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

Tuesday 11 September 2012

1 – Collect material about the flower festival and know the Portuguese traditions and history.
2 – Develop social competences.
3 – Exchange experiences about plantation of flowers and agriculture as an Hobby

1 – Study visit to Madeira Botanical Garden
2 – Study visit to Monte Palace Tropical Garden – Private Garden that belongs to Berardo Foundation.
3 – Meeting with local learners and getting to know the profile of the institution and the HAIFES activities.

4 – Visit the local typical places related with flowers and traditional agriculture.

5 – Study visits to historical places in Funchal, capital of Madeira, to know about the Madeiran history and culture (Wine Museum, Embroidery museum)

6 – Study trail to Pico do Arieiro, the second highest mountain in Madeira, were the HAIFES participants could study endemic species of flowers and birds.

7 – Presentation of a power point about the ethonobotanic workshop with the participation of seniors and the international participants.

9 – Power point presentation about endemic plants of participating countries.

10 – Working sessions for final report

1 – Collection of material about unique flowers festival (photos, films)
2 – New Power Point presentation about international HAIFES meeting in Madeira
3 – Awareness of  Madeiran traditions and flowers festivals.
4 – Information about the local curriculum supported by local authorities for senior people in Madeira.
5 – Knowledge about Laurissilva Forest, World Heritage Site by UNESCO among HAIFES partners.
6 – Knowledge about sustainable development, and environment issues, related to our HAIFES Project.

Thursday 23 August 2012

Project product E-book Intercultural space I watch, learn and teach

Project results -E-portfolio

HAIFES   e- PORTFOLIO Summary  and Links 
E-portfolio part1
First meeting Limassol

E-portfolio part 2
Local workshops
E-portfolio part 3
International meeting in Poland CD1
International meeting in Poland CD2
International meeting in Poland CD3
International meeting in Poland CD4
E-portfolio part4
International meeting Romania
International workshop for learning origami at Piatra Neamt
Thematic trips during the third international meeting of the project in Romania .
Tapestry workshop at “Agapia” Monastery
Rock workshop
Dance and rock at “Colibele Haiducilor” restaurant .
 Hobby trips in Neamt county
E-portfolio part5
Local workshop in Romania
Learn to decorate eggs with wax and to use Adobe Photoshop program for results promotion .
  E-portfolio part6
E-portfolio part7
Madeira workshops

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Popular art workshop at Piatra Neamt-Romania

A group of young students from Technical College Gheorghe Cartianu in Piatra Neamt participated Saturday  3 March 2011 to a workshop of conservation of popular mask and costumes belonging to the folk art group Toporasul .
The workshop was organized by Association for science , Culture Youth and Social Integration as an extracurricular activity in Technical College Gheorghe Cartianu from Piatra Neamt-Romania .

Aims :
-To preserve popular art works
-To activate the students for participation in new extracurricular activities and to learn new hobbies
-To integrate students from disadvantaged groups in a new social group .
Results :

An exhibition with popular art works and costumes was realized in a dedicated room in the space of Gheorghe Cartianu Technical College .
A new team of students passionated of popular art was created .

Thursday 1 March 2012

Christmas Decorations Making Workshop at Shipcon Limassol Ltd.

  On the 17th of December 2011, a group of adult learners gathered to enjoy each other’s company, listen to Christmas carols and give vent to their creativity during Christmas Decorations Making Workshop

  As learners of different nationalities (Cyprus, Poland, UK, Ireland, Germany) participated in the workshop, it was a great occasion to get to know more about various European traditions of celebrating Christmas.

During the workshop easily accessible materials such as colour paper, paint, fabric, ribbons and glitter were used. 

  After the workshop the participants reported that they enjoyed sharing experiences, felt inspired to bring more creativity to their lives, became more interested in other European cultures and last but not least they had great fun.

Sunday 12 February 2012

Chess as an integrating factor

Saturday , 4 February 2012 , in the library of Gheorghe Asachi College from Piatra Neamt took place a chess contest between high-school students and adults .
At the contest participated 12 students from Gheorghe Asachi High School and 2 adults , professional chess players from ASCETIS Association .
The contest was co-organized by ASCETIS Association and the Students Counsel from   "Gheorghe Asachi" College.
The aim of the event was to mobilize high-school students to participate in extracurricular activities and to socialize between them and with adults from their families by practicing sports .
As a result we cam mention that a new working group for extracurricular activities , social integration and adult education was created in "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical College with the support of ASCETIS Asssociation and  the Students Counsel from this college .