"The project "Train for EUROPE" testifies to exactly the essence of the European idea: acting together, overcoming the limits of boundaries,
the discovery of diversity and its potential", said EP President Jerzy Buzek. Have a look to the complete speach of the president.
Really a very great honour for our successful European partnership. Thanks a lot!
European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2010 -
Our "Train for EUROPE" starts as National Winner into the Final European Competition.
Our application was successful and our project “European CNC-Network – Train for EUROPE” has won
the National German Competition of European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2010.
So the first step is done!
Our “Train for EUROPE” will be in the Final European Competition Round.
The European jury consisting of three MEPs and the President of the European Parliament,
four representatives of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen will
select the winner from the 27 projects submitted by national juries by 8 April 2010.
The prize for the best project will be € 5000, for the second € 3000 and for the third € 2000.
Representatives of the 27 national projects selected will be invited to the award ceremony in Aachen,
Germany on 11 May 2010. The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the
European Parliament and representative of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.
As part of the prize, the laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg).
The official press release of European Parliament and an article of regional newspaper is shown
in our Media Section.
Let's move the "Train for EUROPE - RELOADED"!
We have set the course for continuing our school partnership.
Our preparatory visit in Dunaújváros (Hungary) from 26-11 to 01-12-2009 was successful!
We plan to continue with activities in 2011!
You would like to know some details? Have a closer look to our ideas ...
Final Meeting has taken place in Germany and Belgium
Our "Train for EUROPE" is now running with full speed!
Our combined final meeting has taken place from Monday 20th to Tuesday 28th of April, 2009
at BBS TGHS Bad Kreuznach (Germany) and St. Jozef Intistuut KOGEKA 4 in Geel (Belgium).
On its way to Brussels, our “Train for EUROPE” was presented at the following places:
Wed, April 22nd, 3 pm: BBS TGHS Bad Kreuznach
Thu, April 23rd, 12 am (noon): Supervisory and Service Directorate in Rhineland-Palatinate, Courtyard of Electoral Palace in Trier
Sun, April 26th, complete day: “Open Day” at St. Jozef Intistuut KOGEKA 4, Geel (Belgium)
Mon, April 27th, 12:30 am: European Parliament, Brussels, PHS Building, Espace Yehudi Menuhin
We are very glad about the interest of several TV and Radio stations, who have made some reports about our school partnership:
We are searching interested partner schools from European countries up to the request date in March 2007.
If you are interested in participating, you can contact
us at any time.
We will answer all of your questions and we are open for all new ideas.
And we will be very happy about each further partner school. You are welcome!
Project product will be a "Train for EUROPE"
The participants of the preparatory visit for the "European CNC-Network" have agreed to the following common resolution:
The participants will develop a European Network in the field of
computerized numerically controlled (CNC) machines.
The project will begin in October 2007 as part of the European COMENIUS
programme "Lifelong Learning" (COMENIUS School Partnerships) and will
run for two years.
A promotion in accordance with COMENIUS network is intended for 2008.
The participants have selected English as working language.
The participants have agreed on a common product named "Train for EUROPE".
The train will consist of a locomotive with several wagons.
The locomotive and each wagon should have a width of 10 cm and a
maximum length of 30 cm.
The different parts of the locomotive will be the result of common
planning and manufacturing based on a division of labour.
Each partner school will provide several parts of the locomotive.
The various parts of the locomotives will be assembled in the final
The wagons will be individually designed and manufactured by each
The wagons will incorporate unique characteristics representing the
The participants will build at least two identical wagons –
the first is for presentation to the COMENIUS administration, the second
is intended for each school’s own use.
If circumstances allow, the participants will produce additional
copies of their characteristic wagons for each of the countries involved in
At the end of the project each country should have one (nearly) complete
"Train for EUROPE".
The participants will come to an agreement regarding costs, manufacturing
options and the design drawings.
The participants plan to meet four times during the project:
- Oct 2007: Coordination and distribution of the design tasks.
- Mar 2008: Assessment and agreement on the design drawings.
- Sep/Oct 2008: Planning and coordinating of the production tasks.
- Apr 2009: Final assembly and presentation of our project "Train for
The participants will cooperate in
- comparing the different kinds of vocational training and educational work
with their trainees.
- exchanging and developing teaching methods and materials.
- evening out the differences in teaching, training methods and equipment.
- developing a multilingual internet platform as a basis for a long-lasting
Each step of the project requires the continuous engagement of our
The project is integrated in the targets and goals of the curricula
for the training programmes of the different metal-working and electrical
Students and teachers should benefit from the exchange of experience
by mutual visits.
The BBS TGHS Bad Kreuznach (Germany) will take on the coordination
of the project.
Prior to the beginning of the project the participants will try to
recruit additional participating countries.
As many European countries as possible should be involved in the project. If you are interested in taking part, feel free to contact
The participants are convinced that this project is perfectly suited
to result in a product supported by a "European CNC-network".
The result of our efforts symbolizes the successful cooperation
of the different European educational institutes.
The participants are confident that we have found with this project an excellent example
that will bring the "European thinking" to life.
Preparatory visit in Bad Kreuznach
The preparatory visit in Bad Kreuznach from 7th to 13th of November 2006 was a great success!
This meeting was the conclusion of a process having been started
at the beginning of the year 2006
when we started to contact different partner schools throughout Europe.
We have been able to intensify contact with vocational schools from
26 European countries
and we have been overwhelmed by the interest.
As a consequence we decided to invite members form all interested school to a preparatory meeting to Germany.
During the meeting, we fixed details on the ongoing process of the common project work.
14 schools with 24 teachers from all over Europe have received financial support by their National Agencies.
The programme for the preparatory visit contained five Workshops and a lot of cultural highlights.
We furthermore welcomed representatives of the District and the City
of Bad Kreuznach.
We would like to say thanks for the generous financial support to all of our sponsors and specially to our
Ministry of Education (MBFJ) in Mainz.
Without that help the preparatory visit had never taken place. Thank you very much!
Website "European CNC-Network" is online
We are building up our Internet presentation at
Since April 2006 our project "European CNC-Network" has been online.
So we have realized an important information platform for the common work on our project.