Context and background of the project
Social and civic competences are one of the essential key competences so European students must be equipped with the right knowledge, skills, attitudes and a commitment to active democratic participation in society.
Our project wants to give a model how schools and curricula can contribute to students acquiring these skills. It has a competence and project-based approach to find new ways in teaching citizenship education, focusing on practical skills through active learning – ’learning by doing’: learning about past and present violations of democratic principles in discussions with witnesses, volunteers and representatives of NGOs, excursions to places of remembrance, etc.
- to promote equity, social cohesion and active citizenship through school education by discovering and exchanging good practices of partner schools;
- to find new ways and methods for teachers in school education to enhance students’ social and civic competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in a combination of both curricular and extra-curricular school based activities;
- to increase students’ active European citizenship, ability to work in multicultural groups, positive attitude towards European projects and tolerance towards different cultures;
- to build a European network of the partner schools lasting after the project period as well.