The Europe Diverse and United Project – EDU -, is a European project with an implementation period of two years (1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023).
The Europe Diverse and United Project aims to educate the children from and early age about the country they live in and what that means as part of the European Union. The produced project materials will inform them about their rights and responsibilities so that they will be able to understand what it truly means to be an EU citizen. The aim of the project is to highlight the importance of Europe’s diversity and all the different cultures it contains whilst at the same time also appreciating how all the different people come together under the European Union umbrella and make decisions together which benefit the whole community. By achieving a better understanding of the different facets of Europe and how the European Union functions and the roles that citizens play in the decision-making process, the Europe Diverse and United projects aim to encourage the target group to become more active citizens in their civic duties by keeping up to date with the news, events, and changes and coming to action when the need calls during voting periods and other events in which EU citizens are called to participate in. The project will help the younger generations understand their rights, duties and responsibilities as EU citizens and also the power they hold to make a change by being a more active civic participants.
The planned main results of the project are:
· The EDU Manual and Training Platform
· The EDU European heritage – Innovative teaching materials
· The EDU European facts – A European Integration Resource tool
The aim of the project is to give teachers and children (10 -14 years old) through educational activities a sense of European community and a desire to protect the common European cultural heritage. The project will also rise awareness on intangible cultural heritage safeguarding in schools. The project will help to learn how to conduct intercultural dialogue. In order to meet these objectives, the project will develop teaching modules in the following 3 areas: cultural, historical and EU general knowledge module.
The project is coordinated by PROPEL, Europe (Belgium) and the consortium consists of the following organisations: Doukas School (Greece), Education Agency for Development and Innovation – IDEA (Poland), Quality Culture (Italy), Association Européenne des Enseignants (Belgium).
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