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Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

In regards to education, the European Union promotes mobility, multiculturalism, and equal education for all. In line with these objectives, the Center has planned significant changes for the purpose of strengthening cooperations between European academic institutions. The ¨European Dimension of Education¨ agenda includes efforts to enhance the quality of education about Europe, to improve language teaching and training, and to promote the mobility of teachers and students. Within schools, the ¨European Dimension¨ must be understood not as an educational curriculum requirement, but as a foundation upon which all students may learn to appreciate the social life and cultural heritage of our communities. Similarly, modern advancements in technology has led to many changes in teaching methods and fostered a deeper understanding of personal relationships and social interactions in Europe and the world. In European society, language teaching has become a necessity as it facilitates communication among all members of the greater European community. Therefore, these two areas - the importance of intercultural communication and the reality of rapidly developing technology, necessitate the development of both digital and communicative competence on the part of European students. It is with the aforementioned needs in mind that these five European centers propose collaboration with a shared method and objective - that of enhancing public awareness of the European identity of our students. To do this, we have created a common, digital workspace named, like our project, Trilinguablog. This workspace operates in three languages and showcases the plans of European study. This gateway will address needs of each individual student situation as well as the shared needs of our common Europe. The novel aspect of the project is mainly its promotion of the European intercultural coexistence outside the classroom, in a real context, between centers, in order to educate students in a multicultural society. Teachers use the work created by other centers in their classes (either in a foreign language or from another discipline) and thus we are all closer, creating an innovative teaching method that combines direct work between different centers. It is necessary, therefore, to combine these centers. Cities are cultural references - Bordeaux and Vienna, and the more rural, such as Marmolejo ( in Spain ), Saint -Joseph (Reunion in France ) and Michalovce ( Slovakia ). All share a common reality and we are all Europe. The project will produce results that will be based on innovative new methods of work, in terms of learning opportunities, exchange of teaching practices, complementary projects undertaken , technical development , access to information and recognition of the learned results. The methodology employed is meant to awaken in students a spontaneous and sincere taste for the study of foreign languages as their primary means of accessing different cultures and societies. The development of work which brings students into the history and democratic functioning of the European Union as well as education regarding life in other European centers is the ideal way to make the students think about the customs, history and culture of other counties in order to identify and respect them, thus enforcing how contact with other cultures contributes to the development of personality. We want our students to understand that European linguistic and cultural diversity is the better common heritage of our society.
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