A Thousand Cultures, One Europe Erasmus Project

General information for the A Thousand Cultures, One Europe Erasmus Project

A Thousand Cultures, One Europe Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am
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Project Title

A Thousand Cultures, One Europe

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development); EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy; Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Project Summary

In 2017, the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, we believe that the European Union needs innovative educational centers that fight against social exclusion, community uprooting and school drop-out. Centers that promote educational excellence and the training of active and committed citizens.
That is why through our “A Thousand Cultures, One Europe” project and in line with the “Europe 2020”, “ET2020” strategies and the initial conclusions about the future “Europe 2030”, we aimed to promote quality education within an international framework, through an intelligent and integrating growth. We tried to unite people and cultures through research, innovation and creativity in education by proposing the following objectives:
1.- To contribute to the construction of a society in which the European Union plays a close and useful role for our students, promote social inclusion, and to advance the knowledge of itspeoples and cultures.
2.- To put in practice open and innovative methodologies that “engage” the students by making them autonomous and motivated to the construction of their knowledge. In short, toencourage them to expand his academic training and not to drop-out the school system.
3.- To encourage schools to be a true reference among the educational community to which they belong, to become places of encounter and social and cultural exchange, and allowteachers to enjoy innovating and educating the citizens of tomorrow.
4.- To know the reasons for the European Union, how it was created, who has fought and who stands for it, thus increasing the knowledge of the most important persons in its history.
5.- To progress in our journey towards educational excellence.
In order to achieve these objectives, the project partners were selected after a mature process of analysis, coming from 6 European Union countries (Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Lithuania, Italy and Czech Republic). They had an impeccable trajectory and counted on highly qualified teachers with experience in Erasmus + and LLP projects, which allowed a really good development of the project.
On the other hand, referring to the target groups of the project, our main audience was primary school students, as well as the entire school community surrounding the center, both adults and youth. These people, around 7500, felt again the illusion of belonging to the European Union by promoting social inclusion and learning the traditions and cultures that are part of Europe. Therefore, the project tried to reach these people through educational innovation and interconnection of the school with the community that surrounds it. The population at risk of social exclusion, or disadvantaged in any form, was what we identified as the potentially greatest beneficiaries of the project, which also reached all students and families in a global way.
For this, the most important activities carried out were:
– Monographs and global didactic units, which revolved around the figure of relevant people linked to each of the partner countries and values such as creativity, imagination, innovation and effort.
– Creation of a Comprehensive Teaching Project that was applicable to all students.
– Creation, musealization and opening to the community of physical spaces treating about the European Union.
– Music and dances, new technologies or creativity workshops.
– Mobility activities of `ambassadors students´, promoting social inclusion while training also teachers in educational innovation.
Both the activities and the rest of the project were managed through an analytical and critical methodology, focusing on quality control and improvement processes, being based on a fluid, constant and open communication with the aim to ensure the maximum efficiency that favored the optimum development thereof.
Thanks to this, the impact we tried to achieve in all participants and target groups was:
– The comprehensive methodological renewal among teachers, through INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES, which positively influence students, contributing to the reduction of dropout rates.
– The increase of the feeling of Europeanism and of the values of the UNION, as well as of the conscience on the importance of the SOCIAL INCLUSION.
– The support for the importance of ENGLISH as a common language.
– The promotion of student AUTONOMY and development of the “Learning to Learn” competence.
In conclusion, we aimed to contribute to a society in which innovation, motivation and education go hand in hand. A society in which the EUROPEAN UNION is the way to a quality education.
It should be stated that Europe, our civilization of a thousand cultures, is not only our identity but our project.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 111200 Eur

Project Coordinator

CRA ELENA FORTÚN & Country: ES

Project Partners

  • Zakladni skola a materska skola MUDr. Emilie Lukasove Ostrava-Hrabuvka, Klegova 29, prispevkova organizace
  • ASSOCIAZIONE SCUOLA MONTESSORI
  • Zespol Szkolno-Przedszkolny nr 4 w Krakowie
  • Ysgol Sant Baruc
  • Vilniaus Prano Masioto pradine mokykla