Training “Urban Art for Regional Legacy”

Within the framework of the mAPP my Europe program, a transnational training was held in Kalamata. The transnational trainings “Urban Art for Regional Legacy”’ took place from July 25 to July 26, 2019.

The training was organized by Social Youth Development, K.A.NE. The aim of this training was to let participants to develop a more opened perspective on the Street Art phenomenon, exploring the culture that create it all around the world. A total of 26 participants attended the training

Art is a language and street art (in the form of graffiti, stancils and many others) it’s a way to communicate too. Street Art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. This feature brings many argumentative positions on it.
By following the fil rouge of the narrative surrounding the street art world, we’ll melt some knots discovering unexpected points of view.
Participants had the opportunity to be trained in innovative tools and to have a tour around Kalamata during the outdoor activity “Tales of Kalamata”. Finally, the group had the opportunity to attend the Street festival of Kalamata.  The Kalamata Street Festival is organised by K.A.NE.

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The Last Transnational Project Meeting

As our project is getting closer and closer to the finish line, the 10 partners from Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Spain have joined, this time online, to discuss the last activities to be implemented:

the final touches for the “Non-Formal Cultural Heritage Education Book,” a methodology for Youth Workers who activate in the field of cultural heritage;
updates and new routes for the “mAPP my Europe” smartphone app available for IOS and Android;
final dissemination activities to be organized by the partners;
follow-up activities and future projects togeth er.

The final Partner Meeting was planned to take place in Granada, Spain, but due to the current safety measures, it had to be moved to the online sphere. All partners are grateful that irrespective of the situation, efficient cooperation and creativity are always present in the mAPP my Europe team.


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Multiplier Greece 2020

Our project published a digital Book that consists of 26 activities of non formal education oriented to cultural heritage. In Greece, the respective partners have presented this intellectual output during a multiplier event that took place on 23 of September, at the hotel “Vista Marina” in Kalamata and was co-organized by the Social Youth Development (KANE) Organisation and the Directorate of Secondary Education of Messinia.

Following the COVID protocols, 35 youth workers and educators from Messenia had the opportunity to download and use the mAPP mobile application of cultural routes and to follow the presentation of selected activities of the digital book. The Greek cultural routes have been designed by students of schools of the Secondary Education of Messenia.

The event started with a short presentation by Filareto Vourko, the representative of KANE, on the objectives of the project, the technical points and the stages that have been implemented. Then the speech was given to Nikolaos Pefanis the director of the Secondary School,  followed by the presentation of the digital book by Ioanna Ravani, Deputy Head of Environmental Education Center in Kalamata. Moreover, several educational activities of non-formal education contained in the book were presented by Vana Kelli, Director of the 3rd High School of Kalamata, Maria Stamatopoulou, Teacher of Paralia High School of Kalamata and Anastassios Manolakis, Teacher of 3rd High School of Kalamata, participants in the mobility training activities of the project.
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A Cognitive Walk through the Old Dobrich

A group of students in grade 12 from the Geo Milev Foreign Language School – Dobrich got acquainted with the activities under the mAPP my Europe project and enriched their worldview and knowledge about the cultural heritage of the city of Dobrich, Dobrudzha and Bulgaria within the European framework. They learned about innovative practices that museum specialists apply when presenting the cultural and natural heritage of their native land.

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Mapp my Europe in the Young Entrepreneurship Conference “I am connected”

Last October 23rd, The European Mapp my Europe project participated in the second edition of the Young Entrepreneurship Conference called “I am connected”, organized by the Ave María San Cristóbal vocational school. The main objective was to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in the students, get to know the different entrepreneurial experiences carried out by the local community, as well as the different ways and possibilities for entrepreneurship. The title of the conference refers to the fact that “today, any entrepreneurial project is required to be connected, especially through information and communication technologies such as internet”.

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A lesson of memory in the Military cemetery of Dobrich

Within the framework of the project mAPP my Europe under the Erasmus Program, students from the 11th class of Dimitar Talev High School, with their history teacher, Mrs. Mariana Uzunova, visited the Military Cemetery Museum in Dobrich. The young people viewed with interest the exposition dedicated to the Dobrich epic in 1916. The curator Tsvetan Sashev introduced them to Bulgaria’s participation in the First World War and the actions of the Third Bulgarian Army on the Dobrudzha Front. A special place in the story was given to the battles at Tutrakan and Dobrich, which went down in history as Tutrakan and Dobrich epics. The students laid flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers and officers in the memorial battle for Dobrudzha.
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