Itinerant cycling event

November 17th, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

As one of the most outbreaking activities within the whole project, the RIDE&SMILE partnership will do something that nobody has ever been doing within an European project, a symbolic bike trip from Rome to Brussels: a zero-emission 1.600 km ride on two wheels across six countries (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium) to bring the READ MORE >

Final event in Bruxelles

November 14th, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

After the kilometers ridden by bike from Rome to Bruxelles during the itinerant event, it has come the time to sum all the results in the final meeting in Belgium! The partners met here to discuss about the final results of the projects, what could be improved and what was good. It has been discussed READ MORE >

Ride&Smile Newsletter 5

October 10th, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

Newsletter #5 includes details about the the first edition of the Bike to School Challenge which took place in May 2022, joint staff training events which took place in Italy and Romania. Finally information about the Itinerant cycling event during September and October. Download the Ride&Smile Newsletter #5

Ride&Smile Newsletter 4

October 3rd, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

After the winter season, we are back with preparations and plans for something more practical, and something that precedes the exciting Spring of 2022. As the weather gets better, enthusiasm among teachers and children for upcoming activities increases, along with their excitement to ride a bicycle! Download the Ride&Smile Newsletter #4

Itinerant event pre-start in Rome

September 16th, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

In collaboration with Bike to School Roma we are pleased to invite you to the final event of the Ride and Smile project at the Istituto Comprensivo Simonetta Salacone, in Rome. Lots of things to celebrate: the award ceremony of the students who participated in the RIDE AND SMILE Challenge; after this, the teachers involved READ MORE >

Joint staff training event in Romania

June 14th, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

The training has taken place between 14th -17th June 2022 in Curtuiseni, Romania with a number of 10 participants from 7 partner institutions including the hosts. On the first day of the meeting the participants were involved in a local activity with the children of the hosting school Scoala Gimnaziala Dr. Balasi Jozsef. The local READ MORE >

Training event in Italy

May 20th, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

The Smile&Play Educational Game by Eco Logic The joint staff training event continued with practical work, where the partner organizations prepared and delivered series of workshops in 3 primary schools in Rome (School Iqbal Masih; School Romolo Balzani; School Carlo Pisacane) The practical workshops were based on the already delivered products such as the SMILE READ MORE >

BTS Challenge

May 1st, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

The first edition of the Bike to School Challenge took place in May 2022 and several classes of the schools involved in the project, from Italy, Romania and North Macedonia, have actively participated, having fun and using sustainable means for their daily journeys and beyond. The Bike to School Challenge is a playful 1 month READ MORE >

Bike to School – Roma – News

February 9th, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

Some news from our partners Bike to School • Roma: Once a week some schools in Rome (17 out 1700 – not much but something to start with) close the motor vehicle part of the street in front of their entrance – we call this #schoolstreets. In many of these schools volunteers together with some READ MORE >

School activities in Romania and North Macedonia

February 1st, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

The school partners in the project (from Romania, Italy, and North Macedonia) have actively researched a set of didactic activities that will contribute to proper usage of the project app that promotes sustainable transport, along with much more fun and enriched bicycle riding, and classroom activities too. The categories and their groups are Traffic counting, READ MORE >

Project Meeting – Jan 2022

January 31st, 2022 / gregd / 0 comments

Last week we had our first meeting in 2022. Among other issues to be discussed, we focussed on initiating the concrete implementation of the coordination and the development of the R&S didactic activities. Daniela Schmeinck coordinated the organization of work for the development of learning activities (IO2) and gave an overview on the upcoming actions READ MORE >

Educational workshop for the RIDE AND SMILE project

December 17th, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

Today, on 17.12, another informative and educational workshop for the RIDE AND SMILE project, was held, with the students of the Elementary School “J.” H. “Pestaloci” from Skopje that will be included in the project activities outdoors and in the classroom as well. With the engagement of Teachers Natasha Gjorgjioska and Jasna Karovska-Abramac who presented, READ MORE >

Ride&Smile Newsletter 3

December 17th, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

The Ride&Smile project has published its third newsletter. After the summer season, we are back in the full workflow of the RIDE AND SMILE project – but this time to show off some of the important statistics we received over the course of the last few months. Download the Ride&Smile Newsletter #3

Teacher Meeting

December 14th, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

Yesterday meeting with the teachers of the classes participating in the RIDE&SMILE project. We showed how to use the tools to track the paths students will take next spring. In fact, from the 1st to the 31st of May 2022, several classes in Italy, Macedonia and Romania will compete for kilometers with sustainable means, to READ MORE >

Project app – lecture on Geomedia and Geocommunication

December 14th, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

Yesterday Prof. Dr. Josef Strobl ( Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – ZGIS – Universität Salzburg ) demonstrated the project app in his university lecture on Geomedia and Geocommunication – in a session on GNSS accuracy and tracking opportunities in real-world scenarios – Ride & Smile is everywhere – even in university teaching 😎 — at READ MORE >

Ride & Smile – Project Meeting – Salzburg Austria

November 2nd, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

..4 days of work! After several inputs, discussions and decisions our joint staff training event in Salzburg (Austria) ended yesterday! Despite all this we also saw each other for the very first time since the pandemic, which is a really appreciated game-changer! Stay tuned for the next things to be done

Ride&Smile Newsletter 2

July 30th, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

The Ride&Smile project has published its second newsletter. The project looks at pupils contribution to a sustainable transport strategy by encouraging cycling to school.  Topics discussed include the surveys for parents and teachers, what is Bike to School and our research on best practices for the ILP (Interactive learning platform). Download the Ride&Smile Newsletter #2

Ride & Smile – Project Meeting – July 2021

July 28th, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

On July 20th partners met to discuss several points of the web platform including: 1. Protection of sensitive data / privacy issues concerning the involvement of children – Collective class account managed by the teacher – Confidentiality of addresses/routes – Attention should be paid to avoid any forms of discrimination among children 2. Use of READ MORE >

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First Ride&Smile Newsletter

April 8th, 2021 / Karl Donert / 0 comments

The Ride&Smile project has published its first newsletter. The project looks at pupils contribution to a sustainable transport strategy by encouraging cycling to school.  The newsletter introduces the project aims and outcomes set within the context of previous transnational activities. It looks at early progress including the web site launch and the outputs that are READ MORE >

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RIDE & SMILE project kickoff online

March 1st, 2021 / Karl Donert / 0 comments

Partners in the RIDE & SMILE project have been involved in starting the project online because of travel travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A series of early discussions have taken place using videoconferencing technologies where partners were able to meet one another, share ideas and discuss the two outputs to be produced from READ MORE >

Ride & Smile Website Launch

February 15th, 2021 / gregd / 0 comments

Welcome to the new website for the Ride & Smile Project