This project was devised in Sardinia at the Grundtvig Contact Seminar organised by Italian National Agency in 2010. Our partnership was established as we recognised similarities in our work and approach to informal adult learning. Our main aim was to involve participants in mobilities to our countries and to create the opportunities for all participants to communicate and exchange their ideas and experiences. We recognised that the main obstacle is the language barrier and that we have to put an effort to make the participants to learn some words of the host’s language so that basic communication could be achieved.

This project presents is an opportunity for a group of adult learners and staff from the participating partner organisations to be involved in complex learning and cultural activities, at an informal settings which would not be overly demanding on their abilities, knowledge and skills, and which will introduce art, crafts, heritage, practical and social skills through the series of mobilities and meetings undertaken between partner countries. An informal learning and exchange of experiences and previous knowledge would enhance participants’ talents and individual expressions related to the new subjects, helping them to develop a better understanding of the needs and lifestyles of people from other cultures. It would help external European communication and cohesion, envisaged by those individuals who would realise that they belong to a larger society. The aim of this project is also to increase the opportunities to gain new skills and support people in achieving their personal goals.

The partners countries and organisations:

Italy – Florence-Prato (Co-ordinator), Centro di Solidarietà Prato Onlus
Centro di Solidarietà Prato Onlus is an association that proposes projects aimed at children, young, adults and families.
These projects deal with training and prevention of risky behaviors, and come in various contexts: schools, districts, suburbs, local nightlife, sports clubs, parishes, associations, etc. At Centro di Solidarietà Prato Onlus there are a library, a service of family and individual counseling and a therapeutic community for addiction illnesses.

Belgium – Brussels, Vormingplus Citizenne vzw
Citizenne/vormingplus.brussel is an organisation for adult learning inspired by the principles of empowerment, diversity and learning communities. We offer adults the possibility to develop their personal and social competences. We stimulate the participation of individuals and groups to their social and cultural environment and reinforce their involvement and sustainability in the society. In the mean time we try to create a space close to people where they can meet and interact in order to learn from each other in a enjoyable and freely way.

Italy – Quartu Sant’Elena, Sardinia,CENTRO TERRITORIALE PERMANENTE 24
CTP is the acronym for Centro Territoriale Permanente , Permanent District of Adult Education. In our country CTPs have been organized and based on the Fifth World Conference by UNESCO that took place in Hamburg in1997, dealing with education in adult age.The main goal we have is to make this field of education visible and available to every adult who wishes to approach it, considering the low level of literacy in Italy. We also hope to put, as an urgent subject, on the agenda of Italian policy this segment of education encouraging the necessary investments. We promote cultural activities projects by the collaboration between formal education, such as adult night school, and informal education, such as public libraries. These activities permit to explore and valorize the full range of basis literacy competences.

Poland – Przemysl, Foundation for the Cultural Exchange toTU toTAM

The Foundation for the Cultural Exchange toTU toTAM is an independent and non-profit organization. As the name implies, our primary goal is to promote dialogue, mutual respect, and cooperation among different cultures. We believe that, ignorance and lack of communication are main causes of intolerance. The most effective way to overcome this barrier is to share our values. Hence, toTU toTAM stresses cultural education as the first step to inter-cultural dialogue. To realize this first step, we provide community with interaction opportunities in the form of conferences, workshops, and art performances. In addition, we invite important figures to make presentations and speeches about inter-cultural dialogue, tolerance, and common grounds between community members.

Turkey – Ankara, Ankara Altindag Ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu
Altindağ District Directorate of National Education (Local Authority of National Education) is a governmental organisation which is responsible for all educational activities. The organisation is in charge of 182 schools, covering all forms of education; formal education (pre-primary, primary, secondary schools, technical/vocational schools), non-formal education (adult education, adult vocational schools, public education centres). Our organisation is located in a disadvantaged area where most of the families are from poor socio-economic background. Our organisation has to deal with these families and their children’s education. The organisation gives importance to adult education. It provides adults to have a job after attending classes such as evening classes or classes in public education centres.

UK – London, PRO ART & Co
Pro Art & Co is involved in an innovative method of education and dissemination of knowledge and personal experiences gathered through the process of non-formal learning and presentation of heritage, culture, art and traditional life of diverse communities to general public. Our target groups are adults, older and young people and children. Our aim is to improve their participation and motivation towards further learning and in that way to facilitate their inclusion and cohesion into British society and wider European citizenship.



Arrival: Hotel JURYS INN
Evening: Drinks at the hotel with Pro Art & Co members of the Committee
7.30 Dinner and attending the Jazz Festival – Hammersmith

9.30 – 12 am Morning meeting at the hotel: Presentations –each organization 10 minutes max. possible via digital projection or website or verbally
12-1pm Lunch
1-4 pm Visiting Portobello, London’s oldest market with PA participants
7.30pm Dinner at The Restaurant (Pub) Covent Garden

10 -1 am Meeting and discussing the project: The British Museum
1 pm Sunday Lunch in the Pub
2 pm Shopping London:
Free evening

14 NOVEMBER 2011
9-11 am Meeting:
12 – light lunch
1pm St Martin’s in the Field Concert
3 pm – The City of London and the Museum of London (Barbican)
5.30 pm St Paul’s, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare Globe, Tate Modern
7.30 pm Dinner

15 NOVEMBER 2011
9- 11 am Meeting and finalizing discussion on the project
12-1 pm lunch
1-4 pm Visiting London: Victoria and Albert Museum
4-5 pm Traditional English Tea or drink
7.30 pm Dinner at the French Restaurant – Hellenic Centre music evening

16 NOVEMBER 2011


8 March 2012 Arrival Group from Poland
(Accomodation in B&B and Free time in Florence)

9 March 2012 Arrival Groups from UK, Turkey, Belgium and Sardinia
21.00 Welcome Dinner in Florence (Pizza)

10 March 2012 9.00 Meeting in Florence (staff+learners) and official start of mobility
10.00 – 13.00 Visiting Center of Florence
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Visiting Musuem of Uffizi
17.00 – 19.00 Visiting Center of Florence
Free Evening

11 March 2012 9.00 – 12.00 Meeting in Florence (only staff) – Free time for learners
12.00 – 13.00 Train to city of Prato
13.00 – 18.00 Lunch and Workshops at Center of Solidariety in Prato
18.00 – 19.00 Train to Florence
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in Florence (Sandwiches)
21.30 Visiting the Astrofisic Observatory of Arcetri

12 March 2012 9.00 – 11.00 Meeting in Florence and visiting National Agency of LLP
11.00 – 12.00 Train to city of Prato
12.00 – 13.30 Visiting Musuem of Textile in Prato
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 17.00 Visiting Center of Prato
17.00 – 19.00 Visiting a Textile Factory in Prato
19.00 – 20.00 Train to Florence
Free Evening

13 March 2012 Departure Group from Poland
9.00 – 10.30 Bus to city of Siena
10.30 – 17.00 Visiting Siena
17.00 – 18.30 Bus to Florence
21.00 Goodbye Dinner in Florence


14 March 2012 Departures


Our plans for the mobility are as follows:
*Visit to the Museum of Historic Building in Sanok:
*Historic Museum also in Sanok:
*visiting Przemyśl
*shooting the video based on the history of Przemyśl (at least one country learner/coordinator will act in it – if she/he wants). we will borrow the costumes from the epoque from our city theatre and we will have the European video of our project.
*campfire with all participants – very common in Poland
*sculpture workshop in gypsum with Tomek

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