New educational collaborations between schools in the countries of the Danube basin

During 13-14th of June, the thematic conference “Collaboration between schools in the Danube basin region: experiences and perspectives for the future” took place in Vienna, with the participation of 50 eTwinning teachers from the Danube basin countries.

Three teachers from the Republic of Moldova participated in this conference: Violeta Cozonac, IP Ion Creangă Theoretical High School, Cuizăuca village, Rezina district, Ludmila Cojocari, IP Gaudeamus Theoretical Lyceum, Chișinău and Nicolae Trifan, Technical College, Chișinău.

The examples of successful projects that were shared within the panel were designed to inspire and present the impact of eTwinning projects on students and the school itself. For the first time, there was a Moldovian teacher in this project, Violeta Cozonac, who presented the project “Be the change. Take the Challenge “, an ecological long-term impact project that has been developed in collaboration with teachers from the Danube basin countries.

The professional development activities that were aimed at developing and enhancing cooperation skills through ICT tools were also indispensable. These were organized through different workshops according to the beginner or advanced levels of the users.

The conference focused on facilitating transnational cooperation between schools in the Danube basin. Teachers from twelve Danube countries learned from shared experience and together set up an action plan for the new school year starting in September 2019.

Thus, the objectives of the conference – familiarization with the cooperation strategy in education of the countries in the Danube region; sharing collaborative experience in eTwinning projects and examples of good practice; finding partners and establishing educational partnerships through the foundation of eTwinning projects with countries in the Danube region, have all been materialized in the three new eTwinning projects that have been launched at this conference – VIP, famous people of our countries, My country in your eyes and S.O.S! Save the Blue Planet!