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Engaging the youth of today to protect the climate of tomorrow



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TPM, Viseu, October 2017 First transnational project meeting was held between 21st and 26th October 2017 in Viseu, Portugal by presences of generally 4 representatives from each partner school, in total 19 teachers. From MFL From CEMK From MTRAL From ITIS From ESEN


: Ertan DEREN, Salih Gökhan İREZ, Ufuk CAN : Diana TOADER, Marilena GAUCAN, Gina NICULITOV, Alis LUPU : Ayhan BACAK, Emin TEK, Mesrure ESEN, Recai DEMIR : Marilena ATZEI, Daniela PUDDU, Andrea FAEDDA, Paolo SANNA : Fernando LIMA, Vitor COSTA, Antero PEIXEIRO, Jose ROSA


General introduction of the project teams and partner schools, cities, regions and their environmental and eco touristic characteristics were presented.


Activities to promote ecotourism and to create awareness about environment were discussed.


Learning teaching training mobility dates were planned and students’ selection criteria were decided.


Dissemination platforms and activities were organised.

Viseu, Portugal We are a happy city, considered by many to be the best city to live in, always ready to receive those who live and visit this city in the heart of Portugal. We cannot present Viseu as a single attribute destination. What sets us apart is the mix of a complete offering that breathes identity and authenticity. You can know our heritage and history with mysteries such as Cava de Viriato, you can stroll through our gardens and parks, know and enjoy our Historical Center, come across an urban attitude with brands such as street art and schedule special visits at events. that mark Viseu's cultural and creative agenda throughout the year. Our region is also known for the DĂŁo wine

and gastronomy. The quality of life that characterizes our city is contagious to those who visit us. You will feel at home!


Foc ani, Romania

Vrancea has a picturesque landscape, in which are protected natural monuments of a special beauty: the Natural Park Putna Vrancea, Putna Waterfalls, the Natural Reservation Tisita Gorges, the Alive Fire from Andreiasu de Jos, Caldarile Zabalei, Mișina Waterfalls from Nistorești, the Black Lake from Naruja Gorges, the PinePit from Tulnici, Goru Mountain. Vrancea has a remarkably varied relief, with a balanced representation of all the relief forms and a county specificity given by the existence of a high between hills depression, well irrigated by Putna River basin and its affluents. The pastoral Vrancea is even nowadays the owner of the traditional crafts: sheep breeding, smoked cheese, wood carving (small cooperage, the cheese patterns, trinities, household objects), pottery, weave ring the cloth, the fabrics, the towels and manufacturing (sewing, embroidering) the traditional outfit from Vrancea, the creators of traditional instruments (whistle, pipe, bagpipe, horn, ocarina) from Nereju, Nistoreşti, Spulber and the authentic traditional masks from Nereju, Năruja, Vintileasca, the artistic manufacturing of osier and rush at Suraia.

a seat in the lodge of the Municipal Theatre “Mr. Gh. Pastia”, at the Popular Athenaeum “Mr. Gh. Pastia” or at the Folklore Group “Tara Vrancei”, in order to watch a theater show, a symphonic concert or a folkloric show, for completing the cultural and historic image of nowadays Vrancea. The beauty and uniqueness of the landscapes from Vrancea County is noticed through the fact that it has a variety of relief forms that is good for different touristic activities: the plain area – Siret Valley, with some parts of meadows that preserves a natural habitat well conserved, good for a diverse and attractive fauna for the wild birds’ lovers; The area of external hills is characterized by extended areas and noble and famous vineyards, the tourists being invited to visit the wine cellars from Panciu and Osobesti; The area of the eastern high hills still has areas of secular forests, relatively well preserved (Dalhauti Forest) and offer an attractive background attractive for the viticulture area, as well as for the internal depressions; The depressions between hills (transversal or along Susita, Putna and Milcov valleys, as well as at the water basin between Milcov and Raman basin) include the touristic areas with the highest potential from the entire county and are developed on the river beds, offering a multitude of picturesque observation points, that need to be improved;

You will find many times the authentic traditional outfit from Vrancea, sober or vividly coloured, depending on the age, discretely inwrought, but with great effect, worn with pride and elegant by the locals, illustrating convincingly the cultural and ethnographic The county’s mountain area is characterized continuity and unity of our people. by an abundant afforestation, certain geograVrancea County is famous for the wine mak- phers characterizing these areas as being the ing and because it has excellent autochtho- densest mountain forests from Romania. The nous varieties, reunited in a row of famous mountains are unfolding on floors, offering a vineyards and wine cellars: Coteşti, Jariştea, picturesque amphitheatre well observable Odobeşti and Panciu, with its famous spar- from the most points of the depressions from kling wine, which are located on “Vrancea’s between hills – probably the most attractive observation point being situated on the road Vineyards Route”. that connects Lepsa to Soveja. The area’s The citizens from Vrancea know how to work, natural landscape is outlined by Vrancea but also they know how to enjoy in the days of Mountains, with an average height of 1.500 celebration, the best opportunity being the m, although the highest peak is Goru (1.785 vineyards harvesting. Every year in October m), Lacauti Peak with its meteorological stathe people from Vrancea are welcoming their tion is the best known and the most visited. guests at the International Festival of Wines and Vineyards “Bacchus”, the most important The Natural Park Putna Vrancea comprises event of this type from România, a good op- 41,32% from the County’s mountain surface, portunity for tasting a glass of wine from having an area of 38.204 ha. This park is characterized by the presence of some exVrancea’s special wines. tremely compact forestry habitats, inaccessiArriving in Focşani municipality, you can book ble, ideal for the big carnivores, being the


second areal from the country in density of big carnivores (wolf, lynx, and bear). The increased biodiversity can offer to the hunting passionate a rich hunting fund. It is to be noticed also the air’s high quality, which is added to the county’s natural specificity, leading to the appearance of certain areas with an increased therapeutical quality, such as the well-known area Soveja. Valuable cultural heritage: Heroes’ mausoleums and old wooden churches Vrancea County is distinguished by a number of patrimony buildings, monuments, museums and vestiges. A distinctive feature for our county are wooden churches, among the few original values of the Vrancea County. At present, there are 40 wooden churches in Vrancea, of which 18 were listed on the Historical Monuments List and 21 of them are registered at the Romanian Cultural History Institute. The hundred centuries old churches hide the treasures of the postBrancovan Romanian art: sculpted interior walls, open porches, open bell towers on the top.


TPM, Focsani, November 2018 Second transnational project meeting was held between 5th and 9th November 2018 in Focsani, Romania by attendances of generally 4 representatives from each partner school, in total 21 teachers. From MFL:


From CEMK: Gabriela BOCSOCK, Diana TOADER, Marilena GAUCAN, Gina NICULITOV, Catalina LUPU

From MTRAL: Ayhan BACAK, Emin TEK, Mesrure ESEN, Recai DEMIR


From ITIS:

Marilena ATZEI, Valeria ANEDDA, Silvia PILUDU, Vittorio STRAZZERI

From ESEN:

Fernando LIMA, Alexandra CABRAL, Antonio BENTO, Jose Paulo LEAO


Pre-tests and while-tests were evaluated.


Activities done by partner schools were evaluated. Each school presented what they had done so far.


Activities to promote ecotourism and to create awareness about environment were discussed and planned.


Date, accommodation, caterings and transportation issues of Italy and Portugal learning teaching training activities were discussed and decided.


On-going dissemination activities were evaluated.

C1, Mu la May 2018 Eco commite work on the studies, a town decided to be visited in coverage of Natural wonders Eco-tourism, named Akyaka . With the concern of eco tourism it is expected to inspire both locals and participants by trying to let them aware the diasadvatages or destroying effects of mass tourism which will give long term destruction to the environment. A very nice route is Dalyan for ecotourism based nature tourism and to make this route more attractive is achieved with a more effective and protective presentation. Established as a town on the edge of the Calbis Stream, which flows from Iztuzu Beach it was born in Köyceğiz Lake. *Dalyan is called the canal, surrounded by reeds, on the shores of the labyrinth, in front of thousands of years old Kaunos ancient tombs are located in the royal tombs. Iztuzu Beach which is a nest of Caretta Caretta turtles has been chosen as the best open air Therefore our Project on the theme of ecotourism first takes place in Akyaka accepted as ‘’Cittaslow’’which is a real paradise on the Gokova Gulf . A boat trip to be held on the Azmak River will offer a good chance for each pupil to discover both the surroundings and the fluxional water levels about the temperature of the river by realising the endemic species of the area.This short trip helps to spread the idea of preserving these specific natural abundance further among the citizens of our cities and municipalities. By the way it is avaliable to have a daily excursion to the forest ,in campings sites , litlle bodies of a stil water , little bays of Gokova Gulf. This EcoTheme covers Natural Eco- , Eco-camping , Eco-trekking Hiking - Boat and Daily excursions.


tonikeia, known as the city of immortal love and gladiators, is located within the borders of Eskihisar Village, 7 km west of Mugla Province.All the participants will be formed in groups with the pupose of exploring the rare places where the structure and urban texture can be seen together in Stratonikeia dating back to Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, Roman Empire, Byzantine, Beyliks, Ottoman and Turkish Republic periods. Then there was Bozüyük village to be A 45 minutes boat trip will be arranged in this canal .During this trip ecotouristic areas will be recognised with the identification of thousands of years old Kaunos ancient tombs which are located in the royal tombs. Photos will be taken after to be used for the art gallery by a workshop , all participants will bring their photos to join the gallery. Having the awareness of one of the last breeding grounds of Caretta Caretta sea turtles facing the danger of extinction is Dalyan's Iztuzu Beach will enable all the

seen as both fort he tranquility in the village center and the old houses and museum .Later on the way back , Ormancı Türküsü Evi was the next stop to see a sad story becomes a legend and a touristic destination. The last day was for the Menteşe city center with all the beauties of the ancient times’ and today’s world go together in a harmony. Traditional handcraftery such as weawing scarfs , clothes , shirts , rugs and so on, traditional Muğla houses and chimneys , Arasta the old bazaar are the unique and peerless reminders of the past to our quests.

participants to have the sensibility and consciousness of protecting these endangered creatures.Also they will find an opportunity to make some scientific researches about their sex varies according to the temperature: such as at high temperature (32 degrees) the female is at low temperature (26 degrees) via official permission obtained from the authorities. *The last stop defined as is Stra-


C2, Cagliari, March 2019 Activities: Meeting at “ITIS Scano”, Monserrato, tour of the school. Traditional Lunch at the Church Hall. Meeting the Mayor’s representative.

Folk music and dance.

(Marina, Stampace, Villanova) Reasons and effects:

The activities we chose were those we Evening masked party and activities of thought to be more suitable to focus on students’ groups. students’ language performances and at Trip to the archaelogical well of Santa the same time helped maintain their Cristina and the nearby village ( studen- attention on environmental issues. ts’ activities). The idea was mixing them together in different nationalities teams to pursue Visit to Nuraghe Losa. an objective and achieve their goal collaBike ride to the natural area of Molentarborating. gius, pink flamingos, nuragic beach and Poetto beach. Students’ activities on the All students enjoyed them and, even though at different levels, were deeply beach. involved. The activities succeded in Visit to the Town Hall and meeting with creating a relaxed but at the same time the Mayor’s representative. highly motivating atmosphere so that Visit to the historical quarter nobody felt excluded and each student’s “Castello” (palazzo Viceregio, Cathedral, contribution was appreciated. Public gardens etc.). Ecotourism potentiality of Cagliari and its Tour of “Castello”: The Elephant’s Gate, hinterland Ghetto of the Jews, Saint Pancras To- Cagliari and its hinterland covers a large wer . metropolitan area. Free participation to the Carnival para- Many zones (namely the historical disde . Free tour of the historical quarters trict and the waterfront) can be visited on foot because they are pedestrian areas. In case you need to move by car, carsharing is possible and electric public transportation has been boosted up. The previous city administration has built cycle paths that intersect and surround the city so that it is 10

possible to move all around it and even reach the Poetto beach and the Molentargius natural reserve in an ecofriendly way. Since the worst environmental issue for Cagliari is the daily commuters’ traffic and the related pollution, people coming from the nearby villages are encouraged to take the trains connecting them to the city centre. Moreover, not far from the city agritourism can be found. These farms promote their own agricoltural products while providing accommodations for people who want to get in touch with the real Sardinian flavour. The Villasimius protected marine area was created to protect an incredibile variety of wildlife and marine flora. In its waters fishing can be practiced only under the Marine Authority authorization. Many ecofriendly activities can be practiced but offenders are severely punished. Mountain bikes paths are developing to encourage people to know some more about the inland traditions and landscapes. Last but not least, the mountains in the centre of Sardinia are popular among people who want to enjoy freeclimbing.


in a hotel in our city, as well as students who, in the spirit of the ERASMUS+ project, were housed in nursing homes. colleagues. The reception of “It is within the heart of man that the partner schools took place at our the spectacle of nature exists; to school, with the welcome ceremony chaired by the Principal, José Rosa. see it you have to feel it.” During the afternoon, the group was Jean-Jacques Rousseau received at the Viseu City Council by

C3, Viseu May 2019

It was with this feeling that some students and teachers were left after seeing what tourism mobility is and having the opportunity to experience it in an ecological way. After wonderful travels, where we can see the way of life, the perpetuation of the history and culture of the people, the growing trend of the tourism sector and the ecological s e n s it iv it y of each of the countries involved in the project, T u r k e y (Mugla), Romania (Focsani) and Italy (Sardinia). It was up to Viseu and ESEN in particular to host our European friends. The Portuguese people are known for being warm and friendly, and that's what we found on the spot. From May 6th to 12th, the students involved in the project worked incessantly so that their colleagues were well received in the Portuguese good way! Of course all the work involved did not start on May the 6th. A few months in advance, it began to define routes and places to visit, socializing with families, staying for teachers


President Almeida Henriques and Councilwoman Cristina Brasete. After this ceremony, a guided tour to the city began, under the theme “after times, a locality”, conceived and promoted by students of the Technical Professional Course in Environmental and Rural Tourism. During the group's stay, each day of the week had a theme, according to the visits and the intended objectives of the day. On “Museum Day”, with a guided tour of the Casa da Ribeira with an olive oil workshop, a “Rock of the Third Age” show and a guided tour of the Grão Vasco Museum and Sacred Art Museum. This provided knowledge of the culture and history of our city, as well as caring for the present and future with ecological tourism mobility.

In the “Healthy Day”, dedicated to nature. We took a walk on the Paiva walkways, a pedestrian trail on the left bank of the Paiva River, awarded “Best European Tourism Development Project” and “Best Adventure Tourism Attraction in the World 2018” by the World Travel Awards. We also visited the São Pedro do Sul Spa, the most frequented in the country, explored since the 19th century. I by the Romans. The week ended with the presentation of the work developed in the project and the “Arraial Beirão”, a conviviality that made it possible for students, parents and teachers to get closer. In this interaction we were all delighted with the performance of the Girafoles group. After the reception and the project “MobEco”, we got the feeling of accomplishment, accompanied by the certainty that we also managed to provide the sharing of knowledge, flavors and other aspects that affirm our territory throughout this world. A final word of thanks to the parents, staff, teachers and all those who collaborated voluntarily and selflessly, and to the school board, which created the conditions for the realization of this project.


Student’s testimonials Kübranur Alkılı:: “It was a gorgeous chance for me to have new friends from different countries. I really loved being in a cosy atmopshere in Viseu. I have learned a lot of things about Portugese culture and customs.I know that I have a family in Viseu. I am so happy. It was an incredible experience. For being in as a part of this lovely and peerless experience many thanks to MTRAL and Erasmus plus. ”

Arda Demir: “Portugal / Viseu mobility was a wonderful journey for me from the start to the end. We were chosen in my school after a series of competitionary exams. I was representing my country in Viseu , it was also a pleasure and pride for me. People were so nice, friendships were excellent although all of us from different countries. I will never forget this journey. Hugs to everyone. We miss you all.”


Roberta: “Thank you, Portugal, for your food, your history, your landscapes, but especially for your people. This was my first Erasmus experience but I don’t think anything can equal it because of the activities and the great individuals that I met from different parts of the world. Even though we’ve never met before, I found friends in all of them in just one week and I can’t say how thankful I am for that. Now, I can only hope to see them again, to spend some amazing moments together.”

Erasmus for me was a great experience during which I have met new people and I have discovered breathtaking landscapes, all of this in a very well organised project which has totally changed me. Beyond the beautiful places, the main thing that impressed me were the people, the teachers and the students I have met and with whom I have talked. I have lived unique moments with people that are my friends now, friends that I will never forget.


Defne Balıkoğlu: Attending Project mobility was beyond my expectations. I had never expected that I would have so much fun. Every second was amazing. I got many new friends. Many of them are my brothers and sisters. Besides having fun together, working together with companions from many different countries was a great experience. I felt a member of a huge family, caring and working for environment. Now I miss the days that we spend together and I am sure we will see again.

Funda Parlak: Mobility was a wonderful experience for me. Before flying to Portugal, I had some hesitations, especially about my host’s being younger than me. I had fear of what if we couldn’t get on well with. But at the moment I stepped out of the bus and when we hug each other, all my fears flew away. My host and her family were so lovely. Once I expressed my hesitations in Turkey to my teacher, Mr. Deren, he had told me that “Don’t afraid, Perhaps, it is a chance of having another sister”. He was absolutely right. Now I have a younger sister.

Selin Çınar: The welcome at the moment we arrived Cagliari is one the most memorable moment of my life and will be so forever. At that moment I felt that I had real friends who missed and loved us, I had great experience during my staying in Cagliari. I ate delicious pastas and pizzas. I saw well-protected architecture and city. Bike roads and flamingo protection areas were amazing. While we were working for the project, families support was amazing. They took care of us as we were their children. The way that they hug us, the way that they insist us on eating was full of love. I have noticed that we were four different nations, spoke four different languages, had four different customs, but we had the same values, the same sense of humour, the same problems and the same hopes about future. That’s what I noticed the most important. 16

Veronica Cocco: “This was a completely new experience for me, and I really enjoyed spending tyime with my host family, talking about our cultures and finding similarities between Italian and Portuguese people. I miss my new friends and the teachers, and want to thank them all for this amazing project .”

Christian Faggioli: “Erasmus trip in Portugal wasn’t my first Erasmus mobility and let me see another time old friends that I had met in Turkey and in Italy. It was a great experience because it let me know how Portugal culture is and Portuguese people too. It has been a great way to improve my English and meet new friends”


Ana D'Assenza: “I always loved to travel. I think meeting new people, cultures, mindsets and other ways of life is one of the best things we can do… So when I was suggested to participate, I immediately accepted! I know I was greeted by the family with whom I stayed in the best way! They helped me in everything what I needed and they treated me like a true member of their family! There were a lot of activities over the days we were there, all marked me in different ways… But the most, the friendships and ties I created. I find that despite the differences, In all countries there is a culture and an effective concerning the environment. From the cultural point of view, the displacement was extremely enriching. For me, the experience of those who participate in Erasmus goes far beyond what you think… The reality is different and it helps us immensely for our personal development and growing in the midst of a multicultural community. Knowing and living with other cultures and people, seeing other places, habits and even tasting new foods is the best experience there can be!”

Liliana Rodrigues: “I have been part of my school's Erasmus club since I learned of it. In this project I was fortunate to be selected for mobility, as well as the opportunity to receive other colleagues in my home. It is an indescribable experience! In addition to complement our curriculum an allows us to improve and develop skills and the to be aware of new cultures. I found that they are not that different from each other. It's amazing to find similarities in cultures thousands of kilometres away, from visiting typical places, historical monuments and tasting the local food. I note that despite the differences we have common ideals regarding the well-being and environmental concern, and we young people can make a difference for a better world. The development of my English was notorious while interacting with all the students and teachers of this project.”


The Impacts Of The Planned Activities, Dissemination, And The Feedback Based On Reports Done Before The Training events Menteşe Turgutreis Anadolu Lisesi Study On Ecological Tourism in Menteşe Muğla By Recai DEMİR – Emin TEK The Impacts Of The Planned Activities , Dissemination , And The Feedback Based On Reports Done Before The Training events Briefing Report For The Previous Year September 2017 – October 2018 Within the scope of the project which has been granted for the call of 2017 , with the key number 2017-1-TR01-KA219-045967 project MobEco, as the occurrence and being the core of the project that has been mentioned in the application form, that is to determine the statement of the ecotouristic activities in Menteşe District, to point out the values can be replaced and nominated as alternatives of the mass tourism by introducing the values to the eco-tourism and can be the job definitions, and also targeting to answer the question “how to make all these themes gained by the tourism sector” and aimed to be supporting material – data and samples to the concerned facilities and enterprises. As for the history and roots MTRAL is the oldest of the area, has been realized the evaluation study related to the analysis reports of the local-regional values which are to be added in to the tourism as soon as possible by depending on the field research, survey, questionnaires , making use of the Muğla Governorship report 2015, data taken from the GEKA ( South Agean Development Agency) study 2016, Muğla Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate 2016, 2017 statistical data by a holistic approach with a responsible conscious towards the future generations by handling the education covering the all school society such as students, teachers, parents and the administration within a wide scope . Muğla province has borders of a long coastal line as 1124 km in which you can see the dancing green and the blue combined together in peerless bays and 131 coves far from the crowds and loads of clean and crystal clear water of sandy beaches . Besides, toward inlands you may come across with excellent and beauties that have rare and incredible potentials. This is very what the Project MobEco has been designed for indeed; To make all these beauties contribute in the service of tourism and make the school society involved in the educational progress in an active way addition to provide sustainability and dissemination of these added values. MTRAL team has had a great effort to determine


the tourism potential that the city has , to find out the values that have not been spotted up to now , is still working on the subject matter within the school’s scope. Cittaslow Akyaka; Aiming to transform the town as an attraction point and a destination center, stands for selling Muğla hand craftery productions, buffets for hand craftery or productions selling, cafes, parks, security fences, warning signs, bird houses, recreational areas for kids, bicycle paths, carriage rides, marketing areas and eucalyptus tree road to be renewed are the main parts that concern Akyaka. The agencies providing sight-seeing tours would be present varied activities to their customers by incorporating these centers of added values. Akçapınar Kite surfing area in Gökova can be evaluated by the same purpose. But, the data we come across with formally is not as pleasant as it is expected: The cities in the front line, by the numbers of the tourists who come to Turkey , are İstanbul , Antalya and Muğla. In compliance with the data 2015 ,the number of foreign tourists checking in İstanbul and Antalya stands for the 60% of total number of Turkey. In the year 2016 , the number of foreigner tourists who checked in Muğla from maritime boundaries and airports are 1.822.77. The foreign tourist number who check in to Muğla is 7% of the total tourists who come to Turkey. İn the year 2016, %41 decrease has been occurred. The statistical data demonstrates that the period that the foreign tourists visit to our city covers intensely the MayOctober period. According to the 2016 statistical data , the number of the tourists who visit Muğla in winter time is only 5.9% of the total in number . It has been noticed that by the classification of the nationalities the countries in numbers, rates of UK, 44%; Germany, 9.3%; Netherland, 7.0%; Ukraine, 5.4% and Belgium, 2.6 %, have been registered. Statistical data reveals that the total number is 2.089.503 in 2017 with an increase of 32%. All these data belong to the conventional tourism, and yet there is no eco-named study or a work on this matter but the only way to get to the knowledge is the approach towards an guessing method by inspecting the occupancy rates of local– regional businesses. According to the the data of GEKA 2016 and Muğla Provincal Tourism Directorate , eco-tourism activities are rather weak and inefficient and those businesses are. Besides TIES [TIES The International Ecological Society] data shows that Muğla has a few registered businesses. https://www.ekoharita.org/



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