April 03rd-07th the 4th TTLA of Erasmus+ KA2 project “Protecting the environment is an opportunity! And not a burden we must bear.”(Helmut Sihler) took place at Kaunas Versvu Gymnasium. 18 students and 10 teachers from Veikkola School, Veikkola, Finlan, SI La Miquela, Bescano, Spain, Pestalozzischule Radeberg Oberschule, Radeberg, Germany, Mimar Sinan Ortaokulu, Kumluca, Turkey were visiting Kaunas Versvu Gymnasium. At the opening ceremony project participants were welcomed by Finnish Ambasador in Lithuania HE Mr. Christer Michelsson, Mrs.Annabelle Winterhagen, a representative of the German Embassy Cultural and Press Department, Mrs. Kristina Dėdelienė , a Chief Specialist of Kaunas municipality the Environment Department.
International collaboration opens up development opportunities to students and teachers alike. We can develop culturally and improve our communication capacity in general, and foreign language capacity in particular.
Erasmus+ projects at European and global dimensions have practical benefits of introducing students to higher education and employment opportunities beyond their national contexts. These projects also hold personal benefits of making us more tolerant of each other and bring us closer to one another despite the differences in our origins. The closer we work and collaborate, the more we learn about and from one another, the less irrational conflict we will have in this world.
If we want to achieve sustainable change, we have to secure personal commitment.
Thanks to this Erasmus + project, students grow aware of global environmental issues we are facing, they engage these issues by analyzing their origins, evaluating their impact on our lives and surroundings, most importantly, they learn how to live organically and protect their environment.
By working together with partners form a variety of countries, our students not only learn new subjects but also experience many joyful moments, adventures and find new friends. We hope that during this week in Lithuania, we will together learn a lot but also have fun whilst our friendship and collaboration will extend way beyond this project. By collaborating with one another we build the future of Europe together and for everyone, not apart and just for an exclusive group or one nation.