The kick off meeting of the Learning partnership OUTDOOR ICT has been held in Udine (Italy) from the 8th till the 10th of November 2011 (travel days included).

The participants were:

Annalisa Adamo and Michaela Slamanig from Die Kärntner Volkshochschulen - Klagenfurt – AT

José Jesús Delgado Peña  from Aula de Mayores de la Universidad de Málaga - Malaga - ES

Mükerrem YURDUSEVEN, Müjdat OCAK  and Ali KARAPİRE from EdirneTurizm ve Otelcilik Meslek Lisesi Okul Aile Birligi - Edirne - TR

Maria Florindo and Luís Filipe Sampaio from the Cultural Institute of Évora - PT

Monique EPSTEIN and Françoise PETTELAT from the INSTITUTE E-SENIORS - Paris - FR

Bruno Grizzaffi and Andrea Romanini from the Agenda 21 office of the Municipality of Udine – IT

Alessia Fabbro from Università LiberEtà del Fvg - Udine – IT

After a first round of introductions, the partners from Italy, Spain and Austria presented some experiences gained in previous projects and in particular in the following ones: “A sense of Place: presenting your locality” “mobile ICT-workshop for women in rural areas in a LEADER project” and “E-com45+ “.

All three experiences have shown different good practices and given interesting suggestions for the implementation of the new common project.

It has been decided that each partner who has presented those terminated projects or would like to present other ones  (partner from Portugal volunteered to present a project as well) would send a one page text, briefly describing the projects, and outlining how  these good experiences can be exploited in the OUTDOOR ICT cooperation in terms of:

-         Best practices

-         Innovative character

-         Sustainable strategies

Deadline to send the texts to the Austrian partner (Annalisa Adamo) : 15 December 2011


After that the kick off meeting continued with the detailed checking of the whole project planned activities and planned outcomes in order to be sure to get a shared vision of the whole project lifetime.


Regarding the use of ICT/web tools for dissemination and for storing the project material, it has been decided that the partners from Turkey would take care (through one of their teachers) of managing the chosen project  web2.0 tool,  the Facebook Outdoor ICT page. Each partner is welcome to publish material and pictures and use this page also as a communication tool.

It has also been decided that the main dissemination and storing tool will be produced by the Spanish partner Jesus, who will create  and manage the project web site. Each partner is invited to contribute to it as soon as it is ready.  The web site will be presented by the Spanish partner at the second project meeting in France in April 2012. The web site at the end will contain all information regarding the project, the partners’ institutions, the partner meetings, learners and teachers visits and exchanges and the final materials.


The two responsible managers of the Agenda 21 office of the Municipality of Udine then presented the ICT tool they are developing in Udine and that will be used by the citizens and stakeholders in order to use and discover the city and its surroundings. This tool is still in construction but it could be of great inspiration and help for the implementation of the project’s practical activities.

Further dialogues will occur with the Agenda 21 managers in order to understand if this tool can be shared or partly reproduced also in the other partners’ frameworks. Partners will receive inputs about these dialogues as soon as possible.

Nevertheless, the partnership agreed that a State Of The Art  (SOTA) analysis will be necessary and each partner will start a small research regarding what is available on their territories in terms of

ICT /multimedia tools same as or similar to Geocaching that can be used during the experimentation phase of the project at local level and during the transnational visits. The SOTA analysis could also contain some information on the ICT needs of the people45+ in each partner’s territory.

The Italian partner will collect all the SOTA analysis from the partners and will produce one document summarizing them all.

Deadline to send to the Italian partner (Alessia) the SOTA analysis is 20th of February 2012.


Regarding the recruitment of the adults who will attend the ICT training and experiment the ICT related outdoor activities, all partners from November 2011 on  will start to advertise the project aims and planned activities. The group can be composed of around 20 adult learners, ideally 40/45 plus. Each partner will also identify the ICT teacher/s who will deliver the basic ICT training for the selected groups. The training will take place in each partner institution around May 2012.

A LEAFLET containing useful information for the advertizing of the training will be produced for the use of each partner. The French partner (Monique)  will take care of directing the contents distribution and the general layout. Each partner will then be able to personalize it a little and distribute it in its places. The French partners will present the final version of the leaflet during the second partner meeting in Paris in April 2012.


Finally the partners have agreed on the following dates and places for the next project meetings and transnational visits (travel days included):

2nd meeting: 11-14 April 2012 in Paris (France) Participants: project representatives +1 or 2 teachers/trainers per partner (who will share knowledge and experiences on ICT related outdoor tools)

3rd meeting: 17-20 September 2012 in Edirne (Turkey). Participants: project representatives + 1 or 2 learners per partner (who will present their experience during the training)

4th meeting: 26 – 29 November 2012 in Malaga (Spain). Participants: project representatives + group of learners (who will experiment ICT related outdoor activities)

5th meeting: 4-7 February 2013 in Evora (Portugal). Participants: project representatives + group of learners (who will experiment ICT related outdoor activities)

6th and final meeting: 17- 20 June 2013 in Villach (Austria) 21-22 June 2013 in Udine (Italy). Participants: project representatives + group of learners (who will experiment ICT related outdoor activities)

REMEMBER: Learners participating in transnational mobilities should be always different. Project representatives (staff) can be the same people.


At the end of the meeting the partners filled in an evaluation questionnaire. At the end of each transnational meeting all partners will fill an evaluation questionnaire. At the end of the project activities all questionnaires will be evaluated into one evaluation report.



Any other business: the project logo has been chosen. Main communication tool among partners: e mails or Skype. It has been also decided that each partner hosting a transnational mobility will take care of producing the minutes of the meeting and of the related events.