On Monday 12 March 2018, a French Delegation of 13 principals, counselors, teachers, from the Regional Direction of Nice-Marseille visited the Regional Direction of Primary and Secondary Education of Central Macedonia, within the European Program ERASMUS+ MOISSON2. Mrs Frédérique Cauchi-Bianchi και Mr Joseph Cesaro were welcomed by the Regional Director of Primary and Secondary Education of Central Macedonia, Mr Panagiotis Ananiadis, the Head of Primary Education of Secondary Education Mrs Maria Syrgianni, the Counselor for French as a Second Language Mrs Varvara Chryssafi, the Press representative Mr Triantafyllos Sermetis, the responsible for the European projects in the Direction Mrs Krystallia Staikou, as well as Mr Panagiotis Stefanopoulos, Head of Personnel and Mrs Matina Sotiraki, Head of Administrative Affairs.
The meeting was held in a collaborative climate and the participants discussed on similarities and differences of the two educational systems (Greek and French), while the bases were set on further collaboration of the two Educational Directions.
On Friday 16 March 2018 a round table was held at the premises of the Regional Direction of Primary and Secondary Education of Central Macedonia with the title: “Modern challenges on European education systems: European identity, Inclusive Education, School Dropout”.
On behalf of the French Delegation, there were two interventions from Mrs Frédérique Cauchi-Bianchi and Mr Joseph Cesaro.
On behalf of the Regional Direction of Central Macedonia, there were interventions from Mrs Syrgianni, Mr Akritidis, Mrs Staikou, Mrs Tsirigoti (Working group for the management, coordination and monitoring of refugee education). Principals and teachers from primary and secondary schools, that the French delegation visited, attended the meeting as well.
Finally, there was an excellent opportunity for both sides to exchange opinions and good practices on the issues set. We hope that this action will be repeated and extended to other fields.