At the beginning of March 2020, we now meet in Barcelona to push our Erasmus+ - project called “Penny Press for Europe” further to the next stage. Whereas in Luxemburg, the basic and fundamental structure and challenges have been discussed and analysed, we now meet here in Catalonia to go further into detail concerning the technical questions that have already been met and to start off in workline D, which so far was only meant for evaluating the first meeting.

In our well-structured work sessions organized in different work lines and work groups, we have had the chance to discuss different ideas and concepts for realizing the different element of the penny press machine such as parts of the base frame or the mechanical parts, which would later be relevant for the “pressing of the pennies”. Apart from the workload, we have also taken our time to get to know the city of Barcelona, the vibrant, beautiful, and joyful metropole and centre of this region. We have been enjoying regional food, have organized a guided city tour and of course, have been diving into nightlife…

On the two tours to industrial plants, we have been given an insight into “state of the art” in view to 3D-printing and received the chance to get to know Leitat Technological Center, a truly European enterprise, where start-ups may get the opportunity to networking and exchanging know-how. That has been exciting and interesting to see!

As the meeting has been coming to an end, the corona pandemic more and more, faster and faster has been spreading Europe and so – after a really challenging and successful meeting in Barcelona we all returned save back home to our schools.

After this second meeting, we are confident on what we have already achieved, but we also see the challenges that still lie before us in view to the technical and technological demands but as well in view to exchange and cooperation among partner schools. Let´s go forward and see you all again in Norway!

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