Newsletter 5 (FIN)

  • Introduction

    Welcome to the fifth Connecting EU newsletter. May 2022 was a very busy month for the project and we were excited to travel again.

    SATAEDU (Finland) was delighted to welcome 22 participants from our partner organisations for automation workshops.

    Video conference

    On the 5the of May 2022 the participant schools held a video conference to discuss the upcoming mobility. We finalised the programme, shared travel arrangements etc. 

    The mobility

    From 15 to 20 May 2022, 22 participants from Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Germany travelled to Kokemäki (Finland) for workshops around automation.


    The morning started with a breakfast (porridge) in school.

    The video gives an impression of the tour in Sataedu (Finland):

    Monday afternoon, time to explain the context of the upcomming workshops:

    Tuesday and Wednesday

    On Tuesday morning participants were introduced to the workshops: Logo Siemens Controller, Philips HUE Home automation, Beckhoff Industrial Controller and Virtual Reality.

    Each group used the 'European Digital Learning Situations' on Google sites (created by Connecting EU):

    and in the late afternoon a real Finnish sauna:


    Time to visit the National Skills Competition Taitaja.

    Taitaja is a showcase for vocational education and training, providing the opportunity to find out about dozens of different professions. The event draws in tens of thousands of visitors every year. (May 2022 held in Pori).


    • 50 skills categories
    • 350 competitors
    • 370 company or organisation partners
    • 100 exhibitors
    • 200 representatives of staff
    • 1000 students involved in organising the event
    • 2800 eighth graders from Satakunta region
    • Visitors from 8 countries
    • 30 000 visitors on the spot and 10 000 through livestream.                                                      

    More information and link to photo gallery:


    Some impressions:


    And for the teachers an interesting seminar... Towards vocational excellence and global competence...

    with a very nice end:



    Time to see goodbye:

    What's next?

    Digital final event and project presentation.

    Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 1:30 pm.



    Dear Sir or Madam,


    The Erasmus+ project Connecting Vocational Education and Training for the European Digital Single Market (Connecting EU) is nearing completion.


    The interdisciplinary, intercultural project, in which six EU partner schools from the vocational training areas of engineering, information and communication technology (ICT) and business and administration are working together, is funded by Erasmus+, the EU programme for the promotion of education, training, youth and sport in Europe.


    Together with our cooperation partners from Austria, Spain, Belgium, Finland and the Czech Republic, we have dedicated ourselves over the past three years to preparing students for the digital single market on the basis of practical experience. Improving digital competencies and teaching ICT skills also played a central role in this. In this way, teaching and learning processes were to be adapted to future technological, economic, ecological and social challenges posed by Europeanisation and globalization.


    To give you an impression of the project work and the results, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the digital final event and project presentation on Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Since participants and attendees from different countries will be involved in the presentation, the approximately one-hour event will be held in English.


    Please respond via the QR code if you are able to attend the event.



    Yours sincerely

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