“Je, tu, nous, Citoyens Mediterranéens” Erasmus Project

General information for the “Je, tu, nous, Citoyens Mediterranéens” Erasmus Project

“Je, tu, nous, Citoyens Mediterranéens” Erasmus Project
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Project Title

“Je, tu, nous, Citoyens Mediterranéens”

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 2015

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy; Early School Leaving / combating failure in education; Teaching and learning of foreign languages

Project Summary

“I, you, we, Mediterranean Citizens” was a project born from the collaboration between five countries: Spain, Greece, Croatia, Italy and France.We wanted to participate in an ERASMUS + partnerships strategic project in order to meet common needs: the difficulty of acquiring basic skills of our students, the lack of citizen awareness and increased school dropout.

To meet these needs, we have decided to work on a topic that joined us, the Mediterranean. The main objectives was :
– To fight against school dropout through an innovative project,
– Develop disciplinary skills (language, history, geography, French, art)
– To promote the use of ICT (use of different word processing software and images, a TwinSpace, …)
– Develop knowledge of European culture and Mediterranean
– To strengthen cooperation between teachers and students,
– Improve the quality of our teaching through exchanges with our partners
– To germinate the idea of common European identity and intercultural awareness,
– Promote the integration of students in the Mediterranean European area,
– Personal development in relation to respect for other cultures- Improving building an active and responsible citizenship
– Develop the feeling of belonging to Europe
– To enhance students’ skills and promote social and professional integration.

We worked with pupils of the same age group 13-17 years but of different horizons: an English-Spanish bilingual school to Montoro (Spain), a high school of Syracuse (Italy), two vocationnal – high schools to Hvar (Croatia) and to Naoussa (Greece) and a Regional Establishment of Education Adapted to Bevons (France). We wanted to make of these differences a strength to propose to our pupils a totally different working methodology.
Our activities during two years quite clung to a theme, the Mediterranean which we declined in sub-themes the main things of which are: the cultural identity, the Mediterranean history (Greek and Roman origins), the geography, the Mediterranean gastronomy, Mediterranean art, Mediterranean music, the Mediterranean architecture, the Mediterranean poetry, the ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea. We worked most of the time in English, even if a discovery of our languages was made during our exchanges.
We worked in partnership with the MUCEM of Marseille during the first year of collaboration on the theme of the Mediterranean urban spaces, then during the second year with the local collectivities of the European partners. Thanks to this support, we realized by means of an artist architect, Olivier BEDU, a common artistic production, ” Small Mediterranean utopias “, which we exposed to the MUCEM on June 3rd, 2016 during the second exchange in France. Of our collaboration was born three modules which represent the urban spaces of our pupils. These objects were exposed 15 days in Marseille, a structure was given to the EREA of Haute-Provence.To dissiminate this work in the partner European collectivities and museum (Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia), we printed models of modules in 3D and create a multimedia program explaining the committed work. This key usb will contain our whole work in collaboration.
We wanted throughout the project to share our experience by spreading at the most our results (movie, blog, key usb, eTwinning) with diverse public (pupils, families, teachers, local collectivities, radio, local channel, local, regional authorities). All the partners respected the plan of scattering established during the elaboration of the project and more still, different support were used: the press, the digital spaces, the local television media, the professional conferences…

To estimate our project ” Me, you, us, Mediterranean Citizens ” throughout our collaboration and to straighten our practices, we enormously communicated and realized intermediate balance sheets(assessments) during the exchanges. At the end of project, pupils and educational teams were requested for a quiz balance sheet(assessment) which allowed to estimate our project. To verify his(her,its) impact, we chose clear indicators to verify his(her,its) success with our pupils: increase of school results, the reduction in the early school leaving, the validation of the disciplinary skills of bases, in languages(tongues), in TICE and the improvement of the school climate.

The ERASMUS + program, strategic partnerships between schools only, give us a beautiful experience with our five nations during two years in our projectlie, “I, you, we, Mediterranean Citizens”.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 165473,48 Eur

Project Coordinator

EREA de Haute Provence & Country: FR

Project Partners

  • Lappeio 1st Gymnasio of Naoussa
  • Srednja skola Hvar
  • 11°Istituto Comprensivo “Archia” Siracusa