Erasmus+ online: The art of food (Spain, Finland, Romania, Austria)

Veröffentlicht am 15. Oktober 2021

Visit foreign countries, make new friends, experience adventures, experience something new… unfortunately not in times of a pandemic.

But we will not be stopped.

We just did it [online].

On the first day of our Erasmus+ project the whole thing was a bit chaotic, because there were so many people in the meeting and every school did presentations about their country and their school.

The presentations from Spain, Finland, and Romania were very impressive, because they offered an in-depth view about people’s everyday lifestyle.

We learned a lot about the other countries. After the kick-off, we were separated in different groups and had a meeting just with our peer group. At first it was a bit awkward again, but then we talked a lot and got to know each other and it was fun.

All groups were collaborating constructively and goal oriented. It was nice to meet new people from different countries and gain insights into their specific traditions. Additionally, we found out that global issues concern all of us, such as climate change, sustainability and equity. We talked about different eating habits, and how teenagers spend their free time, engage in democratic processes and contribute to society.  It was striking that kids from other countries also like similar things, that we like.

During the week we either had various tasks to do together with the other students in the online groups or we got challances that we did asynchronously with our Austrian classmates.

For example, we had to organize typical meal. We went to the Grottenhof, the organic shop and the market at Lendplatz, to collect the regional ingredients. 

The group who went to the organic shop has never been to one like that before so it was very interesting to see the differences between a supermarket and an organic shop. People were very friendly and talked a lot, and there was a huge variety of foods which was very unexpected. Besides, nothing was wrapped in plastic.

The following day, we prepared our four-course meal. That was a lot of fun and we got to know each other even better. The children from other countries but also our own classmates. That makes sense in times like these.

To conclude, we are different, but all the same!