Together in Environmental Solutions Learning Activities

In the Erasmus + KA2 school partnership project "Together in Environmental Solutions Learning Activities" (TESLA), the first mobility took place in the Republic of Croatia from 10 to 16 November 2019.
23 participants (17 students and 6 teachers) arrived from Austria, Estonia and Romania in Pozega. In addition to 13 students and 6 teachers of the Technical School in Požega, they participated in the mobility of the TESLA project entitled "Renewable sources for generating electricity".


Schools from four countries are participating in the project:
• Technical School, Croatia, Pozega (coordinator)
• Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule Linz, Austria, Linz
• Kanepi Gümnaasium, Estonia, Kanepi
• Liceul Teoretic Coriolan Brediceanu, Romania, Lugoj


The total budget of the project is EUR 97,771.00, of which EUR 28,840.00 has been allocated to the Technical School as coordinator.
Mobility host and project coordinator, Požega Technical School organized a welcome of partner teams and prepared a welcome program at the school.
Teams of schools, through presentations and videos, presented their schools and the cities they came from and gave an overview of the use of renewable energy in their countries. The students participated in a workshop called "Game with energy" organized by professors Kristina Sciran and Marina Mirkovic and the final selection of the official logo of the project in which the logo of the students from the Romanian school was won.


The lecture and workshop on energy on the solar pillar and solar panels were prepared and delivered by professors Marijan Živković and Dalibor Banaj.
In the Life and Inventions of Nikola Tesla workshop, students worked in international groups and produced a digital brochure on Nikola Tesla with a timeline, presentation, poster and quiz. The workshop was prepared by professors Marina Mirković, Hrvoje Mikolčević and Kristina Šćiran.


On the second day, the students visited the Memorial Center "Nikola Tesla" in Smiljan and Aquatika - a freshwater aquarium in Karlovac.


The third day of mobility began with the reception of the Deputy Mayor, Mr. Vedran Neferovic, at the Grand Hall of Požega-Slavonia County.


The team building activity, Escape room - Let's Meet Croatia, which allowed students to get to know the Republic of Croatia, was prepared and led by the students of the Technical School.
A meeting of mentors was held to agree on new activities that will take place in the coming months between mobility activities through the eTwinning project. The term of the second mobility in May 2020 has been agreed to be held in Estonia. The project website was presented.


The participants visited the mini-Hydro Power Plant Pleternica and the ELPOS Solar Power Plant in Radnovac. We thank the hosts for their welcome, presentation of the drive and an interesting lecture. The visit was organized by professors Tomislav Markovic and Marijan Zivkovic.


The fourth day was followed by a trip to Sveta Nedjelja - a visit to Rimac Automobili. Interesting experiments were demonstrated at the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum in a tour of Nikola Tesla's cabinet. The participants were introduced to the most important cultural sights by walking through Zagreb.


On the last day of mobility in Croatia, the participants at the City Hall were received by the Mayor of Požega, Mr. Darko Puljašić. A tour of the town of Pozega followed. I the Hotel Grgin dol it was held the evaluation of the 1st mobility and the ceremonial distribution of participation certificates.


The first meeting of the project participants was successful in a pleasant mood. Working on a project is a challenge and an opportunity for self-realization of the personal competences of students and teachers. The motivation was high and a new dimension of connectivity was created among participants, teams of students and teachers. Through relaxed, well-designed activities, professors and their students met new colleagues and gained new knowledge and friendships. We are looking forward to seeing new project activities and the next mobility, a joint meeting in Estonia during May 2020.


Schools from four countries are participating in the project:
• Technical School, Croatia, Pozega (coordinator)
http://www.tehnickaskola.net/


• Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule Linz, Austria, Linz
https://www.hak-linz.at/


• Kanepi Gümnaasium, Estonia, Kanepi
https://kanepig.edu.ee/


• Liceul Teoretic Coriolan Brediceanu, Romania, Lugoj
http://www.cncbrediceanu.ro/