LTT Stara Zagora (BG), 7th – 11th March 2022
LTT – BULGARIA. From 6 to 11 March was held in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, the first LTT under the Project MARS – Methodological Approach for Real Social Effects in Adult Education, with the participation of members of all partners involved. The
During the first LTT, all partners were involved in several workshops and brain storming moments aimed at confrontation, reflection and management of emotions in times of crisis, resulting in the resolution of problems. Participants worked together and synergistically on socialization and cooperation activities aimed at conflict management and resolution, perception, management of emotions in conflict situations, to the management and resolution of problems in difficult situations. Particular attention was paid to the importance of mutual collaboration and the importance of creating healthy environments in which we can work together to solve problems.
All the participants were involved, day by day, in heterogeneous activities, such as the creation of a story through digital tools, improvisation theater in situations of crisis and/or conflict, the use of drawing, as a tool and non-verbal language useful for expressing emotions difficult to get out with words. Through all these work team, participants have acquired skills and soft skills that can be replicated and improved in the future. Finally, the members of the partner associations were involved in brainstorming activities aimed at creating the training modules and the learning platform provided by the project.
What emerged from each work team and from the opinions expressed by the participants is that it is necessary to give more importance and value to the emotions of one’s own and others, in order to face difficulties or crisis/conflict. Observing the behavior of individuals and listening to their opinions is crucial to build healthy, proactive and collaborative environments. In addition, the activities allowed participants to understand that failure is not the end of something, but that from it you can always draw the good and start again, as best you can.
LTT Vilnius (LT), 7th – 11th Nov 2022
LTT – LITHUANIA. From 7 to 11 November, the second LTT Meeting of the MARS – Methodological Approach for Real Social Effects in Adult Education project was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, with the participation of the staff of all partners involved.
During the meeting, the partners presented and discussed issues concerning the management of anxiety and emotions in crisis and risk situations, alternating theory with group work, followed by a final discussion.
In addition, the partners worked together on one of the project’s outputs, namely the training modules created by the English partner Loughborough University, which were translated into each partner’s mother tongue to ensure easier and more immediate understanding and dissemination.
LTTThis LTT also provided important points of reflection and allowed the partners to meet once again and discuss the state of the art of the project and the progress expected.