The second short-term exchange of groups of pupils took place in Vinkovci, Croatia, from 17 March untill 23 March 2019. Host school was Osnovna škola Bartola Kašića. We hosted 25 pupils and 11 teachers from partner schools from Greece, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland. Pupils stayed at their peers' homes. All groups arrived on 17 March and host school organised transport from the airport Nikola Tesla to Vinkovci. On Monday, 18 March, there were activities at school. Pupils attended climate based English lessons conducted by teachers from all 6 countries. At welcoming ceremony they saw the performance of the school choir and orchestra, listened to poems in English and culture club „Šumari“ performed traditional songs and dances. Coordinators had the meeting to discuss ongoing and future project activities and the rest of the group went with pupils to Kunjevci forest, where foresters from „Hrvatske šume“, company for woodland management, showed them the forest, some animals and talked about the changes they have noticed and that are caused by climate change.
On Tuesday, 19 March, teacher Vedran Menđušić presented his award-winning project of growing plants indoors, in controlled conditions. Then we went on a trip. We visited Vukovar, Ovčara memorial centre, Museum of Vučedol Culture, wine cellars in Ilok and Principovac, the highest point in our county.
On Wednesday, 20 March, a group of pupils was making costumes and rehearsing the play „Down in the Dumps“, other pupils were attending lessons with their hosts. Then we visited „Spačva“, wood processing company. We were shown the production of wooden pellets and brickettes; producing them, the company has no waste after producing wooden floors, doors, garden furniture and veneer. We also went to Banja, a nearby artificial lake, and learned about plants and animals that live there and about endangered and invasive species.
On Thursday, 21 March, there was a successful performance of „Down in the Dumps“ at school. Then we went to the city centre. We were divided in two groups and took turns in activities: at Red Cross Vinkovci pupils learned about the role of Red Cross organisation and their work and they also had a short first-aid course. In the meantime, the second group was selling products brought by partners and talking to passers-by about the project. All the money was donated to Red Cross. At city hall we were welcomed by the deputy mayor. Teachers went to Đakovo and visited the State Stud Farm and the cathedral of St. Peter. Pupils had a party organised by parents.
On Friday, 22 March, we went to Zlatna Greda in Baranja. Pupils had a lecture and a workshop about climate change and renewable sources of energy conducted by Kristina Kovačević from Association for nature and environment „Zeleni Osijek“. After some sports activities, we went to Nature ark „Kopački rit“, we had a boat ride and lecture about plants and animals that live there. On the way back, we stopped in Osijek and visited the old part called Tvrđa. All groups departed on Saturday, 23 March. Transport to Belgrade airport was organised by host school.