Environmental Tourism – Alternative Ways COMENIUS REGIO - 2012-GR1-COM13-10009 1

Environmental Tourism – Alternative Ways
COMENIUS REGIO - 2012-GR1-COM13-10009 1

Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete
The Pilsen Region

Environmental Tourism

Recent years have seen an unprecedented tourist advancement and a huge increase in international transport rates which resulted in the environmental decay of many regions of Europe.



"Environmental Tourism – Alternative Ways",  Comenius Regio consists of two main partner regions, Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete, acting  as a coordinator for the project and the Pilsen Region.



Six (6) core group meetings, comprising representatives from the main regional partners and the associated partners in each region, will take place three times per year in alternating venues both to Crete and Pilsen region.


Ομάδα Έργου

Τα μέλη της ομάδας που έχει αναλάβει την υλοποίηση του έργου "Building rapport to prevent early school leaving" είναι :

Νόμιμος Εκπρόσωπος : Κλινάκης Απόστολος, Περιφερειακός Διευθυντής

Υπεύθυνος Έργου : Μανασσάκης Βασίλης, Προωθητής Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων, Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπ/σης, Κρήτης.

Υπεύθυνη για τη σχολική διαρροή : Καψάσκη Αγγελική, Σχολική Σύμβουλος Φιλολόγων Ρεθύμνου.

Υπεύθυνη για τη δεύτερη ευκαιρία - μαθητεία : Αγγελιδάκη Δέσποινα, Σχολική Σύμβουλος Αγγλικής Γλώσσας Ηρακλείου-Ρεθύμνου.

Υπεύθυνος για τα videos : Πανσεληνάς Γεώργιος, Σχολικός Σύμβουλος Πληροφορικής ανατολικής Κρήτης.

Βίντεο λήψη και επεξεργασία : Βασιλάκης Σπύρος, Καθηγητής Πληροφορικής Δ/θμιας Εκπ/σης, Μπλάτσιος Χαρίλαος, Καθηγητής Πληροφορικής Δ/θμιας Εκπ/σης, Πιταροκοίλη Στέλλα, Καθηγήτρια Πληροφορικής Δ/θμιας Εκπ/σης,

Οικονομική Διαχείριση : Φλουρής Κωσταντίνος, Προϊστάμενος τμήματος Οικονομικών Υποθέσεων

Τεχνική Υποστήριξη : Παπαδάκης Σταύρος, Καθηγητής Πληροφορικής Δ/θμιας Εκπ/σης




The recent European Commission Communication COM(2011)18, highlights the relevance of school dropout in Europe, and the importance of increasing its visibility in the agenda of the community discussion, decision-making and policy-making agenda.

In Europe, in 2009 more than six million young people aged between 18 and 24 years, left school before before reaching upper secondary education, and some of them, only completed primary education. Such trend actually varies on a geographical base: in some countries the dropout rate is lower than 10%, whereas in other countries it reaches 30%.

Early school leaving increases the probability of unemployment and poverty, and it makes it more difficult to be integrated in the labour market; it is thus very important for institutions and decision makers at all levels to encourage and stress the importance of completeing a solid educational path.

The analysis of the Commission points out how early scholastic dropout is often a process, starting from the first difficulties faced in primary school. If schools, families and the resources of society are not able to support pupils in facing such failures, they can strengthen and bring to early school leaving after some years. Therefore, measures, tools and policies carried out to fight early school leaving must be sufficiently wide and comprehensive to offer a support in a prevention, intervention and in case making up phase.

Rapport project thus wishes to  develop – in a completely innovative way – three training and guidance products for the strengthening of social and relational skills young people, in order to prevent early school leaving. Such resources will act on three levels:

- Prevention. Digital storytelling will be the pedagogical approach show parallel situations resulting from different educational pathways (school dropout or success)

- Intervention. Docufilm, showing people who dropped school and had a second chance to receive education and training.

Opportunity. Documentaries about the second chances related to apprenticeship pathways. The language and communication code will be suitable to influence a target audience of young students.

RAPPORT’s methodological innovation  consists in relating learning to experience, by bringing real life stories and witnesses into schools, and showing them by means of visual language (movies).



The members of the consortium that will take care of the project’s implementation are organisations with a sound experience in the cooperation with schools and in the field of projects’ design and completion. Moreover, the partnership includes experts in the field of video making, in order to produce and effective video interviews, which can move the youngsters and deliver a strong message.

All Rapport partner organisations are listed below:


logoerifoEnte per la Ricerca e la Formazione E.RI.FO (Italy) – coordinators

Mayo Education Centre (Ireland)

logo_cece Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza CECE (Spain)

logo_ipedInstitute for Private Enterprise and Democracy IPED (Poland)

logo+slogan Associazione seed (Switzerland)

fejlec_felirat_logo  Horváth & Dubecz (Hungary)

logo_gr  Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete (Greece)

2-SA-new-logo Superact (UK)


Superact started life in 2006 as a Community Interest Company using the arts as a social and educational tool in communities across the UK.

As an organisation, it works in many different fields and with groups of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. Much of Superact’s work is structured to help those within the healthcare, education and criminal justice systems.

Whether it is in a hospital, a youth centre, a school, a prison or a nursing home, the aim is always to promote learning through art in a manner that is most appropriate for the specific audience and encourage those with a lack of access to art to appreciate and benefit from it in their everyday lives.

In most of the areas of Superact’s work, the arts can make a significant contribution to people’s lives: breaking down barriers, building self-esteem, promoting social inclusion and employability, and providing strong channels of expression and communication where previously they were not well established or perhaps did not exist at all.

Activities are all ‘bespoke’ in the sense that they are designed and adapted according to the particular needs of the group worked with. From educational workshop to participatory storytelling or more traditional music concert, this flexibility optimizes the relevance of the offer and is one of Superact’s key success factors in working with very different audiences and environments.

European projects are a strong point in Superact’s field of action: Superact is currently involved in a number of European multi-lateral projects, as part of a vibrant network of organisations cooperating in partnership programs, thereby contributing towards cultural diversity and opening the scope of its work to a wider, European dimension.

Financially, Superact has a ‘not for profit’ status so all monies are directed back to helping the communities it serves.

In the project, Superact will coordinate WP8 dedicated to the movies.



Τα μέλη της σύμπραξης που θα αναλάβουν την υλοποίηση του έργου είναι φορείς που έχουν συνεργασία με σχολικές μονάδες και εμπειρία στο σχεδιασμό και υλοποίηση εκπαιδευτικών έργων. Επιπλέον, η σύμπραξη περιλαμβάνει εμπειρογνώμονες στον τομέα της λήψης βίντεο, με σκοπό την παραγωγή αποτελεσματικών βίντεο-συνεντεύξεων, οι οποίες στοχεύουν να στείλουν ένα  ισχυρό μήνυμα στους νέους για τα οφέλη της εκπαίδευσης.

Οι οργανισμοί-εταίροι του έργου “Rapport”  είναι οι ακόλουθοι:

logoerifo Οργανισμός για την Έρευνα και την Εκπαίδευση E.RI.FO (Ιταλία) – Συντονιστής

Κέντρο Εκπαίδευσης Mayo (Ιρλανδία)

logo_cece Συνομοσπονδία Κέντρων Εκπαίδευσης και Κατάρτισης CECE (Ισπανία)

logo_iped Ινστιτούτο για την ιδιωτική επιχείρηση και τη δημοκρατία  IPED (Πολωνία)

logo+slogan Οργανισμός seed (Ελβετία)

fejlec_felirat_logo Horváth & Dubecz (Ουγγαρία)

logo_gr  Περιφερειακή Διεύθυνση Π/θμιας & Δ/θμιας Εκπαίδευσης Κρήτης  (Ελλάδα)

2-SA-new-logo Superact (Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο)


Project Team

The project team of  "Environmental Tourism – Alternative Ways", Comenius-Regio is a team whose members belong to all associated partners of each region and their functions are assigned to corresponding activities of the project.



This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.


This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education of Crete
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