staff training event molde

24-28 september 2018



Jules Barthel, Tullio Forgiarini (LU), Carla Merschhaus, Sandra Sass (GER), Maria Tulone, Gabriella Bassi (IT), Kristine Ween, Ingeborg Vengen (NOR), Rosalie Steinmann, Carine van den Berg (NL)

Evaluation of application

According to the evaluation, the involvement with refugees could be better emphasized. These are suggestions given by the reviewing agency and need not to be followed up per se. Each school will involve refugees and refugee organizations to the extent they are able to do so.

Objectives of student participation

  • To increase awareness about own values and the issues that are important to them

  • To investigate their peers’ views on national and European values

  • To determine the issue(s) they want to handle this year

  • To help students determine similarities and differences in values with students from the other countries

  • To have interaction with refugee youth

  • To plan and develop active and practical activities (ideas: Escape room, overcome difficulties by working together; build democracy with 2 diverse groups on a deserted island, …)


During the meeting, part of the group discussed the project goals and activities while Carla, Tullio and Carine developed a survey (borrowed from the German government) on norms and values for all students to take to determine a ‘base line’. This survey is intended not only for project participants but also for other students at school, and other youth, including immigrant youth.

Concrete plans and appointments

  1. When students are chosen, they will send Christmas cards to each other (4 sets, 1 for each country) with their name, age, hobbies and preferred method of communication and info (Snapchat, Instagram etc.). Include a group photograph if possible. Creativity is encouraged! 

  2. All project members will take the survey and record and analyze the results. Carla will digitalize the survey by the end of October.

  3. Students from each country group will decide on which topics or issues they want to concentrate on this year. Results and analysis, as well as choice of topic will be shared with other countries by the end of December. If students have already started developing products, these ideas can also be shared.

  4. The bilateral meeting between Italian students and Dutch students will take place in Leeuwarden from Dec 10 – 15. Accordingly, IT and NL will have their survey results ready by the end of November (before the bilateral).  

  5. Students will use data from the survey to create materials, decide on most important issues for them and discuss. Each school will decide on own product forms.

    Ideas to keep in mind, possibilities for discussion:

      Universal Human Rights

      -  LIGA, Arabic version of Human Rights

      -  Right-wing movements in European countries

      -  Need to cooperate

      -  Tolerate differences without fear of losing own identity

      When discussing survey results, try to keep the idea of being

      united central.

6. Website and/or e-book will be used to compile data.


Tasks for each school

  1. Halle:

  • distribute digital survey to project partners

  • plan games for Wednesday night

  • plan photo rally for in Sciacc

2. Wiltz:

  • website and e-book (if necessary using outside resources)

  • print and distribute posters to schools after Sciacca

3. Sciacca:

  • design logo for poster (bring to bilateral)

  • plan farewell party in Sciacca

4. Leeuwarden:

  • plan welcome games for first day in Sciacca

  • host bilateral meeting in Leeuwarden

    • plan workshops (LHBTI), Vluchtelingenwerk

    • create vlogs

    • choose logo

    • work on products together

5. Molde:

  • set up digital poster for after meeting Sciacca

Plan for Big Meeting Sciacca

1. Monday

  • Getting acquainted: welcome games, 5 min presentation of school/area and cultural peculiarities

  • Present survey results:

  • 8 international groups of 5 students each (1 from each country) present survey results in own country and state focus issue

  • Identify similarities and differences between country/school results

  • Why did they choose their issue(s)?

  • Discuss differences: do they matter?

Evening: Leeuwarden and Italy present results of their week together; reports on workshops, vlogs and products worked on.

2. Tuesday

  • Market of different activities and products produced by schools. Two students run booths for ½ hour each; rotate so that all students can view all products. Students vote on best/most viable products or activities.

  • Visit to Sciacca for photo rally: Different international groups must complete photo rally (Halle).

  • Evening presentation of photos

3. Wednesday

  • Based on vote, decide on products to further develop.

  • Work in international groups on different products/activities

  • Students discuss how to be European ambassadors at home/school – in international groups.

4. Thursday

  • Continue working on final products.

  • Trip to Agrigento?   

  • Prepare final presentation for school in Sciacca.

5. Friday

  • Presentation of final products at Sciacca School.

  • Visit school, meeting with head teacher and mayor of Sciacca.

  • Free time in Sciacca.

  • Farewell party.

6. Saturday

  • Departures home. 

Ideas for products/activities

  • Interactive film

  • Role play

  • Worksheets (mindmaps)

  • Games: memory, jigsaw puzzle, board games, snakes and ladders

  • Simulations

  • Case studies

  • Storytelling

  • Pictionary

  • Pantomime

  • Trivial Pursuit

After Sciacca

  • Try developed products and activities out at own school, other schools, immigrant groups  

  • Evaluate by questionnaire to improve efficiency and effectivity of product activities. Question: who’s creating the evaluation?
    What kind of future do you want to create?
    Did this activity help you think about this?

  • Distribute posters and visit other schools and organizations to promote developed materials

Evaluation Meeting in Wiltz

  • With external partners instead of headmasters?

  • Decide on strategy for running teacher training courses to be taught at each school

  • May/June 2020 - 5 days (3 working days)

  • Finished material is presented

  • Teacher training methods also presented to Centre of Political Education in Luxemburg.