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Innovative info-session: project promotion and focus group in action

By Anna Lalkovska
2016-02-13 in Pernik, Bulgaria

On 13.02.2016 in Struma hotel, Pernik, Conference Hall South was organized Info session and focus group of seniors under the Project UUD. The project team Anna Lalkovska and Neli Nikolaeva provided for each guest a folder with project summary, project leaflet and photos of Mr Organicy. The info session started at 12 h with presentation of the project, activities implemented so far. Anna Lalkovska shared also good practices examples of partners from Romania – competitions at schools, cooperation with Kaufland and Italian arts installations. Participants from School 179 and Vocational Gymnasium of tourism and Fashion declared interest to be involved in creation and arrangement of arts installations in Bulgaria.

At 13 h started Focus Group – seniors.

The Focus group was carried out with 6 people representing the project target group and indirect beneficiaries.

Participants: 1 teacher;1 director; 4 seniors.

Introduction was done by moderator Anna Lalkovska; assistant moderator – Neli Nikolaeva regarding the purpose of focus group - to find out training needs assessments on Moodle based e-learning platform for organizations, which work with seniors. The participants were welcomed by the moderator, thanked for agreeing to be part of the focus group, appreciating willingness to participate. It was explained that their input is important sharing honest and open thoughts with project team, because every person's experiences and opinions are valuable- when you agree or disagree in order to hear a wide range of opinions; to feel comfortable when sharing sensitive issues.

Ludmila Milenova shared the necessity to be explained in details which are different types of plastics as far as they are not equal dangerous and people do not have relevant information.

Iliyana Arestova shared her good practices model to do shopping in cotton bags.

Aleksandar Vasilev proposed to be included in project activities students from Arts Club – Palace of Culture who could contribute to arts installations.

At 14 h started A Focus Group: disadvantaged people in the Youth Centre

Participants:1 teacher;1 manager; 5 disadvantaged people.

Introduction was done by moderator Anna Lalkovska; assistant moderator – Neli Nikolaeva regarding the purpose of focus group - to find out training needs assessments on Moodle based e-learning platform for organizations, which work with disadvantaged people. The participants were welcomed by the moderator, thanked for agreeing to be part of the focus group, appreciating willingness to participate. It was explained that their input is important sharing honest and open thoughts with project team, because every person's experiences and opinions are valuable- when you agree or disagree in order to hear a wide range of opinions; to feel comfortable when sharing sensitive issues.

Maria Hristova shared that disadvantaged people are ought to use plastics many times and to buy only the most necessary thing in everyday life so they keep the planet clean more than the others.

Kiril Dimitrov shared that people especially old generation have no info regarding dangerous effect of plastic bottles kept in the sun.

Iva Mindizova proposed to be distributed leaflets for disadvantaged people who do not have internet access how to use correctly plastics for their health and for the wellbeing of the planet.

All discussions were recorded.

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