EuroEd Foundation
EuroEd: pathway
Andreea Cleminte & Rodica Ionel
EuroEd Foundation
Art as the identity of a country and as a
universal pattern which all the European
countries can share
Kick-off Meeting 25 - 28 November 2009,
Mission Statement
Our motto:
AD ASTRA PER VALOREM! (Towards the stars through
Our mission is to positively contribute to the
development of the Romanian civil society and of an
active European citizenship in Romania.
 Regional Centre for European Integration:
implementation of local, regional, national and international
 International Language Centre:
foreign language courses and Romanian as a foreign
 Regional Centre for Education and Communication:
lifelong learning, adult education: local, regional, national and
international professional training
 Kindergarten and Primary School
Accreditation and Affiliation
 accredited by the Ministry of Education and Research (part of
the national education system, the section Life Long Learning - MO
no. 4685/28.09.1998 and 2133/4.02.2000)
 accredited by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Equal
Opportunities (MO no. 594/29.11.2006)
 founder member of QUEST Romania (the Romanian
Association for Quality Language Services); QUEST is an
associate member of EAQUALS (the European Association for
Quality Language Services)
 founder member of FocusEd (an International Association that
promotes Excellence, Diversity and Innovation in education)
 founder member of ELAN (a pan-European Association that
promotes LWULT languages)
Awards and Distinctions
 2001: "WorldAware Business Award", an international
prize offered by the British Council for the successful transfer
of language teaching competencies to other areas of
 2002: "European Label”, distinction offered by the
European Commission for the
successful implementation
of the project "Steps to the World".
 2004: "European Label”, distinction offered by the
European Commission for the successful implementation of
the project "eLancenet” (Lingua 1 project)
 2007: "European Label”, distinction offered by the
European Commission for the successful implementation of
the project “Interact” (Leonardo project)
Chain stories (2006 – 2009)
Lingua 1 project financed by the EC under the LLP
Partner countries: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Romania
Objectives: Chainstories is meant to create an international framework
within which children can discover what multilingualism is, what it means
for their particular contexts and how they can model it to achieve their
goals. Through observing the common issues and the differences
within the same family language children better understand the
connections between the diverse countries. This also includes a cultural
component helping children acquire new information on their international
Target group : children between 8 and 12 years, from 500 to 2,000
schools in Europe.
Results: Children write a part of the story in the native language, and then
send it to other school from another country, they decrypt the content and
write a next part of the story and then send it to another school.
Chain stories (2006 – 2009)
No Child Left Behind (2007 – 2009)
Comenius project financed by the EC under the LLP
Partner countries: Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain and Bulgaria
No Child Left Behind investigates the provision of, and teaching approaches
to study support and compares strengths and weaknesses to agree on a
series of good practices which are internationally exchangeable.
Target group:
school children aged 5-18
A training programme will be devised for teachers and trainers of study
support, which offers a structure containing imaginative and flexible
methodologies, including latest ICT technologies, and in-built quality
assurance mechanisms aimed at motivating teachers and trainers into
producing an enriched and more stimulating study support curriculum for their
own school.
TOOL2 - Tool for Online and Offline
Language Learning (2006– 2009)
Lingua 2 project financed by the EC under the LLP
Partner countries: Estonia, Slovenia, Greece, Belgium, Hungary, Malta,
UK, Spain, Romania
The project undertakes to create a blended learning system, online and
offline, with materials for learning and teaching in five languages: Dutch,
Estonian, Hungarian, Maltese, and Slovene, based on a methodology
which is readily transferable to the learning and teaching of other
Target group : learners of basic A2 level courses for work/ study/ leisure
mobility purposes; learners in need of flexibility
five Blended Learning basic A2 level courses with a strong cultural
component to be set up by teachers and language centres across Europe;
highly demonstrative dissemination events;
ALL - Autonomous Language Learning
(2006 – 2008)
Lingua 2 Project financed by the EC under the LLP
Partner countries: Spain, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey
to create materials at Level A2 for 4 LWULT languages: Bulgarian,
Lithuanian, Romanian and Turkish
to apply the Common European Framework to Level A2 where the
descriptors do not already exist;
to use online technologies in a blended learning course
to transfer the methodology of blended learning to other providers in
the four target language countries.
to create courses which are flexible for online activities, so that the
course can be updated and adapted to the needs of different users;
to develop learner autonomy
4 blended learning courses for: Romanian, Turkish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian
ELSTI - European Languages for Secretaries
(2008- 2010)
Leonardo da Vinci –Transfer of Innovation project financed by the EC under the LLP
Partner countries: Italy, Lithuania, UK, Romania
developing the communication skills ( linguistic + cultural) in four
languages: English, Italian, French and Spanish
Target group:
office staff (A2/ B1)
Results: (available on the online platform)
1. Business language courses (2 levels, 4 languages)
2. Training package aiming at facilitating personal development
3. Business culture modules (9 +1 European cultures)
4. Student motivation module
The Dinocrocs travel to the
Leonardo da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation project
financed by the EC under the LLP
How children learn to communicate effectively in a foreign language?
The foreign language is learned through the creation of a context in
which we speak, live and act exclusively in the new language: it is the
fantastic world of Hocus & Lotus.
With Hocus & Lotus the children engage in a variety of activities
characterized by love and emotional involvement and structured in such
a way that they respect the rhythm, time and skills of each and every one
of them, by going through the different stages of foreign language
acquisition process.
Partner countries:
Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Turkey
Target group:
Teacher-trainers (→ train other teachers)
Primary school children
support improvement of the quality and attractiveness of the BG, RO and TK
vocational systems of pre-school and primary school education
integrating the Innovative model for training the pre-school and primary school
trainers and teachers (‘The Adventures of Hocus and Lotus’) implemented in IT,
UK, DE, FR, ES into the BG, RO and TK national and sectoral training systems
A new teaching and training method (paper-based, CD-ROM, website)
Office InterActors (2009 -2010)
Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation project
Partners: Romania, Spain, Lithuania, France, Bulgaria, UK
communication in a foreign language (English + French, Spanish, Dutch,
Lithuanian, Bulgarian and/or Romanian
negotiation and team work (including for international cooperation)
ICT skills
knowledge and awareness of different office practices in other countries
Target group: office managers, secretaries
Focus on:
develop skills auxiliary to the work domain of the beneficiaries
encourage international awareness
create a flexible structure
site and customized moodle platform
analysis of needs
methodological harmonization
two rounds of courses
conference and project kit that would support blended teaching/ learning
EAT - Eating Abroad Together
(2007- 2009)
KA2 project financed by the EC under the LLP
Partner countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Netherlands ,the UK
to raise awareness on the importance of healthy eating
to improve the quality, attractiveness and accessibility of language learning by
developing and promoting methodologies that are innovative and fun
to share traditions and customs
Target group: children aged 7-12 (20 committed primary schools )
Researching healthy eating
Keeping food diaries
Making presentations on
family habits
Writing letters
Writing recipes
Involving the family
Workshops in schools with the children
Online data bank with healthy eating
information collected by the children
LIS - Language and Integration
through Singing (2008 – 2010)
Grundtvig Learning Partnership
Producing, testing and evaluating teaching material for IT, RU and
RO explicitly using music
to develop innovative ICT-based content, techniques and practice
to transfer the methodological approach of the project
to strengthen the capacity for teacher training and development;
to improve quality and co-operation among organisations involved in adult
to raise cultural awareness
to promote integration of migrants
The Lingua 1 project was financed by the EC under the LLP
Partner countries:
UK, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria,
The VIVACE project promotes languages and language
learning to disadvantaged, marginalised and reluctant
groups, working in close collaboration with those agencies
and organisations which support them.
Target group:
disadvantaged, marginalised and reluctant groups
foreign languages sessions with members of the targeted
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