The Krupp Company in Essen was a major weapons manufacturer before and during WWI. The Erasmus Plus students, working on WWI and its Consequences 1918-2018, therefore visited the Krupp mansion (Villa Hügel) and the company museum on Wed, 27th January 2016. As one of the Croatian teachers put it: It is interesting to see a place one knows from history books.
Essen’s Second Mayor, Franz-Josef Britz, met Erasmus Plus students from Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands on the 22nd floor of Essen town hall on Tuesday, 26th January 2017.
Foto: Peter Prengel, Stadt Essen
The mayor explaind about the history of the town and its current economic situation and answered the students’ questions.
Afterwards, the students continued their Erasmus Peace Conference in the town hall, sitting in the seats of the councillors.
What do TRANS-EU Erasmus Plus students do when they visit Essen in January?
They dance, …
(if it doesn’t look like dancing, it must be the free style part) 🙂
they skate, ….
they watch the Conference Director and First President skate, ….
they visit the Old Synagogue, …
and continue their work in the conference room of Essen town hall.
What is it they don’t do? They don’t have time to be bored!
What alternative solutions could the Paris Peace Conference have found in 1919? Erasmus Plus students adopted the roles of conference delegates and worked out their own resolution concerning REPARATIONS on Tuesday, 26th, and Wednesday, 27th of January 2016. As you may notice, the students decided that the defeated German Empire should also have a say in the peace negotiations.
Read more about Transforming the Map of Europe during and after WWI, the first Erasmus Plus project module at Goetheschule Essen 2015/16, in our Erasmus Explorer, the school’s news magazine.
Erasmus Explorer Issue 1 I Ausgabe 1:
Erasmus Explorer Issue 2 I Ausgabe 2:
The Erasmus Explorer Press Team, Editorial Meeting, 28th Jan. 2016