CiELO Kickoff Meeting – December 14-15, 2020

CiELO meets on the web. Due to the restrictions imposed by the present global health situation, the CiELO project also had to use alternative ways to ensure that the meetings could take place and especially this kick-off meeting, necessary to shape a complex organizational framework, precisely redefine tasks. of partners and deadlines.

The meeting was divided into two days, thus not going to alter the pattern it should have followed if it had been held in the presence.

During the first day of the meeting, Mr. Tiziano Fazzi (CivicaMente) reviewed the phases of the project, explaining how the partners will be involved in and will contribute to the development of each Intellectual Output. He described the activities in detail and collected opinions to improve the operational aspects of the project.

The partners agreed on the number of students involved and the implementation schedule; considering the duration of each intellectual output, the partners agreed on a common timeline to carry out the specific activities in the classes to ensure uniformity in all schools. The overall duration of each Intellectual Output set up in the GANTT chart is confirmed and includes preparation and follow-up activities.

Ms. Lidia Hrnčević (University of Zagreb) presented the scientific context of the project, as previously agreed with the scientific partner FEEM. She introduced the concept of Sustainable development, defined Circular economy, and explained the most relevant 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for CiELO. Then she focused on the main topics of the project: water and soil issues and challenges.

Ms. Valentina Calcagno presented the Erasmus+ communication and dissemination requirements and suggested actions to share the project contents with the target groups, based on the tools and usual activities of the partners. In particular, schools are encouraged to use School Education Gateway and eTwinning, and all partners shall use their channels to share the project contents and results.

Day two… what happened?

Ms. Francesca Morigi (FEEM) explained the educational approach of the various activities planned for students, starting from the students’ training (IO4) focusing on the Flipped Classroom methodology. Then, she presented field research (IO5) and international groups’ activities (IO6). She encouraged the teachers to share their views and experiences to improve the implementation of these activities.

Mr. Tiziano Fazzi explained the Project Platform (IO1) structure, including its areas and access levels.

Finally, the school representatives presented their institutions and Ms. Valentina Calcagno provided details on the budget approved for each partner and budget category, the consortium agreement, partnership agreement, and the project financial and activity reporting.

FEEM - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), founded in 1989, is a non-profit international research center and a think-tank producing high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary and scientifically sound research on sustainable development.

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Mining Geology and Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering is a higher educational institution within the University of Zagreb. The Faculty organizes and conducts academic studies while engaging in the scientific work in the domain of engineering sciences.

Civicamente Srl

Digital education company, specialized in the development of Meet & Learn platforms and in the production of digital teaching tools, with a proprietary methodological approach inspired to CSSC learning.

Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale "Guido Donegani"

The Institute offers a complex training program consisting of three different branches of the Technical Institute in the “Technological” sector: Chemistry, Materials and Biotechnology, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Telecommunications. The school counts over 800 students.

V. Gimnazija of Zagreb

V. Gimnazija (Vth Gymnasium), established in 1938 in Zagreb, Croatia, is a comprehensive secondary (high) school with special focus on natural sciences and mathematics. Its main goal is to prepare students for further education at university. Currently attending the school are 720 students, enrolled in a 4-year curriculum consisting of 14 subjects per year.

Liceul Teoretic “Sfantu Nicolae” Gheorgheni

Liceul Teoretic “Sfantu Nicolae” Gheorgheni is a theoretical high school, founded in 1995, located in a small town in Transylvania, Romania’s heartland.

The school provides good learning conditions for its 300 students studying Maths, Science and Arts. Our high school quality of teaching and prestige in our town and region are ensured by the effective work of qualified teachers, new and innovative teaching methods, student enthusiasm, projects and extracurricular activities. Many of our graduates get into universities or continue their education.

Domeikava gymnasium

Domeikava gymnasium is situated on the outskirts of Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania. The school‘s history started 100 years ago, when in 1920 the first primary school in the territory of Domeikava was opened.
Our vision is a modern, learning, open for changes and challenges, cherishing traditions and values community. Our goal is to provide conditions for pupils‘successful personal development, foster and disseminate ethno-cultural values and a successful life in the community. Since 2004 gymnasium has been an active participant of EU funded projects.