The review went perfect! The outcome of our 1st project review was very positive, and the project was highly appreciated by the project reviewers and the Commission.The result was a nice green flag from the Commission to continue with the activities as planned.
Some partners visited the Acropolis after the review, which was empty due to the stormy weather in Athens
In the following days we will finally decide about the next project meeting, that is expected to take place late January or early February, most probably in our university.
Tomorrow the first year review of the Organic.Edunet project will take place in Athens. The project officer and other 2 expert evaluators from the EU Commission will check whether we delivered what we promised or not, whether we are on track or not and the level of accomplishment of the project objectives after the first year.
IE members Miguel Angel and Salvador are in Athens for the meeting and for the preliminary internal preparations of the consortium partners. However, Miguel who only came to Athens for the preliminary sessions, is in fact stuck in the airport in this very moment climbing up the walls the spiderman way: His flight back to Madrid, scheduled for this morning at 7:30 is still in Athens (now it is 18:00 local time).
EA pupils proudly showing their organic garden
The rest of the partners, including Salvador, visited this morning the EA premises to show the project officer in which manner the project will be useful for pupils in the lower levels of the educational level. In the snapshots, two moments of the visit to the organic garden the students run in EA.
The project officer listens to the explanations about the use of the organic garden in transversal education at EA
Last wednesday, Miguel-Angel gave a talk on the concept of openness at Colegio Mayor Miraflores, in Zaragoza, as part of the activities of the “New Technologies” programme the College organizes every year. The slides (in Spanish) have been posted at Manu Benito’s blog:
In the picture below, left to right Fernando Martín (Microsoft), Jesús Romo (Basque Country Univ.), Miguel-Angel and Oscar González (the chair of the session and organizer of the event). Jesús spoke about the history and pitfalls of Creative Commons licenses, and Fernando about open source and proprietary software (a curious relation :-/).