TPM 3 – Ljubljana

On the 18th and 19th of July, the partners of the HIATUS project gathered for the eagerly anticipated third transnational project meeting.

Throughout the two-day meeting, an atmosphere of excitement and purposeful collaboration pervaded the gathering. The partners, representing various educational institutions, research organizations, and stakeholders, collectively reviewed and celebrated the progress made in the project since its starting.

With animated discussions and engaging presentations, the partners delved into the heart of the matter, sharing their experiences of implementing various activities under the umbrella of the HIATUS project. Each partner’s unique perspective provided valuable insights into the challenges and successes encountered while working towards the project’s ambitious goals.

The meeting served as an opportune occasion to reflect on the remarkable achievements realized so far. Partners shared their pride in the development of novel teaching methodologies that effectively integrate design principles and service-oriented thinking into the core curriculum.

One of the most significant highlights of the meeting was the realization of tangible products and services that emerged as a result of the project work. These solutions not only demonstrated the practicality of the project’s objectives but also showcased the potential to positively impact the labor market and local territories.

Beyond discussing achievements, the partners also engaged in thought-provoking dialogues about the future trajectory of the project. The meeting served as a springboard for formulating well-defined next steps that would enable the HIATUS project initiative to gain even more substantial traction.

Recognizing the importance of sustainability and scalability, the partners devised strategies for the project’s wider dissemination and adoption within educational institutions. Emphasizing the need for ongoing research and development, they reaffirmed their commitment to continuously fine-tuning the teaching methodologies to keep pace with evolving market demands.

The third transnational meeting had accomplished much more than just a mere progress review; it had strengthened the bonds among the partners and deepened their resolve to shape a brighter future for education and, by extension, society at large.

2nd LTTA Online 

Recap: Successful Completion of the 2nd LTTA – Co-designing Educational Path Based on School Contexts

We are delighted to share the successful completion of the 2nd LTTA (Learning, Teaching, and Training Activity) titled “Co-design of educational path according to the school addresses.” This LTTA aimed to collaborate with teachers in co-designing the STD (Service Design Thinking) educational path, considering the specific needs and context of their vocational schools as well as the cultural differences between countries. Let’s delve into the highlights of this productive training activity:

The primary objective of the training was to address the 3rd and 4th phases of the STD methodology. Through collaboration among partners and teachers, we worked towards experimenting with the model that was already defined during the 1st LTTA.

Ultimately, the goal of this LTTA was to co-design the methodology by focusing on specific elements that would enable contextualization of the model across different countries and cultures. By taking into account the diverse educational landscapes and unique requirements of each vocational school, we strived to tailor the STD educational path to suit their specific contexts.

The successful completion of the 2nd LTTA marks another significant milestone in our collective efforts. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the partners and teachers who actively participated in this co-design process. Together, we are paving the way for a contextualized and impactful educational experience. 

Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to progress in our journey of collaborative innovation.

1st LTTA in Skopje

Recap: Successful Completion of the First LTTA – Training on Service Design Thinking

We are thrilled to share that the first LTTA (Learning, Teaching, and Training Activity) has concluded on a high note. This joint training activity, titled “Training on Service Design Thinking,” spanned three days and encompassed several key objectives. 

Let’s take a look at the highlights of this fruitful event:

The primary goals of the first LTTA were to define the teaching model based on Service Design Thinking and establish the minimum common criteria necessary for the adaptation of the didactic model across the different countries within the partnership. Collaborative training activities were conducted between the partnership and teachers to prepare for the second LTTA.

The event culminated in a briefing session among the partnership members. This session aimed to discuss the emerging elements that would be instrumental in the micro-design of PR2 – E-learning Course of the Hiatus Service Design Thinking Model. We reviewed any additions made to the collection materials and shared the agreed-upon monitoring and support modalities between the first and second LTTAs, as defined by the partnership and the teachers. Additionally, the partnership solidified the modalities for updating and outlined a first draft of the micro-design for the upcoming second LTTA.

The successful completion of the first LTTA marks a significant step forward in our collaborative journey. We extend our appreciation to all the partners and teachers who actively participated in this enriching training activity. 

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to advance our objectives and prepare for the subsequent LTTAs.

Multiplier events

Recap: Successful Completion of Multiplier Events!

We are thrilled to announce the successful realization of five Multiplier events held in Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Turkey, and Slovenia.

These events served as key platforms for promoting and disseminating our project, bringing together stakeholders and participants from various countries. Let’s take a look at the highlights of these impactful events:


The primary goal of the Multiplier events was to share the project idea, outline the activities, and shed light on the subsequent phases of the project. Participants gained a deeper understanding of the project’s objectives and the expected results, fostering a greater sense of engagement and collaboration.

During these events, the results of the exploratory research conducted by UNIZAR were shared. Participants had the opportunity to delve into the findings, gaining valuable insights into the project’s research endeavors.

The Multiplier events also showcased  the created e-learning platform. This platform serves as a virtual workspace and a space for cross-country socialization, enabling participants to connect, collaborate, and exchange ideas for future activities. The platform acts as a central hub for fostering a sense of community and collaboration among partners and educational institutions.



Additionally, the events aimed to establish a strong sense of community and foster cooperation between partners and educational institutions. The objectives of the project were discussed, and a commission was set up to ensure a unified approach towards achieving these objectives.


The successful completion of the Multiplier events marks a significant milestone in our project’s journey. We extend our gratitude to all the participants, partners, and educational institutions involved in making these events a resounding success. 

Together, we have built a strong foundation for collaboration and progress. 

Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to advance towards our project’s goals and objectives.


e-learning platform 

Successful Creation of the E-Learning Platform!

We are delighted to announce the successful creation of our e-learning platform—an open-source online environment designed for our partners and beneficiaries. This platform serves as a collaborative space where ideas, knowledge, and innovative solutions are shared, fostering a vibrant community dedicated to achieving our project’s goals. Let’s explore the key features and benefits of this remarkable platform:

Facilitating Collaborative Work: The e-learning platform provides a seamless environment for collaborative work, enabling our partners and beneficiaries to come together and contribute towards the realization of project outcomes. It serves as a hub for exchanging ideas, brainstorming, and collectively developing innovative solutions.

Interaction with Teachers and Students: Through the platform, we establish direct interaction with the teachers and students of the participating institutes. This interaction is crucial for conducting experimentation and gathering valuable feedback. It creates an environment for active engagement, encouraging meaningful exchanges and enhancing the overall learning experience.

Learning Space and Work Areas: The e-learning platform hosts a dedicated Learning Space for courses, providing a structured and accessible learning environment for participants. Additionally, it offers designated work areas where ideas can be developed, refined, and transformed into actionable solutions. These spaces empower our community to unleash their creativity and drive the project’s progress.

Project Communication Interface: Serving as the project’s communicative interface, the platform plays a vital role in disseminating ongoing activities and sharing the products generated throughout the project’s duration. It ensures that our achievements and progress reach a wider audience, fostering greater visibility and impact.

The successful creation of our e-learning platform is a significant milestone in our project journey. We extend our gratitude to all the individuals involved in its development, as well as our partners and beneficiaries who will utilize this platform to collaborate, learn, and innovate. Together, we are forging a vibrant community dedicated to producing meaningful solutions and driving positive change. 

Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting e-learning journey!


Recap of the Successful 2nd TPM in Rome!

We are delighted to share that the 2nd TPM (Transnational Project Meeting) took place on the 20th and 21th July 2022 in the enchanting city of Rome. This event served as a significant checkpoint, allowing us to evaluate the progress made in our project activities. It provided an excellent opportunity for all our esteemed partners to share updates on the platform’s creation and the exploratory research conducted.

During the event, the EKN partner, responsible for PR 1, presented a draft of the platform. This draft focused on the crucial aspects required for subsequent phases of the project, such as training, co-designing the teaching model, and conducting experiments in schools. The presentation offered valuable insights into the platform’s functionality and its potential for future development.

Simultaneously, we are thrilled to announce that the part of the platform serving as the project site was released and made available online. This project site serves as a hub for communication and the dissemination of planned project activities. It provides a valuable resource for staying updated on the project’s progress and engaging with its initiatives.

The 2nd TPM in Rome was a resounding success, bringing together passionate individuals to celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and propel our project towards success. We extend our gratitude to all the participants and look forward to future milestones. 

Stay tuned for further updates as we continue our journey together!

Visiting Zaragoza to start the HIATUS project!

Visiting Zaragoza to start the HIATUS project!

The European Erasmus+ HIATUS project, whose main objective is to develop an innovative teaching methodology, begins its development in Zaragoza, Spain. The University of Zaragoza, a partner in the project, has welcomed the rest of the partners (Per Formare, EKN, STEP, FACE, ADI, OIMEM and Inercia Digital) on March 23 and 24 to celebrate the start of the project.

During these days, the partners have discussed and reviewed different aspects and results of the project, working collaboratively and cooperatively, to ensure the achievement of the main objective of the project: to develop a teaching methodology within the school context that uses design skills for the development of products or services according to the demand of the labor market, applying an innovative methodology called “Service Design Thinking”.

Among other things, during the meeting it was decided what will be the final logo that will represent the project, and we are very happy with the result. Don’t you love it?

Despite the fact that the project has just started, all the partners are very excited and happy to be able to carry out and develop a project of this magnitude.