1st TRANSNATIONAL MEETING. ARISBAE PRESENTATION AND GOOD PRACTICE EXHIBITION (SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE)
One of the objectives of the meeting was to get to know the participants personally, that “you to you”, which is necessary to start the association’s work. Another objective was to visit the host institution (its physical space, city, components, and work. In short, to get to know all aspects of the organisation first-hand).
The team’s work began with the presentation of each member. Each showed a documentary about their background and the essential aspects they would contribute to the project. Subsequently, the work plan was discussed. Each partner presented proposals to improve its implementation. The changes that were considered appropriate to improve it were debated and made. Among them, we point out the variation of the venue of the 3rd transnational meeting (to be held in Bulgaria instead of Tenerife) and the variation of the venue of the 4th transnational meeting (to be held in Taranto instead of Rovigo). The change of the venue of the Training Activity (to be held in Rovigo instead of Taranto) will be ensured. All these variations only modify the forum and the host partner, and they will never affect the planned contents and activities.
The reason for these variations was due to the fact that the association, once the contributions of each partner had been presented, it was considered much more profitable to carry out these variations of venues. Regarding the distribution of the work to be carried out during the next period, some aspects deemed beneficial to the project were refined, distributing the tasks as planned. The deadlines for completion were agreed. All this will be presented at the 2nd Transnational Meeting in Segre (France) from 8 to 12 May 2020. The programme designed for this 1st meeting was carried out as planned.
The planned working meetings were held, the project design was presented to the public, the Exhibition of Good Practices was introduced, and the municipal authorities received them in the City Council of S/C. de Tenerife and the person in charge of the European Educational Projects Office of the Canary Islands and the parallel activities of visits to the most emblematic places of Tenerife’s natural and cultural heritage were carried out.
We consider the results obtained from this meeting to be very positive: the elaboration of the ARISBAE logo, the distribution of works, the personal knowledge of the participants, the presentation of didactic works by collaborating centres of the project in the Canary Islands, making ARISBAE known to the attending public, the joining of teachers and representatives of different attending institutions to cooperate in the project and to encourage them to present projects in the next call and to show and know the island of Tenerife and its citizens to the partners.
We also highlighted the interchange of the meeting to show the participants the programmed activities and the cities, regions and countries of the partners, it was very enriching. The participants in the meeting were: Envol (France) Professor Olivier Galet, for Narodno Chitalishte, (Bulgaria) Mariana Angelova and Iliana Valkova, for CPIA Taranto, (Italy) Pasquale.
Nesca and Anna Maria Castria; for Amici di Elena, (Italy) Alberto Roccato, for ASF (Spain) Teresa Rodriguez and Juan Jesus Aguiar and SOCAEAN: (Spain) Zebensui Rodriguez, Silvia Linares and Jesus Luis-Ravelo. The participants from the whole educational community numbered in the hundreds.
As the meeting was held in the TEA building (Tenerife Espacios de las Artes), which is in the centre of the city and attended daily by thousands of people in its various spaces, the Exhibition of Good Practices was visited by thousands of people. Moreover, as the venue houses cultural museums and the Central Municipal Library, it is a showcase for the whole community.
We also highlight that being a few hundred metres from the city’s port. It is a venue often visited by cruise ship passengers, meaning many foreigners visit the exhibition. Finally, we want to justify why 2 participants from one of the social institutions attended this 1st meeting. This was because it was considered essential for them to attend, as they were members who would be carrying out some of the unique work of the project and their presence to explain its content would be considered essential.
In general terms, we can affirm that the meeting went as planned and that the variants made were considered important because, in this face-to-face meeting, it became clear that there were some better aspects, which is why it was held. The excellent progress of the project always prevailed, enriching it with the new contributions discovered once we got to know each other in situ and aspects that helped came to the surface.