Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation partnership in school education

Start date: 01.12.2021.
End date: 30.11.2023.
Total duration: 24 months
Project name: “Cell Biology and Art Class Omnibus – CACAO”

Acronym: ”CACAO”

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Project Reference: 2021-1-HR01-KA220-SCH-000027781

CACAO, project reference 2021-1-HR01-KA220-SCH-000027781, is an Erasmus + program funded project within key action two – Cooperation partnership in school education. Lead coordinator is Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. Total project duration is two years. To deepen and diversify crucial skills, knowledge, and attitudes of pre-school teachers in Europe and beyond, Cell Biology and Art Class Omnibus (CACAO) project brings together biology and music researchers, artists, preschool teachers, and experts in technology-assisted learning from five European countries to co-create unique pre-school learning program blending cell biology, music, dance, and visual art. High-quality early childhood education is an extraordinarily powerful way to promote continued success in school, in the workplace, and society. Seven partners from five European countries (Croatia, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Italy) have gathered aiming to develop and implement a highly innovative and inclusive pedagogical concept blending music, visual art, and cell biology. The CACAO pedagogical program will be developed for five and six-year-old children and their teachers who will obtain certified professional education on using music as an educational tool to teach children biological concepts.

The project consists of main categories: project management, transnational project meetings, project results and learning/teaching/training activities.

Project management refers to the overall technical and financial progress of the project managed on behalf of the consortium by Ivona Peternel, PhD, Head of the Office for Partnership and Projects and Kristina Hlavati Bertoncelj, mag.oec., Expert Associate for International Projects and Programms. Transnational project meetings serve for strategy revision, assignment of tasks, discussion of organizational details, follow up on project progress, results as well as addressing different questions or concerns. Meetings serve as a platform for physical face-to-face meetings and closer introduction between the partners.

Project predicts four transnational meetings.