Educ-Arts: Report of the 1st Meeting


Grundtvig Project:”Educ-Arts”

Nr. 2013-1-GR1-GRU06-15313 1

Kick off meeting

Athens, 14-20 November, 2013

Partners present

Program of the 1st meeting





Nov. 14


Informal meeting of the arriving partners (according to the arrival schedule) and common informal dinner (optional)


Nov. 15, 2013

Working day1

Working session 1

and 2

10.30: Session 1 in the morning: Introductions, presentations-getting to know each other

12.30: Light meal.

13.00: Session 2 in the afternoon: Project objectives, products, meeting schedule and timeline.

15:30   Walking through the center of Athens to the hotel. Guided path.

16.30: Free time

Evening (around 8.30): Dinner in a typical Greek tavern with live music.


Nov. 16, 2013

Working Day 2

Working sessions 3

and 4

10.00: Session 3: Project objectives, products, meeting schedule and timeline.

12.00: Free time for shopping.

14.30: Session 4: Products, meeting schedule and timeline. Closing remarks

17.00: Walking through the center of Athens to the hotel. Guided path.

18.00: Free time


Nov. 17, 2013

History and Culture tour around Attica

Visit to the Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounio. Visit to the ancient settlement of Lavrio. Visit to the Technology Park of Lavrion. Seafood meal in Lavrio. Free evening


Nov. 18, 2013

Recreation and History Day

Cruise. Saronic Golf Islands (8 am-20.00pm)

Free evening.    



Nov. 19, 2013

Culture day

Visit to the Acropolis Museum and The Parthenon (morning)

Cultural walk in the city center (afternoon-evening) Departures


Nov. 20, 2013


Minutes of the meeting

The partners went through the approved application form and discussed the Results and Outcomes part included in the application form. They reasserted their decision to work collectively in a spirit of cooperation and mutual support in order to fulfill the partnership’s objectives and goals.

All the partners promised to respond to their tasks in due time and no later than the foreseen deadline for each product.

Communication will mainly be via email, Skype and Facebook. All partners will produce press releases concerning each meeting, the participating partners, its outcomes, future events, etc. right after each meeting.

The Portuguese partner undertook the task to create the website of the partnership, while the Spanish partner (David Santana Pulido) has already created the logo of the partnership which will be used widely in the framework of the project. All partners will send information about their own organization (pictures, activities, videos, logo, etc) to the Portuguese web editor soon.

By the end of this year all the partners will submit to the coordinator a short text (300-600words) about their own competences and expertise as an organization in the framework of the project. They will also submit a report (300-500 words) on practices in cultural and arts education in their own country to the coordinator.

The coordinator (Dimitris Kalaitzidis) will refresh and complete the mailing list including the addresses each partner will submit in order to widen the circle of people that will be directly involved and informed about the project. All partners agreed that they will create an email address in so that they can make full use of the tools offered by Google.

The Greek partner (Aeiforum) will create a Facebook group and ask all the partners and their colleagues to join in and share information, ideas, pictures, etc.

The partners will adopt the same “success” indicators for all their training courses. These indicators are:

  1. Number of participants (the bigger the better)
  2. Balanced percentage of men and women participating in the course
  3. Duration of the course (not less than 5 hours per daily course)
  4. Extent of the participation and involvement of the participants
  5. Satisfaction of the learners (declared in the evaluation questionnaire)
  6. Transferability of the acquired knowledge and skills
  7. Relevance to the training needs of the learners, etc

A chart including the major tasks of each partner is provided below.






Send information about own organization (pictures, activities, short videos, logo, etc) to the web editor (Pt partner)

All to the Portuguese partner

End of December, 2013


Send text about their own competencies and expertise as an organization in the framework of the project (300-600 words)

All to the coordinator

End of December, 2013


Publish press release right after the present meeting about the kickoff meeting

All the partners to local and national media

November 25, 2013


Send report on practices in cultural and arts education in own country (300-500 words)

All the partners to the coordinator

By the end of this year

Partners meetings for the project

After brief discussion, the partners decided unanimously that 6 meetings of the partners will take place during the 2 years of the project. These 6 meetings are the following:

1st meeting: November 2013: Athens-Greece

2nd meeting: 11-16 April 2014: Ankara –Turkey

3rd meeting: 2-7 July 2014: Paris –France

4th meeting: October 2014: Limasol-Cyprus

5th meeting: February 2015: Las Palmas-Spain

6th meeting (closing): July 2015: Lousada-Portugal

Apart from the afore mentioned meetings, the partners will be free to exchange bilateral, trilateral or multilateral visits in the framework of their responsibilities for the production of the results, products and outcomes.

“Educ-Arts” Adult Training Manual on Creative Activities

After a long discussion and exchange of suggestions, proposals and ideas, the partners decided that the manual will be directed towards the facilitation of adult trainer to engage 50+ citizens in creative activities and will consist of at least 9 chapters as follows:


Chapter title


(in bold the coordinating partner)


Methodology and Rationale

Greece and United Kingdom*


Sustainability. Training of trainers



Impact and benefits of participation of 50+ citizens in creative activities (like cultural, artistic, etc)



Participation: Community events

United Kingdom


Participation: Carnival



Drama education for 50+ citizens



Handicrafts and jewelry

Romania and Greece


Music for 50+ citizens

France, Portugal, Denmark, Italy, Spain


Dance (included traditional dances) for 50+ citizens

Greece, Romania, Turkey


Arts and individual learning difficulties for 50+ citizens

Denmark, Cyprus


Traditional cooking for 50+ citizens

Greece (optional)


Training in ceramics for 50+ citizens

Greece (optional)

*In bold the coordinating partner for the specific chapter

Minutes kept by Dimitris Kalaitzidis