The second day of the 4th project meeting

The second day of the 4th project meeting for the Youth 4 EmblematiC Mountains project (Y4EMM), ErasmusPlus included a school visit; partners had the opportunity to see how educational tools are applied in reality!!! A role play game has been implemented by pupils and the results were presented.

Finally partners Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή and Agència de Desenvolupament del Berguedà presented the next seps for yhe pedagocical suitcases and toolkits.

with Eurêka 21 Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή Agència de Desenvolupament del Berguedà Berguedà Turisme Destination Canigó Le Syndicat Mixte Canigó Grand Site CETT – UB Formació i Recerca en Hoteleria, Turisme i Gastronomia Il Bosso Séverine Bressaud Maria Irene Sulpizio Filomena Spagnoli Rosa Maria Colomer Oró Sandy Koutsanta Charlotte De Besombes @ceciliadumesnil Laia Encinar Patricia Peralta Lasso @florian chardon Kostas Zapounidis

4th project meeting for the Youth 4 EmblematiC Mountains project (Y4EMM), ErasmusPlus !!!

 

4th project meeting for the Youth 4 EmblematiC Mountains project (Y4EMM), ErasmusPlus !!!

After the COVID19 restirictions, partners have the opportunity to meet phase-to-phase in Baga, Catalunya, Spain, in a meeting hosted by ADBergueda .

The partners were welcomed by the mayor of #Baga, Mr @Joan Ona and president of ADBergueda Mr. Lluís Vall.

Partner CETT – UB Formació i Recerca en Hoteleria, Turisme i Gastronomia offered partners the second part of face-to-face training and presented the final results of the on-line training and intellectual output 2.

Partners Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή and ADBergueda have presented the the prepared pedagocical suitcases and the proposal of the Emblematic toolkits.

with Eurêka 21 Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή Agència de Desenvolupament del Berguedà Berguedà Turisme Destination Canigó Le Syndicat Mixte Canigó Grand Site CETT – UB Formació i Recerca en Hoteleria, Turisme i Gastronomia Séverine Bressaud Maria Irene Sulpizio Filomena Spagnoli Rosa Maria Colomer Oró Sandy Koutsanta Charlotte De Besombes @ceciliadumesnil Laia Encinar Patricia Peralta Lasso @florian chardon Kostas Zapounidis

Youth4EmblematicMountains: an experience of cascade training to raise awareness of youngers about cultural and natural heritage

Youth4EmblematicMountains: an experience of cascade training to raise awareness of youngers about cultural and natural heritage

Education towards heritage is essential to develop active citizenship committed to social change. To achieve this purpose, teachers should propose an instructional design based on a combination of interactive pedagogical tools, which could lead to a deep understanding of the heritage of a territory by the students. Consequently, teachers’ training is key to ensuring that they can propose learning experiences that engage students to face the socio-environmental issues of their context (Cuenca-López et al., 2021; López et al., 2020).

The main aim of the Youth4EmblematicMountains project is to raise awareness among teaching staff and students from Berguedà (Spain), Canigo (France), Gran Sasso (Italy) and Olympus (Greece) to make them aware of the natural and cultural heritage of their territories. One of the actions foreseen is the proposal of the ”Train the trainers’” course with the following objectives: (1) To provide teaching staff with efficient educational methods on natural and cultural heritage and eco-friendly jobs. (2) To guide teachers in designing an educational toolkit for future training actions with students.

A prospective methodology was based on two consecutive phases. Firstly, a blended ”Train the trainers’” course was designed and implemented to train teaching staff on designing pedagogical tools. Specific collecting data techniques were conducted: quantitative tests were run to evaluate participants’ level of knowledge and the analysis of content of the experiences shared in the forum spaces. Secondly, participants were requested to design a cross-cutting project where educational tools were proposed on natural or cultural heritage or eco-friendly jobs. Projects were assessed with the use of rubrics. Furthermore, a satisfaction questionnaire about the Train the trainers’ course was conducted at the end of the training.

51 participants enrolled in the course and 52.9% passed with 6.3 as the average grade. 8 experts shared their experiences in webinars. 26 teachers participated actively. 11 working groups from all countries designed 9 hands-on projects that covered a diversity of cultural and natural educational activities. The general rating was 3.5/5, which showed a good satisfaction of the different components assessed: educational material, pedagogical guide, recommended readings, webinars & forums and cross-cutting activities.

The Train the trainers’ course was based on transformative and experiential learning. Transformative as learners construct new meaning structures that help them perceive and make sense of their changing world (Khabanyane, Maimane, & Ramabenyane, 2014). Specifically, participants gained conviction of the need to raise awareness of the natural and cultural heritage and the importance of its protection through educative actions and the available local resources. Experiential as it was based on learning by doing that enable trainees to critically process their experiences (Voukelatou, 2019).

The present study shows the importance of training teaching staff to raise awareness of cultural, natural heritage and eco-friendly jobs. The Train the trainers’ course was successfully implemented and allowed the exchange educational experiences among the four countries. Trained staff became new ambassadors in the territories by implementing the projects designed in their schools.

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osudhifFc1E&list=PLW1lQIPFp_J5MHxZl9IvBSYwvQ8_0d_Ux

3rd project meeting for the Youth 4 EmblematiC Mountains project (Y4EMM), ErasmusPlus!!!

Unfortunately due to the COVID19 restirictions an online meeting was held, hosted by Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή , Pieria, Greece. Partner CETT – UB Formació i Recerca en Hoteleria, Turisme i Gastronomia presented the results of the on-line training sessions and offered partners face-to-face training. Partners Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή and ADBergueda have presented the methodology for creating an educational suitcase. Time to elaborate results!!!

With Eurêka 21 Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή ADBergueda Berguedà Turisme Destination Canigó CETT – UB Formació i Recerca en Hoteleria, Turisme i Gastronomia

2nd day of Youth for Emblematic Mediterranean Mountains (Y4EMM) ErasmusPlus project!!!

2nd day of Youth for Emblematic Mediterranean Mountains (Y4EMM) ErasmusPlus project!!!
At IL BOSSO formazione capestrano italy, the partners defined in deailed the actions and the timeplan for successful implementation. IL BOSSO formazione presented #environmental educational tools. Next steps to come soon!!!

With Eurêka 21 Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή ADBergueda Berguedà Turisme Destination Canigó CETT – UB Formació i Recerca en Hoteleria, Turisme i Gastronomia

Emblematic network goes ErasmusPlus!!!

Emblematic network goes ErasmusPlus!!!
1st day of face-to-face meeting at IL BOSSO formazione, capestrano italy. The partners have elaborated project’s intellectual outputs and IL BOSSO formazione presented training tools for sustainable environmental education which the partnership tested.

With Eurêka 21 Πιερική Αναπτυξιακή ADBergueda Berguedà Turisme Destination Canigó CETT – UB Formació i Recerca en Hoteleria, Turisme i Gastronomia

L’Agència inicia un projecte que pretén convertir els joves en ambaixadors del territori

L’Agència de Desenvolupament del Berguedà inicia Youth for Emblematic Mountains (Joves per les muntanyes emblemàtiques), un projecte d’Erasmus+ a la comarca que pretén convertir els joves en ambaixadors del territori tan a nivell local com europeu i fer-los capaços d’explicar i convèncer-los de la necessitat de preservar-lo. A més, també busca donar-los coneixement del seu entorn natural, cultural i social i ajudar-los a comprendre el canvi climàtic i les seves conseqüències en el seu entorn més proper. I, en definitiva, convertir els joves en conductors del canvi cap a la millora de la conservació del medi ambient i del territori.

El passat 1 de març es va realitzar la primera reunió amb el grup de treball local per iniciar l’estructuració del projecte, que té com a beneficiaris els membres de la comunitat educativa. Durant els propers dos anys es treballarà per preparar la metodologia que, passat aquest temps, es treballarà a les aules i es complementarà amb sortides amb els alumnes al medi natural. La finalitat d’aquest projecte és posar en valor el territori, que els joves el coneguin millor, que se’n sentin orgullosos i que això els porti a voler-s’hi quedar a viure i a treballar.

Actualment, ja hi ha 30 persones vinculades al món de l’educació i 23 centres educatius del Berguedà que s’han adherit al projecte. Youth 4 Emblematic Mountains es desenvoluparà al voltant de 4 muntanyes emblemàtiques de 4 països europeus (França, Itàlia, Grècia i Espanya) i s’analitzaran les possibilitats i punts en comú dels diferents territoris, es crearà una guia pedagògica i es desenvoluparan eines físiques i digitals per tal que es pugui implementar el projecte adaptant-lo a cada territori.

Els participants d’aquest projecte a nivell europeu són Eureka 21 (empresa consultora de França), Estudis d’Hostaleria i turisme CETT (Espanya), Syndicat mixte Canigó Grand Site (França), il Bosso Formazione Soc Coop – Gran Sasso (Itàlia), Pieriki-Olimp (Grècia) i l’Agència de Desenvolupament del Berguedà.

Aquesta iniciativa dona continuïtat al projecte europeu de les Muntanyes Emblemàtiques del Mediterrani, que va finalitzar el 2020 amb la creació de l’ecoitinerari les 7 cares del Pedraforca. Segons Lluís Vall, president de l’Agència de Desenvolupament del Berguedà, “és important exprimir el màxim els projectes ja iniciats des de l’ADBerguedà i més quan aquests tenen abast internacional. Emblemàtic ha aportat canvis molt positius a les valls del Pedraforca i ara, amb aquesta ampliació de projecte, tenim l’oportunitat de crear sinèrgies per tot el Berguedà aprofitant l’emblema del patrimoni natural, cultural i social per crear recursos pedagògics”.