One year after the meeting in Ljubljana, the project partners of the international Erasmus+ project Simulation of Sustainable International Business (S.O.S. IB) met in Bulgaria. The two-day meeting, at which the partners carried out the first internal project evaluation, reviewed the project achievements and the work on the project results, was hosted by Varna University of Management (VUM). We also prepared a small promotional campaign which will be launched soon.
One of the most important agreements covered a roadmap for the next steps in the development of the project’s core results – a digital tool and simulation cases of sustainable international business. In the next few weeks we will be moving into a new phase of their development! We will start testing both of them among the lecturers involved in the project and among some students from all three partner countries.
This meeting coincided with International Women’s Day, which meant that the streets of Varna were full of blossoming bouquets. In addition, we also spotted red and white bracelets on some of the blossoming trees. The so-called martenitsa is an ornament exchanged between friends and relatives to celebrate the arrival of spring or Baba Marta on the first of March. The bracelets, which are given with wishes of good health and happiness, are hung to blossoming trees, heralding the arrival of spring. Or the Bulgarians take them off when they see another harbinger of spring – the stork. We didn’t see any storks ourselves, but we were greeted tirelessly by seagulls along the Black Sea.
We arrived back full of energy and renewed enthusiasm for the challenges of the spring weeks. If all goes according to plan, we will be able to implement even more extensive testing of the digital tool and simulation cases in the classrooms of the project’s higher education partners this autumn!
The project S.O.S. International Business is co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2: Cooperation Partnerships.