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BEAGLE 2nd Transnational Meeting held in Bologna, Italy

Second transnational meeting between all the BEAGLE project partners was held on 9 and 10 May 2019 in Bologna, Italy. Meeting gathered partners from Croatia (Marija Kragić, Antonio Kovačević – Petit Philosophy, and Josip Guć – Centre for Integrative Bioethics), Slovenia (Mateja Centa, Vojko Strahovnik – Faculty of Theology), Greece (Nikos Vasilakos, Giannis Stamatellos – InternetNow!) and Italy (Pier Giacomo Sola,  Maddalena Nicoletti – STePS). Partners took this opportunity to discuss together administrative tasks ahead of the project, as well as to examine project management and its quality. Part of the meeting was dedicated to the fine tuning of our web-page as well, results which you can observe as you read this article and explore our online content.

Partners also discussed allocation of future tasks and pending issues, with special overview of the activities already carried out, and overview of the finished IO1 – Teacher Guidelines in Early Bioethical Education, which is available for reading and use on our web-page, by clicking here. To underline, our Teacher Guidelines in Early Bioethical Education provide a short instruction to the teachers involved in early education (6-14 years) on the idea, goals and condition of bioethical education. The booklet also provides a brief introduction to the very idea of bioethics, briefly referring to its historical development, the specific problems it deals with, and the methodology it uses to approach these problems.

Between the meetings, our hosts from STePS took the time to introduce us with the rich history and heritage of the city of Bologna. We explored its architecture, stories, buildings, cuisine, and to add bioethical value to this meeting, hosts took partners to the Villa Ghigi Park, a beautiful piece of green heritage that oversees the city of Bologna from the neighbouring slopes, providing peace and quiet for its citizens, but also a home and safety for many bird and plant species.

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