Face to Face meeting (Talnet International 2008) Face to Face meeting (Talnet International 2008)

In the middle of April 2008 Talnet International project culminated after the online activities at the face to face meeting, where around 10 participants from the involved countries (Czechia, Germany, Slovakia and Spain) encountered to spend a week together in south Bohemia and Germany. Many of us expected a sunny weather as in previous days and waking spring nature …

And this is how it looked like in Horská Kvilda at the beginning of the face to face meeting in the middle of April…
But in spite of such surprise we spent a week full of interesting and challenging activities.

Everything started with introducing the national groups:

Slovak group

Czech group

German group

Spanish group

This was the last time we worked in national teams… because a very important aspect of the face to face meeting was deliberate eliminating of one's nationality. Most of the activities were based on working in small international groups that were changing, so that everyone had an opportunity to practice cooperation and English and to get to know other participants better.

Some of such activities were mini-language theatres. Teams compounded of one representative from each country were supposed to prepare a short theatre in each language and therefore everyone had to teach the others patiently something from his/her language and to learn other languages at the same time and act a performance.

We enjoyed the time inside when it was raining and the mountain nature when the sun was up… (finally:) )

Activities concerning European topics such as European quiz or discussion about European Union enlarged other activities and were a follow-up to the online activities.

We worked together on the ASURO robots, practiced GPS navigation…

We tasted typical food of each country and particularly other nations than Czechs experienced Czech cuisine enough …

The high point of the face to face meeting was the visit at the DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Germany. We spent most of the time at the DLR school labs working on the robots with the support of the DLR's experts and preparing for the closing competition…

But we had also an opportunity to learn of the latest findings in cosmic research and robotics and to meet a very smart and charming Justin Robot …

International environment enabled us to feel the diversity of Europe on the one hand and similarity on the other hand and varied activities brought many incentives to gain such a unique experience…

So what about the next year?? …

– ML –

Thanks for the financial support of Youth in Action Programme!

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