Positive Thinking Training
ProgrammeLifelong Learning Programme
Sub-programme Comenius - Accompanying measures
Project Title Positive Thinking Training
Project Acronym POTRAIN
Project Number 509925-2010-LLP-RO-COMENIUS-CAM
Duration 12 months
Start – End 1/11/2010 - 30/10/2011
Contracting Organization Ispectoratul Scolar al Municipiului Bucuresti, Romania

Media and especially TV bombard us daily with news mainly negative, systematically ignoring many constructive and positive news that are taking place.
In this way, a negative psychological attitude is promoted, resulting in intensifying pessimism. This negative psychological state has more serious repercussions to young people, who should be learning of what positive is happening around us and be envisioning a better future for themselves and the world.

The idea of the project is:

  1. to offer to students from different countries a non formal education which will train them in team working to collect positive news from local, national, European and Global sources, to classify them into categories in order to present them in a positive news web site, by using modern computer technology methods.
    The students will:
  • Build up a positive way of thinking which will make them optimistic for the future
  • acquire skills they are getting form the formal education and apply them in real application
  • improve their native and foreign languages abilities
  • be encouraged to learn and to use digital technology
  • develop team work with other European students
  • to train teachers to be capable of guiding students how:
    • to search and collect positive news by using computer technology
    • translate them into in English
    • categorize and present them in a positive news web site
  • to disseminate the positive way of thinking to other students and citizens by increasing the number of the active visitors of the web site and the number of the positive news providers

The target group is secondary school students and teachers.

The Leader is a public authority who assures the quality of Education and train educators.

The partners are:

  • the department of Intelligent Systems of a Technical University
  • an adult training organization
  • 4 European secondary schools

The products are:

  • training material for trainers and trainees in 5 languages
  • web site for the project
  • the positive news site


1RomaniaInspectoratul Scolar Al Municipiului Bucuresti (ISMB)
2Greece DIAN – Training and Management Activities (DIAN)
3Greece Technical University of Crete (TUC)
4RomaniaColegiul Tehnic “Media” (CTM)
5Slovakia State Institute of Vocational Education (SIOV)
6Greece The Moraitis School (MORAITIS SCHOOL)
7Bulgaria 138mo SOU “Prof. Vassil Zlatarski” (SOU)