The first mobility was held at La Miquela School, in Bescanó (  Catalonia, Spain) from 18th to April 24th April 2016. Our school  hosted 25 visiting students from our partner countries: 3 students from Finland, 7 students from Lithuania, 7 from Germany, and 8 students from Turkey.The activities and visits scheduledcarried out for this mobility are as follows:

Mobility to Spain from 18 to 24 April 2016

Monday 18: Arrival Day

All the partner coordinators and students were picked up at the airport in Barcelona and were taken to La Miquela High School where the hosting families  were already waiting for them, eager to meet them and take them to their respective homes.

Tuesday 19: Welcome Ceremony 

The Welcome Ceremony took place at the local Theater in Bescanó. The authorities, press, students, teachers and the community from Bescanó were present in the reception. Each partner country delivered an oral presentation about their countries.

Oral Presentations per country:

Our senior students’ band called “100 Watts” played during the ceremony:

100 Watts Performance
100 Watts Performance

The pupils from the Primary School Dr Sobrequés in Bescanó performed our taditional Catalan Dance, called La Sardana:

La Sardana, the traditional Catalan dance

After the ceremony, our students and their partners got together to carry out the first Language Lab Lesson:


Handing over the Golden Pigeon

Mr Heinze and Mrs Hobhom, the headmistress of Pestalozzischule in Radeberg, handed over the Golden Pigeon to Mr Quim Cullell on behalf of La Miquela High School staff and students. The Golden Pigeon is a symbol of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and it is given to people and institutions who have contributed to the struggle for human rights.

Wednesday 20: A trip to Barcelona

Walking around some of the most well-known sightseeing sites: Barça Stadium, Pg Gràcia (La Pedrera, Casa Batlló), the  Cathedral – Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Maremagnum

A group photo with students and coordinators (on the left) and a photo with the partner coordinators (on the right).

Thursday 21: River Ter Route

Water tests (pH and Conductivity) at three stops: near the River Source at Setcases, the middle zone at Susqueda Reservoir and the lower zone at La Pilastra Island.


Susqueda Reservoir Visit

We visited the Susqueda Reservoir, which supplies water to the whole population of Barcelona as well as the county of Alt Empordà in the province of Girona and  we enjoyed the magnificient view from the damp.


Friday 22: Castell de Sant Ferran Visit in Figueres

We visited the Sant Ferran Castle, which is a military fortress built in the 18th century. It is the largest monument in Catalonia and it is considered to be Europe’s largest bastion fortress.

Empúries Beach on the Costa Brava

This was our last trip of an interesting and eventful week. We deserved to relax by the sea.

Saturday 23:

Hosting Families take their partner to visit Girona and get to know Saint George’s Day Tradition.

Coordinators’ Farewell Dinner at the hotel  Carlemany

Sunday 24 : Departure Day

Transfer to Barcelona airport



The Erasmus+ Project  “Protecting the environment is an opportunity! Not a  burden we must bear” is a multilateral project in which 5 countries take part in its implementation: Finland, Lithuania, Spain, Turkey and Germany, as the main coordinator.

This project targets students of 12 to 15 years old and lasts two years and a half, that is, from September 2015 to January 2018.

As the title suggests and according to the EU education policies, this project is based on the preservation and protection of the natural environment and on the rational use of natural resources.

Throughout the duration of the project, 5 mobilities will be carried out, one in each partner country, where students will analyse different water-related environmental hotspots and will put together a compendium of good practices. The idea is to make students aware of their responsibility for protecting the natural resources and for the dissemination of the results using the ICT. Therefore, another objective is to promote the use of ICT on the documentation and dissemination of the project activities.

A third objective is to encourage the learning of foreign languages. For this reason,  the TTALAs (the Teaching and Learning Activities) and workshops as well as the communications via e-mail or Skype will be held in English.


Here you can find the press articles by which our project has become trending topic as well as the different exhibitons we have displayed on our Project Walls in our schools.




On March 17th, Judit Serrats, English teacher and coordinator of European Projects in La Miquela School, delivered a lecture on the Erasmus+ Project “Protecting the environment is an opportunity!Not a burden, we must bear” for postgraduate students of a CLIL postgraduate course titled “Bilingual Teaching Methodologies for the Language School Project”, placing a special emphasis on the importance of the use of English, as a working language for learning and disseminating the contents of such a project.



  • FINLAND – Veikkolan kouluVeikkola School, Kirkkonummi

In Veikkola school there are 700 pupils, aged 7-16, and 60 teachers. The school is situated in northern Kirkkonummi 30 km from our capital Helsinki. In Veikkola village there are 5,000 inhabitants.

The main priorities of our school are internationality, entrepreneurship and being a community where every pupil and teacher has his/her own, important role while working together towards a common goal.

At the moment we are part of two Erasmus+ projects: Protecting the environment is an opportunity!Not a burden we must bear and Handy hands together in Finland, Estonia and Latvia. In addition we have various other international projects, such as co-operation with Japanese and American schools.

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  • GERMANY – Pestalozzischule Radeberg Oberschule School Description:

Our school is situated in Radeberg near Dresden – the capital of Saxony. It lies in the middle of the town centre. In Radeberg live about 18.000 inhabitants. Radeberg is famous for its beer.

The secondary school is a general school open for all kinds of pupils who want to reach a GCSE. There are secondary modern classes (class 7-9) and secondary classes (from 7-10). Classes 5 and 6 constitute a phase of particular support, supervision and orientation with regards to the pupil’s future educational path and its particular direction.

Pestalozzischule Radeberg Oberschule

All students learn English at school as their first foreign language. About one third of our students learn French as their second foreign language.

Some of our pupils come from families with a disadvantaged social background. There are also opportunities for challenged (disabled) pupils and children with behavioral disorders as well to be integrated at Pestalozzi School.

It’s a big day-to-day challenge for us providing the best possible conditions in learning for every single pupil notwithstanding its social background.

Our institution will act as the coordinator in this project. We are looking forward to host our partners during the meetings here in Radeberg.

Our school has been dealing with environmental issues for a long time, especially with water pollution in our area. Thus we want to share our experiences in this new common project.

  • LITHUANIA – Kauno Versvu Vidurine Mokykla: School type – general education secondary school.Our school has 3 buildings with 750 students, aged 7-18, and 61 teachers. This is our main school building, and there are students from 11- 18 years old.

1Lithuania_schoolThe original school building newly renovated. The school has  warm and cozy classrooms. This is a primary school.The school has a dining room, library, 2 sports halls and dance, computer class.There is a supervised study centre as well. There pupils can do homework, play games.2Lithuania_school

Primary school building is in Romainiai. Children learn in  the small and comfortable classrooms.The school has an extended day group.Students might choose the singing, dancing, sports, art classes.


 Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania with 583,000 habitants. It is located in the centre of  Lithuania,  at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris and near the Kaunas Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely in Lithuania.

We are currently processing 6 international projects: 

  • Nordplus Junior “Are we more similar or different” (2014-2016);
  • Another approach to teaching / learning (2015-2016);
  • Erasmus + KA2 intercollegiate strategic partnership project “Cultural Train” (2014-2016);
  • “Save the planet for future generations” (2014-2016);
  • “Protecting the environment is not an opportunity! Not a burden we must bear.” (2015-2017);
  • KA1 individuals ‘mobility’ Let’s be open to change and modern. (2015-2017)

We have developed an Educational Project aimed at:

  1. To improve the educational process and the development of students‘ general and specific competences.
  2.  To improve English communicating skills.
  3. To improve IT skills.
  4. To know the country‘s cultural heritage, diversity.
  5. To protect the environment and conserve its resources.
  • La Miquela Secondary School, Bescanó (Girona – Spain)

La Miquela is a state secondary school in Bescanó with 250 students, aged 11-18, and 29 teachers. Bescanó is a village with 5,000 inhabitants,  located 8 km away from Girona to the northeast of Catalonia. We have developed an Educational Project aimed at:

First,  promoting trilingualism (Catalan, Spanish and English) and the ICT skills. Secondly,  promoting a high-qualified education with an European dimension, taking part in partnerships.Thirdly, catering for the diversity of learning abilities and motivations, not only for achieving the basic competences but also excellence.

Regarding  European projects, La Miquela is a leading school in Spain. From the very beginning, 2010-2011, the centre has carried out four European projects as well as several exchanges with Italy and Holland. This year, we have started two Erasmus + projects: Protecting the environment is an opportunity!Not a burden we must bear and Time Banking 2.0.

  • TURKEY – Mimar Sinan Ortaokulu

Mimar Sinan Secondary School is a state school in Kumluca, Antalya with 850 students, aged, 10-14 and 50 teachers, Kumluca is a town with 66000 inhabitants, located 90 km from Antalya. We have developed and Educational Project aimed at:

First promoting bilingualism (Turkish, English). Secondly, promoting a high-qualified education an European dimension , taking part in partnership. This year we held the second Maths and Science Olympic at school. In our country Maths and Science Olympic hold only by private colleges but our school is the first to hold it. So we will go on Project year by year.

Regarding European Project “protecting the is an opportunity! Not a burden we must bear.” is our first erasmus+ project leading by our school.

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The first transnational project meeting took place in Radeberg, Germany from 22nd to 24th November 2016. . The coordinators from all the different partner countries met in Pestalozzischule Radeberg Oberschule to plan the Transnational Teaching and Learning Activities (TTALAs) to be carried out before and during the first mobility.


The second Transnational Project Meeting was held in Veikkola, Finland from 6th to 9th November 2016. The coordinators from all five countries planned the forthcoming mobilities and got to know the Finnish school system and snowy winter weather.


8th grade students showed the school to the guests


Sightseeing in Helsinki


Meeting at the Iso Omena library in Espoo


Nice Finnish weather