NAIS - Erasmus + project started in Antwerp
Secondary Medical school Ante Kuzmanić Zadar continues its active participation in
the projects of the European Union. After completion of the project
within the Comenius, now a partner in a new project Erasmus +, the
largest EU program for education, training, youth and sport. It is the
Erasmus + K2 project of strategic partnership between various European
schools, which will be implemented from 2016 to 2018, with the
participation of partners from the Secondary School of Tukums in
Sint-Jozefinstituut Buso from Antwerp in Belgium and the
Lyceum of technology Arad in Romania.
The theme of this project is to present examples of good practices
of students who come from a variety of vulnerable areas (migrants,
minorities, religions), and students with special needs into the regular
educational process (NAIS - New Angles of good practices on Inclusion
for all Students).
The first transnational meeting of all schools within the NAIS was
held in Antwerp in Belgia, from 26 November to 3 December 2016, and as
representatives of Team Medical School Ante Kuzmanić, attended by
project coordinator professor Edin Kadić and professor Ante Ražnjević.
The old Latin says that the road to stardom thorny. It was in a
similar vein and began our journey. After several delays of the year, we
have successfully left the Zagreb Airport and headed for Munich where we
switched buses for Brussels. To the destination we were still separated
the shorter run, extremely pleasant, the Belgian rail.
Right on time,
arrived in Antwerp, we were greeted by friendly hosts and Catlyn & Poll.
The same evening we met with other project participants and the rest of
the time spent in learning about and having fun. Sunday was intended for
tourist visits Antwerp. We were lucky because our host Pollu was
contained everything we needed- travel guide cycling route called "Beer
Beautiful day concluded with a joint dinner.
Monday was the first working day. The program consisted of a visit
to Sint-Jozefinstituut Buso school and get acquainted with the technical and
structural aspects of their work. After the gathering, in school we were
greeted by the other participants Belgian team, among other things, the
school director and the director of the regional sector of secondary
education. There was a tour of the school accompanied by explanations
and introductions with the specifics of the work and the organization of
After the "snacks", which we have prepared students (prof.
Kadić was extremely enthusiastic about (the project coordinators from
all schools held a first meeting. They analyzed the results achieved so
far in Activities 1, and the opinion polls carried out in the schools
Other participants are divided by grade and everyone spent
the two lessons in one of the class. In this way we are directly
involved and familiar with the specifics of work in this school.
Otherwise, the host school Sint-Jozefinstituut Buso, attending 240
students who are members of 42 different nationalities, as well as all
major world religions. Most students representing immigrants of their
home countries that, through this school, to integrate into the system,
educate and integrate into society. The main aim of the School is to
socialize the students and give them the basic skills through five
different departments/directions: hairdressing, drvodjeljskog,
metallurgical, the department in which students improve skills cleaner/housekeeper and the department of graphic design/printing. Alongside
these, the school also has a special department pedagogues and
Sociologist in charge of caring about students behavior problems ( "Time
Out"). The rest of the week passed in the same tone of the work. Every
morning (at 9.00 pm) began with themed lectures, workshops and visits to
similar educational institutions or institutions that are directly
related to the education of students from these social groups. So we
visited the Atlas, an institution for the integration of Roma, or the
school in which children come migrants in one year must master the
Flemish language and then just go on the regular education system.
Breaking the working dynamics hosts are successfully realized every
afternoon! The hosts took us to visit the many sights rich in Belgian
history. We toured the Cathedral of Our Lady with pictures of Peter Paul
Rubens, countless churches and monasteries of the city, modern museums
like the beautiful Mass, or the Museum of Contemporary Art in the open.
We met Culture of Antwerp, its colorful neighborhoods, but also a
complete Belgian culture and way of life. It is not necessary to point
the week went faster than we had hoped. Games completed a joint
dinner, compliments and plans for the next meeting. The hosts will be
our colleagues from Latvia.
In Saturday's afternoon hours we returned to
the starting point.
Belgium, Antwerp, and especially the hosts, will
long remain in our memories. For the first working meeting of the "bar
is set high." By the final meeting in Zadar will undergo two years.
Hopefully, enough time, in order to more efficiently and better justify
the expectations of the other participants.
Prof. Ante Reznjevic
Secondary Medical School Zadar CRO