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Stimulating EU Teaching in Schools
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of the project is to reverse the rising sentiments of Euroscepticism in Greece, as the project of European integration is currently faced with a sharp decrease in its popularity in the country. It is imperative to turn to the youth and to educate them on EU affairs and the benefits of European integration. The proposed project using a carefully designed, innovative and interdisciplinary approach combining traditional and avant-garde instructional/learning techniques aims at providing teachers in secondary education in Greece with the tools to effectively transfer knowledge on the benefits of European integration. This is particularly critical, since future and servicing teachers do not necessarily come into contact with EU studies and since Greek students today have no experience whatsoever of the realities of Greece before its entry to the EU, therefore taking benefits deriving from it for granted.To this end, the proposed project will complement the preceding Lifelong Learning Programme “Stimulating EU teaching in Schools” which was awarded for the academic year 2013-2014 and is now being conducted in 4 big cities in Greece. This time the project will offer seminars in 8 cities in the periphery of Greece which will focus on the obligations and rights of EU citizens, on how pupils will be kept interested in the EU and on how the EU could be incorporated in curriculum courses. The Centre will use Information and Communication Technologies to maximise its reach among the pedagogical community and facilitate different learning styles. Broadcasting the lectures through the University Streaming Video Network will make the workshops available to members of the academic community in remote regions, multiplying the potential audience of the project.
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