On May 4-7, in Vienna (Austria) came partners of LLP, KA3 Multilateral Project “Money Master" from Lithuania, Austria, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.
During the meeting participants discussed the project issues, quality analysis, also about the last meeting, which will be held in Turkey. Also they had a possibility to test the developed game beta version, to share comments, what else should be developed, ideas, suggestions. There was a very strong focus on the game distribution issues, and it was decided that it will be a free game across the European Union and Turkey, which would be easily get by the interested educational institutions or individuals.
The 3rd Project “Money Master” Partners’ Meeting in Lithuania
The partners of the project “Money Master” on the 4th -5th of November gathered together in Šiauliai to discuss the results, works done during the first year of project implementation. During the two days meeting the greatest attention was paid to the discussion and improvement of the main project result – educational game. It has been decided that the game will be divided into 8 parts. The aim of each part is to develop the competences of financial literacy in the spheres of taxes, loans and family budget planning. Project partners (ESMAE, Portugal) who are responsible for the game design presented the first patterns of the game and the style of further work. The employee of VšĮ EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI Arlandas Makūnas presented the implemented and planned to be implemented project dissemination activities.
At present national seminars are being planned in all participating countries with the aim to introduce the project, product and find out the possibilities of using the educational game among learners. At the end of the second day the date of the next meeting in Austria was planned and it was decided that it is necessary to meet when the final version of the educational game design will be provided, i.e. May 2014.
On the 29-30th of April in Granada, Spain at the foot of Alhambra palace the second MONEY MASTER partners‘ meeting was held.
Although the climate was rather cool, two working days were quite efficient. On the first day the partners from Spain (Granada University) introduced needs analysis of the product and presented some valuable as well as pleasant facts. It appears that financial literacy of Lithuanian school children from 12 to 18 years is only a little lower than the one of Portuguese students. Then comes Austria, Spain and Turkey accordingly (the reseach has been made only with children from partner countries). However, this analysis showed the need of the product — the game improving financial literacy — in all partner countries.
During the meeting Advancis Business Services Lda (Portugal) have demonstrated the first graphic details of the game, the variants of how the main character could look like, missions, where the player will have to be consistent and tentative tasks used in the game. Much time and energy was spent on a discussion about the educational perspectives of the game.
The first day ended with a presentation from a representative of Edukaciniai Projektai Arlandas Makunas who introduced the tools of project dissemination: a leaflet, the first newsletter, contact data base, the plan of project seminars and all the material for it.
The second day started with the introduction of the framework for the contract of intellectual property by Turkish partners. It is intended to acknowledge that all the partners have equal copyrights to all the products created during the project.
The meeting ended with the representative of our organization Arlandas Makunas introducing the activities of quality assurance and the evaluation forms. Before saying “goodbye!”, the partners promised to come to the next meeting which will take place in Lithuania in November.
17-18 December 2012 - The first meeting of the partners of Money Master in Portugal
The first meeting of the project Money Master was held in Porto, Portugal where VsI EDUKACINIAI PROJEKTAI was represented by social programmes coordinator Arlandas Makunas and translator Laura Pociute.
At the meeting the coordinator introduced the idea of the project and its prospective product - an educational game for the pupils to develop their skills in financial literacy. The representatives of our organization introduced the dissemination and quality assurance strategies. The partners from Austria, Spain and Turkey introduced their work activities for which they are going to be responsible throughout the implementation of the project. All the partners had agreed upon the plan of further project development and decided to meet again in Spain in April.