Agenzia Regionale per la Prevenzione,l ´Ambiente e l'Energia dell´Emilia-Romagna


Arpae stands for "Agenzia Regionale per la Prevenzione,l ´Ambiente e l'Energia dell´Emilia-Romagna" (Regional Agency for Environmental Protection and Energy in the Emilia-Romagna region, Italy). Arpae is a public institution that gives technical support to regional, district and local Authorities on environmental policy, with the following functions, activities and tasks: a) monitoring and modelling of the various environmental components; b) management and surveillance of the environmental and territorial impacts of human activities; c) activities relevant to environmental impact assessment of plans and projects; d) creation and management of the regional environmental information system; e) drafting of soil, water and air quality improvement plans; f) research relevant to the development of environmental protection issues in production cycles (Life Cycle Assessment, Best Available Techniques, etc.). Over the years, Arpae have developed high standards of technical expertize, giving rise to a number of further specialized regional thematic centers (CTRs) aiming at: a)  continuous instrumental updating for the analysis and integrated interpretation of ecosystems; b)  development of new methods and technological upgrading of all activities related to the monitoring of environmental components; c) centralization of analytical activities, requiring particular technologies and equipment, in specialized laboratories; d)  development of the regional environmental information system in collaboration with other public institutions and authorities; e)  promotion of training initiatives in order to develop environmental skills and knowledge.
Arpae collaborates with Ispra, the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, the National Civil Protection System, the European Environment Agency as well as other regional Arpas and Italian, European and international institutes and research centers. In 2011 about  1000 permanent staff operate in Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Gymnázium Hlinská 29, Žilina is a Secondary State School.  It was founded in 1965 and it is one of the oldest schools in the region. There are 18 classes and about 500 students between 15 and 19 years of age. The School has in each grade one German language class. Students in this class have the possibility to take an international language exam – Deutsches Sprachdiplom. Other classes follow a general curriculum which prepares our students for university studies.  One of the biggest advantages for students are a German lecturer, a German assistant and an English lecturer for English conversation. The school building has been newly reconstructed and also a brand new chemistry laboratory was built last year.  Library is also a part of the school. It has more than 10 000 books, magazines on different subjects. We have several students with special needs and students from Korea (there is a huge Kia factory near Žilina).  Our school is also well known for our wide range of extracurricular activities – from sport to languages and science. There is a very strong and good working Student School Board in our school. Few of our students are also part of the Student Parliament of Žilina. The school is very important in social life of Žilina, it has a lot of cultural, social and sport events during the year and most of them are also open to the public. We have several projects in each department and close cooperation with University of Žilina, The city of Žilina, Region of Žilina, Slovak Olympic Committee, Slovak Kin-Ball Federation, Disabled athletes from Slovakia, Slovak Red Cross, Slovak Sinfonietta, Slovak Academy of Science, Unicef Slovakia, Caritas, Green School Slovakia – an environmental program for schools, School protecting the nature, National parks of Slovakia, League against Cancer, Rotary club Žilina, The Harmony – Centre for people with disabilities and special needs and other special organisations. Our students are also volunteering for some of these organisations. We are also cooperating with many of the primary and secondary school in our region – we organised competitions, workshops and open lessons for them.

Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. The research at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is organized in strong interdisciplinary research areas and in close cooperation with industry and society. LTU’s cooperation with universities, companies, public sector and organizations regionally, nationally and internationally means that research at LTU is at the forefront. We are a leading university of technology which works together with the world around us to build an attractive, sustainable society. Through our research and education, which are characterised by creativity, innovation, initiative and responsibility.  
Luleå University of Technology also trains teachers for preschool, primary and secondary education. All of our teacher education programs include internship.
Research at LTU has an annual turnover of 80 million EUR and comprises 70 research subjects. At the Department of Arts, Communication and Education (ACE) there are many programs and courses in the humanities and natural science The department forms the body of the university's teacher education. Research and artistic development is an important part of the ACE’s activities and there are a large number of professors and lecturers involved in research and teaching in the fields of education, didactics of Swedish, English, and Math, music education, musical performance, audio technology and media and communication. ACE includes a staff of 188, of which 21 are professors.

Côtes de Villebon » is a vocational high school situated  in the southern suburb of Paris . Our  public establishment offers  vocational training courses in three fields: Industry (Electrotechnics/Electronics) , Catering  and Business. There are 80 teachers and 500 students  aged from 15 to 19 years belonging to  a popular social class.. The students attend a three year curriculum to get their BTech national diploma. They need to be motivated by new professional objectives and new cultural challenges such as global warming.
The industry department has developed the renewable energies courses for five years through a very technical training focusing on the functioning of  solar panels , wind turbines and hydraulic power. It is also centered on the economic , social and political aspects of the environmental issues in the European Community.
The training is monitored by both  teachers of speciality  and languages, that means that  technical courses are held in dual teaching and in English. The objective is to make the students discover this very new subject and to develop their professional skills in order to be part of the new generation of environmental actors.
Les Côtes de Villebon is also involved in a new educational community  project  aiming at fighting against food waste at school. This project has just started and is part of the environmental programme  which will be developed through partnership with  local and  national  stakeholders.
Innovation, awareness and involvement are parts of our teaching and learning system.

The 2nd Lyceum of Kos is  an upper secondary state school with 270 students and 35 teachers and is situated in the border island of Kos. Kos which  is located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. 


Our school possesses library, ICT lab, physics and chemistry labs, gym and an open football course 5x5 with plastic floor rug currently under construction. It prepares students, aged 15 to 18, for university education in science, economics and humanities. 

Our pupils are well-motivated and have high-achieving goals.  In addition, our school has a clear intention to provide international influences, such as student and teacher trainees exchange and teacher trainers from universities, to create various arenas for language- and interdisciplinary collaborations in projects using ICT and digital forums. In addition, we aim to create the opportunity for personal meetings with students from other countries and study trips to implement the learning of democratic and ethic values. It is a central policy in our school that pupils must develop good knowledge of foreign languages, linked with key competences for employability such as ICT skills, creativity and team-work, in order not only to increase their chances of finding good jobs in the future but also to acquire basic knowledge, common to educated persons and the capacity to expand that base over their lifetime so that they develop an integrated personality.

The students of our school come from different social backgrounds. Some are immigrants from countries of East Europe. We have students with different religions. Most of our students are Christian but we also have a minority of Muslim students. Although our students have the opportunity to communicate and contact with people from other countries (Kos is a tourist resort), we feel it is very important for students in this mixed community to begin to see themselves as citizens of tomorrow’s Europe, and to see Greece in the wider context of diversity within a common European heritage. 

Furthermore, by promoting contact with European countries, we aim to acquire a deep knowledge of various educational systems, methods and teaching tools as well as to create cooperations. Through this process our goal is to give the students stimuli so as to become more tolerant of various cultures. 

Our international projects and activities are the following:

In 2007 a YOUTH program our school coordinated was a project named MEDICULTE and it was an itinerant involving 4 partners from the Mediterranean.  (in Greek)

During 2013-2015 we participated in a Comenius project with 11 other countries ( related to the European Citizenship.

During 2014-2016 we coordinated an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership (school to school) in the field of education, named Safe Internet For All (SIFA). Have a look at our project’s website if you like: and the project description: 

SIFA was the highest scoring among hundreds of applicants and the first project of its kind to be approved in the field of education in Greece. The Greek National Agency (IKY) presented the SIFA Erasmus+ project as an excellent project example and the coordinator of the project lectured about project management to teachers from all over Greece. IKY also invited the project coordinator to present SIFA as an example of good practice for KA2 projects in an International Conference in Bonn Germany 17-19 May 2017. 

Our school, continuing its productive field of activity, the development of good practices and cooperation with other European schools within the framework of planning, organization and application of ERASMUS+, has been participating in two programs since 2016.

The first refers to the subject of “climatic changes” with the title “European students’ Climate Report” (agreement 2016-1-SE01-KA201-022171) and focuses on the creation of a framework to help teachers and students to work on the field of universal temperature and the climatic changes which take place. Besides our school, five European schools from Sweden, Slovakia, France, Italy and Spain take part in the program. The program will work under the supervision and help of special researchers and two organizations of the University of Technology of Lullea, a town of Sweden, and the organization for the prevention, the environment and energy conservation as well, in the area of Emilla-Romagna in Italy. 

The other program in which our school participates refers to the issue of immigration. The idea behind the program is to sensitize the participants to the challenges they are asked to face living in a multicultural society and to search for effective solutions on this matter. The knowledge and understanding of the perennial phenomenon of immigration could form the basis so that the students, equipped with the appropriate tools, can play an active role and make the right decisions in the future for the benefit of the society. What is more, this program aspires to encourage dialogue between students of various cultures and be part of the school benefits which will arise from a deep research on the issue of immigration. The title of the program is “We are all immigrants of this world” (agreement 2016-1-PL01-KA219-026099-4) and sends the optimistic message of the understanding of the relations shaped in today’s multicultural Europe. 

Moreover, it is worth mentioning that our school was awarded twice with the third place in educational robotics competitions among all Greek schools. 

Our website is working only in Greek, but we will introduce English pages as well. (

You can see where the school is situated here: school location


italian version:
Liceo A. Bertolucci is a Secondary  State School which offers three different profiles:  Maths and Science, Music, Sport . It was founded  in 2007 and it counts 35 classes and about 850 students between 14 and 19 years of age. Music and Sport are new and exclusive departments which  have been introduced only recently  by the National School Reform of 2010 and are rapidly expanding.
Liceo Bertolucci  has been chosen by The National Plan for Digital Schools of The Italian Ministry of Education  as one of the most advanced institutions in the field of  digital approach. For this reason it  has become one of the 36 School 2.0  over the Italian territory and it is a regional pole for  dedicated teachers’ training.  The school  also    belongs to Avanguardie Educative (literally Educational Avant-gardes) a movement that wants to systematize the most innovative and  effective experiences of transformation of the Italian school.
In  October  2015  a Consortium of 9 European University  has chosen Liceo Bertolucci as a  valuable representative school for Emilia Romagna for the participation to the project CATCH-EyoU, a Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Commission
under the H2020 Programme.
Following the indications of the Italian National Reform, the school is also:
- teacher training  centre for C.L.I.L. (Content and Language Integrated Teaching) which has been introduced this year  for all terminal classes;
- teacher  training  centre for the use of ICT in education
- teacher  training  centre Project Innova 2014
The school building, which is very new, is located near the town centre of Parma, next to three other secondary technical and vocational schools.  
The aim of the school is to fulfill the potential of each individual student and to do so in a safe and caring environment that aims at the highest international standards. Its objective  is to develop the individual talents of young people and teach them to relate the experience of the classroom to the realities of the world outside. Strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship, to the end that pupils may become critical and compassionate thinkers, lifelong learners and informed participants in local and world affairs, conscious of the shared humanity that binds all people together while respecting the variety of cultures and attitudes that makes for the richness of life.

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