Our aim is to raise awareness about the importance of reading aloud among parents in all four Visegrad countries. We want to promote reading aloud through campaigns among parents and among stakeholders (schools, libraries, family centres etc.). In the project we will organize and promote the week of reading which will focus on children’s literature in Visegrad countries. In the first week of June 2018 there events will be organized in all four participating countries such as days of reading, intergenerational activities, encounters with writers or little workshops for children and parents. These activities will create a base for an international network focused on the issue of reading aloud, which will be used in future activities.
Fundacja ABCXXI Cała Polska czyta dzieciom www.calapolskaczytadzieciom.pl
Magyar Olvasástársaság www.hunra.hu
The project, "Every Czech Reads to Kids" and Lifelong Learning Programme GRUNDTVIG
The collaboration of nine partners from eight different countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Spain) will draw experience from different types of volunteer services, some with longer traditions, others with less.
Szépművészeti Múzeum / Museum of Fine Arts, Budapešť, HUNGARY
Senioruniversitetet i Sveio, Sveio, NORWAY
Instituto Galego de Consumo, Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
Antalya Memurlar Dernegi, Antalya, TURKEY
Proacademy, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA
National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, Dublin, IRELAND
Stowarzyszenie Centrum Wolontariatu, Varšava, POLAND
The Learning Partnership aims to combine these various cultural approaches in a constructive and mutually rewarding way. Examining various practices in different cultures will help to introduce good practices that are ready to be used from west to east and north to south. SERVE will also aim to eliminate excuses for maintaining quality differences in European services.
The Learning Partnership will prove that setting up a volunteer service, or improving an existent one, is more dependent on commitment and international outlook than on money. International exchanges are necessary to adopt what is best “in the market.” Therefore, a special emphasis will be placed on showing how important it is to be willing to exchange ideas and engage in a cross cultural learning process.
Each partner has agreed to build a new volunteer service or to further develop an existent one. While doing so the partners will give a verbal and written account of their day-to-day experiences. Since the main goal of the Learning Partnership is to increase awareness of the versatility of volunteer services, as well as to help enhance the quality of volunteer management in general, each partner’s account of their own experiences will be essential for the final product which will be a written book in pdf format consisting of 8-9 chapters. In order to balance out the tasks between partners, each partner will take charge of writing and editing one chapter. In order to do so, he/she will assemble relevant pieces of information from the consortium members as well as from outside sources. The partnership will decide on the specific chapter topics at the first Learning Partnership meeting in the coordinator’s country. The platform for exchanging experiences and the organization of the written accounts will be provided by each partner while hosting a meeting in her/his respective institution.