France EUROPEA – Claudine LE GUEN at the helm

France EUROPEA

Claudine LE GUEN at the helm

The Autumn General Assembly of France EUROPEA was held in Angers on 16 November 2016.

The accounts are good. The new website will be soon operational. The grouped projects of individual mobilities – carried by Nantes Terre Atlantique for the member institutions of the consortium – pass from the quantitative in LEONARDO to the qualitative in ERASMUS +. They turn to employability, include ECVET approach and institutions must develop their own European development plan.

New President

The big issue was the election of a new president following the termination of Jean-Marc BAYLE’s activities. Claudine LE GUEN takes up the torch.

Professor of agronomy in Coutances, then deputy director and director in Saint-Lô, she is since 3 years director of the EPLEFA of Robillard in Normandy and member of the bureau of France EUROPEA.

Let us pledge that Claudine will maintain the flame and breathe additional dynamics into France EUROPEA.

Claudine Le Guen, the new president of France EUROPEA.

Europea Netherlands has a new board

On Tuesday 6 September 2016 the new board of EUROPEA Netherlands was installed in Wageningen. Two members resigned, three took office. The new members were elected by the membership meeting in June 2016. After the transfer meeting the new board members were installed.

The new members are: Karin Elferink (Helicon opleidingen), Jan Jeronimus, treasurer, (Wellantcollege) and Ilse Terpstra, secretary, (Terra). They fill in the empty positions in the board and together with Paul Gehlen (Citaverde) and Harrie Meijer, chairman and national coordinator, (Groene Welle) they form the new board for the coming years.

Resigned have Evelien Kist, secretary and treasurer since 1993, (Terra) and Ton Stok, chairman since 1999, (Wellantcollege). Evelien and Ton worked for many years for EUROPEA Netherlands and EUROPEA. Together with Madelon de Beus, founder (1993) and advisory board member (Aeres Wageningen), they will of course be available to share their experience with the young team!

The new board of EUROPEA Nederland from left to right: Harrie Meijer, Jan Jeronimus, Ilse Terpstra, Karin Elferink and Paul Gehlen.

The new board of EUROPEA Nederland from left to right: Harrie Meijer, Jan Jeronimus, Ilse Terpstra, Karin Elferink and Paul Gehlen.

The mobilities of the learners and the teachers at the agenda

France EUROPEA in Paris

In Paris, from 22 till 24 March, 60 members participated in the Technical Days of the European Projects and the General assembly of France EUROPEA.

The works focused mainly on the implementation of the European project of mobilities QUAMELYA: 
– Allocation of 500 training grants for learners
– Implementation of 55 mobilities for teachers.

Contents and grids

Participants used the results of 5 Regional Technical Committees held since October 2015 throughout France. They finalized the contents of application files. They developed assessment grids in terms of knowledges, well doing and well being.

They built together actively these tools to  ensure the quality of all these individual mobilities.

We expect that the results will be up to the sum of the work supplied by the members and the board of France EUROPEA all year round.

Fun pedagogic activities enlived Parisian works of France EUROPEA

Fun pedagogic activities enlived Parisian works of France EUROPEA

Aquaculture

France EUROPEA reports at the International Agricultural Show in Paris

Since 2014, DG MARE of the European Commission leads the project “Farmed in EU” to promote European aquaculture.

The developed pedagogic kit is available in 24 EU languages. It was tested in 2015 in 20 schools of 10 Member States, including the High School of the Sea in Sète in France where Mrs Sylvie MIMOSA is teaching. In Paris, the 3rd of March during the SIA, the international fair for agriculture, she presented the positive outcomes of this kit during the round table of DG MARE “Teaching European aquaculture “.

Sylvie MIMOSA (second from left in front) presents the impact of the "Farmed in EU 'kit at the SIA in Paris.

Sylvie MIMOSA (second from left in front) presents the impact of the “Farmed in EU ‘kit at the SIA in Paris.

Professionals have greeted as “an experience to multiply widely! “. This will be done next March 22 in Paris during the national seminar on European projects of France EUROPEA. Mrs MIMOSA will lead, with this kit, a workshop to demonstrate that aquaculture is a major and exemplary environmental player. Production methods ensure gustative and sanitary quality, traceability and respect for biodiversity. Training of future aquacultural professionals innovates with certification of learning units by using ECVET system promoted by France EUROPEA and EUROPEA International ( www.FranceEUROPEA.eu ) ( www.EUROPEA.org ).

 

QUAMELYA enters its active phase

France EUROPEA

QUAMELYA enters its active phase

5 technical committees of QUAMELYA project (see Post 2) took place in Nantes in Pays de Loire, Sète on the Mediterranean Sea, Reignier in the Alps, Vernet in Massif Central and Bourcefranc on the Atlantic Coast.

59 staff members coming from 44 schools built together the documents of the follow-up of the project in particular the assessment grids of the internships abroad integrating the ECVET system.

They will be used by 330 pupils for mobilities of 28 days minimum and by 55 teachers for 3 types of mobility: support (4 days), training (15 days), accompaniment (28 days).

The board of France EUROPEA on March 9th and QUAMELYA steering group on March 10th in  Angers will formalize these elements to present them in the “Technical Days of the European Projects” of France EUROPEA on March 22nd and 23rd in Paris. The next day, the general assembly of France EUROPEA will validate the chosen orientations.

You are cordially invited to come to share all our Parisian works.

For any contact: assofranceeuropea@gmail.com

The last COTEC held in Bourcefranc in a studious and pleasant atmosphere.

The last COTEC held in Bourcefranc in a studious and pleasant atmosphere.