Defining and broadening the term: competence (At Kinder Uni Camp)

February 1, 2013 - February 2, 2013

This footage comes from a workshop, where the youngsters still were in the process of getting to know each other and break down the formal and cultural barriers that were in between them from the start.

This is a good example on the risk of giving something of yourself in a social construction, returns the investment with interest, so do speakSmile

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Video interview 1. meeting between Vienna & Copenhagen

January 31, 2013 - February 2, 2013

Puppet pals interview

This interwiew is made on behalf of the common experiences we shared on the Kinder Uni Camp in Wienerwald in the start of february

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Presentations from Tartu conference - April 2013

April 24, 2013 - April 26, 2013

Here is a link to a page where you can find the powerpoint presentations from our speakers:

More presentations from other speakers should be posted shortly on that same page.

EAFIT's visit to ACUP

February 1, 2013 - February 15, 2013

Ana María Londoño from the Universidad de los ninos EAFIT, Columbia visit to ACUP - Catalan Association of Public Universities.

  • It was out first Mentoring Associates' visit.
  • EAFIT: "getting to know the model of the Catalonian Children’s University"
  • To identify similarities and differences between both of the Children’s Universities.
Monday 11 Tuesday 12
  • Meeting 1: Get to know the work team
  • Meeting 2: Montserrat, director of ICE
  • Meeting 3:David and Ana, operators of (ICE UB)

Meeting to review the impact evaluation plan for






Wednesday 13 Thursday 14 Friday 15

Activity in universities:

  • UB (Nutrition faculty)
  • UAB (veterinary faculty)
  • Visit of the campus Ítaca, directors of 51 schools.

Visit to schools:

  • Saint Antoni
  • “El sol y la luna”
  • Emili Carle i Tolra

Meeting 3 - Closing meeting:
Planning the visit to Medellin.

The EAFIT team had a glipse of the from the different publics: children, professors, directors and teachers of schools, organizers, similar projects (Itaca project and Centro de Recursos Pedagógicos).

We found similarities on the intentions of the ACUP and EAFIT programs, and affinity in methodologies between EAFIT CU and some of the visited schools (i.e. El Sol y la Luna).

The identified differences are: the size and dedication of the team, the model of the Children’s Universities, and the maturing of the projects : ACUP, 3 years, EAFIT, 8 years. The EAFIT model works from within the University, and ACUP works from the outside of eight universities. The EAFIT team finds that exchange between kids and professors works very well in the day of CU activities in Barcelona.

After this visit, we feel that we need to review and maybe make changes to our mentoring plan.


Next steps in the action plan and if required possible modifications in the action plan:

  • Meeting via Skype to review the mentoring plan (Could not be done due to technical problems in the ACUP’s infrastructure).
  • Visit to Medellín, from ACUP, to know the EAFIT model

Individuals involved in the meeting:

ACUP: Carme Pablo, María Pardo, Alba Morales

EAFIT: Ana María Londoño

Reminder: SiS Catalyst Conference Tartu - Call for Newsletter Submissions

May 6, 2013

Hello everyone,

Please do consider the following message sent by Jessica Lunt:

Dear all,Thanks to those of you who have already sent me your submissions. There is still a bit of space left in the upcoming newsletter so you still have a chance to submit your articles by the end of this week. 

Pieces of writing could be on the following themes, or something entirely different:

-          Thoughts and reflections from the conference itself

-          Any thoughts/comments/questions/concerns inspired by a particular session/workshop/discussion/conversation

-          How the topics covered affect your institution/organisation or your area of work in general

-          What you learnt from the conference

-          If you have endorsed our declarations – what convinced you to do so?

If you would like to get a better idea of what we are looking for, here is the link to our most recent newsletter from our recent Policy Briefing Seminar in Edinburgh:

Please note that articles received will be proofread and possibly edited before publication – if we do make any substantial changes we will inform you in advance so that you can give your approval.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,


ACUP's visit to EAFIT

April 5, 2013 - April 12, 2013

ACUP - Catalan Association of Public Universities visiting the Universidad de los Ninos EAFIT in Columbia:

Friday April 5 Monday April 8 Tuesday April 9

Observation of the workshop with Children

Introduction of the working team

Meeting with Tricia and the working team

Welcome dinner

Visits to two private schools participating in the programme: Colegio San Ignacio and Colegio Alemán

Visits to two private schools participating in the programme: Benedikta, Concejo Municipal Itagüí

MA working meeting to redefine aims and define working methodology


Wednesday April 10 Thursday April 11 Friday April 12

Meeting with Félix Londoño, research director

Meeting with talleristas, university students.

Meeting with two professors and researchers who participate in the programme

Observation of the EAFIT children assessment council

Observation of the workshop with children and teachers















The reflection and discussions that happened there made us change our Action Plan; Instead of looking at evaluation and, more specifically, impact evaluation as originally planned, we are now focusing on arguments (that could be valid for both Columbia and Cataluna and for All Children's University in other parts of the wolrd).

Individuals involved in the meeting:

ACUP: Carme Pablo, María Pardo

EAFIT: Ana Cristina Abad, Ana María Londoño, José Ignacio Uribe

Verein ZOOM Kindermuseum's first visit to Çocukistanbul Informel Egitim, Istanbul

January 7, 2013 - January 9, 2013

First Mentoring Associates visit between ZOOM Children's Museum, Vienna and Çocukistanbul Informel Egitim, Istanbul.

We share our activities such as:

  • energy education programme
  • mystery boxes education programme

For ZOOM, it was also a good opportunity to visit the Science Museum at Santralintanbul.

Individuals from the Mentoring Association involved: Elisabeth Menasse and Christiane Thenius from ZOOM Children's Museum, Vienna & Sibel Çetingöz and Erdoğan Kahyaoğlu from Çocukistanbul Informel Egitim, Istanbul

Jerzy Jarosz & David Sing's Update to start the MAs showcase session with

April 24, 2013

The Mentoring Associates Showcase Session on Wednesday 24th started with an Update from Jerzy Jarosz from the Children’s University of Silesia (Uniwersytet Śląski, Katowice) and David Sing from University of Hawaii, Hilo (Nā Pua No’eau):

Poland and Hawai may be very far away from each other, we identified Universal values regarding working with Children.

Lessons Learned:

  • Create a motivated & dedicated team; inspire & motivate teachers working with children
  • Make connections to culture
  • Support & motivate learning
  • Inspire children & offer opportunities
  • Help in identifying their roles
  • Be open & listen

To find out more about our Mentoring Association have a look at our powerpoint attached below.

Aloha, Mahalo.

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Queen's University Belfast & LaTrobe University, Autralia - update on our Mentoring Association

April 24, 2013

From Stephanie Harmar-Smith; Queen's University Belfast:

To start with: presentation of the activities and work we do at the Widening Participation Unit

Followed by: our participation in SiS Catalyst and how the Action Plan with our Mentoring Associate - LaTrobe University, Australia - built up.

The following themes are the ones that transcend cultural context between Ireland and Australia:

  • Health & Energy link
  • How to make young people resilient
  • The need of coaching opportunities
  • The importance of role models

We met last February in Ireland and further visits to Australia are arranged already; next visit to Melbourne planned this summer

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Update on UniZagreb & UniPecs Mentoring Association

April 24, 2013

From Amir Spahic; Faculty of Organization and Informatics (FOI) - University of Zagreb:

Update on both the work we do in FOI and an overview of the University.

It provides relevant information regarding our Mentoring Association with the Roma Department of the University of Pecs as they share similar background with Roma population in Hungary.

Lazlo Komlosi, Vice-Rector of the University of Pecs, represents the Hungarian institution in our Mentoring Association. He could not attend the conference in Tartu, Estonia for professional obligations but his visit to Croatia with a team of 4 other people from Pecs University helped us building on our Action Plan.

Similar background between UniZagreb and UniPecs:

  • Roma / Non-Roma children are learning together in schools
  • The language children are taught in is not their mother tongue

Teachers in Zagreb are learning how to work with Roma children - focus on social inclusion.


We're planning future visits to Hungary and Croatia.

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