P1 Externato Frei Luís de Sousa Almada, Portugal
P2 Colegiul National de Arta “Octav Bancila” Iasi, Romania
P3 Associação Almada Mundo Almada, Portugal
P4 Zespol Szkolno-Przedszkolny nr 1 Wroclaw, Poland
P5 Istituto Istruzione Capo d’Orlando, Italy
P6 Ismail Sefa Ozler Adana, Turkey
P7 Associació Meraki Projectes de València Valencia, Spain
P8 Eekhout Academy – University Leuven Kortrijk, Belgium
P9 Kallitehniko Gymnasio Thessaloniki, Greece
P10 Instituto Piaget  Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Founded in 1956 and situated in the heart of Almada city, Externato Frei Luís de Sousa is a school with about 600 students, from 1 to 18 years old and about 80 education professionals, including teachers and other employees. It has a strong humanist culture and implantation in the city in terms of education-preschool to secondary-with social policies to host students from disadvantaged social contexts and handicaps. The institution has always sought ways that would enable an education with meaning to all their students, implying permanently in the difficult task of training and socialization of their learners. That was how the institution sought to grow and evolve, adapting to new times, new realities without ever fail to make a commitment to help build an open society in which citizenship is supported by the values of justice, tolerance , truth and freedom. It is therefore a school holder of an open mind, which always seeks to develop in their students the four pillars of such education in the Delors report: “learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together “. We are within a multi linguistic and multicultural area where you need this kind of approach to community diversity to promote interculturalism and respect for cultural values of each citizen. However, the institution has middle-class students and upper class that bring everyday technological devices into the school. The philosophy adjacent to the school’s genesis is focused on the role that education should play in the design, organization and operation of an educational project that promotes intercultural concepts with students and encourages socialization and peer interaction, in the search for building values of cooperation, interaction and respect for others, promoting coexistence and sharing of experiences in the playground. Also focus on training of education professionals, so that they are able to teach new concepts and models of integration and active citizenship.


Miguel Feio

Almada Mundo International Association of Education, Training and Innovation is a non-profit association, founded in 2016, whose social object is the development of activities in support of education, training and innovation, aimed at all age groups, giving particular attention to the adult community. Almada Mundo’s mission is the global commitment to social construction through education, training and innovation based on common values, centered on the person, (multi) (inter) culture and human potential and as a vision to intervene in social reality, aiming at the inclusion, transformation and emancipation of the person, in local, national and international collaborative networks, as future builders.

Almada Mundo aims to contribute to the development of education, training and innovation systems in an inclusive, emancipatory and full citizenship perspective at all levels and fields of action. It is guided by principles of valuing the person, knowledge and innovation, built in networks and partnerships, in communities of learning and practice, and in the interaction of educational and training policies, locally, nationally and internationally. It privileges the linguistic and cultural diversity in safeguarding the cultural and inter-personal heritage of humanity. In order to achieve its objectives, the Association main responsibilities are:

  • Develop processes of change at the level of communities and educational and training contexts through the dynamics of education, training and innovation;
  • Promote professional and academic mobility for a global education, both nationally and internationally, respect for cultural and linguistic diversity and recognition of the person, values, knowledge and experiences;
  • Activate training procedures that encourage self-training processes, research and the emergence of innovative and effective practices, tailoring training to the diversity of contexts, expectations and needs;
  • Provide the creation of digital learning and training environments, ensuring the transversality of ICT and Multimedia in the training processes;
  • Stimulate and consolidate attitudes and methodologies of collaborative work, developing new skills and knowledge sharing the production of resources and good practices;
  • Establish network with any local, national and international organizations forms of cooperation consistent with the social objective of the association;
  • Create structures and develop partnerships that encourage sharing and exchange with local, national and international associations and institutions in the areas of education, training and innovation;
  • Establish specialized committees and working groups to analyze and treat issues related to education, training and innovation.


João Mouro Adelaide Silva

Zespol Szkolno-Przedszkolny nr 1 we Wroclawiu We are the biggest Primary School in Wrocław with about 1300 pupils from 5 to14 years old and over 120 teachers. This year we will celebrate the great anniversary – 35 years of school’s exsistence. Our pupils are bursting with energy and creative solutions. The teachers are very passioned to their job, using the new technologies, innovative teaching strategies and taking part in many European Union granted projects. The European collaboration is our tradition since 1998 when our school has been participated in first Socrates project. Since then we are realizing educations goals in frame of Socrates,Comenius and Erasmus + projects, cooperating during this years with over 15 countries.

Our website: The coordinator: Joanna Dera Graduated in Computer Science and Spanish, since 2006 working in Zespol Szkolno-Przedszkolny nr 1 as a teacher, form master and coordinator of Comenius, Erasmus plus and Unesco programme.

Ewelina Swiedrych Joanna Dera

Ismail Sefa Ozler” is located and acts in big city in Turkey-Adana with 2500000 population. The school was founded in 1993. We have almost 900 students ages between 11-16 years old with 45 teachers. The students are coming from different cultures and families. We also have students with special educational needs, children with emotional disorders, behaviour disorders and attention deficit disorder. Considering the differences among the students we have conformed the constitution of the school staff. The overall aim of education in Turkey is the development of free and democratic citizens. Its education system is based on a centralized educational model. Our school has been involved in many local projects. We have participated two Erasmus+ Projects since last year. We have many young and dynamic teachers who have the opportunity to work with different cultures.

Our website:

Engin Sofu Serkan Benli

MERAKI (µƐράκι) (n.) the soul, creativity, or Love put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work – Greek

Meraki Projectes is a small non-profit association located in Valencia (Spain). Established in 2017, Meraki Projectes was created to provide support to schools, education centres and cultural and sport entities in fields such as internationalisation and participation in European and national projects, continuous training and networking.

The association is composed by a group of professionals in the field of education, EU projects and ICT with large experience. The training provided by Meraki comprises ICT, innovative education methodologies, gamification, EU funding and Project Management. With wide experience in teaching at Primary, Secondary and University levels, members of association Meraki Projectes are willing to share their know-how with other schools and to cooperate with them.

Meraki Projectes also wants to establish links and connections between small organisations all around Europe. That is why our network of contacts is wide and active and includes different type of organisations, active in their fields (education, technology, sports, culture…). We want to contribute to a world with no barriers, where collaboration is essential to us.

Laura Uixera-Cotano Pau Alonso-Monasterio

Eekhout Academy is a national and international in-service training (IST) organization for schools, center for adult education, school management, principals, teachers, educators and school governors, based in Flanders, Belgium. It is a public and non-profit body that is recognized and certified by the State through the Flemish Ministry of Education. The organization is independent and non-political. The Board of Governors is composed out of representatives of the University of Leuven (campus KULAK), the University of Applied Sciences VIVES and the Network of Flemish Catholic Education.

On national level, Eekhout Academy is one of the largest course providers in Flanders and Belgium and organizes yearly about 750 courses for 14.500 participants. On international level, it’s the largest Belgian IST-provider. Eekhout Academy acts as KA1 course provider, partner and coordinator in European (KA2) partnerships and assessor of quality development in international projects. It also coaches schools in the development of their international policy.

Eekhout Academy disseminates and implements educational innovation and has a structured cooperation with the University Leuven and Universities of Applied Sciences offering initial teacher training. We have a close collaboration with the National Agency in Flanders, take part in an international network of IST-providers and have bilateral contacts with other European in-service training organizations. We used to be active in Socrates, Lifelong Learning and now are participating in the Erasmus+ programme.

The quality system of Eekhout Academy is based on the EFQM-system. Our international courses are covered by the Quality Charter that is derived from the GINCO-network (Grundtvig International Network of Course Organizers). The Eekhout Academy is member of the European Association of Course Providers (EATP).

Eekhout Academy PIC = 947859169 Director: Mr Wim Simoens Campus University KULAK Etienne Sabbelaan 53 8500 Kortrijk Flanders, Belgium

Wim Simoens Christophe Vandenberghe Charlotte Depoorter Laura Deschuymer

Instituto Piaget is a renowned Portuguese private institution of Higher Education named after the famous Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, its first honorary president. It is a non-profit public interest institution created in 1979 dedicated to the search for, and the creation of knowledge, and focused on creativity, innovation and dissemination of human values that are essential for personal and intellectual development of all its stakeholders. Instituto Piaget is deployed throughout Portugal, from the North to the South of the country, having given priority to inland and peripheral areas in order to take an active part in their development. In the last decades Instituto Piaget has strengthened its presence to the Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Brazil. The Almada Jean Piaget Higher School of Education is part of Instituto Piaget and therefore participates in its history and in its mission and values. Besides offering study cycles in bachelor’s and master’s degrees it also develops an intense activity of participation in the community. It also develops an extensive number of activities such as conferences, cultural events, research projects and other actions that lead to the fulfillment of its educational projects objectives.

Clementina Nogueira Mário Antas Arijana Medvedec

The Art High School of Ampelokipi, Thessaloniki (Kallitechniko Gymnasio- Lykeiakes taxeis Ampelokipon, Thessaloniki) was founded in 2007. It is a state school (the only Art High School in Thessaloniki), with about 300 students, from 12 to 18 years old and about 44 teachers, 10 of which are art teachers in the fields of dance, theater, film and visual arts. All members of the staff are highly qualified. Our school follows the state curriculum for secondary education, but it also offers art classes in three fields: visual arts, theatre & film and dance. It aims at encouraging, preparing and supporting students with an interest in art. As our students come from all over the city – and sometimes, even, from other parts of Greece – we are lucky to have different points of view, that go beyond the limits of a single neighbourhood. One of the main objectives of the school is to implement art in the development of a pedagogical frame that fosters understanding and respect. Interdisciplinary projects are often used and we make it a point for our students to participate in Erasmus + and E-Twinning programmes, cultural and environmental projects. In general, we encourage any project that would help build their European identity, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and also to cultivate their spirit of cooperation and tolerance, keeping an open mind to innovations and different cultures, active citizenship and conscious urban living. We have always tried to be active and we enjoy sharing our work with the city we live in. We have organised seminars, workshops and events for every friend, member of family and citizen of Thessaloniki would like to know us and our work better

Despina Daravinga Haris Dimitrakopoulos Sofia Nika

The Octav Băncilă National College of Art in Iasi is a vocational arts school that provides formal education and training in arts skills to 1500 students, aged 6- 19. The quality of our school education has been recognized internationally, as evidenced by a number of concerts held in France, Germany and Italy, masterclasses with teachers from Switzerland, Germany, and Spain, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, and Erasmus projects, and a large number of prizes and awards received at contests and festivals in other countries. Our school, Romania’s largest art institution, seeks to provide our students with the skills and experience they will need in society and in their future studies, beginning with primary school and ending with the Bacalaureat diploma, based on accepted European principles. The Octav Băncilă National College of Art in Iaşi is now one of the stone walls of Iași’s artistic activity.It is the only vocational institution specialised in all the five artistic fields: music, fine arts, design and architecture, choreography and drama. Theoretical and vocational activities are held in different locations, according to the profile, so there are 4 separate buildings. The school has a library with 14000 books, scores and musical instruments. It is a boarding school for 200 students who have meals in the local canteen; there is also a large events hall with 300 seats. Many of the school’s alumni go on to become teachers and trainers for future generations, ensuring that the holy fire of art remains everlasting in the hearth where it was lighted seven decades ago.

Miron Mirela Chiribau Albu Mihaela Cozma Georgiana Axinte Petronela

The Istituto “Merendino” de Capo d’Orlando, Itália, is a commercial and technical institute with the profiles: accounting, landscape architecture and environmental design, services and catering. The students who attend the courses are aged between 14 and 19 years old. The school has about 560 students in 24 classes (60% of girls and 40% of boys). There are about 100 teachers teaching history, literature, mathematics, physics, chemistry, law, economics, etc. At the end of the courses the students get a degree which gives them professional competences and enables them to work, or they may have the opportunity to continue the University studies.
In terms of experience and competence, the “Istituto Merendino” of Capo d’Orlando, Italy, shared their technological, professional, linguistic and scientific skills in the project’s activities. On the modest coast of northern Sicily, students have special needs and are often helped by teachers.
Mariangela Sapienza Álvaro Militi Maria Ricciardello

Steering Committee

Helps guide a project from the beginning to its completion. Composed of representatives of key organizations that are partners in the project

  • Miguel Feio – EFLS | Portugal (General Coordinator)
  • Adelaide Silva – AlmadaMundo | Portugal
  • Clementina Nogueira – ESEJP Almada | Portugal
  • Wim Semoens – Belgium
  • Laura Auxiera – Spain
  • Mirela Miron – Romania
  • Ewelina Swiedrych – Poland
  • Alvaro Militi – Italy
  • Engin Sofu – Turkey
  • Sophia Nika – Greece