Colegiul Economic “Dimitrie Cantemir” Suceava

Economic College "Dimitrie Cantemir" Suceava is a vocational school with a long tradition in teaching economic education (the college was founded in 1966). It provides specialized training in the field of services: technician in economic activities, technician in tourism, technician in administration, technician in gastronomy, technician in commerce activities, mathematics – computer science, human aesthetics and hygiene. Starting with the school year 2005/2006, the tourism specialization has classes of intensive English teaching.

Economic College "Dimitrie Cantemir" Suceava is a vocational school with a long tradition in teaching economic education (the college was founded in 1966). It provides specialized training in the field of services: technician in economic activities, technician in tourism, technician in administration, technician in gastronomy, technician in commerce activities, mathematics – computer science, human aesthetics and hygiene. Starting with the school year 2005/2006, the tourism specialization has classes of intensive English teaching.

This school year, our college educates around 1.600 students, taught by 81 teachers who show an increased interest for continuous improvement training: sitting didactic level exams, attending training courses in Europe, participating in international symposiums. .

The school is situated in a socio-economic disadvantaged area. More than 60% of the students commute to school from the county’s villages. The students come from a various numbers of religions. The level of literacy is generally low, especially among students majoring in tourism and gastronomy, which affects school results. IOur school has more than 300 students majoring in tourism and gastronomy.  9 teachers of these speciality subjects and 7 teachers of English.

The Economic College "Dimitrie Cantemir" Suceava is the leader for economic and speciality training at European level in Suceava, representing an attraction point for our county’s school population due to the perspectives it offers. The college has an elaborated infrastructure for teaching speciality subjects (two training firms and two public alimentation laboratories equipped at European standards, a Junior travel agency and a shop used for training purposes). Furthermore, the college has connections with the local economic environment, which ensure the practical training for the following fields: economic, tourism, public alimentation, administration.

Starting from 2003, a variety of activities designed to bring a European dimension to our college have been performed: Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig and Youth in Action projects, Spring Day, eTwinning, Erasmus plus and so on. These activities involved students, teachers, parents, local comunity representatives and they opened the path to an education for European values, communication in a foreign language, using ICT. Because of the activities performed at European level, through the approved educational projects, The Economic College "Dimitrie Cantemir" Suceava gained the title “European School” in 2011 and 2015, with remarkable progresses made in the quality of teaching and learning and a constant improvement in school results.

Currently, on an international level, the college maintains partnership relations with state and private pre-universitary and universitary unities from Denmark, Spain, Cyprus, Austria, Portugal, Turkey, Italy under the frame of the Erasmus plus program of the European Union, and also through other types of educational activities.

Neringos gimnazija, Neringa

The town of Neringa is a unique landscape in Lithuania enlisted in the heritage of UNESCO. Like other Lithuanian cities, it inevitably faces unemployment and a decreasing number of students. Neringa is a popular summer resort visited by tourists worldwide. Many local families are involved in tourism business, therefore, children have possibilities to communicate in foreign languages and develop intercultural competences.

Neringa Gymnasium - the only secondary school here that has 132 students and 23 teachers. It is a member of the UNESCO Associated School Network. The school implements formal (primary, basic and secondary) and non-formal education programs. Teaching language - Lithuanian. Foreign languages: English, German, Russian and French. Due to a well-developed IT network, innovative education process is being implemented. It is also an educational and cultural centre for the whole town community. Being distinguished from the mainland of Lithuania, school community lacks of possibilities to be active participants in educational and professional development, therefore, seeking for ways to build different collaborations, partnerships that would enable to ensure efficient innovative, modern educational process.

However, having a wide range of possibilities to provide students’ needs, it does not always result in their high motivation, good academic results, active participation in social life. Most of them lack of self-esteem and confidence, therefore, teachers are looking for different ways to make their classes more engaging to foster creativity, personal development. One of the goals is develop professional and personal competences of the school administration and teachers, to create a life-long learning environment, so that the school becomes the main centre of education, self-education for the community. As a result, the key target group – students would become more aware of the need to develop their personal skills, achieve better academic results and become social active persons.

Also, intercultural experience would help learners orient to their future goals, career development, foster their European citizenship. Teachers would share their good practises in order to build a strong and professional European network among educational organisations. English teachers are experienced in implementing international projects and deal with all the school students that would ensure an efficient organisation and implementation of the project activities. An experienced in projects an IT expert teacher would contribute in the field of technological aspects. He is also a deputy ambassador in Lithuania of Scientix and hosts workshops on ICT. Expert teacher of Music and senior teacher of Technologies would help students to organise artistic activities. School administration would ensure the integration of project activities in the curricular so it could address a larger audience of learners and teachers; contribute to dissemination of the project.


Turističko - ugostiteljska škola Split

Tourism and Catering School in Split  was founded on 1st September 1960. We provide education and training to approximately 760 Culinarv Arts and Tourism students in different programmes: front desk clerks, food and beverage managers, waiters, cooks, pastry chefs and kitchen porters (students with learning problems) as well as  countiniuing education and corporate training for adults in the field of tourism and hospitality industry.



Tourism and Catering school in Split is the first school in Croatia which has become the member of AEHT (European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools). Accompaning  teachers and students participate in various competitions, congresses, seminars and visits all over Europe. We collaborate with schools from Austria, Italy, France, Slovenia, Macedonia, etc. Our students have won numerous prizes, medals and diplomas at competitions.

The school has participated successfully in 3 mobility programmes in the framework of COMENIUS ( Portfolio 2011.- Greece) , COMENIUS (B.Well with 5 partner schools 2013.-2015.) and Erasmus + ( UNESCO Heritage with 6 school partners 2014.-2016.).                                                         

Also this year we participate in KA2 project 'Flavours of the region' ', together with Poland and Italy. The project will end in 2018. The school also successfully finish one KA1 project ‘Spice up your life’ in Italy - Bologna where our students (30 students) attend practice for a period of 21 days.

Besides that, schol cooperates with the Tourismusschulen from Semmering, Austria in the project called  „ Croatian dinner in Semmering“ and „Austrian dinner in Split“. This cooperation is a good way to promote the tourist offer of both countries in the field enogastronomy.

For the past several years our students have won a number of best results in national and international Gastro competitions which resulted in positioning our school among the top tourism and catering schools in Croatia (Presentation of tourist destinations, Front office, bar discipline, wine presentation and menu serving ) .Tourism and catering school in Split has participated in various professional fairs for a long period of time such as Interstas (International tourist, tourfilm and landscape festival, were  our school was awarded the Golden Interstas prize for a long and successful cooperation with the fair and the prize for the best short amateur film „A Stroll with Diocletian“);  Gast – the fair of catering and hotel equipment, a manifestation called Christmas in Europe which took place in Zagreb where we showed traditional ways of celebrating Christmas in Split, Dalmatia;  the county high school food and  bar presentation on the island of Vis;  the culinary festival the Pearl of the Sea; the, EuroSkills competition in Lion, France 2014;  and many other manifestations.

Our school is a tourist-catering school and thus is focused on continuously developing relationships with other schools and potential partners in order to ensure wider and various  development according to the settings of projects and goals.


Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore „Francesso Ferrara” Mazara del Vallo

The Istituto D'Istruzione Superiore, "F. Ferrara", a technical and vocational school located in Mazara Del Vallo has 1050 students aged 14 - 19 years old and 150 teachers. The social context is mediumlow and the unemployment rate in the families is rather high due to the heavy economical situation our country is living. It is a school with different branches in Tourism, Administration Finance and Marketing, Services for gastronomy and hotel sector, health care sector, Maintenance and Technical Support.

We do activities related to the labor world as The Simulated Enterprise Training, that allows students to learn while they are working , offering them the acquisition of working skills, it is also " a school center for Alternating School-Work offering opportunities to develop social and practical skills to be considered as an added value in the job market. Many branches integrate the specific professional skills with foreign languages and IT and contribute to the innovation and improvement of our school inside the European dimension. Our goal, in all branches is to strengthen our educational opportunities to attract more pupils and parents to promote qualitative educational services as well as being known at a local, regional and international level. Our Institution is doing any effort to offer more also, using Apps as an easy way to exploit in all contexts of life. Particular attention is paid to languages since four languages are studied. We also provide English and French courses, concluding with final exams issued by Trinity College, Cambridge and DELF.

Our students study different subjects in English, getting so a wider international preparation. The CLIL methodology is used and in 2017 the school was involved in an international project called “ WHAT APPS! DISCOVER TO GROW UP! This project was financed by ERASMUS+ Program KA1 action with number 2017-1-IT02-KA101-036234. During that project, in Ireland, our teachers were trained to implement digital learning and they learned how to exploit their potential skills using existing tools.These new techniques were the starting point towards a new project on challenges discovered during teaching activities. In this way this new project is a long term effect to another project and it will develop new ways to implement skills already achieved.

Now we intend cooperate with partners from other countries to improve the quality of our preparation, implementation, monitoring and managing the follow-up of European international projects. Investing in this project is important to improve the work of those who operate in school , substantially improving the digital services, creating a system for which access to the web will become simple and sustainable. The key people in charge of running the project will be an English teacher already experienced in European projects and an IT teacher.


Primary School Goce Delcev - Kavadarci

The Primary/Lower Secondary School Goce Delcev is a Public School in the Municipality of Kavadarci. It is one of the biggest schools in our Municipality. Every year, about 600 pupils are enrolled into the school. Pupils start school at the age of six and continue until the age of fourteen.

There are about sixty teachers employed in the school and they do their best to educate young generations in the best way. The school aims to promote best teaching techniques and follow the new educational process, all with one aim-to make the teaching and lessons more interesting for the pupils, so that they achieve best possible educational results and become active citizens, ready to follow modern European streams. There is a computer for every pupil in the school, so that children can use all benefits that the new ICT technology offers. We pay special attention to multilingualism, so children in our school start learning English at the age of six. Learning English is obligatory and German and Italian are second languages. Children start learning a second language at the age of 11. We also take care of the environment.

Every year we have "Plant a tree day" in the school. Children bring plants, trees or flowers and we all plant them in the school in order to raise awareness of the children of how important it is to do something for a better planet. We also have "A day devoted to doing Ecological actions" when we collect garbage and show presentations about ecological issues.

The Government awarded our school with Green Flag for our special contribution for a clean environment. We also started a project called "Parents in a role of a teacher" where every month, parents take part in different activities organized by the school and contribute to improvement of the school curriculum. There is also "A day in nature with the teachers and parents" when they all go hiking in nature in order to get to know each other better.. We integrate children with special needs to the normal classes. They also additionally work with the teacher specialized in working with children with dyslexia, autism and other mental disorders. Many of the children that study in our school come from families with a very low income and many of them lack motivation to learn. Most of the pupils as well as the teachers have never been abroad and that is why we think it will be a great opportunity if we, as a school, take part in Erasmus plus programs in order to overstep our borders and give an improved, European dimension to the educational process.