A large exhibition room on the ground floor retraces and explains Mariana's life in all its aspects and in a very vivid way, with the help of items dating back to that period and her life, useful for understanding both the historical context and the heroine's personality.

There is also a documentary room, located in the old courtyard of the house, where the bibliographic collections allow us to explore in depth the figure of Mariana and the liberal movement in Granada.

By Marta Buono. Translated by Francesca Carbone

www.aifed.es

aifed@aifed.es

We already have the winning logo and it will represent the Student Transition in Education Paths Project (S.T.E.P.)

It is the one designed by our colleagues at the “Egnazio Danti” Comprehensive Institute, Alatry, Italy, and the one that has obtained the highest number of votes in open voting on the internet.