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Rainbow Project - Partners

How did you choose the project partners and what will they bring to the project? Does it involve organisations that have never previously been involved in a similar project?


Our institution’s partner schools in this project are:

Liceul Pedagogic Nicolae Iorga Botosani, Romania


1.IES Bezmiliana, from Malaga, Spain – they were recommended to us by our Turkish partner we previously collaborated with. The reasons for this partner’s choice are as it follows: 
-It is a theoretical highschool having similar majors with our highschool
-The teachers are interested in experimenting new methods of approaching the curricula, especially in Sciences
-They are highly experienced in implementing European projects

What the school additionally brings to the project:
-The school is very experienced in IT, they can develop educational software and can help make the outcomes and disseminate the project
-The teachers are experts in organizing extracurricular activities.
-They work with students coming from migrant families so they are experienced in inclusive education.

2.Liceo Scientifico Statale “Michele Guerrisi”, Cittanova, Italy–the communication with this partner started on the eTwinning platform The reasons for this partner’s choice:
-The students are very well prepared, good speakers of English (The school hosts a Cambridge examination centre)
-Although they have not implemented European projects yet, some of the teachers are trained and they can coordinate the project in school
What the school additionally brings to the project:
-it is exceptionally tooled up, they have laboratories and a Planetarium, so they can successfully organise part of the activities


3.VILNIUS SANTARISKES CONSULTING TEACHING CENTER, Vilnius, Lithuania – they were recommended to us by our Turkish partner
we previously collaborated with The reasons for this partner’s choice:

 -students with similar ages to the other participants
-they study almost the same objects as our students.
-The school has a rich experience in European projects.
What the school additionally brings to the project:
- it is a hospital school which works with students suffering from serious diseases or disabilities so, it will be an excellent opportunity to get familiar with the strategies used in such situations and they will help us adapt the content and the methods of the project to the specificity of this type of students

5. SOU Dobri Daskalov, Kavadarci, Macedonia – we were contacted by this partner with the help of eTwinning platform
The reasons for this partner’s choice:
-the school has similar majors to our school (Social Sciences, Languages, Arts, and vocational classes)
-the students got good results in contests
-the teachers are trained in various fields useful to our project (IT, e-learning)
What the school additionally brings to the project:
-the e-learning specialization is useful to adapting the activities to the disabled students
-a vast experience in European projects
-they have got experience in collaboration with universities, thus they will provide the project sustainability and its continuation through research connected to the outcomes which are to be used in more schools or even in a future project of strategic partnership


6. KAHRAMANMARAS SOSYAL BILIMLER LISESI, Onikisubat, Turkey – we successfully collaborated with this partner in two partnership Comenius projects, the latest ended in 2015
The reasons for this partner’s choice:
-excellent collaboration in the previous projects;
-students facing socio-economic problems
-a very rich linguistic environment
-compatibility in majoring (Social Sciences)

What the school additionally brings to the project:
-experience in European projects, in inclusive education and in approaching a very diverse range of students according to their social environment


7. HIGH SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE "VASIL LEVSKI", Dobrich, Bulgaria – we were contacted by this partner on the eTwinning platform. The reasons for this partner’s choice:
-the age of the students is similar to the others
-vocational profile (although different in its major) which will help us adapt the project activities to this classes specificity
-experience in European projects
What the school additionally brings to the project:
- experience in vocational classes, in eTwinning, which will be a very important means of collaboration throughout the project, as well as in the dissemination.