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Thessaloniki 2010: a crucial meeting

11-13 Octobre 2010

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The three working groups met for the second time in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The University of Macedonia

We were welcomed in Thessaloniki by our Greek partner, the University of Macedonia.

Thessaloniki is the second city of Greece after Athens and is renowned for the universities and colleges that attract students from all over Europe.

Founded in 1948, The University of Macedonia (UOM) currently consists of ten departments which deal mainly with social, political and economic sciences.

The University has recently added a main auditorium that serves as a contemporary Conference Center with international standards and hosts important cultural events of the city.

During our visit, we had the opportunity to meet the University’s authorities and the students and teachers of the Department of Educational and Social Policy.

To learn more about the University of Macedonia

We had a tight schedule but our host, Pr. Athina Sipitanou, nonetheless managed to gave us a glimpse of the 2300 year-old city of Thessaloniki.

Debates in the working groups

The Consortium continued its work on the functioning of the network: agenda, finances and sharing out of tasks.

The scientific committees presented reports on the workshops that were carried out (Namur and Belfast) and started to plan the following ones. They kept working on their criterion for good practices and on their charter (trainers) and Manifesto (learners)

During one of the plenary sessions, some partners presented the literacy situation in their countries.

Education Scotland -Scotland

  • Learners got talent (video)

DIE- Germany

CFPPA du Morvan - France

  • Morvan Action éducation familiale (video)

UOM - Greece

Students and teachers from the University of Macedonia also presented their researches.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

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Education and Culture DG