On November 28 – 29, representatives of five European organisations met in Charleville-Mezieres , France for the start of the Erasmus+ KA2 project European Values Education Resource for Schools (EVER-Schools). The event was organized by the project lead partner – The Cultural Route of the Council of Europe and was attended by two participants from each of the 4 partner organizations. During the event the representatives of the participating organizations finalized the consortium’s working schedules, management, evaluation and dissemination procedures, as well as the organizational, methodological and pedagogical approaches for the development of the main outputs of the project.
The EVER Schools project he project main objective is to promote the acquisition of the positive, life affirming values European citizenship encompasses, such as respect for human rights, tolerance, active non-violence, cooperation and social responsibility. The project’s main goal is to promote empowerment, participation, active citizenship and social cohesion, with main focus on disadvantaged youth and young people at risk of exclusion, as it places great emphasis on the acquisition of the positive, life affirming values European citizenship encompasses, such as respect, tolerance, active non-violence, cooperation and social responsibility.
The initiative focuses on fostering specific individual attitudes and behaviors, such as trust, respect for others, confidence in the causal relationship of individual effort – personal success and fulfillment – societal welfare, thus empowering young people and promoting inclusive education and social cohesion and tolerance.
Teaching transversal competences however, requires a cross–curricular approach, which in its turn requires trainers and youth workers, not only to change the way they traditionally work, but also demands increased cross–disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration on developing appropriate training methodologies and agreeing specific learning outcomes.
The project will develop a series of activities and tools, for the benefit of school teachers and students, with special focus on learners coming from disadvantaged background.
The tools and approaches that will be developed and used during the project will provide teachers with a coherent but multifaceted methodology of raising awareness on important issues, active learning and generation of new knowledge through interactive exchange, and practical demonstration and application of the latter. Thus the project will equip teachers with competences and methods needed for transferring the common fundamental values of our society particularly to the hard to reach young people and to prevent social isolation.
The EVER School project was developed by Association Redefine Team in cooperation with The Cultural Route of the Council of Europe Via Charlemagne and is funded by the European programme Erasmus+, KA2 – Strategic Partnerships for School Education. The initiative gathers partners from five European Countries:
Cultural Route of the Council of Europe Via Charlemagne France; Association Redefine, Portugal; Free Youth Center, Bulgaria; I.I.S. ‘E. Majorana – A. Cascino, Italy and Fundacija Autokreacija, Poland.