Monday, November 11, 2013

5 European Quality Labels

This is the list of the 1131 schools awarded the European Quality Label in 2013.

Congratulations for our own European Quality Labels:

For Germany
for Spain
for Greece
for Cyprus
for Italy (Nettuno)

The Greek school received the following text with its european quality label on October 29th. Also similar texts have been sent by the eTwinning Team to the schools in Spain and Germany:

"Αγαπητή/έ Katerina FYSSAKI, Συγχαρητήρια! Το σχολείο σας βραβεύθηκε με την Ευρωπαϊκή Ετικέτα Ποιότητας για την τελειότητα της εργασίας σας στο έργο eTwinning "Human Rights in Europe between Ideal and Reality - Rights and Challenge for Students in the 21st Century by means of Poetry, Arts and Music". Αυτό σημαίνει πως η εργασία σας, η εργασία των μαθητών και του σχολείου σας έχει αναγνωριστεί στο υψηλότερο Ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο. Σαν αποτέλεσμα, θα λάβετε ένα πιστοποιητικό το οποίο μπορείτε να επισυνάψετε στην ιστοσελίδα σας και να το εκθέσετε σε μία περίοπτη θέση στο σχολείο σας. Επίσης, το έργο σας θα εμφανιστεί σε έναν ειδικό χώρο της Ευρωπαϊκής Διαδικτυακής Πύλης στο www.etwinning.netΓια μία ακόμη φορά, συγχαρητήρια για αυτό το μοναδικό επίτευγμα και ελπίζω να συναντηθούμε σε κάποια από τις εκδηλώσεις eTwinning κατά τη διάρκεια του έτους. 
Με τους καλύτερους χαιρετισμούς μου 
eTwinning Team english:

Dear Ms.......................,

Congratulations! Your school was awarded the European Quality Label for the perfection of your work in the project eTwinning "Human Rights in Europe between Ideal and Reality - Rights and Challenge for Students in the 21st Century by means of Poetry, Arts and Music". This means that your work is the work of students and your school has been recognized at the highest European level.

As a result, you will receive a certificate that you can attach to your site and expose it in a prominent place in your school. Also, the project will appear in a special area of the European Portal at

Once again, congratulations on this unique achievement and we hope to meet you during an eTwinning event during the year.

With best greetings
eTwinning Team"

Afterwards, Katerina Fyssaki wrote on Facebook group:

The european quality label is now a reality! I know, I am becoming, again and again, so importune and tedious. But without you, dear colleagues, dear pupils, we, the five schools from Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy and Cyprus, we would not have anything. No prize, no award, no experience, no nice collaboration! I thank you, you and your students, because we worked together so beautifully for two years. I miss you all!
Carmen Flores added:
Carmen Flores
Carmen Flores29 Οκτωβρίου 10:52 μ.μ.
Great news for all of us!!! We've got the same in Spanish ;-)

Anna Curto Naffissi
Anna Curto Naffissi7 Νοεμβρίου 12:17 μ.μ.
The coordinating German school has also been rewarded for the work at the common project. As Katerina underlined this is the result of a wonderful and fruitful cooperation among nine countries. Thank you to everybody, teachers and students, who made all this possible.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The anthem for Human Rights in Europe project

Video from the final perfomance in Karben meeting, April 2013
Hymn's music composer: prof. Max Quattrini (Nettuno Team)
Lyrics: Students from all partners schools

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

We won the first prize!

In June 2013 Galiani Institute participated to an intercultural competition in our region "Gli altri siamo noi" with photos about HR made during our Comenius Project.
We won the first prize!

Violence against women

Students of 4B Iter realized a spot about violence agaist women.

Some extra outcomes on EST

Cypriot Team - Exhibition "on Camera" in Poraj - ART.22–RIGHT TO SOCIAL SECURITY-Cyprus

Czech Republic Team - Exhibition "on Camera" in Poraj - ART.3–RIGHT TO LIFE




German Team -  ΤΗΕ ΑΝΤΗΕΜ

German Team -  DON'T GIVE UP

Comenius Social project: Posa't en acció! (Get busy)

Comenius students were asked to produce a social project to improve our surroundings and our local community as part of their work in the common project. As a result, two projects were chosen and implemented.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

5 eTwinning Quality Labels

This is the 5th eTwinning quality label for Ms Vivian Toffi Choratidou and the Upper Secondary School in Agia Fylaxi, Limassol, Cyprus, which is awarded to our project "Human Rights in Europe":

Just now (23/10/2013) our project won the 4th eTwinning Quality label through our colleague  Mr Max Quattrini from ITIS "Luigi Trafelli" in Nettuno/Italy.
Congratulations to all in Nettuno Team, teachers and students.

It's nice!!! Τhe quality of our project is already recognised  3 times...

After the German and the Spanish school now the Greek one and Ms Katerina Fyssaki have been awarded for our project "Human Rights in Europe" with the Etwinning Quality Label by the Greek Support Service. 

This award is encouraging and motivating our teachers and pupils. Congratulations to all schools.

The second award was for the Spanish school and the teacher Carmen Flores.
The first award came for the German school and the teacher of English language Ms Anna Curto Naffissi, one of the co-ordinators of the Comenius project.

Final Report Form - Project description (E1)

The main objective of this project was to make students aware of being part of a historically grown community that shares a common system of values based on freedom and equality. As these rights have unfortunately often been violated, there is the necessity for all the members of this community to respect and defend them if they want to become constructively critical European citizens. Our students have dealt with this topic by the means of Poetry, Arts and Music. The project was created by 9 schools from Czech Republic, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Spain. The teachers, Anna Curto and Holger Schmidt from Karben/Germany, had the responsibility of the coordination of the whole project.

Early in the first year a blog was created by the Greek team and it proved to be an important tool for the dissemination of our common work. As part of the project the team from the Italian partner of Nettuno composed a kind of "Human Rights hymn" and more verses were added to it by the students from the other partner countries. In addition to the common hymn the song "Don't give up" on human rights was created by the German partner. Both songs were sung by an international student choir in a concert during our end-of- year meeting in Chieti/Italy in May 2012.

Additionally, during the first year the partners worked for the production of logos, Power Point presentations on the evolution of Human Right in partner’s countries, poems and drama scenes, all based on the topic "Human Rights" and presented during the meetings.

During the second year of the partnership all members involved worked on a) photographs for a competition in Poland, b) drama scenes for the meeting in France and c) the final musical “A Flower to the Enemy” which was composed by the Nettuno team, translated in English by the Greek team and was presented in Germany.

All the activities carried out during the 2 years of the project implied a lot of coordination work from all partner schools, intensive rehearsals during the meetings but were at the same time an excellent opportunity for the creation of strong bonds of friendship between all the people involved.

Moreover, the students had the chance to participate in various workshops, discussions and excursions based on various aspects of Human Rights violations: racial discrimination, homophobia and sexism to mention a few. Thanks to the participation in the project all teachers and pupils alike had the chance to reflect on the subject of Human Rights, to express themselves through various forms of art but also to learn to use new forms of technology. Most of the products of the project have been uploaded on our blog at The progress of the project was constantly evaluated through questionnaires for students and teachers separately, created by the Spanish team and all the relevant reports may be seen on the blog as well.

European Shared Treasure - Project description

The European project partners see Europe as a historically grown community that shares a common system of values, regarding freedom and equality for all human beings as its essential principles. We want to make our students aware of these cultural similarities but also of the fact that these high values are often violated so that there is a necessity for every single member of this community to take responsibility and to protect them in our daily lives.

This means that these rights also come along with certain duties and requirements like integration efforts, respect and tolerance instead of exclusion or intolerance.
We are convinced that especially the current threat of international terrorism which spreads not only fear but also xenophobia and generalizing prejudice must not put the liberal basis of Europe at risk.

So the project's aim is not only to make the educative community aware of the importance of human rights by using music, language and arts, but also to respect and defend those rights so as to become constructively critical European citizens.

Our purpose is furthermore to use creative means together with ICT skills to improve the target language and to develop solidarity and cooperation between students from the EU. The topic chosen will be Freedom, Equality and Human Rights so as to raise the students' awareness of these issues and develop their ability to deal with integration  within the EU.

Not only language helps bridging the gap to understanding and cooperation but also music and art as non-verbal means of communication play an important part in our project. Applied in lyrics, poems, songs, videos or drawings the aesthetic dimension will help to see beyond the pure communicational purpose.

Results list

Videos by Nettuno Team

Wednesday, September 18, 2013