Experiences during winter school in Graz


While waiting for the second meet in Graz, already there were some expectations because of the first meeting in September in Tampere. To be honest, I wasn't as nervous as the first time but excited and happy that I'll see the same people again, talk with them, share the experience and also get some solutions to my problems while discussing with my peers and supervisors. Furthermore, as Maribor was not that far from Graz, there was some satisfaction that the travel won't take that long :).

During this meeting, there were a lot of discussions about different cultures, about different approaches in order to solve a lot of problems, and what I realized, although we are all coming from different parts of the world, as long as we behave as ourselves and accept people as they are without trying to change them, we can all get along, and also enrich our lives in the best possible way.

Furthermore, this meeting was very fruitful regarding the training in creative problem solving and how to share our thoughts and knowledge and expand our research to different groups of people. The trip through the Graz historic armoury and visit to Thalersee, opened my eyes to a small part of Austria which is full of history and natural beauties, but it is also a place where you can have a lot of fun. All in all, it was a great experience, and nice visit, and I’m looking forward to the next one in Maribor!



Lucija Jurko

ESR14 - University of Maribor