An Erasmus+-project with 5 schools from 5 different countries, more than 100 students and more than 20 teachers directly involved, need a lot of powerful and creative partners. Here you can find an overview of the country’s partners from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Slovakia and Spain like museums, tourism companies, city councils, foundations and many more…

This page is actually under construction,
but first partners are already listed! 



  • Fugger Foundations
    The nine Fugger foundations have been in continuous existence since the 16th century. Jakob Fugger wanted to provide Augsburg citizens with places to live (Fuggerei). Nowadays the Jakob Fugger Gymnasium and the Fugger foundations creating an active partnership with many projects. One highlight of the collaboration of the last years is the contribution in the frame of the Erasmus+-project:

    • Welcome speech during the kick-off-meeting by Alexander Graf FuggerBabenhausen
    • guided tours in the Fuggerei
    • Presentation of the foundations and the programme of the NEXT500 festivities by Astrid Gabler in the frame of the Fugger-Forum
    • Interview with Interview with Maria Theresia Countess Fugger von Glött
    • Guided tour through the Fugger forests near Laugna
    • Invitation to the grand opening party of the NEXT500-pavillion for the whole project group. 
    • Workshops in the NEXT500-pavillion

  • Fugger Welser Erlebnismuseum
    This museum presents the history of the most important Augsburg merchant families of the late 15th and 16th centuries, the Fugger and Welser. The main focus is on the question of which success factors made the two families rich. The following activities were carried out by the museum:

  • City of Augsburg
    As the Jakob-Fugger-Gymnasium is a municipal secondary school the city council always supports the school. In the frame of this Erasmus+-project the group was invited to the city hall for an official reception, received a free visit at the famous golden hall and received material and small presents for our partners for all mobilities. 



  • Banská Bystrica Geopark
    Since the beginning of the project, the school has been participating annually in a historical-geological excursion in the village of Ľubietová with the pupils of the 7th grade. In cooperation with the civic association OZ Libetha, which provides the excursion programme, pupils discover the history of the former royal mining town of Ľubietová, learn about the restoration and maintenance of mining customs and traditions, get to know the old mining works and monuments.

    • Both organisations participated very actively in the preparation of the mobility programme in Slovakia prior to the application.

  • Thurzo-Fugger Experiental Exposition, Banská Bystrica
    The permanent THURZO – FUGGER experiential exposition in the Barbican – in the grounds of the Municipal Castle – brings closer the mining history of Banská Bystrica and the surrounding villages and towns, especially from the times of the famous Thurzo-Fugger Company and the Copper Hammer Mill. The creation of the exhibition was inspired by the international project European Fugger Road, whose partners are, in addition to Banská Bystrica, the towns of Augsburg and Bad Hindelang from Germany, Schwaz and Hall in Tirol from Austria and Sterzing from Italy.

    • guided visit for the teacher’s group during the 2nd teachers mobility
    • workshop for the pupils of the primary school Základná škola, Moskovská 2 about the history of the Thurzo-Fugger Copper company

  • Civic Association OZ Herrengrund. The Miners Fraternity – Herrengrund of Špania Dolina is the next civic association, whose mission is to revive and develop miners’ traditions dating back several hundred years, to collect, restore and preserve traces of mining activity in the region.
  • Montanistic exposition of the Mine of the Old Saints 
    Since the beginning of the project, 9th grade pupils have regularly visited this exhibition as part of a geological excursion, where they learn about the life of miners in the depths of the earth. In the adjacent Rozália mine, gold is still mined today and exported to Belgium for processing.

    • guided visit for the teacher’s group during the 2nd teachers mobility in Banská Bystrica with gold panning

  • Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Matej Bell
    Associate Professors of the Department of Geology and Geography, especially Assoc., RNDr. Stanislav Jeleň, CSc has been an active collaborator of the school for several years. He accompanies pupils on all geological and historical excursions to mining technical monuments – mining heaps.  The pupils are introduced to the secrets of mineralogy, the history of mining not only in Central Slovakia. They get to know the crystals and minerals that can be found on the territory of Slovakia even today.


  • School of Mining and Industrial Engineering, Almadén
    Founded in 1777 the Almadén Mine Academy became a centre of studies and research where the ideas of renewal in the matter of mining in Europe found an ideal breeding ground to put into practice. Nowadays you can study Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mining and Energy Resources in Almadén. In the frame of the project 

    • the university carried out workshops on the history of mining, environmental studies and geology for the students
    • an expert from the university held a speech at the “Fugger-Forum” in Almadén