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Young Europeans Act

An act-oriented study of citizenship with an approach of not to say a lot, but provoke and encourage students to look beyond themselves, their families and friends. To expand their horizons and replace the "I" with the "we, the citizens", to point through action to understanding and respect for human rights and democracy, and encourage tolerance and respect for other peoples and cultures. This is fulfilled through creative intercultural dialogue and combination of language inputs and practical activities on the topic of culture, youth, citizenship and autonomy. The Bulgarian school has already set traditions of " I Say" club for discussions of hot topics - basis for sharing experience.A chance is provided for students to learn about each other in a practical way as the project goes beyond the general study programme onto the level of non-formal education. Priority is given to informal peer learning and communicating through up-to-date means of communication as blogs, skype, conference via internet. Both schools have based their participation in the project planning phase in collaboration with student councils, thus setting favourable ground for democratic education in every aspect of ouw new joint venture. All the activities offered lead to strengthening atudents autonomy in both groups and raising awareness of belonging to a community where being active and involved is what changes lives to the better. Creativity is enhenced and team work encouraged, a computer becomes an every day means of communication, key-competences-presentation skills, leadership are developed- all of them of exquisite importance on the contemporary labour market.
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