The project took place in 3 municipalities in Romania – Suceava, Gura Humorului and Oltenita covering 3 different geographical areas. We involved stakeholders from various fields of activity: school teachers, businessmen, representatives of the local community, managers of public institutions.
For a better promotion of the concept of Placemaking but also to develop a network of stakeholders, we organized 3 information and multiplication of ideas meetings in Bucharest, in the building of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in Oltenita and in Suceava.
After the discussion with our mentor Vivian from Placemaking Europe, we thought it was a good idea to go in 2 directions of intervention.
The intervention took place in 2 stages, one in July during the MOZAIK Summer School and the second in August. The main promoters of these interventions were the school teachers accompanied by an enthusiastic group of students. Spaces with dynamic designs were created by painting the asphalt.
2. Oltenita Municipality: the permanent arrangement of Nicolae Balcescu Technical High School yard with dynamic games for students.
The students together with the teachers from the school transformed several unused spaces in the high school premises into relaxation areas or outdoor study spaces. Thus, with the help of used tires or pallets, they transformed the areas for the benefit of their colleagues who will return to school on September 5. The students also created a relaxation space for the teachers, including a large chess playing area.
3. Suceava Municipality: the permanent arrangement of Sport High School yard with dynamic games for students.
With the help of some businessmen, we procured pallets and drums for electric cables that were no longer used and gave them another use. The students created tables that we placed in the green space of the school, which we previously cleaned of vegetation and dry branches. On the access alleys inside the school, the student volunteers created drawings which they then painted, making the area extremely attractive to exercise. Also within this project, one of the unused corners of the library was occupied with a rack for 5 bicycles. The transformation of this space was auspicious because the next day this rack was already full of bicycles belonging to students who came to sports training.
All the participants in the activities of the PARK project have received participation certificates. Media coverage of the project was good with the press being interested in our activities. The PARK project was promoted during the 20th edition of the Summer School of Educators.
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