The first professional videoconference of Interreg V-A Hungary-Croatia Cooperation Program 2014-2020 ECOoperation project was held on 1st October 2020. Within the framework of the program, it was the responsibility of each school to conduct a study on a particular topic: soil, microclimate and water. The lecturers of the Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Calvinist Grammar School in Csurgó processed the issues concerning the soil.

In the presentation, which covered all the details, the students got to know the components, types, and functions of the soil, as well as the types of water management in the soil. In addition, they briefly summarized their knowledge of the Danube-Drava National Park. The teachers of the Hungarian school were assisted by an interpreter who translated the lecture material into Croatian, which helped the students of the partner schools to interpret more easily.

The second presentation took place on 14 October 2020, where the virtual host was the Croatian Srednja Skola Prelog. The school conducted a study on the relationships between microclimate and cycling, which was presented in English by one of their students. First, the participating pupils of the other two schools got to know the history of Medjimurska county, and then in connection with this, Srednja Skola Prelog presented their traditions related to cycling. In the second half of the presentation, useful information about the microclimate of the region was shared, such as the prevailing wind direction, precipitation amount or average temperature. Srednja Skola Prelog also has its own weather station to help them collect, record and analyze data. Finally, the biodiversity of the region was presented, both in terms of plants and animals.

The third and final presentation which topic will be the water, will be given by the “Fran Galović” Gymnasium in Koprivnica in the second half of October.

The project is financed by EU within the framework of the Hungary-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme.