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Thursday, 20 August 2020 12:01

EduZWaCE at HES2020

Our Project (Education for Zero Waste and Circular Economy) is going to be presented at the HS2020 conference. Higher Education Summit 2020 (HES2020) will be held from 31 August – 2 September 2020. The international event addresses the question “How can we assure quality and transformative learning for sustainable development?” and is co-organized by the COPERNICUS Alliance, saguf, td-net, the University of Bern, and the University of Lausanne.

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Monday, 11 May 2020 12:47

"The city as a digital museum"


International Museum Day 2020. "The city as a digital museum". A digital action of the Antiquities Service in collaboration with the Developmental Centre of Thessaly.

As part of the celebration of International Museum Day 2020, the Antiquities Service of Trikala in collaboration with the Developmental Centre of Thessaly, created the online application / digital action entitled "The city as a digital museum".
Digital tour activities include presentations of areas of interest with videos, digitized material (such as information leaflets) and short texts as well as digital guided tours using modern technologies such as digital mapping, Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S) etc.
The places included in the digital actions are:
• The site of the Archaeological Collection of Trikala
• The archeological site of ancient Trikki
• The laboratories for the preservation of antiquities and works of art of the Antiquities Service of Trikala
• The Ottoman bath with the exhibition of surveillance material and objects of the old prisons
• The Ottoman Shah Osman Mosque and the exhibition inside.
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Have a nice tour!


The Fourth Transnational Project Meeting (18-19 February 2020) of the Erasmus+ project entitled “Developing Farmers' Digital Skills” with the project number 2018-1-TR01-KA204-059557 was held in Mikulov in Czech Republic.
The project has been approved under Erasmus+ in Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships. At the meeting the website and the online platform (Moodle) of the project was presented. Also, the project partners discussed about the progress of the project and the next steps to be done before the final TPM in Italy.

The Developmental Center of Thessaly participated in the kick off meeting (5-6/2/2020) of the European program entitled “ Building Entrepreneurial Capacity for Migrants Through Online Learning " which was held in Kahramanmaras,Turkey.
The project has been approved under Erasmus+ in Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships. At the meeting there was a presentation on the current situation of Greece in the field of refugees and the design of the training modules to increase the entrepreneurship of the refugees and migrants.

he Developmental Center of Thessaly participated in the kick off meeting (8-9/1/2020) of the European program entitled “ECVET Skills Platform» project with code 2019-1-TR01-KA202-077191 which was held in Istanbul, Turkey.
The project has been approved under Erasmus+ in Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships. At the meeting there was a general presentation of the project and discussed in detail the intellectual outputs of the project. The consortium has set out the steps to be taken in the coming months to complete the project on time.

Monday, 23 December 2019 15:36

Kick Off meeting of MONA Project EU

The Kick-off Meeting of the project took place last week on the 16th and 17th of December at the Reseasrch Center-Tsitsanis Museum in Trikala, Greece.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the four partner countries: Austria, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands.

Particularly involved are museums, universities, technology organizations and schools: IMC Fachhochschule Krems and Kunstmeile Krems, EGInA Srl, Palazzo Lucarini, Liceo "Frezzi - Beata Angela", Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - AUAS NEMO Science Museum, Trikala Music School and ΑΚΕΘ - DCT

The Fourth Transnational Project Meeting (3-4 December 2019) of the Erasmus+ project entitled “Use or Lose" with the project number 2018-1-TR01-KA204-059710 was held in Szczecin in Poland.
Use or Lose project aims to establish a guidebook for occupational therapy and treatment of Alzheimer’s patient and their families.

The Developmental Center of Thessaly participated in the kick off meeting (28-29/11/2019) of the European program entitled “Integration of the young adults into labor market through cultural heritage» which was held in Alytus, Lithuania.

The project has been approved under Erasmus+ in Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships. The main objectives of the project is to empower entrepreneurship and social dialogue through cultural knowledge and to help form a strategy of creative thinking, while creating new workplaces.

Social Cooperative Contest for Secondary Schools

Project Acronym: SCoopConSS
Project Objective: introduce and enhance cooperative business education in secondary schools

Project Summary

The SCoopConSS project (Social Cooperative Contest for Secondary Schools) will pilot an innovative and engaging methodology to introduce and enhance cooperative business education in secondary schools, starting from topic-related teachers who will involve colleagues from other disciplines and students in the simulated establishment of a social cooperative focused on one or more of the 17 UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The main objective is to build a Community of Practice for European secondary school teachers interested in boosting their teaching practice by using different entrepreneurial methods based on the cooperative principles of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.

The specific objective of the project is to promote the acquisition of professional teaching tools and methods for teachers, aimed at facilitating the development of entrepreneurial skills for students in school. In order to achieve this goal, 6 organisations from five different Southern European countries will cooperate during a timeframe of 18 months. A common goal for all members of the consortium is to fill the training gap on entrepreneurial skills of the teaching staff. In order to address this objective, SCoopConSS will be implemented through the following activities

  • desk research and cross-checked analysis of successful practices in youth entrepreneurship training and education schemes (stabilize knowledge)
  • national and international coaching circles with business, marketing and administrative secondary school teachers for the participated design of a training programme aimed at enhancing their competences on cooperative business, cooperative and project-based teaching methods, multidisciplinary and open schooling approaches (promote innovative teaching methods)
  • development, piloting and revision of a blended training course to support teachers in mentoring their students for the participation at the first edition of the EU Scoop! Contest, a Social Cooperative Simulation Contest to be scaled-up at EU level (develop skills).

The main idea is to form the core of knowledge and methodologies (guidelines and teaching toolkits) for the promotion in school of collective entrepreneurship as a suitable/viable option for youth. In fact, at a time when young people are disproportionately struggling with unemployment and the lack of decent work, the project wants to enable school teachers to better present to their students how cooperatives can create job opportunities and better working conditions for them, with a broader aim to introduce cooperative entrepreneurship education in European secondary school. The project will not only deal with a theoretical component, but it will also offer concrete opportunities for teachers and students to experience first hands the cooperative environment through job-shadowing, meeting with representatives of the cooperative world and a simulation contest. Much attention in the project will be paid to peer education and participatory approaches. The selected pool of educators will, in fact, learn how to better approach cooperative business teaching by interacting regularly with each other through online and face to face meetings, where they will learn from each other by knowledge and experience. An innovative solution in the project is in fact the use of the coaching circles, a collaborative process for peer to peer learning that accelerates learning and provides a safe space for participants to practice their coaching skills. Here teachers together with 5 cooperative professionals will be able to create a guideline reference for teaching cooperative business, that will result in a blended training course for the selected teachers. The main outcomes of the proposals are:

  • a better understanding of existing training tools on teaching entrepreneurship
  • modernization/adaptation of the existing curricula to create specific tools for social business teaching
  • implementation of a blended-training course on cooperative business and teaching tools experimentation and students mentoring.

Topic: Social Cooperative Education
Total budget: 233.098 €
EU Contribution: 209.788 €
Call ID: 303-G-GRO-PPA-19-11225
Start date: 01/03/2020
End date: 31/12/2021


  • aCapo Società Cooperativa Sociale Integrata (Partner) - Italy
  • Anaptyxiako Kentro Thessalias (Partner) - Greece
  • Associação Portuguesa de Startups (Partner) - Portugal
  • Cámara de Comercio e Industria Italiana para España (Partner) - Spain
  • Centar tehničke kulture Rijeka (Partner) - Croatia
  • European Grants International Academy Srl (Coordinator) - Italy

The First Learning Teaching Training Activity of Erasmus+ KA204 project with the title “Developing Farmers’ Digital Skills”, code 2018-1-TR01-KA204-059557, was held between 26th and 28st November 2019 in the premises of AKETH in Trikala, Greece.
22 participants from partner-countries participated in the short-term Learning, Teaching and Training Activity which was Trainer Training as written in the Project Proposal. The participants trained on how to write training modules and how to shoot and edit videos for the needs of the project.

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