Questions

Please describe the motivation for your project and explain why it should be funded.
On the basis of the positive experiences made by both schools in the past Erasmus+ - project “Unity in Diversity“ we want to continue our intercultural exchange with the new project “Heroes“ in order to create sustainability. There are many interested students in both countries who learn and profit a lot from each other when dealing together with some of the many challenges of our time. Some of them have already participated in the Fridays for Future movement, some feel angry about right-wing nationalism and racism gaining more political power, and others are still uncertain about their personal development in a digital world to name just a few. The ability to discuss about opinions and deal with emotions are very important topics especially in Forssa area, where the sosioeconomic status of families is lower than on average in Finland. Thus the question about the heroes in our times remains to be answered.

What are the objectives you would like to achieve and concrete results you would like to produce? How are these objectives linked to the priorities you have selected?
The people involved in this project will sharpen their focus on social problems in general and in particular. They learn how to identify the reasons and to discuss solutions for different phenomena. By looking on and dealing with them they should see these problems as a challenge and will come to appreciate real heroes. Above all a critical mindfulness should be achieved as top priority.
The results of the project can be presented individually (e.g. film, cartoon, panel discussion, exhibition, poetry slam, song-writing, etc.) to the public.

How are the planned activities going to lead to achievement of the project's objectives ?
While visiting the partner-countries each student will gain many topic-related experiences by living in a host family and thus witnessing an intensive cultural exchange and comparing the impacts on everyday life In different environments automatically. Moreover, the topical workshops will offer the opportunity to deal with different targets of the project. Finally, every participant will have learned a responsible handling of the current issue he/she has dealt with by interacting and a critical analysis of different phenomena.
The students will work in groups on the theme "Heroes". The students then, with the support of the teachers, will create a publication which will be presented in the final conference. During the meetings we will discuss by Hangout with Kenyan high schools students about the topics(Forssa school has many co-operative high schools in Kenya). The materials produced will be computerized and disseminated through institutional websites, project website, e-twinning platform. All joint work activities will enable us to acquire and improve our skills, not only in the topic at the center of the project, but also in terms of teamwork, intercultural learning, social relations, and use of information technology and communication. In the time between the exchanges the students of the schools will communicate with each other through the eTwinning platform and Hangout improving in this way their language and social competences.


Please describe the tasks and responsibilities of each partner school. Explain how you will ensure sound management of the project and good cooperation and communication between partners during project implementation.
Forssan yhteislyseo is the coordinator. As the cordinator school Forssa school is responsible of the timeschdules, the co-operation infrastructures (use of learning platforms, e-twinnig, Hangouts etc.), and the activities in general. The German school takes reponsibility for the activities during weeks in Germany. Both schools take responsibility of the activities at own schools: the activiation of students, information about the project inside the school and for the whole society and press.



Please make sure to include all project management meetings, events and local activities of each school in the section: Timetable


How did you choose the project partners? Does your project involve schools that have never participated in a Strategic Partnership? If yes, please explain how more experienced schools can support less experienced partners during the project.
On the basis of the positive experiences made by both schools in the past Erasmus+ - project “Unity in Diversity“ we want to continue our intercultural exchange with the new project “Heroes“ in order to create sustainability. The both schools have extensive experience with international projects. Thus, it is supposed that the schools can implement the project succesfully. 

Explain how this will be achieved and what the expected benefits 
14? German students in Feb 21, 14 Finnish students in May 21 (the number depends on the budget)
14? German students in Feb 22, 14 Finnish students in May 22 (the number depends on the budget)
While visiting the partner-countries each student will gain many topic-related experiences by living in a host family and thus witnessing an intensive cultural exchange and comparing the impacts on everyday life In different environments automatically. Moreover, the topical workshops will offer the opportunity to deal with different targets of the project. Finally, every participant will have learned a responsible handling of the current issue he/she has dealt with by interacting and a critical analysis of different phenomena.
The students will work in groups, on the theme "Heroes" The students then, with the support of the teachers, will create a publication which will be presented in the final conference. During the meetings we will discuss by Hangout with Kenyan high schools students about the topics(Forssa school has many co-operative high schools in Kenya). The materials produced will be computerized and disseminated through institutional websites, project website, fb, e-twinning platform. All joint work activities will enable us to acquire and improve our skills, not only in the topic at the center of the project, but also in terms of teamwork, intercultural learning, social relations, and use of information technology and communication. In the time between the exchanges the students of the schools will communicate with each other through the eTwinning platform and Hangout improving in this way their language and social competences.


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