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Colegiul Tehnic „Elie Radu”, Municipiul Ploiești is located in the western part of Ploiesti, near densely populated neighbourhoods. It covers an area of ​​23,000 square metres and functions in several buildings, which include classrooms, laboratories, a library, a documentation and information center, workshops, offices, a canteen, a boarding school.

The students can choose from various profiles of study, such as: science - mathematics-informatics, natural sciences; humanistic - philology; technical - electrical field, electronics and automation, electromechanics, mechanics, environmental protection, construction and public works. These classes take place in daytime or in the evening. There are also reduced frequency classes and post-secondary computer science studies and post-secondary studies for foremen, in the field of energy.

The number of students attracted by the educational offer of our school has grown steadily over the years. Given the location of the school, our students mainly come from the western area of ​​the city, but also from neighboring communes. At the same time, the specializations provided by the school and the possibility of accommodation in our own boarding school, attract students from communities close to Prahova County.

From an economic point of view, Colegiul Tehnic „Elie Radu”, Municipiul Ploiești is located in a developed area of ​​the city, near companies like COCA COLA SA, PLOIEȘTI, BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ROMANIA INVESTMENT PLOIEȘTI, DERO LEVER PLOIEȘTI, S.C.M. TROMET PLOIEȘTI.

Colegiul Tehnic „Elie Radu”, Municipiul Ploiești has carried out a series of programs and projects of local, national and international interest, together with various partners (companies, educational institutions, cultural institutions and organizations, representatives of the local community, NGOs, etc.). The aim of all these partnerships is to adapt the educational services offered by the school to the requirements of modernization of the European education, to create and develop in students competences and skills which facilitate their integration into the labor market, to increase the young people’s acknowledgement of the values ​​of authentic democracy.

We consider that the quality of our graduates, their integration into the labour market and the image the school has in our community are the most important means of promoting our activities. The graduates from Colegiul Tehnic „Elie Radu”, Municipiul Ploiești, have proven seriousness, good training, practical abilities irrespective of the choice they made after graduation: continuing their studies in higher education and post-secondary schools or putting into practice the knowledge acquired in high school.

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Eitminiškės gymnasium offers general secondary education for those who are interested in further studies in every field from humanities and social science to scientific ones. Our students are between 7 to 19 years old. The school was established on 31st August, 1997. In 2004, the school was reorganized into a secondary school which had more than 100 schoolchildren from the 1st to the12th grades. In 2015, the school was reorganized into a gymnasium which had more than 180 schoolchildren from the kindergarten, 1st to the12th grades.

The gymnasium participates in various projects which promote students’ creativity, tolerance, willingness to participate, communication and teamwork skills. Since we are mostly teaching students from small villages, it is extremely important for us to give them the opportunity to practice foreign languages as well as to get to know other cultures and other life perspectives. So, they need knowledge, good examples and skills to be able gain positive attitudes and feel responsibility for his own live. In our school there are about 40 teachers, all qualified, the majority of them open to challenges, to new activities and to working in international teams in different European projects. All the teachers are very well prepared and work a lot overtime in order to teach, and moreover to educate the teenagers in our school.

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The “A. Volta” Schools have 2 addresses: 1) Technical for business 2) Scientific Lyceum (250 students) The courses last 5 years and at the end the students have a final examination that gives them the chance: - to attend the University or superior technical courses - to start a liberal professional activity signing in the professional lists- to enter the labor market at technician level. The students that we will involve in the project are 14-20 years old.We have a great experience in online activities both for the European projects and for the online courses for workers and students. We think to give a value in supporting the project in the ICT activities, in elaborating specific didactic materials to be distributed online. Our specific area is a social and economic disadvantaged one (South Italy Region) and many of our students need a cultural and scholastic recovery because of previous drop outs. From the cooperation we expect to enforce a European responsible citizenship and netizenship by getting in touch with new people and break stereotypes, by contributing in sharing and exploring European Culture, by discovering new teaching methodologies, by developing students’ skills regarding “learning by doing” and by educating students in using media in a more rational way. Bari is the regional capital of Apulia. It is a large city with 350.000 inhabitants and a Metropolitan area larger than 1 million. Our city is rich in history, culture, and monuments. Bari is on the Adriatic Sea and is the regional capital. The main public company in Italy that owns the largest aqueducts system of Europe (AQP) is also located in Bari. AQP is not only responsible for the distribution of drinkable water (more than 21.000 km) but it also owns the drainage system (more than 10.000 km) and the purification system (182 sewage treatment plants) to reuse water in agriculture and protect the environment.

The AVolta school expertises are :

1) E-learning platform

2) Online courses

3) Didactic workshops

4) Didactic researches about market waste, diets for students, rational use of the resource municipal solid waste, saving awards Enel (leading manufacturer and distributor of electricity), the prize from “Corriere della Sera” ( one of the main Italian newspapers) for a page on municipal waste)  Media for describing and teaching all kinds of contents using an active methodology Head: Electrical and Electronics engineer Teachers of the departments of Chemistry, Art, Physics, Foreign Languages, Economics, Math, Italian, Ethics, Experts in public services, technical The coordinator of the European projects, Mariella Fanizza, has  two  degrees : in Foreign Languages and in Art and painting she teaches English language and literarure, and Drawing and art history. She has been E-twinning ambassador for many years and published a book of English and American literature: 4 volumes, papier and elettronic versions.  She gained with our school the E-twinning National and European Quality Lab qualificationel. Our school gained even the ETwinning qualification.

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I.E.S. El Palmeral is a Secondary School with over 700 students aged from 12 to 18 in ordinary classes (and over 18 years old in evening classes for adults –over 200 students more-). Some groups have bilingual education (English-Spanish). The current number of teachers working in our school is 65.

We have compulsory and non-compulsory education and most of our students in non-compulsory education (Bachillerato) continue their studies at University.

The school is not situated in an area that could be considered as socioeconomically underprivileged, although the global crisis has also been noticed. Over the past few years our town has experienced an important economic development, mainly due to construction, tourism and agriculture. This has led to a considerable increase in the number of foreign students, which means that approximately 20-25 % of our students are not Spanish, coming from 30 different countries. Besides, we have a few students who belong to the Gypsy ethnic group, and to whom we pay special attention to avoid absenteeism. Apart from that, we also deal with Special Needs students, who are currently 13 and are attended to by specialized teachers, both in their specific classroom and also integrated in ordinary classes.

Our school has considerable experience in matters relating to European projects, as we have previously participated in three Comenius and one Erasmus+ Project with very positive results. As for the project areas, our school is well prepared to cover them, since we live in an area where the lack of water implies a continuous pursuit of energy efficiency and good use of resources. Thus, our school has deposits of water to irrigate our botanical garden with plants adapted to lack of water.

In addition to this, ecological projects have been developed previously in our school, such as "Green roofs". Another project in which our school participates every year is the official program "Take care for our Coast", in which a group of students and teachers help clean our coastline waste and rubbish in general.

Finally, we live in area where desertification is a growing problem and agricultural industry is constantly searching for ways to deal with the lack of rainfall and water resources. However, the fact that we live in the one of sunniest regions in Europe has contributed to the development of the most important European solar energy research centre, located in Tabernas, just 40 km away from our town. At the same time, there has been a dramatic rise in the development of wind farms, so that students participating in the project will see directly these sources of clean and renewable energy.

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Humboldt-Gymnasium

Our school is situated near the Cologne city centre in a very lively, colourful and diverse neighbourhood and was founded in 1956. At the moment about 1200 pupils attend our school and about 100 teachers work with them every day which makes it one of the biggest schools in the city. At the end of their school career the pupils take their A-levels (university entrance diploma).

Musically gifted pupils have the opportunity to attend special classes in the afternoon in order to develop their talent. There are also various exchange possibilities to cities in Britain, Spain, France, and South America for linguistically interested pupils. Pupils who are interested in science have the opportunity to take part in several challenges in Maths or Chemistry.

After the lessons (which usually end at 13:15) the pupils can take part in various free time activities offered by social education workers. Also special tuition lessons are held by senior students and teachers in the afternoon.

School life also takes place in our school garden, on our large sports ground, in our indoor swimming pool, in the refectory and in the assembly hall where concerts, theatre performances or exhibitions regularly take place.

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