The goal and the target
Raising EU citizens’ understanding of the European Union – particularly among young people – still represents a crucial issue in shaping the Union’s future. This project will address this issue by creating several opportunities for teacher training. Thus, the project aims to reach European school teachers and their students to increase their understanding of a variety of EU subjects (e.g., EU institutions, values, and history).
During the project’s 3 years, we will create 6 freely accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on EU issues and how to introduce them in the classroom with innovative teaching methodologies (CLIL, Game-Based Learning, Collaborative and Student-Centered Learning, and Promoting an Inclusive and Multicultural Classroom), and train online at least 2000 school teachers.
Moreover, we will provide face-to-face training to at least 144 European school teachers in 12 one-week training courses on the same topics as the digital training. At the end of the training, each participant will create a lesson plan for their subject focusing on EU issues and applying innovative teaching methodologies.
We will upload all created lesson plans in a digital database, freely accessible to all online users, thus contributing to providing ready-to-use resources for teachers on EU matters containing many proposals for classroom activities.
We will exploit our far-reaching professional communication channels to spread the word about the project. All the teachers receiving face-to-face training will also organize multiplier events once back at their home school, and a wide network of Associated Partners will be engaged to disseminate the project’s activities in a cost-effective way.
By providing (direct or indirect) training to more than 6’000 teachers and 16 VET organizations, the project, therefore, hopes to make a significant contribution to enhance international cooperation between different educational institutions and expects to raise awareness about EU institutions and European citizens’ rights and duties in at least 80’000 European students.