Welcome to the Stories of Tomorrow Summer School 2019
ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL
Exploration and pioneering have inspired and shaped civilizations since the dawn of history. Such endeavours are distinguishing characteristics of an advancing civilization. As people explore, they discover, innovate, prosper, lead— and become great. In the Stories of Tomorrow project and in this course, we have selected as the main topic a major challenge for the humankind: The journey to Mars. Space missions, both robotic and human, expand the knowledge of our planet, our solar system, and the universe, leading to the expansion of humankind itself from the Earth to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
The challenge of bringing life to Mars pushes us towards a deeper understanding of our anatomy and demands creative solutions to sustain humans in the journey to the red planet. NASA and ESA are planning to send people to Mars in the next 15 to 20 years. The students of today – may be one of the students who will be involved in the project in case it is approved – will be among the first people to set foot on the surface of Mars.
The course is part of the activities of the Inspiring Science Education Academy. We believe that by supporting educators in their professional development we can introduce the necessary changes in classrooms across the world to improve the uptake of science careers. We believe that by modernizing science education and by providing the necessary professional development support we can better prepare students for the world of work, a world that will certainly be very demanding on the necessary skills and competencies of future generations.
Arrival day is always a Sunday
Participants’ rooms will be available from 14:00 EET, however, you are welcome to arrive and check in to the hotel all day. The Summer school staff will be on site from 14:00 EET and open the registration for all courses. If you know that you are arriving early in the morning or late in the evening please let us know so that we can do our best to make sure that you have access to your room when you arrive at the hotel. There is a common session for all participants at 18:00 EET in the main conference room. After that dinner is served from 20:00 EET on.
Departure day is always a Friday
Participants must check-out of their rooms by 12:00 EET. If you are departing later in the day there will be space to store their luggage in the college. Before you leave your rooms, check thoroughly that they have not left anything behind.
If you have any questions regarding the accommodation or if you wish to come or leave earlier, please contact the travel agency we are working with. They will be able to inform you about the availability to come earlier or stay longer at the hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact GNTours at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone on +30 2109574001.
You can reach the Golden Coast Hotel & Bungalows from the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos by
The Summer School bus. Two times each on Sunday and Friday a chartered bus will bring participants from the airport to the venue. The exact times of the schedule will be published shortly before the start of the summer school; in the busses left on 14:00 EET and on 16/16:30 EET – but this is just an indication!
Taxi. The trip takes about 35 minutes and the price is approximately 50 EUR (depending on extra charges such as night shift, etc.).
Public suburban bus. Public orange buses (KTEL) depart from SOFITEL HOTEL in the AIRPORT direction to Rafina, from where you will need to another bus direction to Marathon (or take a taxi).
Summer School Fees
The Summer School fee for Erasmus+ applicants is 420€ (70€/per day). The course fee covers:
Expert lecturers for lectures, seminars and workshops
All the materials and equipment needed for the course
Social Programme & Excursions that are part of the course program (e.g. Cape Sounio, Acropolis, Farewell Dinner, etc.)
Subsistence & accommodation:
The Summer School have made a special arrangement with the hotel. We are happy to offer to all participants a single room with all-inclusive services (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and free of charge services for outdoor sports and recreational activities) in line with the Erasmus+ funding options.
The Erasmus+ KA1 budget for individual support per day for Greece will, therefore, cover all costs directly linked to the subsistence & accommodation of participants during the course. Based on the current Erasmus+ regulations, the individual support for Greece is currently (2018) up to 128 Euros/day.
Stories of tomorrow please note that according to the rules of the Erasmus+ program the individual support budget covers only the expenses of participants. Special rates may be arranged for accompanying persons.
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