The official web-site of the project HAIFES .

HAIFES  project is a Grundtvig Partnership for Learning financed by European Union .

HAIFES is the acronym title of the project  :Hobby As an Integrating Factor for European Society 

The aims of the project:

- getting know new kind of hobby and European citizens interests  

- identifying and learning new methods in informal education of adults

- developing educational, interpersonal and social competences

- motivating learners to active participation in the social life, through artistic workshops, through hobby presentation , through educational meetings and cultural events


- participation in different kind of artistic workshops

- presentation of various kind of the hobby by adult learners

- participation in hobby exhibitions, festivities, cultural events

- organizing educational visits to artistic studios in the aim to know handicraft objects

- organizing meetings with folk artistic creators

- organizing visits to museums, palaces, castles to know hobby from different centuries

Results :

- artistic handicraft objects

- exhibitions

- meetings with artists

- Power Points presentations about hobby

- the blog of the project, E –portfolio, reports, film, photos

Friday, 7 October 2011

Fourth project meeting Limassol, August/September 2011

1. Objectives

  • To help individuals to gain better understanding of what brings joy and personal fulfilment to their lives; to help participants to discover and develop their hobby;
  • To get to know and understand better the culture and traditions of Cyprus
  • To discuss and present project achievements up to date (local and international)
  • To help the participants to develop their interests and creativity through various practical workshops
  • To evaluate different aspects of the meeting
  • To help the participants develop computer literacy and ICT skills (website, blog, email),
  • To exchange experiences regarding new methods and approaches in adult education
  • To analyse the hobbies impact on different target groups
  • To expand the “Intercultural space: I watch, learn and teach”; Travelling exhibition (consisting of the handicraft made by the learners of each country)
  • To enable the learners to meet and make friends with people from different countries and with a different cultural background

2. Actions

  • Educational visits and tours:
    • Old town
    • Kolossi  medieval castle
    • Traditional Omodos village, winery
    • Kurion mosaics and ancient theatre
    • Paphos old harbour, Tombs of the Kings
    • Agios Neofitos monastery
    • Bouzuki performance
    • Jewellery making workshop
    • Yoga
    • ICT skills
    • Culinary workshop (traditional Cypriot cuisine)
3. Results

  • The staff exchanged experiences and new methods in adult education
  • artistic handicraft objects (for the "Travelling exhibition”)
  • Photos and reports for the blog of the project and for Intercultural Space
  • Films documenting various activities during the meeting
  • Power point presentations about hobbies
Plans for further activities and ideas for future collaboration under different European projects