Why should we offer such a subject?•There is the factor of non-identity except bycontrast, a lack of pride Europe wide continuesto be our cultural guideline. It remains acommon experience for a catalan, a swede, anorwegian,a scottish, a turkish or a german tobe recognised as “european”only whentravelling outside Europe.
•A noble desire from the Grundtvig project is tobuild a European awareness at the same timeremaining connected to ones own land andtraditions (the eternal conflict between local andglobal, between tradition and innovation).•We want our students to reflect on those issues.
The subject is designed to address a number of key issues and objectives (7):
Key 1 of 7•to learn more about the new europeanenvironment as it is viewed both externally andinternally. How do they see themselves? Whatrole they want to play, even if small?Withwhom?Do they accept Brussels as theirinterlocultor?
Key 2 of 7•To further develop our own perspectives onwaht it might be to be European.
Key 3 of 7•To reflect on the relationship of our nationalsituation to the wider region.
Key 4 of 7•To offer information about what is happeningin European institutions with respect toexchanges, language study, work abroad...
Key 5 of 7•To teach them the tools they need to apply fora grant or a work in Europe.
Key 6 of 7•To learn from each other concerning nationaleducational,vocational and working possibilities
Key 7 of 7•To translate this subject into action plans forour students that could be realistically achieved.
Key 7 of 7•To translate this subject into action plans forour students that could be realisticallyachieved.
Possible structure of the subject1. European identity2. European institutions and their functions3. European mobility 4. Dealing cultural diversity 5. Final Project
1. European identity ( critically explore the meaning, relevance and implications of European citizenship in all its dimensions: cultural and linguistic diversity, history, geography...)2. European institutions and their functions: The Council of Europe, the European Commission and other european
3. European mobility: work and study in Europe (grants, europass CV...)4. Dealing cultural diversity: Learning to work in a multicultural environment5. Final project: using digital tools for self- assessment and assessment ( e-portfolio...)
- Political union requires a citizenship- Pressure exists on young peopleto be mobile, yet few are: they donot have the information nor thesupport they need.- We could help them...