October 2018 was the month that the first NEMESIS co-creation labs launched in three schools in Thessaloniki. Co-creation labs aim at helping students to understand how social problems can be transformed into challenges! Also, how students through collective efforts can bring positive change! Alexander Theodoridis, a passionate Social Innovation Practitioner, was there to inspire students and introduce them to Social Innovation. Students collaborated with teachers, parents and our Social Innovator and co-created empathy maps in relation to local sustainability challenges. For more information please check our NEMESIS project website.
On the 30th of June and 1st of July, we are hosting the first Change Shapers programme in Greece. The program aims to: EMPOWER young people to be change shapers by bettering understanding concepts of power, their ability to influence and through learning social activism skills. SHAPE positive social change in local communities by strengthening community voices and increasing the diversity of these voices to include migrants and young people. INTEGRATE migrants into their local communities by creating opportunities for migrants and local citizens to learn from one another and their diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds. The program is free of charge to attend, so apply now: https://changeshapers.org/apply-1
On the 11th and 12th of June 2018, STIMMULI is hosting in Thessaloniki an international professional development workshop aiming to introduce teachers of primary and secondary schools to social innovation education. Social Innovation and education experts and practitioners are coming together to offer a unique training experience that will increase teacher's capacities and confidence in using collaborative learning techniques and incorporating social innovation education in their teaching practices. Participants are coming from Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, UK and Greece to share knowledge, ideas and experiences. The workshop is already “sold out” but stay tuned for more training opportunities! If you are interested in introducing Social Innovation Education at your school please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The NEMESIS kick off meeting took place on the 10th and 11th of October 2017 in Nuremberg, where the 13 partners from 7 different EU countries gathered to know each other and begin the project high-level planning. During the kickoff, communication and management issues were addressed through discussions and the first time plan was set according to the project objectives along with the assignment of roles and responsibilities among partners. During the second day, EC project officer Mrs Hinano Spreafico covered all the financial and administrative aspects and provided useful advice to the consortium for a successful project implementation.