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The European Commission announces the winners of the European Year 2012 generations@school competition

28/11/2012 The European Commission announces the winners of the European Year 2012 generations@school competition

In recognition of the European Day of Solidarity between Generations, the European Commission launched on April 29th the generations@school project and competition. The initiative, organised as part of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, focused on bringing students and older people together to engage in conversation about what it means to get older and how older and younger people can collaborate for a better life for all.

From April to June all schools in Europe were invited to open the doors of their classrooms to older people to create a venue for dialogue and break down intergenerational stereotypes. Schools hosted a variety of events, including discussions between the older people and the pupils, games, and artistic activities like drawing, theatre, music, handcraft activities, etc.

The European Commission also invited schools to participate in a competition in order to discover the best generations@school projects. From March 1st to June 30th, participants (a class or a school) could upload images, drawings, testimonies and stories of their experience on the dedicated section of the project’s website.

The most creative and innovative generations@school project from each Member State has been honoured with an award.

The winning schools in each country are:

Austria Schule Maria Frieden Wien
Belgium Erasmus University College  Brussels
Bulgaria American College Arcus  Veliko Tarnovo
Czech Republic  Základní škola Brno Brno
Estonia Kadrioru Saksa Gümnaasiumis Tallinn
Finland Huolin koulu Mynämäki
France L’école primaire St. Exupéry  Pont Audemer
Germany Paul-Dohrmann-Schule Hamm
Greece Music School of Arta Vlacherna
Hungary Szent Miklós Görögkatolikus Kéttannyelvű Általános Iskola Edelény
Ireland Millstreet Community School Millstreet, Co. Cork 
Italy Liceo Scientifico Ignazio Vian  Roma
Latvia Jelgavas Amatu vidusskola Jelgava 
Lithuania Šiaulių Romuvos Gimnazija Šiauliai
Luxembourg Ecole Fondamentale de Kayl  Kayl
Malta Primary School of Marsaxlokk Marsaxlokk 
Poland II Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Bolesława Chrobrego Sopot
Portugal Escola EB 2,3 Júlio Brandão  Vila Nova de Famalicão
Romania Scoala no 5 Elena Doamna TecuciI
Slovakia ZS s MS Liskovam Liskova
Slovenia Osnovna šola Antona Aškerca Velenje Velenje
Spain Centro de ciclos formativos de grado medio y superior Arco Barcelona 
Sweden Förskolan Paletten Stockholm
United Kingdom Buckstones Primary School Oldham