Erasmus+ Treffen am FRG
Vom 24.01. bis zum 28.01. begrüßten wir im Rahmen des Erasmus+ Projektes "I am happy with myself" unsere vier Partnerschulen.
Nachdem wir im Jahr 2019 mit einem Besuch in Adana (Türkei) das Erasmus+ Projekt eröffnet hatten und im Frühjahr 2020 der zweite Besuch in Izegem (Belgien) stattfand, wurde die Zusammenarbeit durch Corona stark ausgebremst. Im Januar war es dann endlich soweit und der Neustart wurde in Düsseldorf begangen - durch die starken Coronarestriktionen mussten viele Programmpunkte anders als geplant durchgeführt werden, aber die Woche war trotzdem ein Erfolg.
Gemeinsam mit unseren Partnerschulen aus Adana (Türkei), Izegem (Belgien), Kaunas (Litauen) und Ploesti (Rumänien) setzten wir uns mit dem Thema "Herfausforderungen und Hindernisse für Frauen in der Berufswelt" auseinander.
Unten erhalten Sie einen genaueren Einblick in die Projektarbeit in dieser spannenden Woche - auf Englisch, damit auch Sie das Flair des Projektes ein bisschene nachvollziehen können. :-)
Eramus+ ist das EU-Programm zur Förderung von allgemeiner und beruflicher Bildung, Jugend und Sport und wir sind sehr dankbar durch die Finanzierung der EU und die Unterstützung des Pädagogsichen Austauschdienstes diese Erfahrung machen zu dürfen. Die Unterstützung der Europäischen Kommission für die Erstellung dieser Veröffentlichung stellt keine Billigung des Inhalts dar, welcher nur die Ansichten der Verfasser wiedergibt, und die Kommission kann nicht für eine etwaige Verwendung der darin enthaltenen Informationen haftbar gemacht werden.
On the first official day of our Erasmus+ program we all met in school. We got to know each other better and after a few complications the exchange could really start. Together with the teachers, the students had breakfast and got divided into groups afterwards. Every group had to prepare interview questions for a specific woman. Those women are either very successful in their job or work in a typical male dominated job, which is why many of our questions dealt with sexism in their everyday life. Our interview partners are from different working fields like the CEO of a AI company, managers working at Bayer or BASF, women working for the UN or professors from different universities.
After the preparation time, every group interviewed one of those women in a video call. We took some notes and started preparing a digital poster about each of them.
Later on, we decided to use our free time to show our guests around the city. :)
On Tuesday we went to school at 10 am. There, we continued working on our digital posters about the women we interviewed on Monday. We prepared our presentation and took some group pictures.
After that, a member from the cultural center "Zakk" delivered a speech about feminism and its importance. In that context she also motivated us to explain why we personally need feminism nowadays. After the talk we created some posters with our thoughts about feminism and its importance.
Before leaving school, we got some presents which also included our project t-shirt and a pencil with the Erasmus+ logo and the design with the motto of the week #iamhappywithmyself.
For the rest of the day, we decided to do a city trip. We visited famous sights as well as some churches and ultimately, went to a restaurant and had dinner. It definitely was an enjoyable day.
On Wednesday we presented our posters about the women we had interviewed. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we made a virtue of necessity and did our presentation in a video conference, reflecting on the pros and cons of this way of communication.
It was interesting to get an overview of the impressive and so different women. Despite the different fields of work, parallels became clear again and again and partly we were very surprised with which obstacles women have to fight in a supposedly progressive country like Germany.
Afterwards we went on an excursion. We took the train to Cologne. There some of us visited the Käthe Kollwitz Museum before we had some free time in the city. In the evening we went back to Düsseldorf after an eventful day.
We used Thursday morning for a more in-depth discussion of the interviews and reflection on the work we had done together. On the "digital morning" we worked in the international groups before we went to the rainy city center.
While the teachers visited the memorial site, we tried to successfully complete the City Challenge in our groups. We had to find well-known Düsseldorf locations as well as research information about women from Düsseldorf. Unfortunately, the weather did not really cooperate - nevertheless, some funny photos were taken.
We kicked off our last day with our international gang day in a creative way by designing street name plates named after strong women. Another group of students created a giant version of the mobility's logo. Then we decided to explore aquazoo before the certificate ceremony. The place combines the best of a zoo and a museum and was definitely worth the visit. We made it just in time to the K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. In front of the building we received our Erasmus+ certificates and a personalised reward in the form of donuts. After that we could explore the surreal landscape of the' in orbit'- installation. This was an amazing and once in a lifetime experience. What a way to end this week!