The European Art Festival

12 Sep 2018


From the 3rd to the 7th of September 2018, in Braila, Romania, took part the second student exchange from the project. In the activity 32 students took part from the schools from Cuba, Sanitz, Sofia, Selfoss and Braila.

         The activity was dedicated to the art in DESS, the students taking part in art workshops (dancing, painting, quilling, pottery), exhibitions, and round table on the topic of the importance of the art for them, etc. They’ve met the cultural diversity of Braila by attending a show organized by the hosts that presented this diversity. But also, they discovered the culture of Braila during a treasure hunt in the old part of the town. Another activity they took part in, was a debate – The freedom of speech (in art).

It was a nice experience for them, an occasion to improve their English, but, most of all, to make new and good friends among the colleagues from the other countries. 

November – the month of the multiplier events

         November 2018 is near. In our project, this is the month where the multiplier events take part in all the partner countries. Because we are proud of the work we’ve done so far in the project, we want to present to others our results, our experience but, mostly, we want to present the Methodological guide – A successful approach in DESS.


         Over 275 participants are expected to take part in these events at partnership level. The events will take part on the 8th November in Sanitz, Germany and in Almada, Portugal, on the 9th of November in Callahora, Spain and in Selfoss, Island, from the 9th to the 10th of November in Sofia, Bulgaria and on the 10th of November in Braila, Romania. 


We have gritty students

         The results for the Grit scale that we applied to our experimental groups this April show that, generally, our students have a good score. In their case, the grit isn’t about talent or luck, but about caring for a goal so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything they do. They hold steadfast to a vision, even through multiple setbacks.

More about this, you’ll be able to read in our methodological guide which will be available next autumn.