The final conference of the Erasmus+ project GreenPosts was held in Larnaca, Cyprus, from October 23rd to 24th. It is the last meeting of the partners on the project, where the past two-year period of the project’s implementation was evaluated.
After the welcoming speech of the representative of the Cyprus Post, the host of the conference, an overview of all the activities undertaken in order to achieve the targeted results of the project was presented:
- The GreenPosts Assessment Tool (PR1),
- “Implementing European Green Deal in Posts” Course (PR2),
- Peer to Peer success stories videos (PR3),
- Virtual Think Tank (PR4)
It was concluded that all 4 results were achieved: https://greenposts.eu/activities/
In addition to the achieved results, the workshop for “green ambassadors”, an LTT activity held from January 30 to February 1, 2023, where the course curriculum was discussed, tasks were solved in groups, self-testing of knowledge was carried out, and familiarization with the functions of Virtual Think Tank and designed a draft of the future Guide for teachers who will convey the message and results of the GreenPosts project to their colleagues, were evaluated.
3 project’s partners meetings were also held. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first one was held online through the MSTeams platform. The second was held in July 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the third in January 2023 in Athens, Greece.
Partnership for cooperation
At the conference in Cyprus, the participants had the opportunity to give their views on the results of the work and the relations and cooperation between the partners over the past two years. Although all project results have been achieved, it remains to prepare the documentation for the final report to the National Agency, and at the meeting it was determined what these documents are and what they should contain and how to prepare them.
On the second day of the conference, the participants visited the Capo Greco environment educational centre where they had the opportunity to see what is being done to preserve the biodiversity of the area. Along with the photo projection, an employee of the Centre gave an interesting lecture about the endangered nature of the animal and plant life of Cyprus and how they are opposed to the negative effects of man on nature. One of the attractions of Ayia Napa is the Sculpture Museum, which was designed as a park dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity, where artists gather every year and make sculptures that then remain permanently in the park. Only plant species specific to Cyprus may be planted in the park.
At the end of the Final Conference, the participants evaluated the meeting and cooperation on the project and expressed their desire to cooperate on some future projects.