SUMMARY OF BUDAPEST M2 MEETING (23rd -25th April 2018)
The third session within the project ’Designthinking : Social – Entrepreneurship between European schools’under Erasmus+ programme took place in our school (BGSZC BGSZ Budapest) at the end of April 2018. During the 3 –day meeting with our colleagues from the six participant countries we continued the real ’designthinking’ which started and proceeded in Spain at the previous two meetings.
In Budapest we discussed the results of the evaluation sheets of the previous activities and meetings basd on questionnaires that were filled in both by teachers and students. The findings helped to work out our improvement proposals for the next stages. Each country came prepared: several ideas and suggestions were shared and discussed related to the content and methods of the future cooperation. Furthermore, the programme of our next C2 meeting,which is due to be held in October 2018, started to outline, many interesting, applicable joint-activities for students were proposed by the participants.
During the meeting we exchangedour business ideasthat we workonwithourstudents in the differentcountries and presentedthose ’bestpractice’ ideaswhichprovedto be useful in preparing ourstudentstomeettherequirements of thejob market.
The presentations gave good impulses to further activities and provided useful background information regarding the existing organizations and events which support coming together of education and business sector (like ECIE).
In order to facilitate our students to collaborate in the mixed-country activities with in the project, we all agreed on the importance of applying widely IT applications, social media and other possibilitiesthat modern technology offersus. As a good sample, the Hungarian students made interviews during the meeting with the teachers through podcast technology.
Beside the strictly professional programms, we, Hungarian hosts intended to show our colleagues some highlights of our beautiful capital, Budapest.
All in all, we consider, theM2 meeting wasverysuccessful in terms of developingour project: summing up the previous events, as wellas gathering, sharing, proposing and plannin guseful and promising ideas.
We have started our radio Channel one of the final products of our project.
Best practices presentation by BGZSC Team
Storage Good Practices Workshop
Best practices presentation by BGZSC Student
Best practices presentation by BGZSC Team
Exit room Activity by
Austrian Team Presentation
Romaniam Team Presentation
Spanish team Evaluation Presentation
Czech team social media Workshop presentation
Acts Documents Developing
Hi ¡¡¡¡ We are almost ready for the M2 where we will join in Budapest ¡¡¡
And we are very proud to send you the Activity Planning For Budapest meeting in April.
We are going to work in many activities together in a collaborative way so it is important that everybody takes to the meeting some work prepared , it’s explained in the the last page of the pdf document .
See you soon ¡¡¡¡
How to make a business plan
Students had a great time during the project week as they could get to know each other through the diversified groupings. During the first day, they had to analyze data concerning the ten-year-existence of the school. On the second day, the day of the anniversary had to be planned including a website and programs for the event. The budget and the advertisement had to be designed as well. The last day, the spokesmen of the teams had to introduce their presentations to the audience: the jury and the schoolmates. Evolving a facade along a business plan proved to be more difficult than it seemed to be at the first glance, but practice makes perfect. The aim of the task was to try themselves in the world of work with being engaged effectively in teams. This close co-operation is an essential skill in the world of business nowadays.
Design Thinking: Social Entrepreneurship between European Schools
Planning Activity c1 Spain
Hi! I’m Donát Gerencsér, a student at Budapest Centere of Economic Vocational Training BGSZC. My school is participating in an Erasmus+ project, which is called „Social Entrepreneurship between European Schools”. This project has several activitys in different countries. The first activity (for the students) took place in Torremollinos, Spain. We spent a beautiful and very useful week in Spain, so let me sum up my thoughts, impressions and ideas about this week.
In the morning, we met the students from other participating countries. We took pictures with the national flags and we started to make friends. An hour later, we started a workshop about self- employment vs. social business. We shared our thoughts about the advantages and disadvantages, of both business forms. It was really exciting to hear other teenagers’ ideas about business.
After this workshop, we had a coffee break. This break is a really social event in Spain. All of the students went (maybe the “ran” word would be a better expression) to the courtyard to play basketball, football or just to chit-chat with their friends. I had to introduce myself to almost everyone, but it was interesting to speak 1 or 2 sentences to a lot of people. I’m pretty sure, that I’ve made many more friends in this 15 minutes than at home during a month or a longer period 😀 .I was really happy, that the Spanish students were so friendly, so I couldn’t feel that I was lonely.
Then, we continued the workshop, but the topic was a bit different. We had to make a CANVAS. It’s a business planner help or something like that. If you are about to start your new business, this thing helps you to define your key partners, key activities, channels, key resources, etc. At the beginning, we spoke about things in general, and afterwards, we created teams and we made our business’s canvas.
The third and also the last workshop in Monday was a presentation about the efficient presentations. We learned, that we have to define our presentation’s audience, prepare for the presentation with this audience in mind and at last but not least we learnt that we have to maintain their interest during the presentation. At the end of the workshop, we did an elevator pitch; we to tried to convince our investors about our business idea with in- maximum 2 minutes.
This day was very useful, we could get an insight into the start of a business project. I was a bit tired after this, but I have to say, that this day was really worth all the energy.
We said goodbye to the day in the company of the workers of Andalucía Emprende.
Many thanks to them!
This day was all about Granada. We had to wake up at 5:40 to arrive in time. Usually, I’m not an early bird, but it was worth getting up for this day. (The bus left at 6:40.)
Our first stop was the “Alhambra”
This is a palace and a fortress complex. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then the building was largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. After the conclusion of the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered in the Renaissance style.
The view and the feeling were indescribable. (By the way Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so maybe that’s the reason why, :D)
After visiting this beautiful place, we continued our trip to Parque de las Ciencias.
Here we saw an exhibition about the human body, watched a special bird show and in the Planetarium we learned, how the stars ‘work’.
And at the end of the day, we climbed “Mirador de San Nicolas” to take some beautiful pictures from the Alhambra.
In the afternoon, we participated in a programme called Financial Education. This was organised by the Edufinext team.
We learnt a lot about financial things like investments, loans etc. and how they work. We had to answer questions, for this we needed a little competitive spirit.
After the presentaion, we heard a lecture about the Andalusia Technological Park (PTA) and the development of this engineering enterprise as a successfull entrepreneurship case.
Later, we had an awesome snack time on the rooftop of the company’s building. Many thanks for that also! 😀 .
In the afternoon we went to Museum Pompidú, which is a modern art museum. It was pretty great.
When we finished the guided tour, we took some pictures in the port of Málaga. The sunset was just incredible.
Thursday was the day of the workshops.
We had an E-twinning and Radio Podcast workshop with a Spanish teacher called Alfonso. It was really useful, I hope that we will use these skills in the future.
After these activities a really elegant guy came, and he spoke about the importance of golf in the sustainable development of the Costa del Sol.
He asked us, if we liked golf? We replied by saying maybe or no. His answer was: We will see that this will change after an hour of golf.
So, in five minutes we were on the way to the golf centre. We tried to do our best on the fields.
For lunch, we got a traditional Spanish food called paella. It was really tasty.
In the evening we could cheer for Basket Unicaja. This basketball match was really exciting even if Unicaja lost. I have to say, that Spanish people can cheer very well! :D.
We spent our last day in Málaga and visited the Polo Digital ( a place for young programmers), the Museum of Málaga, and the Acazaba (Málaga’s fortress).
We had a pretty great time in Spain. We learned a lot about business and financial issues. I think that this project was very useful for teenagers and this week also proves that. I’m really glad, that I could participate in this project.