Move2Learn, Learn2Move: 5,000 eTwinning participants travel through Europe
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In 2017, the European Commission offered opportunities to young Europeans between the ages of 16 and 19 to travel and discover Europe. The objective of Move2Learn, Learn2Move was to give young people who had been involved in an eTwinning project the opportunity to travel to another country in Europe, individually or with their school class. The support network of eTwinning in each Member State has selected the 5,000 winners who are entitled to travel during the course of 2018.
A good example of how the young people of Europe can benefit from the initiative is the experience of the “To Be Continued” project participants. The French, Polish and Greek schools won the competition and earned tickets. As a result, the Polish students visited their partners in France in December, the French students visited their partners in Greece in February, and the Greek students will visit their Polish partners in June 2018.
The students really enjoyed their trips. They discovered other European cultures, reflecting on the differences and similarities, the customs, traditions, and culinary specialities. The excursions solidified the exchange and collaboration among the pupils of all the countries, who have now created bonds of friendship.
I discovered a new way of life which is very different from my "French" life so it was very enriching. My host, who I can now call my friend, was very welcoming and her family was adorable. They took care of me as if I were part of the family and that is something I will never forget.
Hanifa, French student