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May 2021 - Croatian National Assembly of Social Pedagogists

On May 12th, 13th and 14th 2021, the Croatian Education and Teachers Training Agency organised the National Assembly of Social Pedagogists entitled "Preventive Strategy as a School Power, Module I". The aim of this event was to improve knowledge in the field of development and implementation of prevention programs in Croatia, from needs assessment, to planning and implementation of intervention, to evaluation. With this in mind, a round table entitled "Presentation of activities in the field of mental health care" was organised and held within the assembly on May 12, 2021 from 13.30-15.00. The speakers of the round table were: PhD Martina Ferić, prof., Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Zagreb; PhD Ljiljana Muslić, Croatian Institute of Public Health, PhD Miranda Novak, doc., Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, Zagreb; PhD Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić, Associate Professor, University of Rijeka; and PhD Darko Roviš, Department of Public Health of Primorje-Gorje County. In this part of the assembly, prof. Tatalović Vorkapić has been asked to present the PROMEHS project and its contribution to the development of prevention sciences, as well as to the improvement of mental health of children, youth and educators. She emphasized the specifics of this Curriculum for Children and Youth's mental health and pointed out the importance of systematic implementation of evidence-based preventive programs in kindergartens and schools.

 

Over 250 people from Croatia participated to the Assembly, including social pedagogists and representatives of relevant Ministeries.

 

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May 2021 - ONLINE LECTURE AND DISCUSSION ON PROMEHS CONTRIBUTION TO MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH –

The City of Rijeka organised an online lecture and discussion as a part of the event "Our future is in our hands."

 

The event focused on the mental health of children and youth in the time of the pandemic, and the goal of the lecture and of the discussion was to raise awareness of the importance of psychological well-being of children and youth. The Department of Education and Schooling of the City of Rijeka participated with an online lectures and discussion held by psychologist Katarina Banov and PhD Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić, associate professor. Colleague Banov spoke about the problems of young people in Rijeka during the pandemic, and presented a free online psychological counselling centre "Everything is ok", a form of support provided by the City of Rijeka. PhD Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić, Associate professor, held an invited plenary talk during which she presented the PROMEHS project and emphasized its importance in strengthening the social and emotional competencies and resilience of children and youth, but also their early childhood educators' and teachers' mental health and well-being. In addition, the significant contribution of this project which is currently being implemented was presented, both from the perspective of children and their parents, and from the perspective of educators and teachers with whom regular supervision are being held.

PROMEHS team members have worked actively with policy-makers to ensure real policy changes in Europe.

Here are some highlights of this work:

GREECE:

  • January 2nd, 2020 - Meeting in person with the Director of Education, Western Greece, Mr Giannopoulos, Konstantinos, to discuss the project.

  • August 28th, 2020 - Meeting in person with the Rector of University of Patras, Dr Bouras, Christos.The discussion centered around the role the University of Patras can play within the PROMEHS project.

  • September 2nd, 2020 - On-line meeting with the Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion, Primary Schools in Achaia prefecture, Mrs Papakonstantinon Artemis, and with the Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion, Secondary Schools in Achaia prefecture, Mrs Thomopoulou Ioanna. The topic of our discussion: The PROMEHS Erasmus project and its implementation in primary and secondary schools of Western Greece. PROMEHS comparison with similar programs of Mental Health at Greek Schools.

  • September 3rd, 2020 - On-line meeting with the Coordinator of Primary Education, Western Greece, Mr Papadakis, Spyros and the 36 coordinators of primary and secondary education in Western Greece to discuss howto implement the PROMEHS curriculum in schools.

 

 

PORTUGAL:

  • November 5th, 2019 – Face to face meeting with the Chief and technical staff of the Division of Educacion Policy Development - Oeiras City Council, for general dissemination of PROMEHS Project.

  • January 8th 2020 - Face to face meeting with the Chief and technical staff of the Department of Social Intervention - Almada City Council, for general  dissemination of PROMEHS Project.

  • March, 4th, 2020 - Online meeting with the Director and technical staff of the Observatory of Psychology and Wellness - Viseu District, to present PROMEHS Project.

  • March, 10th, 2020 - Face to face meeting with technical staff of the Division of Education Policy Development​ - Oeiras City Council, to formally present PROMEHS Project.

  • May 5th, 2020 - Online meeting for an update and to present the partners, with the Division of Educacion and Policy Development - Oeiras City Council, the Department of Social Intervention and Division of Education - Almada City Council and the Observatory of Psychology and Wellness - Viseu District.

  • July, 13th, 2020 - Online Meeting with the Division of Educacion and Policy Development and the Chief of the Inovation and Special Projects Unit  - Oeiras City Council.

  • September, 25th, 2020 - Online Meeting with the Division of Education and Policy Development - Oeiras City Council for an update about schools selection.

  • October, 2nd, 2020 - Online Meeting with Division of Education - Almada City Council to present the school clusters selected by the Department to participate in the PROMEHS Project.

  • November, 16th 2020 – Online meeting with the Chief and technical staff of the Division of Education - Viseu City Council to present PROMEHS Project.

  • December, 21th, 2020 – Online meeting with the Division of Education and Policy Development technical staff - Oeiras City Council to present the progress made with the PROMEHS Project.

LATVIA:

  • October 12th, 2020 -  Joint meeting in person with the vice-mayor of Sigulda region Līga Sausiņa, the Head of School Board of Sigulda region Sandra Tukiša as well as principals of 14 schools involved in PROMEHS (lead by Baiba Martinsone).

  • December 9th, 2020 -  Baiba Martinsone was invited to participate in a meeting of the Committee of Education, science and culture at the Saeima (the Parliament of Latvia). Among the topics of this meeting was distance learning and role of mental health in this period of education under restrictions.

  • December 16th, 2020 - Baiba Martinsone presented on similar topic at the meeting of supervisory board of UNESCO Latvian national committee and the Ministry of Education and science of Latvia.

  • December 18th, 2020 - Baiba Martinsone was invited to speak with the minister of Education and science Ilga Šuplinska in the ministry's FB on the rubric "The actual topic" about teachers' wellbeing and promoting of mental health. After this brief interview (the minister posed the question and Baiba answered) there was the opportunity to discuss with the minister on PROMEHS recommendations for policy makers. We agreed that the recommendations will be shared with the ministry.

2020. gada jūnijs – projekta Latvijas komanda tiekas ar Siguldas novada pašvaldības vicemēri Līgu Sausiņu, novada izglītības pārvaldes vadītāju Sandru Tukišu un Siguldas novada metodiskās apvienības vadītāju Vairu Siliņu.

2020. gada 15. jūnijā Siguldas novada pašvaldībā notika otrā PROMEHS projekta vietējo partneru tikšanās.

Latvijas PROMEHS komandas dalībnieces (projekta vadītāja prof. Baiba Martinsone un projekta pasniedzēja Vineta Inberga) tikās ar Siguldas novada pašvaldības vicemēri Līgu Sausiņu, novada izglītības pārvaldes vadītāju Sandru Tukišu un Siguldas novada metodiskās apvienības vadītāju Vairu Siliņu.

 

Tikšanās mērķis bija pārrunāt projekta progresu, vienoties par nākošajiem pasākumiem projekta nacionālās atklāšanas konferences organizēšanā un projekta popularizēšanu nacionālā līmenī.

Tika panāktas vienošanās par šādiem jautājumiem:

  • PROMEHS atklāšanas konference organizatorisko un tehnisko jautājumu risinājumi. 

  • Izglītības iestāžu informēšana un iesaiste (individuāla sazināšanās ar izglītības iestāžu vadītājiem, uzaicinājuma vēstuļu izsūtīšana, PROMEHS bukletu izplatīšana). 

  • Tiek uzsākta konferences dalībnieku tiešsaistes reģistrācija. Panākta vienošanās par pasākuma straumēšanu nacionālā mērogā.

2020. gada janvāris Palazzo della Regione, Milānā (Itālijā)

Itālijas PROMEHS komanda kopā ar Lombardijas reģionālo labklājības biroju organizēja skolotāju, izglītības speciālistu, politikas veidotāju, sabiedrības veselības profesionāļu nacionālo konferenci.

Konference, kas notika 2020. gada 22. janvārī, ir bijusi lieliska iespēja iepazīstināt ar PROMEHS projektu plašu un daudzveidīgu auditoriju, un oficiāli iepazīstināt ar mūsu jauno un nozīmīgo sadarbību ar Lombardijas reģionālajiem birojiem. Mēs cieši sadarbosimies ar cilvēkiem, kuri jau ilgu laiku ir veicinājuši veselību skolā. Mēs esam pārliecināti, ka tas palīdzēs vēl vairāk palielināt mūsu projekta ietekmi.

November 2019 at the Senate, Rome (Italy)
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Senatore Bianca Laura Granato (VII Pastāvīgā komisija – Sabiedrības izglītība un kultūras mantojums) ir uzaicinājusi PROMEHS Itālijas komandu (prof. Ilaria Grazzani, prof. Veronica Ornaghi un Dr. Valeria Cavioni) dalīties ar citiem ekspertiem idejās, kā skolā veicināt garīgo veselību.

Sanāksmes mērķis bija par šīm īpašajām tēmām organizēt konferenci, kas notiks 2020. gada februārī Romā.

2019. gada novembris – projekta Latvijas komanda tiekas ar Siguldas vicemēri Līgu Sausiņu un novada izglītības pārvaldes vadītāju Sandru Tukišu

Latvijas PROMEHS komandas dalībnieces (prof. Baiba Martinsone un Vineta Inberga) tikās ar Siguldas pašvaldības vicemēri Līgu Sausiņu un novada izglītības pārvaldes vadītāju Sandru Tukišu.

Tikšanās mērķis bija informēt par projekta progresu, plānot PROMEHS mācību programmas ieviešanu un nākamos izpētes soļus, kā arī atrast piemērotus veidus, kā izplatīt un popularizēt projekta rezultātus.

Ir plānotas šādas darbības:

2020. gada augustā tiks organizēta PROMEHS projekta Latvijas nacionālā atklāšanas konference, lai ar projektu iepazīstinātu skolotājus, vecākus un politikas veidotājus Siguldas novadā un ārpus tā. 

Tika ierakstīta un vietējā TV pārraidīta intervija ar projekta vadītāju prof. Baibu Martinsoni par garīgās veselības veicināšanu, sociāli emocionālo mācīšanos un PROMEHS projektu, lai uzrunātu plašu auditoriju visā Latvijā.