From 17 to 19 October 2017, the City of Gdansk, Poland, hosted School Chance partners for the second Project Meeting and for the first Thematic Training on Communication.
All the participants coming from Italy, Austria, Spain, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Romania have been welcomed by Mr. Piotr Grzelak, Deputy Mayor of Gdansk for housing and Community Policy .
This second project meeting was dedicated to a first monitoring of what the Project has done so far and to share and plan many important actions and further step to be implemented in the next months.
EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCE
Under the coordination of FGM-AMOR, the GPs collection results have been presented and shared among the partners.: 43 GPs implemented in the partners territories and across Europe within the four themes of school mobility management (infrastructure, participation, communication and information) have been selected by the partners and will be presented in depth at the upcoming study visits, that will be the core exchange of experience activity for 2018. The aim of a study visit is to provide an on-site learning opportunity and facilitate cooperation and good practice transfer between hosting and visiting cities
A 2 cycles calendar for Study Visits has been shared and planned: during 2018, School Chance partners will meet and exchange their GPs through on site meeting in the different cities. The first city to host a Study Visit will be the city of Gavle, which during the visit that will be organised at the end of February will present, among other measures, the communicational campaign to promote winter cycling and an educational activity designed to increase the use of public transport among students.
Parners also exchanged their experiences in working with their local stakeholders groups and in collecting data about home-school behaviours of students.
THEMATIC TRAINING ON COMMUNICATION
The training, coordinated by the advisory partner FGM-Amor, was aimed to improve the capacity of the partner organisations and members of the local stakeholders groups in the realisation of communicational activities and campaigns tailored to students. Thanks to a mix of presentations and interactive activities, such as role play and showcase of ongoing communication activities, the participants could work together on different aspects of communication and learn how to improve the effectiveness of ongoing and future campaigns targeted to children.
A Gdasnk city tour was organised and participants had the opportunity to visit the historical centre of this beautiful city, as well as cycling facilities and mobility interventions in some of the school taking part in the Cycling May local initiative: www.rowerowygdansk.pl www.gdansk.pl/
Project partners came back home with a very positive feeling and very committed to achieved the School Chance goals, ready to carry on the work… until next project meeting to be held in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on April 2018.
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