In April around 170 students of the Governance and Inclusive Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam will play our SmileUrbo role-playing game. The purpose of the activity is to let the students, through the simulation, learn to represent and defend a specific role within a certain conflict.
One year after the Added value project started, we are beginning to see the first results of all our work. Thanks to the extensive network of schools connected to the organization leading the project (School with Class Foundation) 6,000 posters have been just sent to a total of 300 Polish schools.
Most (The bridge) is our latest creation: a cooperative board game in which players must jointly rebuild a settlement destroyed in the wake of a flood. During the game, they must cross the bridge, find the necessary materials to repair the damage suffered and get away in time from the storms.
Mathematics is still considered by many students as a difficult subject that is vaguely linked to reality, although, paradoxically, many believe that maths is necessary to solve problems, especially problems of everyday life.
We have started working on a project with which we want to transform the teaching of mathematics in European primary schools. Added value wants to reorient the way in which this subject has traditionally been taught, away from its more theoretical and abstract approach.
The Smilemundo corporate report for 2016 is available on the Transparency Section on our website. Following the transformation process started two years earlier, we have intensified the diversification of our activity between our own projects and services that we offer to third parties.
We have started a program with the municipality of Słupsk to support the creation of a social and solidarity economy network in this city. A delegation from the town hall led by its mayor Robert Biedroń visited Barcelona to learn firsthand about some successful practices in the area.
One of our last projects was requested by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) who asked us to design a training methodology that could be used by the representants of local and regional governments to locate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The “Model for more” project is implemented by the Center for Citizens’ Initiatives in partnership with Witkac Sp. z o. o., the local government of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the association Asociacion Smilemundo from Barcelona (foreign partner). The project is implemented under the Operational Program Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020 co-financed from the European Social Fund.
We have started a process of transnational cooperation with the Citizens’ Initiatives Center in Słupsk to explore and transfer good practices on social economy from Barcelona to this municipality in northern Poland. Within this collaboration framework, we plan to develop several projects.