Transnational Project Meeting in Athens – 20th/21st October 2022

The Power of Stories team has met again and worked on the last aspects of the IO2: Training modules for adult educators.

These months we have been working on the first part of the manual, the theoretical part. It is available on the project website.

The second part of the manual, the practical part, is divided into 2 sections. The first part will include 5 modules dealing with values, with the following structure:

  • Latest sociological and psychological findings (__VALUE__)
  • Adult education in the field of (__VALUE__)
  • Adults in vulnerable situations and (__VALUE__)

The second part will deal with the analysis of the stories that partners collected for IO1 and a set of practical activities to work with adults. Our aim is to set out in this manual how the stories can be used to work with adults to improve their skills/acquire the value.

We discussed deadlines to finish the manual (it will be available in all consortium languages and in English), worked on our dissemination and impact plan and had a final wrap-up session with feedback from participants.

Thanks again for being part of this team, we keep working!

SECOND MEETING

The partners of this project have met for the second time, on the island of Crete.
We started the day with a welcome from the host and a greeting from the coordinator.
At the beginning there was an interesting debate on the decision on the type of game we have to create and on the rules of it. All participants have actively contributed to the discussion with very interesting ideas. Thanks to everyone's contribution, we have been able to transform this game, which initially started as a card game, into a board game. The environment in which this meeting took place has greatly influenced the change of the game, i.e., Greece: the cradle of democracy, mythology and legends.
In deciding the new game, we thought about the mythology of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur. Each family will have to free the democracy trapped in the middle of a spiral by answering some questions on current issues and knowledge that will allow them to open the doors and set the democracy free.

The topics we talked about most were:

  • The importance of democracy in families;
  • The transformation of the game (the change from a card game to a board game);
  • The idea of adding knowledge questions;
  • The board game design.

At the end of the meeting, we divided the tasks, we decided together the date for the next Zoom meeting and we received the certificates of attendance.

The dinner took place in the village of Agios Nikolaos, where we tasted the typical food of Crete and got to know our partners even better.

It’s been a pleasure and we are looking forward to work together again!

36,6 Centrum Kompetencji (Łódź, Poland)

36,6 Centrum Kompetencji is working with the support of well-qualified experts in the fields of research, education, culture and vocational guidance, to help people to reach a work-life balance. It wants everyone to have that kind of guarantee for healthy society and work balance, healthy in many ways leading to quality of life. The strategy is based on the satisfaction of the ‘4e’:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Entertainment (private sphere)
  • Environment

It also carries research to assess the social impact of work-life linked training. Research was led in many various fields such as renewable energy sources, chemical industry, lone parenthood, truck-driver’s sectors, circular economy, and many more.

It has also launched recently Sport Unit, to promote sport among its partners.

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Development of Adult Skills in the Field of Geothermal Energy Transnational Final Project Meeting

On the 28 of October 2022 in Ankara, Turkey, the meeting was held between representatives of the partners of the project.

The representative’s partner of the project of Turkey, host country, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, and Greece, were presented to discuss the current project, speaking about what has been done and what should be done, through the cooperation between the partners presents at the meeting.

The aim of the project is to increase the knowledge of geothermal energy and its uses within the countries of the European Union, encouraging the education of adult workers for a better understanding and implementation of the geothermal energy. It is necessary choose the geothermal energy instead of other kind and types of energy due to the numerous climate changes in which our planet is involved. Therefore the geothermal energy is something to think and educate about, for a better understanding and for a better awareness decisions on the choice of renewable energies. This session’s purpose was to discuss about the good practise and the practices which are difficult to implement, in every different country, discussing the problem faced in the choice of renewable energies.

During the meeting in Ankara each partners made a presentation of what has be done to permit the continuation of the project. Each partner has shown through graphics, presentation and tables, its progress and its failures, due to the fact that the geothermal energy is still a dogma, an almost unknown theme. Because of this, the work of the partners can be tough, sometimes.

Therefore fundamental issues were presented. During the discussion, for example, was shown that in some countries as Turkey and Greece, making geothermal greenhouses for growing plants, and using geothermal energy for increase renewable sources, is difficult.  These countries do not feel the need of the geothermal energy, because their agriculture and their farms are built on an ancient farming and agriculture techniques that are independent from the use of geothermal energy. Moreover there is also the problem of the ground, because the soil in these lands seems to be an obstacle to the construction of geothermal plants. Even Portugal has shown its doubt related to the construction of geothermal plants confirming the enormous cost of building these.

Although it is true that the high cost of construction can be a problem for Nations, it must be remembered that the choice of renewable energies and its solutions will bring a long-term benefits, naturally sustainable benefits. In this sense Aifed’s testimony is important. During the discussion, Aifed has shown its example of working with geothermal greenhouses, through presentation that shown how in Almería, Spain, vegetables grow through the technique of the geothermal greenhouse. Aifed has shown that is possible growing plants with geothermal energies.