THE PARTNERS

BELGIUM

 

Our school is called the Provincial Technical Institute or just PTI in short. Our school has two campuses, one called TBS (‘horticultural school’) and the other KDG (it’s named after the street it’s in). We are located in Kortrijk (a city in West Flandres), near the French border.

 

We offer technical and vocational courses to more than 800 students, between 12 and 19 years old. Students usually study here for 6 years. The ones in the vocational courses can choose to study one more year (year 7) to specialize and get a diploma of a technical level.

 

On the campus TBS the different fields of study are Biotechnoloqy, Plants-Animals-Environment and Greenspace Management and Decoration. Then we have the campus KDG. Here the main study fields are Electricity, Mechanics and Textile. This last one has been divided in different subfields: Textile – Chemistry, Textile - Design and Textile Productions.

 

These two campuses together are the PTI, a school that proudly stands for Respect, Innovation, Commitment, Progress, Initiative, Teambuilding, Collaboration and Care.

CYPRUS

 

Laniteio Lykeio is a Public Secondary School located in the heart of Limassol, Cyprus. Currently, it is the largest Public Secondary School on the island with nearly 1,000 students aged 15 - 18 and 150 staff. Having been established almost two hundred years ago, it is one of the oldest schools in Cyprus. The Limassol Music School and the Limassol Sports School are part of Laniteio Lykeio.

 

The School has been participating in various European Programmes for several years now.

We are actively involved in the promotion of sciences among students. Laniteio Lykeio is the main organizer of the "Annual Medical Conference for Students" and a co-organizer of the "National Science Conference for Students and Teachers".

 

Raising awareness on the importance of Energy Conservation and Environmental Sustainability is a priority for us. Therefore, our participation in this project, as coordinator, is considered a privilege and it is taken very seriously.

 

 

Our main educational goals are sustainability, education for Europe and workplace health promotion. With the „EineWeltLabor“ (One-World-Laboratory) we have developed a special learning place for education for sustainable development (ESD) according to these goals and the aims of the Agenda21. This laboratory is specialized in solar energy. In a number of projects and in cooperation with German and Nigerian NGO's we have developed products and appliances to use Solar Energy for hot water and electricity demands.

GERMANY

 

The Franz-Jürgens-Berufskolleg (FJBK) is a technical vocational school situated in Düsseldorf in Germany.

 

As a partner of the German Dual System, we offer vocational school education for about 3000 students in cooperation with about 700 training enterprises. We are teaching students in many metal-technical professions e.g. automotive engineering, mechatronics, industrial/mechanical engineering and building supply technologies.

 

  • The technician of information computer technology – students additionally take part in military training, which has become very popular in Poland recently, and they are prepared to future professional army service.

 

ZSTiO has been involved in various educational and European projects, like e-Twinning, Socrates Comenius, Comenius LLP, and projects in cooperation with the Army. In 2010 the Polish National Agency chose our Comenius project ‘A Bridge to the Students’ Active Life’ as an example of good practice and this year, the school has been awarded the title of the Leader of Educational Innovation for taking part in the EDUSCIENCE project.

 

The projects offer additional classes on science subjects and foreign languages, extra-curricular activities, educational trips and science camps. Thanks to all those activities students gain the opportunity to acquire and practice new skills, broaden their knowledge, develop their own interests and also meet traditions and culture of other countries.

 

However, our school is not only about learning. The students can attend many cultural and sport events, join the Theatre Group “MUNDI” or the school’s music band.

POLAND

 

Zespół Szkół Technicznych i Ogólnokształcących (ZSTiO) is situated in the west of Poland, in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The school was established in 1952. Throughout 62 years, the necessity to adjust to educational needs and the modern job market, has provoked some numerous changes within the school.

 

At present, ZSTiO is composed of:

 

  1. Sport Secondary School- for students from 13 to 16; they attend football classes for girls and boys and cooperate with sport clubs; the school has won many national and local sporting competitions, e.g. the national football tournament - Coca Cola Cup.

  2. High School – for students 16-19.

  3. Upper Secondary Vocational School – for students from 16 to 20; the School educates in three professions:

  • The technician of chemical analysis;

  • The technician of environment protection – students learn about waste management, water and soil supplies, environment protection against pollution and renewable energy sources; 4-week work practice in companies and institutions is also included in the learning process;

 

 
 

Because of its location, the school has partnerships with several companies in the region concerning energy, especially with the national electric company (EDP). For that it has ICT, mechanic and electronic equipped rooms and workshops. The school has invested in alternative energy research and considers this a very important topic for the training of students towards university or job market, and to the economic development of the region.

 

Our students come not only from town but also from nearby rural villages. The school offers regular education from 12 to 14 years old and then scientific and economics general secondary courses focused into university. The school also offers vocational secondary courses. Currently the school has the following vocational courses: Electro-mechanics, Health Support, ICT / Computer Equipment Management, ICT / Computer Systems Programming Management, Mecha-tronics, Management, Marketing and Tourism.

PORTUGAL

 

Escola D. Manuel I, Beja, is located in the town of Beja, in the region of Southern Alentejo, in south Portugal, one of the sunniest regions of Europe and a location for several large solar energy collectors stations. Plus in this area there is also one of the largest fresh water reservoirs in Europe, Alqueva Dam, the producer of most of the electrical energy in southern Portugal. Southern Alentejo is an impoverished and aging region, with lack of job opportunities.

Our institution is a secondary school, with pupils between the ages 12 to 18, plus adult learners. Currently our school has 850 pupils of which 180 attend vocational courses. The school has been equipped since 2009 with good and modernized technology and our challenge for this project is to find appropriate methodologies and good practices for our vocational students.

ROMANIA

 

 “Gheorghe Duca” High School  is located in Constanta, a beautiful city on the Black Sea coast, in Dobrogea, a South-Eastern Romanian region. It is a multicultural region in which many cultural ethnical groups as Greeks, Saxons, Turks, Tartars and Gypsies live in excellent cooperation.

 

Our institution is a technological high school having a long tradition in the educational field. It was established in 1919 under the name of "CFR Apprentice School." Over the years its name has changed but the main domain remained the same. Starting with the year 2010, our school has "Marin Sorescu" School as a structure, so we have pupils starting from the age of 6 up to 40. Our pupils do not come only from town but also from nearby villages.

 

The main qualifications of our school are the following: electro-mechanical locomotive foreman, mechatronics technician, mechanical

 

maintenance and repair technician, mechanical foreman, electromechanical technician, computer operating technician, technician in office equipment and stationery, technician in internal and international auto transport, rugby coach class. We have qualified staff for all the qualifications mentioned above, one of our teachers having a degree in the energetic domain. At the end of their courses our pupils get the necessary abilities to work in the field they have studied for.

 

Our role is to develop a sense of belonging to the community at local, national and European level, as well as improving the social skills and the understanding of the mentality and the way of being of people belonging to other cultures and at the same time improve e-learning and good practices in order to broaden educational horizons and provide more opportunities for long-life learning.

 

 

It is situated in the industrial hub of Henares Corridor, which has reported strong growth since 1967 when population was 4 566. Nowadays, 33735 inhabitants live here.

 

In the sixties small factories were set up between the grounds of the N-II (one of Spanish main highways) and the railroad tracks. One of its main industries has been that of glass (VICASA y Fibras Minerales SA). Nowadays we even have glass makers who have been internationally awarded. The city has five industrial estates, all located between the highway and the railroad tracks: AIDA, del Comendador, Miralcampo, Ródano and Sena. Due to its geographical situation, most companies located in these industrial areas deal with logistics, which have increased their presence, especially since the late 90s. Since 1984 in Azuqueca "Casa de la Cultura", our reference centre of cultural activity in the municipality, exhibits in their dependencies and exhibition hall, different workshops (music, dance, sculpture, painting, etc..). It is also the site of our municipal library "Almudena Grandes" , which owes its name to a famous writer who has participated in many occasions in the literature workshops there organised.

SPAIN

 

IES PROFESOR DOMÍNGUEZ ORTIZ was created on 8 January 2002. We are 66 teachers and 860 students. Our educational options are: Compulsory Secundary School (434 students), Higher Secondary School (187 students), Vocational Training (191 students), Dental and Electronic Technicians (72 students), PCPI (18 students) and Access to Technical Studies (30 students). Our itineraries are: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Dental Technicians, Electricians and Electronic Technicians and Pharmacy assistants. We have participated in several international projects like Comenius and Twinnings.

 

We offer a bilingual section in which French is taught in the subjects of Natural Science, Geography and History and Mathematics. English is compulsory for all of our students. Most teachers speak or study English and since last year our students can learn Greek. On the other hand some teachers can speak German and Italian and some of our students have a different mother tongue from Spanish, such as Romanian, Bulgarian, Arabic or Chinese.

 

Azuqueca de Henares is the second city in importance, population and socioeconomic development after the capital city, Guadalajara.

In this section you can read a short description of each partner school. By clicking on the flag, you find a presentation that gives you more information on the school.