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Protection of Animal Welfare in school education Erasmus+ 2022-2024

Participating countries: Poland, Spain, Greece, Lithuania, North macedonia

Project Reference: 2021-2-PL01-KA220-SCH-000049117

Start: 30/5/2022

End: 29/6/2024

EU GRANT: 281.118 €

Programme:  Erasmus+

Key Action: KA220-SCH – Cooperation partnerships in school education

Action Type: KA2


The PAW project aims to develop transnational cooperation between organizations and to enhance their capacity building by bringing organizations from Poland, Greece, Spain, North Macedonia and Lithuania with diverse experience and expertise covering different needs and challenges. Moreover, the project aims to build activities, which aim to inclusion. In addition, the project brings an innovative aspect as a combination of EU policies about animal protection and welfare, awareness and education in schools. Overall, the PAW project aims to allow diverse organisations to learn from each other, increase their capacity and operate jointly to improve the animal protection and welfare conditions in the partner countries. Moreover, the implementation of innovative practices and joint experiences and peer learning will up-scale the project results at local, regional and national level. The PAW Project is built around the EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals, which focuses on key activities and acts as guiding instrument for development and promotion of co-operation between EU Institutions, Member States, educational and animal welfare stakeholders. The Commission would like to achieve the following objectives: define more clearly EU action on animal welfare, continue to promote high standards in this field, provide greater coordination of resource, support research and promote alternatives to animal testing, ensure the coherence and coordination of all EU policies on animal welfare. The plan focusing around the following main axes: •On the promotion of participation in animal protection and welfare activities •Investment in mental health promotion through zootherapy •Skills and qualifications in animal protection and welfare will be prioritized through best practice exchanges and knowledge building organizations Impact The project aims to: - Raising children's awareness of the values of respect and love for animals and the environment - Active participation of children, through accessible and easy activities in piloting sessions in schools - Gradual change of attitudes and perceptions in the wider social web, regarding the environment and animals and the recognition of the relationship of interaction and interdependence of organisms with the environment in which they live - Awareness of social problems and cultivating the student's ability to participate in efforts to solve them - The formation of personal responsibility, self-knowledge and the development of respect and solidarity - Develop children's confidence and self-esteem, increased motivation and an understanding of what they can achieve - The acquisition of the ability of emotional participation and mental and emotional development - The development of the necessary attitudes and the social, self-cognitive and methodological skills required by selfregulated learning ("I learn how to learn") - Strengthening skills such as: cooperation, team spirit, self-discipline, will, responsibility, patience, perseverance, courage, self-esteem, self-confidence, free and democratic expression. Moral values such as: honesty, justice, meritocracy, respect for opponents, self-respect, modesty, prudent treatment of victory an defeat - create new opportunities for the participating organisations to expand their current programme - create new opportunities for both learners and staff through the learning of new transferrable skills and good practices - create new opportunities for other learners/staff in similar organisations top develop their practice through results being disseminated and exploited - enable participating organisations and those working within those organisations to progress within their field - improve language and communication skills of learners involved in the project - develop new innovative educational material and innovative practices

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Όλγα Γουρδομιχάλη

Project Manager

Από το 2013 έως το 2022, στο Ίδρυμα Ιατροβιολογικών Ερευνών της Ακαδημίας
Αθηνών συμμετείχε σε πλήθος ερευνητικών προγραμμάτων. Έχει διεθνείς
δημοσιεύσεις και έχει συμμετάσχει σε ερευνητικά συνέδρια τόσο στην Ελλάδα
όσο και στο εξωτερικό. Επί σειρά ετών, διδάσκει στη δευτεροβάθμια εκπαίδευση.
Αναπτύσσει και υλοποιεί εθελοντικά προγράμματα νέων σχετικά με την έρευνα.
Ταυτόχρονα συμμετέχει σε δράσεις προστασίας περιβάλλοντος, πυροπροστασίας
και φροντίδας αδέσποτων ζώων.

Μιλάει αγγλικά και ισπανικά.
Εντάχθηκε στο ΚΕΑΝ το 2018 και μέχρι σήμερα έχει διαχειριστεί δράσεις και έργα
σε εθνικό και ευρωπαϊκό επίπεδο. Τον Νοέμβριο του 2022 ολοκλήρωσε το
μεταπτυχιακό πρόγραμμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων για Στελέχη του
Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιά.