Grundtvig mobility Video lessons project?
- Franz and all,
I spoke today with Edita Treciokiene, she coordinates Lithuania's
participation in the European Union Grundtvig adult education mobility
programs. http://www.smpf.lt She follows our Minciu Sodas activity in
Lithuanian and is very supportive.
In January, Franz and I submitted proposals to our national Grundtvig
programs. Franz's proposal for a video bridge workshop won funding and
so Zenonas and I will be traveling in January to Vienna to participate
there. My proposal for creating worksheets for fighting peacefully
didn't win funding but was approved if they get more money (so far 6 of
13 are being funded).
I asked about upcoming deadlines. Edita said that February or March of
next year will be the deadline for the next mobility grants. The theme
for the year is social integration and she said that our work in rural
areas is very relevant. She encouraged applying. The program will
provide 15,500 EUR for 12 trips over 2 years and also for accomplishing
some small project. The partner countries need to be in the EU plus
Iceland etc. but also Croatia and Bosnia are now welcome. She also
noted my art work and that we can involve the arts.
I suggested that we share experiences about creating video lessons for
adults. Each of the partners could share knowledge about some technical
aspect and also some topic on which they are creating video lessons and
also work with real adult students. She said that is fine but to be
sure to stress social integration, namely that we're helping rural
people live fuller lives. Which is the point of Global Villages (!) We
can also write about the shortage of content. And as I'm writing up
Minciu Sodas's business charter (now required in Lithuania) I should
emphasize our mission in adult education.
Franz, what do you think? What kind of Grundtvig mobility project might
be most relevant for you and the Global Villages Network?
Also, can we start creating pages for the Global Villages Network at