Let’s Build Europe Together! Erasmus Project

General information for the Let’s Build Europe Together! Erasmus Project

Let’s Build Europe Together! Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Let’s Build Europe Together!

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: ICT – new technologies – digital competences; Home and justice affairs (human rights & rule of law); EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy

Project Summary

Context/background of project
In recent years, violent extremism and terrorist attacks have surged across Europe and are posing a threat to the safety of its citizens and to its fundamental values of freedom, democracy, equality, respect for the rule of law, human rights and dignity. The alarming developments stand in opposition to the vision of a EU society characterised by pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and gender equality.

Objectives
In line with the Paris Declaration and bearing in mind the crucial and strategic role of education to help to tackle socio-economic-changes and key challenges of the EU, the aims of the project were:
– Promote equal opportunities, social cohesion and active citizenship
-Development of innovative integrated approaches promoting EU values, fostering active citizenship and social integration, enhancing intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community
-Improvement of pupils’ basic and transversal skills through formal/non-formal education in a LLL perspective
-Promotion of internationalization and improvement in the quality of teaching staff and their abilities/competences as well as development of synergies between various partners on a EU level
-Increasing the attractiveness and visibility of each respective school

Number and profile of participants
The partnership was made up of 5 different schools from Austria, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain. The target participants were upper secondary school pupils in the ages 15–18. Working groups of 16 pupils were formed in each respective school. Every 8th (alternating) pupil took part in transnational learning activities and acted as disseminators for their working group and school community.

Description of activities/ Methodology used
The following activities have been implemented for the 2017-2019 school years addressing the aforementioned topics:

Content/regional/intercultural preparations
-Video statements: the pupils introduced their school and their city
-Preparation of teaching materials, designed in a way that partner schools can integrate them in their own lesson plans without any problems
-Teaching of lessons
-Regional and intercultural preparation of the student exchange and creation of a portfolio
-In-school and external dissemination events (conferences with experts, etc.)

Transnational learning, teaching and education activities
-Presentation/exchange of the tests implemented and their results
– Exchange of and testing of lessons in mixed working groups
-Video filming and editing
-Documentaries/interviews, after study visits at the regional EU-coordination centre.
-Awards for best creative products
-In-school and external dissemination events
-Exchange with non-participating institutions via Blended Mobility

Results
The following results were obtained for each respective project topic: project website, Facebook/YouTube account, various lesson plans, video documentaries, PP-presentations, brochures, e-booklets, guidebook, manual for educators, etc.
All results were distributed open Access, so that these can be used in other schools and countries (homepage, eTwinning, further education servers); the lesson plans developed during the project can also be adopted in bilingual lessons of various school subjects or in a series of lessons (CLIL).

Impact
-Deeper understanding of the themes of “Active citizenship”
-Development of innovative integrated approaches promoting EU values, fostering active citizenship and social integration, enhancing intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community
-Improvement of pupils’ basic and transversal skills through formal/non-formal education in a LLL perspective
-Strengthening of teaching staff‘s didactic skills
-Improved internationalization
-Sensitizing and making society aware of the European dimension of education and of its priorities
-Improvement of attractiveness and visibility of the school’s location

Potential longer term benefits
After the completion of the project, material as well as immaterial results will continue to be available and can be used by further stakeholders. In addition to that, appropriate tools will be implemented, which constitute a substantial and economic resource for ensuring sustainability. As a result of the activities realized and the achievable results, the following additional long-term benefits can result from the project:
-a change of mindset of the participants involved in the project, resulting in a greater knowledge, a better understanding of the topic and willingness to be more active in their society
-Impulses for further development
-Inspiration for third parties to participate in future Erasmus+ programs
-Transfer of project results to new areas
-Promotion of the EU values

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 121110 Eur

Project Coordinator

Öffentliches Stiftsgymnasium der Benediktiner in St. Paul & Country: AT

Project Partners

  • Srednja skola Andrije Ljudevita Adamica
  • IES Joaquin Turina
  • Ist. di Istruz. Secondaria Superiore Bazoli
  • ARISTOTELIO COLLEGE