Friday, 7 April 2017

ERASMUS-MEETING in Tortosa: Day 6

On our last day in Tortosa in the morning the teachers had to plan the last mobility in Pardubice and the students were asked to give feedback about the whole week. Afterwards we were invited to a talent show of the members of the Institute de l'Ebre which traditionally takes place on the last day before Semana Santa. Our new friends took us to the bus station and we had to leave Tortosa for this time. Thank you so much for this wonderful and very interesting week. The Catalan team did more than a great job!

The Austrians could enjoy the Spanish way of life for one more day because they had the opportunity to stay one night in Barcelona. We finished our ERASMUS-week with a nice walk in the Park Güell! Ha sido una maravilla y una experiencia inolvidable. Gracies per tot!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

ERASMUS-MEETING in Tortosa: Day 5
On thursday moring we got invited to the Universitiy of Tortosa where a teacher and her student of the Marketing Department showed us how they teach and we discussed about marketing strategies using case study methods. They gave us one advice: "Change your plans, but not your goals!" After this lesson the responsible director of Campus Terres de l'Ebre guided us through his modern institution. Our second highlight of this day was a trip to the famous Delta de l'Ebre. In this nature resort we learnt about growing rice and gaining salt. After watching birds (eg. flamingos) and other local animals we were able to navigate old ponts (kind of boats). To make the day perfect the team Tortosa brought us to the beach where we had lunch, time for sport and siesta. Some tough guys from Sweden and Austria took a bath in the Mediterranean Sea. Back in Tortosa the teachers prepared themselves for the last dinner and the students were looking forward to celebrating their farewell party.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

ERASMUS-MEETING in Tortosa: Day 4

Today we had to get up early to catch the bus to the great city Barcelona which is approximately 200 km northern of Tortosa. At first we had the chance to see some buildings like the University and Les Arenes formally used as bull ring. Nowadays it is a shopping center. We also passed through Passeig de Gràcia and ended on the Plaza Catalunya. The Catalan team had organised a guided tour to get an overview of the history and the most important sights of this beautiful metropole. After a relaxing lunch break they showed us the masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí the Catholic Basilica La Sagrada Familia. This is one of the most visited monuments in Spain and it is still under construction. The plan is to finish it in 2026 which will coincide with the centenary of the architect's death. On our way back to Tortosa we stopped at the interactive and modern museum Cosmo Caixa. Tired but happy and full of impressions we arrived in Tortosa again and fell exhausted asleep. Thank you for organising this wonderful day!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

ERASMUS-MEETING in Tortosa: Day 3

Tuesday morning we met in the school yard of the Institute de l'Ebre and prepared the stands for the good visited trade fair. More than 500 people from all over Catalonia and the four international ERASMUS-teams took part in the second meeting point organised by the team of Tortosa. We also participated in the competition "Elevator pitch", where the teams had to present their company and marketing strategy in front of an international jury. The Slovakian and the Swedish team could convince the six members of the jury. Furthermore we were impressed by three entrepreneurs who gave us an overview about their business plans and their ways of life. What we caught from their speeches is this phrase: "Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn, but never give up and jump, if it is necessary". We have made a lot of new business contacts especially with Spanish training firms. At 14.00 o'clock we dismantled our booths and we got invited to a special Catalonian lunch. In the afternoon our students were invited to a barbecue and the teachers had the opportunity to explore the old city center of Tortosa with some locals. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

ERASMUS-MEETING in Tortosa: Day 2

On Monday morning Margareta picked the teams form Slovakia, the Czech Republic and the Austrians up from our hotel and she brought us to the Institut de l'Ebre. Armand Pons, the headmaster of this vocational training institute welcomed the students and teachers and gave us some information about the school and the ERASMUS-schedule. Then we were divided into small international groups and the Catalan students guided us through the school and we had also the opportunity to visit some lessons. More than 1 300 students attend the Institut de l'Ebre and they can choose from a wide variety of different subjects. After a short coffee break the students presented their Training Firms and they introduced their marketing plan. After this first workshop we had lunch at school. In the afternoon we made a guided tour around Tortosa. All students went to the river Elebre afterwards for kajaking trip and we teachers drove to Ampolla where we had dinner at the sea.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

ERASMUS-MEETING in Tortosa: Day 1

We started our journey at 11 o'clock. We went by train to the airport in Vienna. Now it's boarding time. Cu in Spain 😉

Finaly we arrived tired but happy at 20.15 in Torosa where our friends picked us up and brought our students to their host families.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Tortosa - we are coming soon

The Austrian team has finished all preparations for the next meeting in Spain. Natalie, Marlene,  Magdalena, Florian and Patrick are looking forward to meeting their new friends and they hope that they will make good business at the training company trade fair. Hasta la vista 😉