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Education on Europe – Open Call for Participants

Education on Europe is a capacity building program and collaboration platform for citizenship educators on European issues. The program aims to create, try out and evaluate new approaches to make European integration and EU politics more accessible to learners. It fosters the emergence of concepts to reach young people not usually included in European political thinking. This is the call for applications for the program year 2019/20.

Who is it for?

  • Are you practicing citizenship education on European issues? Or are you a citizenship educator who is not working on European issues yet, but you would like to expand your work in this way?
  • Are you looking for new ways to make European politics
    accessible to more young people?
  • Are you looking for inspiration, mutual learning and international exchange?

If so, this program is for you and we would be happy to receive your application!

What are we offering?

The program is open to citizenship educators from all European countries and is comprised of three consecutive phases:

  1. Capacity Building: Creating Concepts
  2. Pilot Projects: Trying Out New Approaches
  3. Evaluation: Learning from Success and Failure

Phase I is a one year capacity building scheme for 15 practitioners from the field of citizenship education who are already working on European issues or are interested in doing so. It includes four seminars of three days each in different European cities during which the participants share their experiences, learn from experts and create new ideas, as well as individual study visits. At the core of this phase is one question: How do we make European issues more accessible to young people with little affinity to Europe? To this end, the participants will develop new approaches based on their own expertise as well as newly acquired information.

Phase II starts with a competition in which the most promising ideas developed in Phase I will be awarded with a grant for a pilot project. These ideas can be submitted by all participants of Phase I. Collaborations between two or more participants are possible. These projects will be carried out over the course of 8–9 months after Phase I, accompanied by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Phase III brings all participants together once more to evaluate the experiences and lessons learned from the pilot projects. We will share both successes and failures in order to draw conclusions for the emergence of citizenship education concepts capable of making European politics accessible to all young people. The results will be collected in a publication.

Why are we doing it?

We believe in the importance of understanding European politics in an age where it is more and more relevant for national policy-making and people’s lives. We recognize that good education on these issues does not reach enough young people. Specifically, there are not enough offers for young people with very little or no connection to European politics. At the same time, we know that there are promising approaches all around Europe. We aim to bring them together to work together, learn from each other, and create new concepts.

How to apply?

The only way to apply is via our online application form. Please visit www.bosch-stiftung.de/educationoneurope for more details

The application deadline is January 28, 2019 (23:59 CET).

Applicants will be selected by an international jury and informed about the decision by late February 2019.

Please don‘t hesitate to contact us:
Jacob Düringer
Senior Project Manager
jacob.dueringer@bosch-stiftung.de
+49 711 46084-148

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