Comenius Project

The project priorities

The Comenius Project render support for primary and secondary education. It was named after the czech philosopher who lived in the 17. century. He was open to the surrounding world, and offer an high level of education. The Comenius Program is a help for development of partnerships and facilitate the exchange of experience. The program is aimed at primary and secondary school students, and their teacher to show them the diversity of European culture and to make them realize that’s reckon. It also supports the personal basic skills of the young people, and for the necessary engagement of the European art. The Comenius is a part of the Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013) which is built around
three priorities: school partnerships, multilateral projects and networks.
The Comenius support teachers, especially language teachers in they job abroad.

School Partnerships Project

The vocational training institution in Germany, Bersenbrück, which is the Programme Coordinator school of the project, invited Egressy Gabor Bilingual Technical School. The school won the first tender which had two stages for 2008/2010. The project
focused on renewable energy sources, especially having regard to solar energy. Within this framework, put in the project final destination, and at the end of the project the school has installed a photovoltaic panel. It operate an consumer, and two accumulator to store the excess. The program even had the aim by the participating countries (Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary) to discover the culture of countries where the meetings realized.

So we got to Germany and the Czech Republic. At these meetings, the students presented their country’s possibility of renewable energy use, and analyzed whether this opportunity use by economies of individual nations. These abstracts were conducted in a foreign language (English, German) and the participating teachers working language was German. During these meetings, the students learned the measurement and processing of the measured values of the photovoltaic element. Which they had to write in a simple table. At the end of the cooperation the countries compared the measured data of a given period with each other. At the end we agreed that more of the aims should be performed in another project.

We won the second proposal in period of 2011/2013, which practically continue the previous project. As ultimate aim the participant countrys have to create an active house (where this is possible). The new successful tenderer countries: Germany, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Slovakia, Italy. We undertook these countries knowledge, the presentation of our country, and about the use of renewable energy sources. And the ultimate aim is to create a kind of demonstration active house which exploits a broad spectrum of renewable energies, it becomes energetically self-sufficient and even produces excess energy.

The first stop was in Netherlands. Our school representative students learned about Amsterdam’s attractions, then with the partner school in Sneek in Netherlands. The Dutch partners show us important information about the dutch energy management. And they presented the passive house construction of their school and an active condominium in the suburbs.

2012th on May 8, we went to Italy, more precisely to Martina Franca where the partner school was. During our trip, the students could visitied the italian capital city Rome and it attractions too. Afer the presentations of the members, the Italians led by our students around the town, and w eget a lot of interisting and important information about the attractions. The departure of our students an insight into Ravenna’s World Heritage sites.

Our next stop will be in Poland, in April 2013.

The importance and benefit of the project

The collaborations have many benefit. The primary benefit is today's actuality, the energy crisis, and global environmental damage mitigation possibilities. With these our growing generation should be aware of. It's such an extent hopefully to give some perspective on the subject is forming that its own future life is no longer a completely unknown and inapplicable area. Useful additional areas are that the students co-operate, and they have to research informations about the looking area, apply a foreign language, computer science, social competencies and finally have the opportunity to get to know other cultures, countries, people who can can acquire more knowledge on the subject.