Kick-off meeting within Erasmus+ project Creating the Network of Excellent ULCA Schools (NELCA) took place in Trnava, Slovakia from 25.10.2023 to 27.10.2023. Representatives from all partner organizations, 18 in total, participated in the meeting.
The meeting was opened by Jana Chynoradská, from Harmony Academy, which was hosting organization. Project coordinator Markéta Rusnáková from the Catholic University of Ružomberok spoke about the objectives of the NELCA project – the creation of education courses and setting up the international ULCA association/network. After that, a detailed analysis of the upcoming activities within the project was done and the important dates were agreed among the partners. The agreement about quality standards was achieved, too. A detailed discussion was carried out about the second working package concerning setting up the International ULCA Association and the activities that will be carried out within it. Partners agreed that monthly online project meetings will start in December and will be held on the first Friday of each month.
The meeting took place in a pleasant atmosphere because all participants knew each other from the previous project and they thought that the partnership is like a family giving each of them feelings of love, belonging, happiness, energy, and inspiration.