WIR SIND EUROPA (WE ARE EUROPE) Erasmus Project

General information for the WIR SIND EUROPA (WE ARE EUROPE) Erasmus Project

WIR SIND EUROPA (WE ARE EUROPE) Erasmus Project
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Project Title

WIR SIND EUROPA (WE ARE 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 school education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2014

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

Project Summary

Motto:

Know yourself and be open to the difference of others

Short description

This interdisciplinary project proposes to develop a concept for, and implement, innovative teaching modules for 10- to 14-year-old students. It adopts the theoretical perspective of purposive history and interdisciplinary approaches. The modules will be devoted to specific themes, such as the concept of ‘home’ as national, regional and local identity, musical traditions, fashion, cooking and sports, the future educational needs and skills for the future. The idea is to deepen students’ political and historical knowledge on Europe in general, and especially on those European countries that are partners in the project, and awaken and/or deepen their interest in Europe and in the European Union as an inclusive space for lifelong learning and work. This goal will be pursued through cross-curricular themes, resources and activities designed to complement the current school curricula, to be tested in schools (formal education) and in libraries (informal educational events). In addition, the planned activities will assist the participating students in developing their personalities, discovering their own abilities and strengths and enhancing their social skills.

The project’s structure will also offer the opportunity to teachers, librarians and students to become familiar with new educational and professional paths and emergent working conditions in a globalized world and in a unified Europe. Methodologically, the project promotes the localized involvements of teachers and students according to what makes more sense for them to develop in their particular contexts of learning: thus, they will be able to choose the activities and resources that are most interesting for them among the various ones offered. The project will also encourage students’ teamwork and distributed learning through fora and the social media. The project will expand the media skills of the students.

With a slight adjustment, the project materials will be usable in other countries and other schools in their cooperation and in their efforts to deepen the students’ knowledge on Europe.

The consortium consists of nine partners from six EU countries (Estonia, Finland, the UK, Austria, Poland and Portugal). The strength of the consortium’s team is in the diversity of the countries and the participating institutions. Universities and research institutions as well as libraries, associations and schools participate in the project.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 234535,77 Eur

Project Coordinator

Institut für Jugendliteratur & Country: AT

Project Partners

  • EESTI RAHVUSRAAMATUKOGU
  • ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
  • University of Worcester
  • Agrupamento de Escolas Nuno Álvares
  • GTKMS/GTNMS Anton-Sattler-Gasse
  • BIBLIOTEKA PUBLICZNA W DZIIELNICY URSUS M.ST. WARSZAWY
  • Estonian Reading Association