INFO TO PARTICIPANTS
Romania Meeting: 9th – 13th October 2017
Şcoala Gimnazială Romanu Brăila
- Welcome to Brăila, Romania
- Practical information
1. Participant organisations:
- IES CASTILLO DE LUNA, Rota, Spain
- Samorzadowy Zespol Szkol w Zlotym Stoku, Zloty Stok, Poland
- Scoala Gimnaziala Romanu, Braila, Romania
|1.||Pedro Pablo SantamaríaCurtido||teacher||Spain|
|2.||Maria Carmen Ruiz-Mateos lobato||teacher||Spain|
|3.||Enrique Pescador Canora||teacher||Spain|
|4.||Rosa MarcelaGallego Reyes||teacher||Spain|
|5.||Sara Niño Caballero||student||Spain|
|7.||Pablo Ferrer Cobelo||student||Spain|
|9.||Manuel Jesús Ramírez Ruiz||student||Spain|
|10.||Laura Martín-Niño Niño||student||Spain|
|11.||Verónica del Rocío GutiérrezGranado||student||Spain|
|14.||José Antonio Herrera García||student||Spain|
|15.||GabrielaCristina Jirau Delgado||student||Spain|
|16.||Antonio Tolino Contreras||student||Spain|
|17.||David Mateo Ruiz-Mateos||student||Spain|
- to develop the social involvement spirit
- to generate social value and social change
- to promote the cultural heritage
- to boost skills of the 21st century
- to encourage the learning of modern foreign languages
- to develop knowledge among students and teachers of the diversity of European cultures and languages and its value
- to learn about Romania
- to improve pupil`s social skills
- to help students gain valuable communication and problem solving experiences
- to promote inter-cultural dialogue between different counties
- to support student`s school and life success
3. Welcome to Braila, Romania
Brăila (Romanian pronunciation: [brə’ila]) is a city in Muntenia, eastern Romania, a port on the Danube and the capital of Brăila Country, in the close vicinity of Galaţi.
A settlement at this location on the left bank of the Danube, in Wallachia, was mentioned with the name Drinago in a Spanish Libro de conoscimiento (“Book of knowledge”, circa 1350) and in several Catalan portolan charts (Angelino de Dalorto, 1325/1330 and Angelino Dulcert, 1339). This may have been an erroneous transcription of Brillago. In Greek documents of roughly that time, the city is referred to as Proilabum or Proilava, a Greek language adaptation of its Slavic name, Brailov.
As a kaza, the town and its surrounding area was controlled by Ottoman Turks from 1538–1540 until
1829 (it was restored to Wallachia through the Akkerman Convention); the Ottomans called it Ibrail or Ibraila.
During the 19th century, the port became one of the three most important ports on the Danube in Wallachia, the other two being Turnu and Giurgiu.The city’s greatest period of prosperity was at the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century, when it was an important port for most of the merchandise coming in and going out of Romania.
4. Practical Information
4.1. Location & duration
The 3rd meeting of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only “Stand up to Start up” will take place in Romania.
The meeting will be held:
- in Bucharest, October 9th
- in Bran, October 10th
- in Braila, October 11th – 13th
We are going to meet all of you in front of your hotel at 9:00.
For those arriving on Sunday and who want to spend some free time for exploring Bucharest or have dinner in a nice Romanian restaurant, find below some useful links:
- RESTAURANT VATRA: typical Romanian restaurant vatra.ro)
- CLUB CONTELE DRACULA: traditional Romanian food (www.facebook.com/countdraculaclub.bucharest/)
- RESTAURANT BOGDANI: meat&fish, classic restaurant (http://www.restograf.ro/restaurant-carene-si-peste-bogdani-bucuresti/)
If you want to discover the famous attractions of Bucharest and get to know everything about Bucharest we recommend you guided city tours. More details about this you can find on http://www.herastrauparc.ro/Bucharest_City_Tour.php
4.2. Other relevant information
4.2.1. Climate & Weather
Romania has a climate which ranges from temperate to continental. Weather forecast: Bucharest– average temperature 16° C
Braila – average temperature 17° C
4.2.2. Exchange Rates and Pricing
The leu/ RON is the currency of Romania. The name of the currency means “lion”.
1 EURO = 4.5150 RON
This rate might be a little bit higher or lower when you are here depending on the situation in the market. Coins:
The pricing for some basic things are as the following.
Please note that the prices can change according to where you buy or where you are!
2 RON = 0.5 euro 5 RON = 1.4 EURO Meal: 20 EURO