Monday, 6 June 2016

Implemented the final transnational meeting of SEAM in Amarante (Portugal)

The city of Amarante hosted between the 29th of May and 1st of June the last partners meeting of SEAM that joined together 15 representatives of all the project countries.



The event allowed to all the project coordinators and experts to work on the final edition of the intellectual outputs of SEAM and concrete their final version. Besides this cooperative work done in intercultural teams, the meeting was also used to agree the content and prepare the multiplier events that will disseminate all the project results on each partner country an open to trainers, experts and representatives working on the intercultural education and transnational mobility of adults over 50 years old.


“SEAM: Social Education of Adults through Mobility” is a two-year strategic partnership at international level coordinated by Asociación Gantalcalá (Spain) with the support of Innovative Community Centres Association (Bulgaria), Diecezni charita Brno (Czech Republic), Passaggi onlus (Italy), Latvian Adult Education Association (Latvia), Municipio de Amarante (Portugal) and Inštitut Antona Trstenjaka za gerontologijo in medgeneracijsko sožitje (Slovenia), funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commision under its Key Action 2. You can subscribe to the newsletter of the project and get more information in www.seamproject.eu or contacting the local partner of the project in your country.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Final transnational meeting of SEAM in Amarante (Portugal).



Representatives of the seven partner organisations of the project will meet from the 29th of May to the 1st of June in Amarante (Portugal) in order to carry out the last coordination meeting of this long term project. 

As last transnational event of the project, the main aim of this meeting is to join together all the coordinators and experts who have participated on the previous stages of SEAM in order to discuss and edit together the intellectual outputs that will be produced by the project. All these materials will be showed to any kind of social organisation or public administration working on the mobility or education of adults thanks to seven multiplier events that will take place in all the partner countries of the project. These events (that will be also designed during this meeting in Amarante) will allow to their participants not only to discover the whole work done during this 24-month project, but also to learn how to use the project results within their organisations and transfer to their teams the knowledge acquired by using both, formal and non-formal methodologies. Besides this, this last meeting will be also used by SEAM coordinators to get to know the best practices at local level on adult education of the Portuguese partner of the project.

“SEAM: Social Education of Adults through Mobility” is a two-year strategic partnership at international level coordinated by Asociación Gantalcalá (Spain) with the support of Innovative Community Centres Association (Bulgaria), Diecezni charita Brno (Czech Republic), Passaggi onlus (Italy), Latvian Adult Education Association (Latvia), Municipio de Amarante (Portugal) and Inštitut Antona Trstenjaka za gerontologijo in medgeneracijsko sožitje (Slovenia), and funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commision under its Key Action 2. You can subscribe to the newsletter of the project and get more information by going in www.seamproject.eu or contacting the local partner of the project in your country.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Forty-three adult learners and trainers from the seven partner countries of SEAM took part on its second transnational training course in Slovenia.

The event that took place between the 30/03/2016 to the 05/04/2016 in Topolšica (Slovenia), joined together representatives of all the participants who have taken part in the previous stages of the project SEAM and on the creation of its materials. 

The second transnational training course of SEAM gave the opportunity to adult learners from its seven partner organisations to meet together in order to evaluate their learning process on the local workshops developed on the last months on each partner country and test the materials created for them.

Supported by an experienced team of trainers and facilitators (same ones who developed the learning materials of the project and that will be available online at its end), adult learners had the chance of working and interacting among them thanks to a complete programme of activities mixing formal and non-formal methodologies (Such us brainstorming, drama techniques, group discussions, teambuilding activities, board games, body language, intercultural workshops, etc.). These exercises did not only help them to continue with their learning process on communication, second languages and interculturality, but also contributed to evaluate the project materials and improve them through an evaluation process used to get all the feedback of participants thanks to group reflections and paper forms.

Besides all these activities, participants could also discover the environment of the venue of the training, its nature, the culture of all the countries taking part on the event and also Ljubljana thanks to activities designed to interact not only among them, but also with the local population.

“SEAM: Social Education of Adults through Mobility” is a two-year strategic partnership at international level coordinated by Asociación Gantalcalá (Spain) with the support of Innovative Community Centres Association (Bulgaria), Diecezni charita Brno (Czech Republic), Passaggi onlus (Italy), Latvian Adult Education Association (Latvia), Municipio de Amarante (Portugal) and Inštitut Antona Trstenjaka za gerontologijo in medgeneracijsko sožitje (Slovenia), and funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commision under its Key Action 2. You can subscribe to the newsletter of the project and get more information by going in www.seamproject.eu or contacting the local partner of the project in your country.

You can see all the photos of the meeting in the project'sFacebook page

Monday, 21 March 2016

SEAM will run the second transnational training course of the project for its trainers and adult learners.


43 participants of SEAM will meet between the 30/03/2016 to the 05/04/2016 in Topolšica (Slovenia) to take part on the second training course of the project created to test the learning process of the adults who took part on the local workshops developed previously on the seven partner countries of this initiative. 

During the whole week of work, the adult learners attending the event will put into practice all the knowledge that they got in the previous local workshops of SEAM on each partner country and interact with other learners in the same situation as them in a foreign country. The programme of activities which will be implemented during the course is part of the materials that were prepared by the trainers of SEAM in the previous meetings of the project. It contains exercises to test the intellectual outputs and materials created to provide adult learners (over 50 years old) intercultural and basic language skills to travel abroad and adapt themselves to foreign and multicultural atmospheres. The results of these activities and feedback of their participants will be analyzed to check if the design of the mentioned materials was appropriate and useful for the learners and how they should be improved or completed before its final edition and publication at the end of the project.

“SEAM: Social Education of Adults through Mobility” is a two-year strategic partnership at international level coordinated by Asociación Gantalcalá (Spain) with the support of Innovative Community Centres Association (Bulgaria), Diecezni charita Brno (Czech Republic), Passaggi onlus (Italy), Latvian Adult Education Association (Latvia), Municipio de Amarante (Portugal) and Inštitut Antona Trstenjaka za gerontologijo in medgeneracijsko sožitje (Slovenia), and funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commision under its Key Action 2. You can subscribe to the newsletter of the project and get more information by going in www.seamproject.eu or contacting the local partner of the project in your country.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Implemented the third transnational meeting of SEAM in Brno, Czech Republic.

Fourteen representatives of the seven partner organisations of the project met between the 03/02/2016 to the 06/02/2016 in Brno (CZ) in order to check together all the current results of SEAM, work on the next project activities and discuss possible follow ups of this initiative.

During the first part of the meeting, the trainers and coordinators responsible of developing the learning materials of the project for adult education on second languages and mobility, had the opportunity of resuming and exploring the results of the local workshops that each partner organisation is carrying out on each country with adults (over 50 years old) for testing the materials on second languages, interculturality and mobility developed by the project team on its first stage.

Once the results of these activities were analyzed to use them as a base for the project materials, participants focused in one of the other main targets of the meeting: to organize the second transnational training of the project (C2) that will take place between the 30/03/2016 the 05/04/2016 in Slovenia. This event will join together all the trainers that coordinated the previous project activities and 35 adult learners (5 per partner country) that have participated on the local workshops of the project and will attend this activity in order to continue with the testing of the project intellectual outputs.

Once all the logistics, transports and programme of activities of this training was agreed, participants on the meeting dealt with other issues and especially with the idea of creating a follow up or second part on this project that could continue with the work that it is doing on SEAM and using its materials.

“SEAM: Social Education of Adults through Mobility” is a two-year strategic partnership at international level coordinated by Asociación Gantalcalá (Spain) with the support of Innovative Community Centres Association (Bulgaria), Diecezni charita Brno (Czech Republic), Passaggi onlus (Italy), Latvian Adult Education Association (Latvia), Municipio de Amarante (Portugal) and Inštitut Antona Trstenjaka za gerontologijo in medgeneracijsko sožitje (Slovenia), funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commision under its Key Action 2. You can subscribe to the newsletter of the project and get more information in www.seamproject.eu or contacting the local partner of the project in your country.

You can see all the photos of the meeting in the project's Facebook page.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

SEAM celebrates its third transnational meeting in Brno, Czech Republic.

From the 03/02/2016 to the 06/02/2016 fourteen representatives of the seven partner organisations of SEAM will meet together in Brno (CZ) in order to evaluate the activities made within the project till that date and especially the local workshops run on each partner country on the last months to test and improve the intellectual outputs of the project.

The trainers and coordinators responsible of developing the learning materials of the project SEAM for adult education on second languages and mobility, will meet together on this third transnational coordination meeting in order to monitor the activities of the project and work on its future steps.

On the one side, the meeting will be used to evaluate the local workshops that each partner organisation has carried out on the last months with adults (over 50 years old) and focused on testing the materials on second languages, interculturality and mobility developed by the project team on its first stage. The event will allow partners to share the experiences obtained during these workshops and the results of the regular evaluations made of the exercises done in them.

On the other side, and after reflecting about the mentioned evaluations and results obtained, partners will work on the improvement of the current project materials, modify them if needed and prepare the learning units tested for its final edition.

The meeting will also have as aim to prepare the next transnational activity of the project: a transnational training course in spring 2016 in Slovenia that will join together 35 adult learners, 7 trainers and 1 coordinator coming from the seven partner countries taking part in SEAM.

Monday, 21 December 2015

We introduce you our Slovenian participants

As we did with the users from the other partner countries of SEAM, today we share with you some photos of the local workshops that are taking place in Slovenia concerning the project SEAM and the improvement of its intellectual outputs. Remember that you can contact at any time the project coordinator or any of the partners of this project in order to get more information about its activities and how to participate on them.