Final product

Info posters


Product of the Spanish visit

Products of the Bulgarian visit
1.Unity In Diversity-  We aren`t that different !  , a brochure  ,made by all partners at the 5th meeting in Bulgaria

2. Presentations on Easter

My Dream Job, presentation

A Bulgarian spring tradition


DIARY / some diary entries/
Mad about Music
I am mad about music. I`m thirteen years old and I`m Bulgarian.I`ve played the quitar for four years. I can play both the acoustic and electric guitar.
I like metal music and I have got the shirts of all my favourite metal bands. My favourite one is SlipknoT. I have also got a fantastic collection of guitar picks. I have over 40 picks and they are in different colours and sizes.
I have had over twenty concerts and I have won a few contests.
For me playing the guitar is more than just a hobby and I`m sure I`ll keep on with it. I love it!

I like music. I write songs. I have a notebook I write all my songs in. In my songs I  sing about unrequited love.
I`m fourteen and I`m mad about music. I have cool T-shirts of my favourite bands like Asking Alexandria and others. I also like Marilyn Manson, Three Days Grace, Skillet. I feel fantastic whenever I listen to music.

Mad about sports
I practice sports shooting. It seems very easy to everybody but in fact it is not. This sport requires a lot of patience and perseverance and complete dedication.It is a matter of concentration and brainwork rather than strength which is needed in most of the other sports.
Training practices follow this pattern – first, run, second, work with the equipment and third , shoot. I really don`t know why I like it so much. But nowhere else I feel the way I do in the hall.
For me the most important thing in life is Friendship, because without friends life is full of difficulties. With friends everything is much easier than if you are alone.I also think that Success in life is very important, too.

I am fourteen years old. My hobby is playing basketball. I`m mad about this game. Basketball is a team sport. So chemistry between players in the team is very important .
My favourite team is Los Angeles Lakers and my favourite player is Kobe Brayont. He is a member of the Lakers. Kobe is 36 years old and he plays the shooting guard. Brayont is also the richest player of all. One season he earned one billion dollars. Kobe has four MVP`s and five championship. He will be one of the players in the Hall of Fame.
I`m thirteen and I am mad about basketball. I`ve been playing this game since I was ten.Slowly but surely it evolved from a hobby into a life goal. I have jerseys of my favourite players such as Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Lebron James and others. My favourite one is Derrick Rose`s. he is my idol. I really admire him, despite the haters. He wears number one on his jersey.
By the way, I actually play for the team of Academic. I`m the starting point guard which is great. I wear number nine.

Mad about movies
I`m fourteen. I`ve got a fantastic collection of film CDs. My favourite is My Bloody Valentine.
It tells about a boy having psychological problems because his father was killed in a nuclear exposure. As a whole the film is quite interesting on psychological basis. But you must watch it carefully in order to grasp the meaning.
I like films that make me  think.

  Diary entries made in Turkey

  Teenagers can help the environment


Our signposts


II.Teenagers`  interests and hobbies

1. My favourite shops

 2.  Music

3. Teen Fashion


5. Hobbies and other free time activities

III.Europe`s Day

Comenix in Bulgaria , version 2


You can also see the comic book at
 Comic Book

Comenix arrives in Bulgaria
A dark sky, a fleet of passing lights/ alien ships/, Galeria Mall in Plovdiv. Aliens are looking for a planet to settle on. They come close to Earth and teleport missionaries to explore opportunities. Comenix is sent to Europe and finds himself perched on top of the wall for practicing climbing in Galeria Mall in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Bulgarix shows Comenix around - the tour begins from the capital
 Sofia,the capital of Bulgaria, is about 130 km to the west of Plovdiv.

We are Orthodox Christians
The Holy Fire - one of the most interesting phenomenon on Easter in the Orthodox Christianity World -

We`ve got beautiful nature
The Seven Rila Lakes are without doubt one of the most notable natural attractions in the Balkan Peninsula, a dream destination not to be missed. The lakes have been named for their shapes and qualities.

A lot of our monuments are world heritage
Although Bulgaria is a small country it is packed with places of interest that are included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.

Old architectural style

Customs - the martenitsa
Martenitsa is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and worn from March 1 until around the end of March (or the first time an individual sees a stork, swallow, or budding tree). The first day of March is a traditional holiday associated with sending off winter and welcoming spring.

It is customary among Orthodox Christians to greet one another during Easter season with the Paschal greeting. The salutation begins with the phrase, "Christ is Risen!" The response is "Truly, He is Risen!"

Comenix takes part in the most famous Easter ritual
In the Orthodox tradition, eggs are a symbol of new life. Early Christians used eggs to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the regeneration of believers. At Easter, eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for the redemption of all men.

End of tour - Comenix is ready to leave for Greece
Comenix proceeds with his international and intercultural adventures thus letting everybody get to know each other better, enhancing international cooperation and bringing about active involvement in EU issues.

Bulgarian performance at Comenvision

1st nomination for Comenvision, the winner at Sofronyvision

Dona Ovcharova sings the Cup Song.

2nd nomination for Comenvision, runner-up at Sofronyvision

Dimitar Karaneshev sings The Impossible

1.Bulgarian Traditions, Part 1 -
Winter and Christmas traditions

2. Traditional Bulgarian Dishes

3. Logo proposals

4.Bulgarix character

5. Christmas cards for our partners
Ready to go!!

6. Comenius Corner

7.A brochure on EU top features

8.Analysis on survey of project development

Analysis of questionnaires and survey, carried out to evaluate project ideas, project activities so far and the 1st working meeting in Lapeenranta, 7-11th October, 2013

Parents` and local community members` viewpoint
   The visit has been discussed in detail with  students, teachers, family members, relatives, friends and neighbours .    The participants in the survey and especially the parents are introduced to the main ideas and aims of the project. They regularly read the information in both the project and the school websites.
  The general conclusion is that students` participation in international projects is of great benefit for mainly:
-         Improving speaking skills in English and communicative skills in general;
-         Enriching students` general culture, broadening their minds and horizons;
-         Overcoming communication difficulties – students speak more openly to parents, teachers, classmates and will speak more easily to people from other countries, ethnic groups and religions;
-         Raising students` responsibility to tasks assigned;
-         Students` ability to deal with unusual situations, alone, without their parents/ incl. dealing with their budget/.
-         Enhancement of motivation and initiative, participation in activities, striving for improvement and self-expression;
-         Openness to the world and the European initiatives.

Students` opinions
More and more students express regret they didn`t enroll in the team and willingness to participate in the project activities – Sofroniada, Sofronivision,etc.    As for the advantages and shortcomings of working in a team, despite differences at times, they are learning to understand and respect others` opinions and mutual work is giving them satisfaction.
 They found out the Bulgarian slogan “Unity means power” to be true. And though a team needs time to become a good one, they all think that if everybody follows the motto/maxim/ “One for all, all for one”, they can climb mountains together. Everybody agrees that it is necessary to learn foreign languages as they help communicate better with the rest of the members on the international team. Everybody should have at least language competences at working level, especially knowledge of the working language of the project, English in our case.

Teachers` viewpoint
  Teachers` opinion coincides with that of students and their parents, relatives and friends. Relationships with their students improved, moving on to higher, more productive levels and they are convinced in the benefits of such projects.

Evaluation report 1
                    of the results from the survey

         The analysis was made on the basis of 22 questionnaire forms, chosen at random from all the forms, completed by members of the school team. The analysis covered all the answers given per each question separately.
           The survey was meant to find out whether the activities were related to the project topic and whether students find participation in such projects useful.        
1.     Have you taken part in any of the events of YOU IN EU project so far?
Yes -82% - 18 people; No – 0%; In some of them – 18% - 4 people. 
It is obvious that all who filled in the questionnaire have taken part in the events, the active participation being prevalent.
2.     Did you take part in the preparation and organization of events?
Yes – 82% -18 people; No – 9% - 2 people; In some of them– 9% - 2 people. Results show that students in general are interested in the project and want to be a part of it.
3.     Do you find such projects useful?
Yes – 100% - 22 people.
The unanimity does not state the reasons for finding the project useful but it clearly shows that the general opinion is cooperation is better than confrontation
4. Which skills and competences do you think you can practice and apply  during all the activities?
More than one answer was given.
English – 32% - 11answers; Communicative skills – 29% - 10 answers; Creative skills – 9% - 3 answers; None of them - 9% - 3 answers;
 All of them – 21% - 7 answers.
It is clearly seen that 91% - 19 people have practiced or hope to practice the basic skills set to be developed by the project aims, only 3 people attending the events for other reasons.
5. Will communication with peers from other countries break stereotypes and help you get rid of prejudice and lack of confidence?
Yes - 41% - 9 people; No – 18 % - 4 people; To a certain extent – 41 % - 9 people.
6. Will the future meetings make you more tolerant to cultural diversity and other people` s differences?
Yes – 68% - 15 people; No – 0%; To a certain extent – 32% - 7 people.
It is clearly seen that all participants have changed their attitude or at least thought about tolerance and international cooperation, which shows the project is worth doing and its goals are achievable.

8. Would you like to take part in a Comenius meeting?
Yes – 91% - 20 people; No – 0%; Maybe – 9% - 2 people.
 This is also evidence in favour of the above made conclusions. Even those who have declared it boring hope or secretly wish to take part in a visit.
9. Do you think such projects are worth doing?
Yes – 100% - 22 people.
Complete accord. The result confirms the need of more projects like that and the conclusion that kids want to work and be involved in projects but they have to be organized. Besides, projects should involve as many students as possible.
10. Do you think young people should know more about the EU and that they are the ones to make things happen, the ones to change relationships and things in general for the better? Do you think European values should be promoted by various means?
Yes – 50% - 11 people; No – 5% - 1 person; To a certain extent – 45% -10 people.
The conclusion to be made here is that through projects like this, the common European values will get people closer to each other and will bring about more tolerance, understanding, willingness to work together for the future of the EU and a better life together.

9. Questionnaire on EU

What did Bulgarian students find out working on the QUESTIONNAIRE ON EU, proposed by the Polish team

When was the European Union created?
From which organization does the European Union originate
From the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community
Who is considered to be ''the  father'' of the European Union?
 Konrad Adenauer , Joseph Bech, Johan Willem Beyen, Winston Churchill, Alcide De Gasperi, Walter Hallstein, Sicco Mansholt, Jean Monet, Robart Schuman, Paul-Henry Spaak and Altiero Spinelli are considered to be the founding fathers of the EU
Which countries founded the European Union?
6 countries : Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg
  Name five countries of the  European Union
Spain,Finland,the  UK, France,Italy,etc.
How many member states does the European Union have at present?
What does the flag of the European Union look like?
A circle of 12 yellow stars on a blue background
What is the significance of the stars on the European Union flag?
They symbolise the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.
How many stars are there on the European Union flag?
What is the anthem of the European Union?
Ode of Joy from the Ninth Symphony composed in 1823 by Ludwig Van Beethoven.
In which city/ cities is the seat of the European Parliament located?
The European Parliament has three places of work –Brussels(Belgium), Luxembourg and Strassbourg(France). Luxembourg is home to the administrative offices (the 'General Secretariat'). Meetings of the whole Parliament ('plenary sessions') take place in Strasbourg and in Brussels. Committee meetings are held in  Brussels.
How many members does the European Parliament have?
The European Parliament is made up of 766 Members elected in the 28 Member States of the enlarged European Union
When do we celebrate the Day of Europe?
9th May
The European Union received an important prize in 2012. What was it?
the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing the causes of peace
In which important areas does the European Union give its support? (name at least three)
regional development,
research and innovation, education 

Results of the survey
65 people took part in the survey, of them 30 at the age of 11-15, 25 at the age of 16-19 and 10 -over 20 .
100% of the people involved knew the answers to questions 5,6,7,9,11,13 and 15.
60 %  gave correct answers to questions 10 and 14.
10 % only knew the answers to questions 1,4 and 8 , mainly people over 20.


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