project details

Programme Erasmus+

Key Action KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and

the exchange of good practices

Action Type KA229 - School Exchange Partnerships

Call Year 2018

Start of Project 01/09/2018

End of Project 28/02/2021

Project Main Objective: Exchange of Good Practices


Language: ENGLISH




Liceo Artistico Petrocchi Pistoia

Principal: Elisabetta Pastacaldi

Erasmus+ coordinators : Ilaria Mazzoncini, Emanuela Orian, Eliana Princi


IES Artaza Romo Bilbao

Principal: Iciar Milagros Aguirre Urkiza

Erasmus+ coordinators: Jorge Lekerika Beaskoetxea,

Marian Ullibarri, Alberto Abete

Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti Reykjavík

Principal: Guðrún Hrefna Guðmundsdóttir

Erasmus+ coordinators: Ágústa Unnur Gunnarsdóttir, 

Soffia Magnusdóttir

Escola de Moda do Porto

Principal: Matilde Rocha

Erasmus+ coordinator: Márcia Fontes Ferreira


National Agency: IT02 - Agenzia Nazionale Erasmus+ INDIRE

Through “St’ART” project we want to stimulate the city

to look at itself and at its needs. We intend involve students and teachers in looking into their cultural heritage and realities and in trying to find possible solutions to recover their cities through ART,

or simply in trying to sensitise the community.

Art offers solutions: it ‘wants to live’ the city,

it can give the city new life and a new vital imput.

We want to make people aware of the problems but also

to set possible solutions; we intend to suggest

an urban renewal through a social awareness campaign involving the whole town, including public administrators and politicians, shopkeepers, students, teachers or simple citizens.



Thanks to Claudia Amaro for gathering us to ST'ART this project, as well as to the artists La Tourette and Sigga Björg for being an invaluable part of our team.​

Special thanks:


We want to give our special thanks to  

  • La Tourette (Ana Aldama and Diego Grisaleña) for their art project . 

  • Juan Zapater, director of BilbaoArte Art Center

  • Aula de Cultura de Getxo/ Getxoko Kultur Aretoa for allowing us to use their facilities for our meeting.​​​

School direction team:  Lourdes Román (Head Teacher) and María Egia (Vice Head Teacher and Erasmus coordinator).

Itziar Agirre and Ikerne Etxebarria from the History Department; 

Maite Zornotza, music teacher, for the demonstration of txalaparta (Basque traditional music instrument)  

The Art Department, especially Pilar Ruiz and Irene Garcés.

Begoña Marín and Sofía Jauregui from the English Department, for carrying out the different CLIL lessons in their classes.


The project would not have ST'ARTED without the constructive participation of the involved students and teachers. We really appreciated the help we received from Costanza Ballati, Enrica Fabbri, Barbara Giannessi, Antonella Giorgio, Mario Panelli, Giacomo Pulcinelli, Paola Ravaglia, Peppe Salvo.

We also wish to thank all those who have concretely helped us during the project implementation: Elisabetta Pastacaldi, Gaia Allori, Marta Carletti, Alessandra Mori, Marta Gomez Ubierna. 

A special thanks goes to the Mayor of Pistoia, Alessandro Tomasi, the Municipal Councilors, Alessandra Frosini, Alessio Bartolomei, Alessandro Sabella and the Official of  Cultural Activities, Marcello Bugiani.


We are very proud of having taken part in St’ART. It was a very dynamic experience that managed to enrich both our institution and our school community in ways we will never forget. Undoubtedly, our participation wouldn’t have been so successful if we hadn’t had the help of our dear community: EMP’s Board of Directors, Teachers, Staff, Students and their Parents.  

A word of acknowledgment to our Board of Directors for having trusted us and for having given us the chance and providing all the logistics to put our ideas into practice: Dra Matilde Rocha, Dr Hugo Vieira and Dra Marina Prego. 

We must thank the active and enthusiastic participation of the teachers Luciana Marques, Sandra Gandarela, Patrícia Pinto, Maria Azevedo, Vânia Santos, Alexandra Xavier, Clementina Delgado, Jordann Santos and our beloved students, who were tireless and joyful throughout the entire project. 

A special thanks goes to the Head of Education of Oporto’s City Hall, Dra Otilia Oliveira and the Vowel of Education, João Fontes; the Head of Education of Bonfim Parish, Dr Hugo Pinho and all the Parish’s staff; Matilde Seabra and all the members of Galeria Municipal do Porto; Dr Jorge Ricardo Pinto from ISCET, Mauro Cerqueira, Plastic Artist and all the inhabitants from the “Ilhas” of Bonfim who kindly welcomed St’ART’s delegation in their homes. Without their contribution the project wouldn’t have reached the community in such great depth.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank our partners from Italy, Spain and Iceland for the friendly and warm manner in which they welcomed us into their HOUSES. We have reached the bitter-sweet moment to finish this project but with the comfort of knowing that it will be the St’ART of challenging new partnerships.


Our special thanks go to:

Guðrún Hrefna Guðmundsdóttir, Headmaster FB

Ágústa Unnur Gunnarsdóttir, International Coordinator FB

Björgvin Ívar Guðbrandsson, Technical support

Guðrún Árdís Össurardóttir, Kristín Reynisdóttir, Sigríður Ólafsdóttir, Einar Kristinn Þorsteinsson, involved teachers.

Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, Artist

Jóhanna Bergmann, Museum Educator, The Culture House,

Gunnar Marel Hinriksson, Specialist - Manuscript department, National and University Library of Iceland

Inga Jónsdóttir, Museum Director, LÁ ART MUSEUM

Kristín Þóra Guðbjartsdóttir, Museum Educator, LÁ ART MUSEUM

Elíza Guðmundsdóttir, EVERY ROAD TRAVEL