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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who organized the project?
A: Almost all members of the organisation teams were teachers. There was one global project coordinator, and for the different international schools there was one coordinator for the cluster who were then supported by their colleagues to form local Erasmus teams.


Q: How many people were involved?
A: Overall, about 35 teachers and over 100 students were able to organize, attend workshops and travel. Some participants travelled to more than one workshop.


Q: How was the contact between the different schools/ countries established and kept?
A: By email, Edmodo, WhatsApp


Q: How was the project work done?
A: There were transnational meetings of teachers to prepare the workshops with the students.


Q: How were the transnational meetings organized?
A: Each school sent one to three teachers for a three day meeting (plus two days for travelling). During that time the past workshop was reflected, the next workshop was prepared and the general project progression was monitored.


Q: Did the students prepare for the workshops as well?
A: Yes, they had tasks in advance, e.g. make some videos, or surveys cornerning their well-being or their schools' atmosphere. Usually they also prepared a presentation about their country and school which was shown during the workshop. In some of our schools we had also information evenings for parents before the travelling.


Q: Does the work on the project only cover transnational meetings and workshops?
A: No. There is much to be done in between the meetings for preparation and evaluation of workshops and keeping track of all other activities (documentation, sustainability, dissemination, informing our stakeholders and media etc.).


Q: Will the teachers coordinators of the Eramus+ project will get a reduction of the school working hours?
A: It depends on the local conditions in the school / in the country. It many cases, unfortunately, they won't get reductions.


Q: Where were the results of the workshops presented and reflected?
A: Already in the different schools with posters, performances, etc., summarized in this e-guide


Q: What kind of dissemination was done?
A: By local mass media, meetings, conferences, social media and other ICT tools, training activities for students and teachers.


Q: How were the students selected to participate in a workshop? Can every student participate in an Erasmus+ project?
A: Each school used its own criteria for selection. Important aspects were language skills and a letter of motivation.


Q: What kind of impact did the project have on students and teachers?
A: Both students and teachers reacted very well. Many felt very positive about growing language, social and intercultural skills. For details, please also see the comments section.


Q: Who paid for the travelling?
A: The whole project and thus the travelling was funded by the EU as part of an Erasmus+ KA2 project. Every school received a budget for travelling, accomodation, implementation, etc.


Q: If I am a student, how much money I will spend during the Erasmus+ exchange trips?
A: Travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses are included. Each student can have their own pocket money with them.


Q: How did you find partner schools? As a teacher, how can I find an abroad school interested in an Erasmus+ project?
A: The basis were already existing friendships and aquaintances through previous projects, for example Erasmus+ KA1 job shadowing, eTwinning projects, etc.. You can find partners at www.etwinning.net .

 

 

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