This school partnership is an initiative of our „European CNC Network“, a consortium of more than 30 vocational schools from Europe that has been in existence since 2004. The most well-known and probably most successful school project within our network was the „Train for EUROPE“, which was awarded the European Youth Charlemagne Prize in 2010.



Our Penny Press Machine in action


The project idea was the result of several preparatory meetings, most recently in Dublin in December 2018. The main product, a so-called "Penny Press Machine", was the focus of our school partnership. This type of coin press is often found at tourist hot spots. Typically, the customer drops a euro-coin into the printing slot and at the same time a 5-cent piece. By operating a crank, motifs are then imprinted on the surfaces of the copper coin.



The "European CNC-Network - Penny Press Machine for EUROPE" was supported
by the European Union as part of the Erasmus+ KA229 School Exchange Partnerships
running for 34 months from November 2019 to August 2022.

View our Project Card!


We are very proud that our
Penny Press Machine School Partnership
was awarded the ERASMUS+ Seal of Quality 2022
(Rating: 91/100).




Our Penny Press Machine School Partnership
is nominated as an ERASMUS+ Success Story :-)
See you in Berlin in September 2023!
(more details will follow soon ...)



In total five vocational partner schools with mechanical background were involved,
one each from Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway and Spain.
And also our friends from Switzerland took part as associated partner.


You would like to know more about our project?
Feel free and take a closer look at our project web!


This School Exchange Partnership is coordinated by
BBS TGHS Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

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