The short-term exchange hosted by Agrupamento de Escolas de Vila Nova de Paiva, Portugal, took place on 4 -9 November 2018. Each partner school was represented by 4 students and 2 teachers. In total, there were 16 students (aged 13-14) and 8 teachers from 4 partner schools. The students were selected  on the basis of initial regulations set in all partner schools. The teachers were mainly Science, Biology, Geography, Maths, English, IT, PE teachers  and others taking active part in the project implementation. The main theme of the first exchange was: GREEN TECHNOLOGIES – energy saving innovations/devices, ecological attitude. The main objective of the activity was to exchange experience in the use of newest green technologies and combine scientific and entrepreneurial elements in environmental education. The following activities took place:

- the students prepared the next part of Green E+Dictionary, peer-to-peer interactive videos containing instructional material on saving energy and green technologies used in European countries. The videos were presented and shared by all partners during the meeting. They helped exchange good practices in ecological education in partner countries. The videos were uploaded to the project website and compiled as one of the final project results. 

- the students worked out the next part of Greenpreneur’s Book (GREEN TECHNOLOGIES – information on green technologies + useful advice on energy saving), they worked in international groups using collaborative problem solving method; the outcomes of international groups were uploaded to the main project website and became part of the main project products

- the participants discussed the final version of GreenSmart Stories – an educational product compiled after the short-term exchange to Poland

- the students and teachers took part in workshops on newest energy saving technologies/devices lead by Edufor_Educational Training Centre of Mangualde at Innovative Classroom Lab

- the participants visited “Arbutus do Demo” Botanical Park, famous for its multidisciplinary nature, covering the areas of environment, tourism, culture and science; The “ideal” classroom allowing for out-of school eco education; students designed T-shirts presenting Green Golden Rules on recyclable materials promoting eco attidude

- the international group visited Voltalia at Oliveira de Frades – renewable energy producer and green service provider specializing in solar and wind energies

- the exchange group visited the Environment and Planning Department of Aveiro University and took part in workshops on the use of wind power and waste disposal

- the participants visited ‘Douro Sul’ Wind Park and ‘Wind Art project’ learning about newest technologies used to generate green energy and how it got combined with local culture

- international group compared ways of preserving natural heritage (depending on different eco-systems); a visit to the Atlantic Ocean coast helped understand the usage of wind energy and tidal energy being a unique experience to most participants, a visit to Barra Lighthouse and Costa Nova´s houses provided the participants with natural heritage education

- the participants learned about other cultures - Autumn Flavours Fair at Vila Nova de Paiva Grouping of Schools was organised by the hosting school

- the meeting participants planted trees in the schoolyard, contributing to the natural environment preservation

- the exchange participants took part in meetings with local authorities, local community representatives, this way spreading the project ideas within wider groups which will become further multipliers of the environmental issues; meetings with parents, teachers, local artists strengthened the project promotion

- all the exchange activities were recorded to create the next part of the video series

The mobility contributed to exchange of experiences and good practices concerning natural heritage preservation, work in a collaborative way and linguistic competences development.

The teachers taking part in the meeting discussed the project activities implemented so far, commenting upon the effectiveness, evaluation and dissemination procedures. The activities were attended by a group of Portuguese students (aged 13-14) and teachers from the hosting school. Students’ parents got actively involved and local institutions supported the activities (organisation, visits, workshops, cultural events), this way the project got disseminated to wider audiences.