Berlin 2013

Statue in Wedding. A memorial to Eurovision.

Statue in Wedding. A memorial to Eurovision.

2013 10 04-06
Coordinational meeting organised by Zeitpfteil.
How it was – hour by hour.

Friday 4 October
15:30 -18:30 Knowing a method
The meeting began with a short study visit in the center of Berlin guided by Christian Ernst from Zeitpfeil. The goal was to reflect on the museum-lisation of the city of Berlin. Christian showed us how Berlin is turned to a “museum” of the cold war and the post-war Europe history. We visited the “Tränenpalace” in Friedrichstrasse and then we walked from Brandenburg Tor till Potsdamer Platz. The visit focused on open exhibitions concerning the modern history of Berlin/ Germany/ Europe in Underground stations (Brandenburg Tor, Friedrichstrasse) and on monuments (Potsdamer Platz). We also stopped and reflected on the uses and meaning(s) of the holocausts memorials for the Jewinsh and the homosexuals.
This visit was an example of the study-visits that Zeitfpfeil organises for schools in the context of civic and intercultural education. The approach of the visit was also based on the priorities of civic education in Germany.

Saturday 5 October
10:00-12.00 Knowing each other
The first part of the meeting focused on learning each other. We presented ourselves with a playful method. Then after we prepared flip charts with a short description of our organisations/ our role in the organisation and its activities, which we presented to the others.

Veronique, Chantal, Amandio and Ana listens to Pierre's presentation.

Veronique, Chantal, Amandio and Ana listens to Pierre’s presentation.

Pierre Pirlot present about his organisation

Pierre Pirlot present about his organisation

Coffee break

Coffee break



12:30-13:00 Expectations from the partnership
All of us wrote our expectation as learners and as representatives of an organisation and we shared it on group. We tried roughly to classify them. The main directions/themes were:
– Learn about new tools, methods and projects and exchange
– Develop local projects and exchange on their basis

Partners exprectation collage

Partners exprectation collage

Certain questions aroused concerning the way of work of the partnership:
– Are we going to develop one “project” and then try to implement it at each local context?
– Are we going to develop each one a different project based on specific local needs and interests and then try to see our similarities in order to reach to a common result?
– How deep do we want to go and how far can we go in the understanding of our way of work and the range of our activities in this field, including challenges, difficulties and particularities of its context/project/method?

Planning is a colourful thing

Planning is a colourful thing

14.30-15:30 Presentation of the program GRUNDTVIG
Tita Kaisari had prepared a short presentation about Grundtvig program and some important points for a good implementation of learning partnership project. The issues of the budget and the role of the coordinator were discussed.

Tita at her coordinators role. :)

Tita at her coordinators role. 🙂

15:30-17:00 Planning session
We tried to clarify what is to be done based on the application and what are our tasks.

The following points were discussed and decided:

Website: The website will have as aims the documentation, the dissemination and the promotion of the exchange between the partners. It will have as a concept “the history of our partnership”. However it is important that it will be addressed to the public and not only to the ones involved in the partnership. “Laimikis lt” will take care of the website and will present a precise concept, including themes, logo, articles etc. to our next meeting.

Training: One goal of the partnership to develop a training for adults learners in order to promote the use of the ethnographic methods in civic and (inter) cultural education. However the first step to be done is to analyse and know more about our local projects and our approaches.
A pilot training will be held in Belgium November 2014. However that must be finalised in the next meetings.

Study Cases: It is an important part of the training to have some study cases. The study cases could be our local projects or other projects from our local contexts/work. It was agreed that we would work in the context of the partnership with a specific project/ cases. However we have to find a way to share over a number of other cases/ methods/ tools etc. In the next meeting a number of cases must be presented. The organisers/ moderators of the first meeting (France and Germany) will have to propose methods in order to answer to both of these needs.

Local Projects: Each partner will develop a project in the context of the partnership. The projects will be characterised by creativity, novelty and they will enhance experimentation. In the first meeting we will have to present “how we did the project or how we want to do it” to the others.

Publication: The results of the partnership will be presented in a publication. Parts of its contexts will be the “document with common notions” and the study cases.

Text by Tita Kaisari-Ernst (GER),
Photos by Julius Narkūnas (LT):
Minutes from the meeting: [GR-Inside Views Kick-off Meeting Minutes – Download]

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