The first hybrid meeting of Erasmus+ project partners TECPC / Together We Can Prevent Cyberbullying took place in Athens, Greece, on January 13-14, 2022. At the meeting, SIH was represented by Daiva Malinauskienė, director of the institution, and Kristina Kudriašova, project coordinator. They took part in the event face-to-face, along with project partners from Romania, Greece, Italy, and Turkey. Other colleagues representing the Romanian and Portuguese partner organizations joined the meeting remotely.
During the event, the project partners discussed the situation of cyberbullying in each country, which was presented by the partners based on a detailed analysis of the legislation, statistics, and good practices in the partner countries. This situational analysis is the first part of the project’s first intellectual output, Psychological Profiles of Cyberbullying. The second part of this output, a survey of students and teachers about cyberbullying, which has already been conducted in Lithuania, was also discussed. The partners then talked about the next steps in the project, i.e., other intellectual outputs – the TECPC Handbook and the TECPC Online Courses for Educators – and divided responsibilities for their development.
At the end of the meeting, other important aspects of the project were discussed: financial requirements, activity reports, quality assurance, internal and external evaluations, and project dissemination.
If the Covid-19 pandemic situation allows, the next meeting of project partners will be held in Turkey on May 9-10, 2022.
The project partners also took the opportunity to present their other ongoing projects. SIH representatives presented the institution’s coordinated and ongoing Erasmus+ projects ACDC 4 You / Artistic Creativity Development Course for You and INCrEAsE – Intercultural Competences for Adult Educators Working with Multicultural and Multilingual Learners and the Nordplus Nordic Languages project Discover Iceland and Sweden.