EOE, Biegenstr. 40, 35037 Marburg/Germany, phone: +49-(0)6421-6853314, fax: +49-(0)6421-6853322, e-mail: email@example.com website: www.eoe-network.org
European conference 2003 in Poland
5th European Conference 2003 in Poland
Sharing Diversity and Building up Networks
With financial support from the European Union EOE organises its 5th European conference from 4-8 October 2003 in Czarnocin / Poland.
aims of the conference are to
The conference wants to attract 50-60 youth and social workers with interest in European exchange and networking particularly from East European countries. A provisional programme has been set up including keynotes, introductory sessions, workshops discussing best-practices, open space session and practical activities.
The conference will be granted by the Programme "Youth" of the European Commission, so that conference fees, travel costs and accommodation may be kept as low as possible.
For further details, please contact Carla Sack firstname.lastname@example.org
Breaking Barriers 2003 - Accessible European adventures
From September, 24th - October, 1st 2003 Churchtown Activity Centre in Cornwall / England organises a European meeting for social workers and youngsters with disabilities from 5 different European countries (England, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia). Approximately 65 participants, including 50 youngsters, are expected for this Expedition which is funded by the European Commission.
Idea of this meeting is to expand the existing collaboration between youth care organisations in the field and to build up a European network "Adventure based pedagogy and disability". As a first step participants will get to know and approve methods of outdoor education and adventure-based activities for people with disabilities and enhance the European exchange e.g. concerning cultural and professional aspects.
The one-week-programme includes the following points:
getting to know the participants and the specific national ways of living
of people with disabilities in different European countries
For more information you may contact David Owens from Churchtown email@example.com
Youth care organisations from 4 different countries (England, Germany, Poland and Portugal) have submitted an application within the EU-Programme "Youth" for a 3-year Large Scale project. The project proposal has been short-listed by the European Commission and the partners expect their contract within the next weeks.
aims of this network are
year it is planned to realise two meetings with experts in the field as
well as one youth exchange with young handicapped people. A European congress
will be organised and present the results of scientific research and work
among other subjects. Furthermore a user`s guide will be produced including
all relevant European organisations working in the field of "Programmes
for handicapped people with methods of outdoor education". It is
also an aim to develop a concept for a European certified two-years course
in "Outdoor education with handicapped young people".
For further information you may contact Carla Sack firstname.lastname@example.org.
This network links up Universities and youth care organisations from 13 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden). By co-ordination of Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College they have developped a Large Scale Project proposal which has been accepted by the European Commission.
Aim of the project is to bring together experts in the field of social development and change in order to create a non-formal educational framework which constitutes the main element of a European Training Centre of Excellence.
is planned to
For more details please contact Dorin Festeu email@example.com
As a result of a successful co-operation between Universities and schools from Czech Republic, Germany, Scotland and Sweden in the last few years, this network has extended its partnerships and activities in order to disseminate outcomes and products. Now, partners from Denmark, Latvia, Poland and England support the new application to the EU within the Socrates / Comenius Programme for a 2-year project. EOE has agreed to partner the project and will be reponsible for dissemination and transfer of results.
aims of this project are to increase the awareness of sustainable environment
through deepening the contacts with decision makers, interdisciplinary
learning and teaching in an extended classroom and practicing individual
and lifelong learning. The Network will serve as a platform for research
and analysis of the present situation about Outdoor Environmental Education
The COMPASS network unites representatives of Universities from Brasov/Romania, Oslo/Norway, Marburg/Germany, Ambleside/UK, Buckinghamshire /UK, Olomouc/Czech Republic.
Overall goals of this network are to discuss different approaches to the Outdoors, to create a European module in the field of outdoor adventure education and experiential learning and to bring the students abroad.
From February, 22nd-24th 2003 the second meeting of the COMPASS network took place in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The meeting carried out clarifications in organisational and content aspects.
The six partner institutions have signed the agreements (international contract) so that the future co-operation has been set on a legal basis. Furthermore, the application for a Intensive Program (IP) and a Curriculum Development (CD) has been submitted in time by the Marburg University. The final decision is expected in May 2003. Some universities could already initiate bilateral exchanges which shows that the Compass Structure is already used in the intended European-collaborative sense. A time schedule has been established for 2003 / 2004 including several CD and IP meetings in the partner countries.
In Olomouc, three lectures were given concerning themes such as: "The Czech experience in outdoor education", "Hero`s journey" and "Conditions and possibilities of nature experience". These lectures caused intensive discussions in which different understandings and mental traditions came to light. Fundamental consideration in the forum have been promoted and a common basis and reference points have been created.
For further information you may contact Martin Lindner from Marburg University firstname.lastname@example.org .
new board has been elected during the Annual General Meeting 2002 in Czarnocin,
EOE members have unanimously accepted the change of the constitution. §7 (3) reads now as follows: "The members of the executive committee are elected by the general meeting for a period of two years. Members of the executive committee should normally only be re-elected twice. The chairperson, the treasurer and the vice-chairman are elected by the members of the executive committee."
Last board meeting has taken place from 3rd - 6th June in Ambleside, England. The board has mainly prepared and organised the planned conferences in 2003 and 2004.
Annual General Meeting 1998 in Edinburgh decided, not to take any membership
fees, but to ask members for a donation. As the Institute does not have
a regular financial support the money is needed to cover the costs of
administrative work (Newsletter, postage, office supplies, Internet charge...).
The following was suggested:
send the money cash or as an eurocheque by post to the address of the
Institute in Marburg. A receipt can be handed out. You may also transfer
the money to the following bank account:
Outdoor Education Research Conference
education often claims to foster relationships with self, others and the
natural environment. But there are also disconnections; perhaps between
outdoor experiences and everyday lives, home and remote settings, or between
theory and practice. How can research contribute to understanding the
tensions between such connections and disconnections?
Search for partners
am looking for partners for outdoor experiential learning projects (friluftsliv)
in Scandinavia (because Scandinavia has special and especially appropriate
natural resources) for adults with learning disabilities.
is important to create a mutual platform for contents, goals and methods
that considers individual, regional and / or national distinctions and
differences and, at the same time, respects the Standard Rules of the
United Nations. In this way aspects of European integration become accessible
and individual development (empowerment) is made possible.
really regret the death of Pawel Jedrzejczyk who has lost his life on
1st January 2003 due to a tragic accident.