General Assembly 2017

General Assembly 2017

SERN General Assembly 2017 in Forlì

The SERN General Assembly 2017 will take place in the Municipality of Forlì form the18th to the 20th of May.

Thursday 18th May

Seminar 1 – Project Cycle Management (9.00 – 10.30)
The seminar aimed at providing an overview of the methodology used within the network to develop projects according to a step-by-step approach based on project cycle management. Issues addressed included how to develop a project idea in the project cycle phases of indicative programming and identification.

  • Nicola Catellani – SERN

Seminar 2 – Project presentations, Open Space Session (10.30-12.30)
An opportunity to make short presentations of ongoing EU projects, local projects, current challenges or innovative experiences in one of the five priority areas of the SERN strategy. Possibility of discussion/questions after the presentation in small groups.

Seminar 3 – Multilingualism in education (14.00-15.15)
As a result of recent migration waves pre-schools and schools have been experiencing the emergence an increasingly multicultural setting. This has posed a number of challenges in terms of organization and learning context. Examples and practice connected to multilingualism as a possible resource to meet the challenges of integration and, more in general, to success in education will be at the center of the seminar.

Seminar 4 – Enhancing Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care through Participation (15.30-17.30)
Quality in ECEC is the result a variety of elements. International research shows that the parents’ participation is an essential element as it involves elements pertaining communication, mutual learning (for staff and parents), involvement and partnership with the community. Starting off from the results of the EQUAP project the seminar will bring together experiences of participation of families in ECEC from different members of the network

Study visit to “Ferretti Group” (luxury yacht building) (15.00-16.30)

Friday 19th May

Seminar 5 – Territorial Marketing and place branding (10.00-12.00)
The seminar will present the best practices in relation to effective ways through which promoting and branding a specific territory starting off from the valorization of the different assets.

Seminar 6 – Migrants and local communities (16.00-17.30)
The presence of a wide variety of communities from different non-EU countries in our cities and municipalities has been raising needs of new and, more articulated and effective ways of bringing about a successful integration. Which strategies and tools should be developed to increase knowledge about these groups in the local community. The seminar will be an opportunity to share experiences, practices and policies around this theme.

Saturday 20th May

SERN General Assembly (9.30-12.00)
Order of Business of the SERN General Assembly

  1. Call to order
  2. Opening of the Session and approval of the order of business
  3. Approval of the minutes of the 2016 session
  4. SERN Annual Report 2016
  5. Financial Report 2016
  6. Report of the Board of Auditors
  7. Budget Proposal 2017
  8. Communication Strategy 2017-2019
  9. Election of the members of the SERN Executive Board 2017-2019
  10. Election of the members of the Board of Auditors 2017-2019
  11. Venue of the 2018 Session
  12. Adjournment and Closing of the Session

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