"Mobility from Childhood to Seniority" was the theme of the EDUinspiration Awards, which was organised by the Polish National Agency for the Lifelong Learning Programme.
In the category "institutional mobility" the first prize went to "Giving Heart to European Senior Citizens", a Leonardo da Vinci project from Nowy Sącz which partly focused on home-care for elderly people. In the category "individual mobility" the first prize was given to "Creating E-learning Courses – Hands-on Tools and Practical Tips" which allowed Beata from Poland to do a Comenius in-service training in Malta.
The aim of the competition was to highlight successful cross-border learning projects which received support from Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig. These programmes offer the opportunity to acquire new competencies, learn languages, exchange experience and good practices. The end result will be higher quality of education across Europe.
The laureates were selected among 134 eligible Polish projects carried out between 2008 and 2010. The jury awarded six EDUInspiration prizes evaluating candidates in terms of effectiveness of the project, efficiency, impact, sustainability of results. In addition, the experts decided to award 12 honourable distinctions for the projects which demonstrated innovative approach in dissemination of the achieved results.
The awards gala is held on 18 October 2011 during the Mobility Conference in Sopot, Poland. Each award winning project receives a statuette and a diploma.
The winning projects are:
Giving Heart to European Senior Citizens
Jadwiga Wolska Post-Secondary School for Medical and Social Workers in Nowy Sącz
Project coordinators: Agata Piwowar, Barbara Kafel
Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education and training) - Initial Vocational Training
No.1 Integration School Compound in Łódź, No. 67 Janusz Korczak Integration Primary School in Łódź
Project coordinator: Julita Skulimowska-Wilk
Comenius (school education) - Multilateral School Partnerships
Community Based Rehabilitation in Neurology - Training Programme
EU Sp. z o.o.
Project coordinator: Anna Czernuszenko
Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education and training) - Partnerships
Creating E-learning Courses – Hands-on Tools and Practical Tips
No 1 Primary School with Integration Forms in Racibórz
Comenius Programme (school education) - In-service Training
ICT for Collaborative, Project-Based Teaching and Learning
School and Preschool Compound in Studzienice
Comenius (school education) - In-service Training
Triple T – Theory, Teaching, Technology: Teaching and Learning with ICT
Municipal Office in Tarnowiec
Transversal Programme – Study Visit
Here is a short story of each of the projects .