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After School Activities After School Activities
"After School Activities" is one of the interesting topics for students. Various activities from serious to fun portray the different lifestyles of students after school. Through this project, the participating students from Asia and Europe will deepen their understanding of diverse cultures and the many forms of social activities of other countries. In addition to learning to express themselves in different forms of multimedia, the students are also expected to enrich their writing skills to describe their daily activities.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Sopyan Maolana Kossasih
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Backpackers Passports Backpackers Passports
The “Backpackers Passports” is a project that allows participants to share and exchange knowledge and experience in a personal setting with others from different cultures and geographical regions, promoting global awareness among the students. It fosters deeper understanding and greater appreciation for cultural diversity between students from Asia and Europe and enhancing the level of awareness of their own country as a tourist destination and the importance of tourism industry.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Yuen Chai Lin
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Backpackers Passports Business and Recession
The Business and Recession (BnR) project is designed to identify two companies – run by locals or foreign entrepreneurs - in each participating country and compare the impact of economic recession and what measures taken to overcome it. This will help to create resources for cross-country business related case studies which can be used to help students to understand other countries socio-economic and cultural diversity and to develop life-skills to prepare them to work in a global environment.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Rajendran K Sethuraj
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Chain Stories Chain Stories
This project "Chain Stories" allows the participating students to write three chain stories of different categories like thriller, fairytale and science fiction. Six different groups of participants can join each story but only one chain story. Each group is to continue the story from the former chapter and decide for themselves how long the story should be. An illustration should also be created along with the new chapter. The final product will be a book containing 6 pictures for each of the chain stories. The stories will all be written in English. The rationale is to have fun while writing a story and at the same time, the students will have the opportunity to learn about different genres as they explore the English language.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Helene Tind
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Citizens of the World Citizens of the World
The "Citizens of the World" is an interdisciplinary project which encompasses Culture, Science, History, and Sports. Students will choose well known or famous people from their own country and present them within the categories above to students from another continent. The final product will be a project website where interviews, quizzes (on different topics like: international policy, business, historical and scientific discoveries) and other educational resources prepared by the participants will be presented.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Dariusz Zerdzinski
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Cooking with Shakespeare Cooking with Shakespeare
"Cooking with Shakespeare" project focuses on universal themes that cut across time and culture - power, love, loyalty, family, revenge, jealousy, and virtue. This project aims to allow students to revisit Shakespeare’s works by adapting chosen Shakespearean works to their respective cultures. Students are encouraged to add a dash of distinct local flavour to the timeless works of Shakespeare.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Siti Arfah / Ms Wendy Choo
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Culture Shock Culture Shock
“Culture Shock" project allows students to learn more of the different cultural practices and behaviours observed in the participating countries. During the process, they will also exchange perceptions about what they already know of each other. By synthesising the new knowledge they have obtained, the students are expected to develop booklets or video clips to reflect their learnings.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Chua Cheng Bee
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Filming Project E-magazine on European and Asian Issues
The objective of the “E-magazine on European and Asian Issues” project is to produce an E-magazine dealing with cross-curricular topics. First, the students will find information on cross-curricular topics using webquests and thereafter upload their work in their webspace which will be analyse by the students from the participating school. Finally, the students will take the role of journalists and create an online magazine.

Project Co-ordinator: Helena Fernández
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Filming Project Filming Project
"Filming Project" is strongly based on group work in an attempt to eliminate stigma against those with learning or physical disabilities, to bridge gaps among mixed-ability learners, to enhance English and Art in syllabuses, to stimulate both teachers and learners of English. Each participating school conceptualises and produces a short film or a TV commercial, facilitated by the designated teacher co-ordinator. An EFL teacher can help simplify the language in case there are students who do not feel comfortable with their level of proficiency in English. What are primarily needed are: a camera, imagination and spirit.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Foteini Veneti
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Five Times Five Five Times Five
The essence of the project "Five Times Five" is to reduce the gaps of knowledge and to build bridges between the participants from Europe and Asia. By letting the students in the participating schools find out more about the other countries through presentations in five different subject areas, and by letting them describe their top five lists within these areas, the project will allow the students to learn more about the traditions and ceremonies from the other region. It will also give the students an insight of how the younger generations reflect on the older traditions.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Niclas Törnblad
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Flying to Asia on a Magic Flying Carpet Flying to Asia on a Magic Flying Carpet
Europe has to face a simple fact: Asian countries are no more "emerging" countries. Asia hosts some of the leading industrial economies, and their cultural presence in the world become increasingly relevant. Young Italian people must be aware of the new challenges and learn to cope early on. It is crucial to learn more about Asian culture because ignorance has always been the seed of racism. In this project, a group of Italian students will make a virtual tour on a magic flying carpet to Asia in order to visit their Chinese friends. During the journey they will explore several aspects of Chinese culture, history, and economy. The script will be written in collaboration between students of two countries through e-mails. When the script is completed, each school will record their own video scenes. The final product will consist of a collaged video.

Project Co-ordinator: Maria Antonietta Sessa
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In Our World of Patterns In Our World of Patterns
“In Our World of Patterns” project focuses on patterns, mathematics, cultures, traditions, lifestyles and how patterns symbolise philosophy of one community. The objectives of the project are to encourage the student participants identify and understand the patterns which are usually found in mathematics or other subjects in school; observe and explore the patterns that represent the various philosophies in their respective cultures, lifestyle, fashion, or in other ways. The project will be implemented in three phases, from January to June 2009.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Nina Feyruzi Soeparno
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Journey Through Journalism Journey Through Journalism
This project aims to train Asian and European students (12 – 18 years of age) to develop their journalistic writing skills while striving to be well-informed of the news issues and events and other information in their and other countries that are significant to people for one reason or another. These would involve writing of editorials for discussion of issues, news and feature for events and information. The project co-ordinators will work together to come up with a user-friendly, educational, informative, collaborative Internet space available to all of the partners (i.e., the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)). This is a secure password protected space that will allow student-participants to upload their work, to store and share and to facilitate communication within the project. Features include journalistic writing tutorial boards, discussion boards, display boards, and calendars designed to facilitate collaborative work.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Maria Linda Roman Ventenilla
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Journey Through The Past Daily Life Journey Through The Past Daily Life
This project aims at travelling through specific fields of ancient daily life of each culture participating, namely toys-games, food (with emphasis for ancient Greek civilization on oil and wine and an examination of the symposium), houses, costumes and travelling by ship. This project is expected to explore and to experience as vividly as possible the ways different cultures and different ages respond to the same daily needs. Crossing the borders of time and place can offer the opportunity to young students to question and re-examine their attitude to the "strange" past or to the remote global "neighbour" cultivating their tolerance and their understanding of the "other".

Project Co-ordinator: Dr Eleni Hatzimavroudi
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Literary Corner Phase II Literary Corner Phase II
A continued project in 2007, the Literary Corner Phase II is a project that requires students to write poems, short stories or even dialogues or plays based on given themes. This project allows students to express themselves in short stories, poems, plays etc. given certain themes throughout the project timeline. With guidance from their teachers and from the works of other student participants, they will develop their writing skills in the process. Students will also get to learn more about the different cultures of the participants from their writing and will have an opportunity to question the ‘writer’ about his/her subject matter. In this way, communication will be encouraged. Ultimately, the aim is to have an online publication which can be printed out by schools if they wish or just read online for pleasure.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Leonora Anne Peers
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Living History - a Short Story of Civilisation Living History – a Short Story of Civilisation
The aim of "Living History - a Short Story of Civilisation" is to present the youth view of recognised "foundations of civilisation", and to lead an investigation for a complementary list for the UNESCO World Heritage document. The expected outcome is an online presentation of the existing UNESCO heritage places - connected with the (old) culture - as well as a proposal of a complementary heritage list made by young people. Moreover, the multimedia reports of historic performances / events will create an important part of our "story of civilisation".

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Halina Bednarz
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Local Industry and Enterprise Local Industry and Enterprise 2008/2009
In its third edition, this project is designed to encourage the integration of technology with the curriculum of upper second level schools (16 to 18 years). It builds on the success of two years’ experience and aims to further encourage inter-cultural links between Asian and European schools through curricular work. The themes addressed in the project have to do with all or any aspects of Industry and Enterprise and can have either a social or commercial emphasis (or both). The proposed duration of the project is one year and participating pupils will undertake to research some aspect of this theme over the course of the year, share it on an online environment and give feedback to the other participants in the project.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Angela Rickard
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Local Traditions and Ceremonies - Weddings are Made in Heaven
The "Local Traditions and Ceremonies - Weddings are Made in Heaven" is a project that will provide both the Asian and European students with the opportunities to explore the customs of traditional wedding in Asia and Europe. This project also allows the students to discover the similarities that exist between the Asian and European culture through their exploration of traditional wedding ceremonies in different areas of their country.

Project Co-ordinator: Dr Zafeiroula Kagkalidou / Mr Michalis Feidakis
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Mastering Media - Fact or Fiction? Mastering Media – Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind Reality TV
This project allows the students to compare reality shows in Asia and Europe and try to give an account of the reaction to the shows in their respective countries. By analysing global TV format together, the students will be able to see the power of the mass media in "selling entertainment based on one single idea. The students would also be able to find out the reasons why some people want to participate in these shows. The project will also look into what kind of impression the participants give about the culture in question - or to find universal patterns of behaviour. The project will focus the dynamics between the (media) production, the participants and the audience in modern media environment, as well as the concepts of morality, scandal or hype.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Maija Ojutkangas / Ms Jonina Altschuler
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New Vistas! New Vistas!
It is of greatest importance that young people of today will enhance their knowledge of their own culture to be able to see and experience New Vistas. This project aims to enlarge the level of understanding of the students’ own culture, as level one of the project. As a development, for level two of the project, students will broaden their perspectives by learning about other cultures through ought the world. The future, the youth of today, will hereby experience New Vistas regarding their own culture and more unfamiliar ones. This project provides an opportunity to share ideas and learn together. It is from young people to young people.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Anna Hellström
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New Vistas! One-day Eco-Travel to a Local Scenic Spot
The “One-day Eco-Travel to a Local Scenic Spot” project helps to cultivate the students’ concept on the harmonious relationship between humans and nature, educate the students to love nature, and activate the students’ awareness of environmental protection. This project enhances the students’ abilities of collecting, organising, transmitting and processing information via the internet and library. It guide the students to combine the knowledge of this project with realistic life, and help them learn survival skills, co-operate and communicate with the students from the other region, help the students practice the integrated language skills (listening, speaking and reading and writing), solve realistic problems, and learn how to put theory into learning.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Zhongbao Liu
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Our Global Window – Houses
The project "Our Global Window - Houses" encourages the students to discover and exchange knowledge about the houses in their own countries, in terms of architecture, which closely reflects their cultures. The students will have the opportunity to upload information about the different types of houses in Asia and Europe onto a blog at The project also entails a possible homestay for students at a traditional community at Kampung Naga Indonesia on July 2009.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Aris Mujiraharjo
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Renewable Energies
The project should increase the awareness for the technical, environmental and political aspects of energy generation. The students will learn that in spite of the more or less globally effective environmental problems, the practical options to improve the situation are very different in different regions of the world. The project should also foster the mutual understanding of the arguments and opinions of the participating students.

Project Co-ordinator: Dr. Claus Escher
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Rise of Peace Rise of Peace
"Rise of Peace" is a project that encourages the students to do the following (1) see many sunrises on the Day of Peace; (2) talk about peace - how can we restore peace after wars; (3) utilise various tools of communication and observe students who live in the other parts of the Earth. The students will collaborate and communicate via ICT tools to work on peace-related issues.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Zsuzsa Szalayné Tahy
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School Development by Building a Communicative, Digital Global Course Together
This project is aimed to raise the awareness of Global Citizenship by building a communicative, digital global course together. In this learning environment, teachers create Learning Objects and pupils do research on different icons of heritage, habitat and homes of their national canon (‘diversity’), and consequently developing a Global canon (‘unity’). The project will have a cross-curriculum approach: English, choice of 1 other language, Geography, Historical Heritage, Civics, Ecology, ICT. The project group will establish and evaluate a database of the Learning Objects based on 4 levels for pupils aged 11-18: knowledge, competence and attitude on Global Citizenship. It seeks to link Global Citizenship to these levels. Main theme will be ‘Meeting the Important Other’. Metadata for the Learning Objects will be the real-life ever-growing scale in which a child grows up: from family values, to neighbourhood, class, school, community, region, nation, and finally the World. The teachers, together with the pupils, will explore new interactive activities, like digital debating, video-conferencing, and online role play in the classroom.

Project Co-ordinator: Dr Anton Iordanov Sotirov
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Street Guru Street “Guru” Adventure
Street name is an identity given to a street to mark a place or area. Understanding how a street is named will tell us the past, culture and characteristics of the place. The objective of this project is to encourage students to gain a better understanding of the origin of local street names and its historical significance. Through the exchange of information, students will get the opportunity to know and appreciate the significance of interesting streets available in various countries. During the project, they will plan to develop a product that will help to promote and educate the public of the selected streets.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Chua Bee Kuan
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TAO Project: Telecollaborative Learning Across the Curriculum
The TAO project is a tele-collaborative activity which aims to challenge the students to discover and understand the plight of indigenous peoples in their locality, and to use ICT tools to produce multi-media presentations to share what they have learned. This is designed to help the students develop 21st century skills, such as effective communication skills, teamwork and collaboration, creative thinking, and information literacy. The use of the word “TAO” for this project is not incidental. This project aims to encourage students to explore and reflect on their personal and cultural identity through a deeper understanding of indigenous communities. It motivates students to connect to cultural roots which they may have been unaware of or which they may have neglected but which could well be a wellspring of learning for the present.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Roberto Robles Binag
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The World on the Go
"World on the Go" project provides Asian and European teachers and students with the opportunities to discover the means of public transportation which is unique in their locality. It will create a scenario wherein public transportation provides greater freedom, access, opportunity and choice for all people all over the world. This project is designed to better inform about the benefits and importance of public transportation even if they never board a train or a bus. Public transportation consists of buses, subways and light rail, commuter trains, street cars, cable cars, van pool services, paratransit services for senior citizens and people with disabilities, ferries and water taxies, monorails and tramways. Each participant in the project will provide the means of public transportation in their own country, their experiences in taking the ride, its importance in their everyday lives and the history in which these came into existence in their own countries.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Helen B. Aggabao
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TraditionalGames@VirtualHomestay TraditionalGames@VirtualHomestay
"TraditionalGames@VirtualHomestay" project allows students to develop a greater understanding of the traditional games within their own culture as well as those of other countries. Consequently, students are required to develop more in-depth understanding of the games as well as facilitate the learning by their partners through experiencing and demonstrating the game via video. A compare-and-contrast analysis will allow all student participants to analyse the similarities and differences of the traditional games and eventually, experience a foreign traditional games introduced by student participants. Lastly, students will explore their creativity by designing a game of their own and allowing their team partners to reflect on the new game after trying it out.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Yong Caiyu
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The "WHAZZUP?" project is a small move into experimenting with new ways of learning. We want to give our students the chance to develop their understanding of what they are learning by sharing their interests, passions and concerns with other young people in different countries. We believe that by doing so, first externalising and conceptualising their learning and then getting feedback and responses from others, they will be able to gain a deeper understanding of whatever it is they are studying.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow / Ms Merja Laine
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Where Music Lives Where Music Lives
The project "Where Music Lives" gives students an opportunity to tell other members of the project about opera, musical theatres, concert halls, museums of theatre and music, national musical instruments, national music and even school musical groups. The project is divided into 4 stages. The 1st stage: acquaintance with theatres, concert halls of the country. The 2nd stage: national music, national musical instruments. The 3rd stage: music at your school. Research (questioning of students - what kind of musical styles are closer to them, have they ever been to an opera or a symphonic concert, their favourite composers, etc.) The 4th stage: concert-video-conference in real-time mode. DVD video recording is to be dispatched to all project's participants. The project is directed at development of language and ICT skills, it helps students from Asia and Europe acquaint each other during their teamwork, as well as find out more about the cultures of the countries participating in this project.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Svetlana Dotsenko
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Young Scientist - "Inside Cosmos" Young Scientists – “Inside Cosmos”
This project is designed according to the 'International Year of Astronomy 2009' (, a science project for young scientists in Europe and Asia. The objective of the Astronomy and World Heritage thematic initiative is to establish a link between science and culture on the basis of research aimed at acknowledging the cultural and scientific values of properties connected with astronomy. The identification, safeguarding and promotion of these properties are the three lines of actions for the implementation of this programme. Its goals are: (a) to offer a methodological framework for associated actions; (b) to open the pathway for co-operation between States Parties and academic communities; and (c) to share knowledge.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Halina Bednarz
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