June Newsletter

2017 06 21

Dear Nightingale friends

 

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First of all the BIGGEST thanks to the Barcelona team for arranging this very nice and interesting 7th Nightingale Conference,“Opportunities in mentoring: Education 360°.

I think partners agree that this conference gave us opportunities to learn, explore and get new insight. But also to network with others! The very quick evaluation also showed that all participants seemed to be very satisfied.

I also want to thank you,  all Nightingale partners, who participated in the network meeting, Wednesday the 14th.  I am very happy for the fruitful discussions we had and the feed-back you gave.

The Minutes  from this network meeting is uploaded on the website or here . Please read them!

The 7th Nightingale Conference the 15th of June 

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Lola López (Responsible of Inmigration Department)

 

 

 

 

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Miquel Àngel Essomba (Responsible of Education and University Department)

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Key note speakers the 15th of June was:


Begoña Román,
theme: Education beyond formal or regulated studies. Perspective of mentees

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Antoni Giner, themeMentorship as a complement to the training of university students. Lifelong learning

One debate was held between different agents who promotes mentoring (universities, families, mentors and children)

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Three workshops was also held : 

1. Mentoring app 

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Power point presentation  of the Mentor app

2. Positive effects of mentoring: impact study by Spora Sinergies
Powerpoint presentation of the Evaluation 

3. The effects of mentoring through a sociological perspective. A study on Nightingale Malmöby Morgan Deumier, coordinator in Nightingale Malmö, Sweden
Power point presentation    and Morgans Bachelor thesis

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Conference day 2, the 16th of June, Experience and knowledge in developing mentoring programs for young people

Two workshop was held:

1.Our experiences as mentors in the Mentor Habilitats project Mentor Habilitats
by Conxi Pérez and Betty Navarro       Powerpoint presentation 

2.Projecte Referents  by Punt de Referència
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Next Nightingale Conference, the 8th

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The flag was submitted solemnly from Barcelona, Spain to Norway!

Interesting Research?
Do youth mentoring programs change the perspectives and improve the life opportunities of at risk youth  by Núria Rodríguez-Planas, Germany

The researcher found positive but modest effects, especially for females, the most disadvantaged or at-risk youths. The results however vary depending on the characteristic of the individuals involved and the quality of the relationships formed between mentors and mentees And the researcher means that studies and data collection need to focus on a broad spectrum of life outcomes (including non-cognitive skills) over a long period of time. Only with that kind of information, she says it will be possible to disentangle outcomes and answer the following questions: Do the short-term changes generated by mentoring programs persist, or do they fade over time? Do they translate into longer-term payoffs, as measured by different life achievements?


Summer greetings 

Carina och LivThank you for your believes, your passion and your deep devotion to mentoring – mentoring is our opportunities to create a better world – our way to stand up for the open society and our democratic values.
Mentoring is the best concrete example of integration – let people who otherwise would not met meet and learn, get knowledge and develop. It is  also the best opportunity for our society to build bridges instead of fences and walls.
I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have been given by meeting you all and cooperate with you.
Thank you!

I wish you a very nice summer!
Carina

April Newsletter

2017 04 26

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Dear Nightingale friends,

it is approaching to our Network Meeting in the Barcelona the 14th of June at 4 o´clock and our 7th International Nightingale Conference “Opportunities in mentoring: educating 360” the 15th – 16th of June. We are very much looking forward meeting you all again!
Notice there are some changes the 16th, where we will have experience and knowledge in developing mentoring programs (all information about this you will find on the blog).

One advice to all of you: if you haven´t spread it please do so. It will be a better Conference and we will have more possibility to spread our program.

News from partners
Evidence based mentoring in Europe 

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, (The Nightingale in Malmö and our international network is now also member of this network) have had a “Mentoring Meet and Match”  in Brussel on 11-12th of April were Carina participated. This event was aiming the opportunity to show the effect of mentoring for future’s youth in Europe, and at the same time to discuss critical issues facing Europe’s young people.

One reflection and nice thing is that our Nightingale program now is very well-known. A lot of participant have already heard about us.. We have been successful in spreading, thanks to you all, but not only this,  it is know as a well-function program. Not only by different organizations but also in a broder view, different EU context. One good example was when one EU commissioner showed the platform School education gateway…there on first page it was written about our program: The Nightingale mentoring program.I (Carina)was surprised because I didn´t know the platform existed nor did I know what was written there.


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was to connect to representatives of EU decision and policy making and talk about the current focus in terms of European challenges and Europe2020 strategy. I, Carina took the possibility to write to all Swedish delegates in EU and got one invitation where she had the possibility to talk about the Nightingale program. He was very positive and at least now it is known and can be spread further.

 


Evidence based Mentoring in USA:
Oscar our Rossinyol partner from Girona, Spain in USA

Oscar is in USA meeting Jean Rhodes who is a youth Mentoring Ressearcher and also the director of the  Center for Evidence based Mentoring at U Mass Boston 
Oscar is writing a paper comparing youth mentoring in US and in Europe with Jean and Justin (who is a graduate student in the center).
We are of course very much looking forward to hear more about this and send many good luck greetings to him from us.
Here you can read more about Jean Rhodes who have written a lot of books about mentoring.


Nightingale Uganda

You have already got a nice Newsletter from Andrew about the Nightingale program in Uganda and the progress. Since there are a lot of information and nice photos etc. you can also download it here
We all know the Uganda partners have limited resources but are happy to see what they have succeeded. We wish them the best and good luck!

 

April Newsletter

2017 04 03

Dear Nightingale friends,

it is getting closer to our Conference in Barcelona. We hope you have spread it in your own network so lot of participants will come.
We are very much looking forward seeing you all in Barcelona but also meet and have fruitful discussion on our Network Meeting the 14th.

The Network meeting and the Conference in Barcelona

For our network meeting we have been invited to the Barcelona work place in Sant Antoni Abat, Ronda Sant Pau, 76 Wednesday the 14th at 4 o´clock. After the meeting we will have e a guided tour s but also a dinner in the evenig which will be included in the Conference fee.
The Conference will be at UPC Escola dÉnginyeria de Barcelona Est. You will find all information on the blog, Click on the right side, folder “2017 Barcelona Confrerence”.

News from partners:Iceland

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The Child Welfare fund has operated the Mentor programme in Iceland since 2001.
In autumn of 2016 the Child welfare fund ceased operating the programme and the Social Work Department at the University of Iceland took over the running of the programme.

Five students at the University participated in the programme in the school year 2016 – 17. In addition to the university, two upper secondary colleges in Reykjavik also offer the programme; Kvennaskóli, which has eleven mentor pairs, and Menntaskólinn with Hamrahlið which has seven mentor pairs.
Thus, a total of twenty-three children took part in the programme in the 2016 – 17 school year from four grammar schools in Reykjavík. The students were aged between 7 – 10 years old.

The programme operates in such a way that the pairs meet once a week for three hours at a time, from the beginning of October until the end of April.

The supervisors of the programme have cooperated well over the winter and have collaborated on many aspects related to the programme, i.e., securing free entry into the Reykjavík swimming pool and local museums, which has been an asset for the mentor pairs.

All the mentors and children in the programme were invited to attend two of the most prominent theatres in the city, the National Theatre and the City Theatre, which was greatly appreciated.

The programme has gone very well over the last school year and the mentors and the children have done many enjoyable things together including a presentation of the work done by the rescue squad, taking part in orientation games in Reykjavik and horse riding.

The coordinators of the programme from the three school levels in Iceland plan to attend the conference in Barcelona. Sigrún, Björk and Harpa.

News from partners:  Ruiseñor/Urretxindorra Program       

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On March the 15th, the 22th and 30th, we realized guided tours in the Real Sociedad Museum and Stadium. The Foundation of our town’s soccer team, Real Sociedad, is one of the nine collaborators of the mentoring project Ruiseñor/Urretxindorra and one of the activities they propose us is group guided tours to, on one side, the team’s history museum and, on the other side, to the football pitch and in the team’s facilities (dressing rooms, press room, ecc).

We realized three different guided tours, sharing the 28 mentoring couples in smaller groups, in order to promote more participation of mentors and mentees y make viable the tour.
People participating had been really satisfied with the activity realized.

Research article:

Motivation by Positive or Negative Role Models: Regulatory Focus Determines Who Will Best Inspire Us By Penelope Lockwood, University of Toronto and Christian H. Jordan and Ziva Kunda, University of Waterloo

These researcher demonstrated that individuals are motivated by role models who encourage their own/different concerns.Promotion-focused individuals, who favor a strategy of pursuing desirable outcomes and where participants’ academic motivation was increased by goal matching role models but decreased by goal congruent role models.
Read more here 

Interview with the researcher Oscar from Girona:
Please read more here 

Next newsletter will include news from the Nightingale in Uganda.

The 24th of February we celebrate the International Nightingale Day

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All around Europe and Africa we have more than 1000 mentors that every week meet a child- meetings were mutual learning takes place, where knowledge about each other develop and where you get access to each other´s world.
Click here to load down a flyer 

The Nightingale/SOS Racism made a video at the from their concert they organised at the International Day. A successful event! The performance:
a girl who sings who really fell in love with the project and always sings in all their mentoring feasts.
a mentor from last year.
in the third group, the one who plays the guitar is a mentor from this year.
 Click here to see the video

At the International Nightingale Day the 24th of February:
“Rossinyol- mentors from Universidad Pública de Navarra!
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February newsletter with news from Austria

2017 02 07

Dear Nightingale friends,

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The board has had their fist meeting this year and we are happy to inform our decision.

The Nightingale Network meeting  will be held in Barcelona at the 14th June: at 16h – 18h.
The Conference will be at the 15th June – 16th of June, from  9:00h and end at 13h ( the 16th).

This  means we will have 1,5 days Conference to be able to get more registration outside our own network.
At the first day of the conference there will be some workshops in the afternoon where you also have the possibility to contribute. However we cannot cover any expenses.

The Barcelona partners are working with a Blog – when it is ready you will have the opportunity to register and read more about the conference agenda , accommodation, transport and other activities to do in Barcelona.  Now it is your turn to spread the news about the date to your network

Nightingale Austria

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Dear Nightingale – friends all over Europe!

Here are some news from Nightingale in Austria. It consists of Nightingale Vienna, coordinating also activities in the cities Graz and Salzburg. And Linz started first in 2004 as many of you know.

In Nightingale Vienna since 2010 we have been able to raise the yearly number of couples to more than 170. So together with Linz, Nightingale Austria involves around 200 couples this year. More than hundred we´ve organised in Vienna. Vienna has around 120.000 students so you can say one of thousand students runs through the Nightingale programme J. In Nightingale Vienna is granted by the Fedaral Ministries of Integration and Education. But it´s always only granted for one year so we have to apply yearly.

It might surprise you, but in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg Nightingale ist not only an opportunity for teacher students or students of educational sciences. Since the start in 2010 we were involving students from all kinds of studies, even economy-students or technical students get the possibility to try to work with children in this way. Currently there´s one student from a Fashion College and one from a Medical Assistant Education (which is like a college in Vienna). Only a third of our student are teacher students (qualified to teach in primary or secondary schools). Many students come from Psychology, Language studies or Sociology, Cultural Studies and so on.

Why does it work? A recent research done by the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna brought out – very interesting and surprinsingly – that students from non-education-studies are as successful and skilled as mentors as student in a pedagogical educations. Very often they are even more motivated to learn and make experiences with children because the haven´t done it so much in their lives.
A second outcome of this survey, done by master students is, that children from third countries (Turkey, Iran, Iraque, Syria, Russia, Chechnya, Moldawia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, aso) benefit significantly more in learning better German. We will show more details in the meeting in Barcelona in June …

And as you will we are getting a lot of really nice feedback from our Mentors at the end of the programme. Here´s one:

“In the programm I´ve been shown, how in really short time a child can learn from an adult to improve his/her language skills and also personality skills, like self confidence. I recognized the difference it makes to concentrate on only one child with all possibilities to foster a child´s interests and how to approach to strenghten a child´s personality … (Katherina, teacher student, 2016)
Contact:Günther Leeb, guenther.leeb@kinderfreunde.at, find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nightingale2016/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Interesting article about the effect of mentoring

The University of Massachusetts at Boston psychology professor Jean Rhodes, one leading experts on mentoring sais: if you talk to successful people about what made a difference in your lives, “it often comes down to the involvement of a caring adult over time and during critical moments,”, Mentoring sometimes involves helping you “figure out what you want to do with your life … who are the people who will help you get there … and how do you connect with them.”

Rhodes has worked with a team of other psychologists and social scientists on a meta-analysis of 73 mentoring programs aimed at children and adolescents across the Canada. Read more about it here

For those who would like to read more about mentoring. A new  book about mentoring called “Critical mentoring”. Click here to read more.

December Newsletter – Nattergalen Telemark, Norway

2016 12 21

Dear Nightingale friends,

What a year for Nightingale Malmö!

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Malmö Municipality award
Malmö University award
The Royal Society Pro Patria Medal

Even though this might be a little self-centered I want to start with some happy news from Malmö. Tuesday the 20th of December we received the municipality award at a ceremoni in Malmö town hall.
This year we really have had a big luck and been successful. It started in May when I got the Royal Society “Pro Patrias” gold medal in Stockholm for civic virtues. Then in October we got the Malmö University award for our cooperation internal and external and  now we received the Malmö Municipality award. And never forget every time I have mentioned the Nightingale Network as a strong part of the program!


News from partners:


Dear Nightingale friends!

The Nightingale year in Porsgrunn, Telemark is well underway. Eleven new mentor – mentee couples have already spent some weeks together.
This year we are happy to have recruited children from a new school nearby our campus. We had a successful meeting together with parents, mentors, mentees, the school principal and six interpreters – and it all worked out very well!
We look forward to this new partnership. Our previous experience with the other school we have worked with for several years gives us a lot of energy!
On November 30th, we had our first joint activity with all eleven couples. Now we are looking forward to December 13th, when we will attend a big performance of the children dancing. One of our mentors is herself a dancer and she has invited us all to a free attendance.

We look forward to continue working on this meaningful project for yet another year.
Christmas is very close and we wish you all nice holidays and a happy new year!

We hope to see you all in Barcelona in June!

Best regards
Greta and Trine

Interesting reading from our partners in Norway (sorry it is only in Norwegian)

Torunns chapter in a book Socionomutdanning på Sörlandet : “Hva singer Nattergalen om?”
Nita och Heges article: kompetansutvikling gjennom mentorskap

 

Greetings from Halmstad- Sweden

….from a christmas party 

 

Greetings from San Sebastian- Spain 

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We are glad to inform you that we have started this year of mentoring with 28 couples (last year 14). We realized two different starting meetings because in a village called Hernani we are working in two schools with 9 couples and a group of volunteering people working in the project.

We send you some pictures and the video of one of the two meetings. The video has been recorded by one of the organizations supporting us (not economically) that is the Real Sociedad, our footbol soccer.

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All the best,

Loira

Thank you all for your very best cooperation and excellent work! 

Thank you all for your passion making the world a little better….and remember: in our network more than 1000 mentors go to a child´s house, every week, fetch the child and make some activities together, for a mutual benefit. Meetings where a mutual learning take place, where knowledge about each other can develop and where they get access to each others world. When these bonds are created stereotypes often disappear. This is what the society needs – a concrete way to fight against xenophobia and to let people who otherwise would not met now meet. Build good relations and trust, build bridges not walls – so let us continue this work. Together we can be strong!

Now I would like to wish you a relaxing Christmas week-end and a Happy New Year!

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein.

Warmest regards,

Carina

November Newsletter – Nightingale Zug

2016 11 23

Dear Nightingale friends

Starting to get in touch with our winter season, we are wondering how this feels in Uganda or in Iceland… Hopefully you all enjoy this time of the year in your countries!

We are pleased to get the chance to write the November Newsletter 2016.

The Nightingale year 2016/2017 in Zug, Switzerland has just started with an emotional starting festival at the beginning of November at the Guthirt primary school. 10 new mentor-mentee couples are from now on spending their Nightingale year together. Besides the children and the students, also the parents of the children took part at the festival. This gave us the chance to celebrate a warm and welcoming start with all the involved persons. Moreover, we were honored with the presence of the education director of Zug as well as the prorector of the schools of Zug. Their presence underlined the importance of this project for our region.
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New Team

As you might already know, Miriam Aegerter, who leaded the Nightingale program for the past few years in Zug, is now working in other matters at our University. Together with Margrit Burri (School of Guthirt) and Claudia Meierhans (PH Zug) Mireille Gugolz is giving her best to take over the lead of this enjoyable program.

Carina want to add with some news from partners:

Östfold University Collage
have started a new Nightingale project were students meet adult immigrants. For those who understand Norwegian, read more about it here

Found in the “Catalan News” …

In the Catalan News I found an interesting article by Carla Marchesi about how immigrants represented about 16% of Catalonia’s total population, and almost 17% of those foreigners were children between 0 and 14 years old. But the ‘Rossinyol’ project contemplates these issues in its objectives…
please read more about how Rossinyol, Girona think and do.

If you have anything interesting you want to share, please send the information to Carina so we can add it into our next newsletter.
It would also be nice if you  want you to become friends with us on our
Näktergalen Facebook, there we have the opportunity to also put news from which can be spread to almost 1000 persons..

Next Newsletter

Responsible for our Newsletter the coming month is:
December: Nightingale Telemark, Norway
January: Nightingale Vienna, Graz and Salzburg, Austria
February: Nightingale Girona, Spain
March: Vianatta Iceland
April: Nightingale Uganda
May: Nightingale Stavanger, Norway

October Newsletter

2016 10 26

Dear Nightingale friends,

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we are so happy to announce you that Nightingale Malmö got the Malmö University award for our internal and external cooperation. If you understand Swedish you can read the text on the diploma! …if not we think you might see the text about Malmö Nightingale role model for 24 different Nightingales in Europe and Africa and that all are included in the Nightingale network!

The Nightingale 7th Conference will be held in Barcelona

We are also happy to inform you that the network meeting will be Wednesday 14th of June ant the Conference will this time be two days: the 15th and the 16th of June.


Partners news: 
The Nightingale in Kristianstad

In Kristianstad, in the southern of Sweden, September is more warm this year. At the moment, we are doing our best to recruit new mentors, by running between the buildings at campus to inspire the students to become one of us at the Nightingale.
And we have had such a great use of the new Nightingale film from Austria, thank you! We are hoping to get hold of 25 mentors at the mid October. So we are looking forward to get started.

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Last year kickoff at the Regional Museum in Kristianstad and Center of Contemporary Art.

The Nightingale year in Kristianstad starts the 12th November with a kickoff at the Regional Museum and Center of Contemporary Art. At this kickoff, the mentees and mentors are getting to know each other, by doing a quiz together that leads them around the exhibition at the museum. Throughout the exhibition there is a special children’s trail. The footprints left by skeleton Thue pass about 20 stories told from a child’s point of view, illustrated as cartoons.
At the end they will be visiting the so called Café Miró for having cinnamon bun and soft drinks. Most of the children and parents have never ever been to the museum and are not aware thats it´s for free. And the prices this day at the café are reduced just for us.
Everyone is welcoming us warmly, both the teachers at the university and the people around our municipality saying – Hey! You are doing such great job! But it’s a great challenge to get the students to join in even if they gain a lot.
Wish you all a fantastic Nightingale year! Fredrika, Sara and Cecilia

Research

An Ecological Perspective Of Mentor Satisfaction With Their Youth Mentoring Relationsships
By Todd, & Sanchez 2016
These researchers found that mentors who were more culturally competent, had more positive relationships with their mentee’s family, and were more satisfied with their mentoring program organization tended to also be more satisfied with their mentoring relationship with mentee.
What is interesting is what predicting satisfaction for the mentors and can be vital of how we recruit and retain mentors.   Read more about it on our Research & Development page.


Next Newsletter

The idea about the Newsletter that was presented in Iceland was that partners should write our monthly Newsletter and send it to Carina. There they could add questions, come up with ideas, spread interesting research  and not only write about your own Nightingale program. 
Next partners for November is Nightingale Zug, Switzerland
December: Nightingale Telemark, Norway

 

 

September Newsletter 2016

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Dear Nightingale friends,
hopefully you all have had a nice relaxing summer and are  all are back with lot of energy.
As decided in Reykjavik one partner each will take care and write our Newsletter. This month it is

Nightingale Tarragona ( Proyecto Ruiseñor), Spain

The Nightinpicture-pr-tarragonagale Year is starting and we couldn’t be more exited! We are going to carry out the project in three new places this year. That makes us extremely proud because to expand the Nightingale Project Tarragona was one of our main goals!

Last year mentor-mentee pairs went to the library, the cinema, the beach… They baked cookies, made origami and visited museums. On the last day, they went to the Jungle Trek, a theme park, and they had such a great time!
This year we hope that the project will go as well as last year and it is our wish to have more mentor-mentee pairs join us.!

A bachelor thesis

We would like to introduce Morgan Deumiers interesting bachelor thesis. He has been mentor three times, in Malmö and is now working as coordinator. He was awarded for the best thesis this year at his course.

Morgan is using Bourdieu’s sociological perspective, to examining how mentoring may strengthen the mentors’ and mentees’ social and cultural capitals.

The result shows that mentors’ and mentees’ cultural capitals —linguistic capital, know-how, and knowledge — have been exchanged and strengthened. But there are also more interesting results. Please click here to read more.

Next Conference

We are happy to inform you that next conference will be held in Barcelona in June.

Webpage

The webpage is updated, a lot of links to member’s webpages was not correct. However there were some pages that could not be found so please check it yourselves and let Carina know.

The board

have had it´s first meeting. You can find the Minutes on the webpage.

We want to  encourage you all to cooperate and have contact. As we decided in Reykjavik at our network meeting members should have contact with each other about “Mentoring-ideas worth spreading”

The App

Unfortunately the app is not available yet. The team that worked with the app is no longer working with the organization  so  it will not be possible to use it now in October as earlier planned. We hope we will get more news about it soon.

Do not forget to send the Annual Report!

A reminder to partners who have not send the Annual Report to Carina. Please do so. It is important to be able to compile relevant data and later disseminate it.

 

EUSARF Conference

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Interesting in reading more about the Conference. Click here 

 

Next newsletter:

Responsible for our Newsletter the coming month is:
October: Nightingale Kristianstad, Sweden
November: Nightingale Zug, Switzerland
December: Nightingale Telemark, Norway
January: Nightingale Vienna, Graz and Salzburg, Austria
February: Nightingale Girona, Spain
March: Vianatta Iceland
April: Nightingale Uganda
May: Nightingale Stavanger, Norway

 

June Newsletter 2016

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Dear Nightingale friends,

It is getting closer to the summer holiday and end of this semester. Hope everyone had a nice Farewell-party with your tandems of mentors-mentees. (Except Switzerland who will continue with their mentor program over the summer)

We are ofcourse so sorry that seems to be the last time for Växjö, Sweden but we still cross our fingers that the municipality of Växjö will change their minds. And hopefully the letter we sent them can make them consider their decission. If something will change we will ofcourse let you know. But until then we would like to thank Håkan and his team for their work and good cooperation in the Nightingale netork, also as a board member. We wish you all a nice summer!

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News from partners:

Nightingale Linz is a mentoring project of the University of Education in Upper Austria

Students spend their leisure time together with the mentee once a week for two to three hours. Possible activities are cooking or playing games, visiting different museums and sights, going to the cinema or zoos, just going for a walk, getting to know interesting people, borrowing books from libraries, learning German in a tandem- setting.

Students have an effect on the mentees as implicit educators, they open them a world that mentees would have never seen. So they give them confidence in the present and in the future.

The project starts with the start day in October, when mentors, mentees and their parents meet first.

Typical of the Austrian Nightingale Project is a

  • seminar with the title “Talking with Kids”
  • number of reflections by the mentors regarding critical incidents „…critical incidents are not „things“ which exist independently of an observer and are awaiting discovery like gold nuggets or desert islands, but like all data, critical incidents are created. Incidents happen, but critical incidents are produced by the way we look at a situation: a critical incident is an interpretation of the significance of an event. To take something as a critical incident is a value judgement we make, and the basis of that judgement is the significance we attach to the meaning in the incident“(Tripp, 2012, p. 8).
  • boat trip on the Danube at the end of the project (see the photos)

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News from Norway:

Nattergalen Bodös Marit Tveraabak has written an interesting article now published in a book: “Sett, hört og förstått “( “Seen, heard and understood” )Unfortunately it is only in Norwegian). Click here to read more.

Another news:

The 19th of May Carina got The Royal Society Pro Patrias gold medal for “civic virtues” and merits with the Nightingale mentoring program. Once a year the society distribute a golden medal to “honorable persons” for her/his work.
So thank you all Nightingaels – one part of the medal!
This year they also celebrated their 250 year!
Read more: http://propatria.se

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The queen of Sweden- Silvia!

Now all of you thank you for working hard with the Nightingale also this semester, as usual!
But before your go on holiday do not forget to send us the Annual Report

Don´t worry, you will hear more from us, next Newsletter will be our in August – Nightingale 20th year in Malmö!

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Have a nice summer!