Working with Europe
Supporting the creation of innovative projects and partnerships across Europe
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We have created a small paper with impressions of all our science education related projects.
6 brandnew Erasmus+ projects will take off in autumn 2019
Study our 2019 Erasmus+ initiatives on the front page
Working with Europe paper on radicalisation prevention.
Enjoy and discuss our 21st Century Education CREDO - here
Commission: critical questions to youth involvement in European projects - take a look!
iYouth: creating innovation interest and capacity among young students
Are you a teacher in secondary school? Would you like to help create innovation interest and capacity among young students?
Then, take a look...
Working with Europe launching a number of highly innovative
2019 Erasmus+ strategies.
Working with Europe is therefore looking for dedicated drivers and coordinators for a number of extremely innovative school projects in the fields of “Open Science Schooling” and “Unteachables but Learnables” – following up already granted and running projects.
The projects will be developed from November to March and submitted as Erasmus+ KA2 applications to the March 2019 Erasmus+ Call.
Working with Europe will produce half of these applications, but we are interested in collaborating with dedicated drivers and coordinators of the other applications.
You can access descriptions of the new Erasmus+ initiatives here:
Along interesting dialogues with education visonary Marc Prensky we explained the Mission Based Learning we use in collaboration with secondary schools from across Europe.
We thought that you might wish to take a look...
Once upon a time we created the EU FAIRstart project - now look what happened... Going global :)
Working with Europe has produced 2 small papers about challenges when involving young students and seniors as key players in Erasmus+ projects:
Introduction to the NYPD Erasmus+ Youth project
Commission published EntreComp Guide: EntreComp Into Action in March 2018 - get it here!
Sorry for the lack of news :)
We are buried in Erasmus+ application work!
Be back soon...
From role-model to terrorist
A small case questioning who can be radicalised and how radicalisation can take place
The story of a group of young people radicalized in the small town of Ripoll in Catalonia Spain – resulting in the terrorist attack in Barcelona August 2017
The Erasmus+ project iCAP was granted in the UK August 2017.
iCAP is missioned to design, deliver and share experimentation with learning activities and formats that create innovation interest and capacity among students, based on transnational virtual collaboration and on addressing societal challenges presented by local entrepreneurs, innovators and pioneers in the participating communities.
The 30 months Erasmus+ project OPEN SCIENCE SCHOOLING was granted in June 2017.
The project will experiment with new open science didactics in secondary schools from across Europe - to create useful guidance for schools on how to innovate science learning and re-engage young students in science and science learning.
The project is coordinated by University of East Finland.
The PRIDE project (Erasmus+ Youth) - Prevent Radicalisation through Identity Development - was granted April 2017.
The project builds on the concept of Transformative Learning, Resilience and Co-Creation to develop an innovative tool to prevent radicalisation amongst young migrants.
PRIDE tackles the threat of radicalisation among young migrants and empowers them to manage the process of migration in a purposeful and positive way.
The PRIDE project foresees and will work to create synergy with the Erasmus+ Schools project CHRIS 2016-18 (Countering Human RADICALISATION In School), coordinated by University College Zealand, Denmark.
Many new and highly innovative Erasmus+ submissions March 2017.
Working with Europe has produced a small guidance paper for knowledge partners in Erasmus+ projects. You will find it here:
Working with Europe is assisting the promotion of a strong Catalan rural cultural heritage consortium across Europe.
The mission is to involve the Catalan consortium in the 2017 Horizon Rural Cultural Heritage Call.
You can access the presentation of the Catalan consortium here:
Working with Europe is co-creating a series of innovative Erasmus+ initiatives in 2017.
You will find a presentation of the initiatives here:
A most successfully year, 2016: 90% Erasmus+ projects granted.
Not so bad... :)
The Open the Doors project is struggling to to create capacity building among youth workers to support community change action for NEET youth.
Take a look at the project's 3rd Newsletter.
The Erasmus+ empowerWOMENt was granted late September.
EmpowerWOMENt will create local ecosystems for women wishing to consolidate, sustain and expand their small businesses, including mentoring from experienced entrepreneurial women, professional support and community networking.
Working with Europe is now planning the key 2017 Erasmus+ initiatives.
You can get a first impression of the initiatives here.
The Horizon Science 4U application was submitted August 2016 - with 25 partners and 13 countries involved.
Examples of the many granted 2016 Erasmus+ projects co-created by WWEU.
MISSION BASED LEARNING
- Sharing some steps on how to learn in the 21st century
First, allow me to apologize for bringing forth yet another “learning” – Mission Based Learning.
Haven’t we got enough already: problem based learning, game based learning, flipped classroom learning, team based learning, case based learning, technology based learning, community based learning, just to mention a few…
Why, then, do we need another “learning”?
TOWARDS A PARADIGM SHIFT IN ADULT EDUCATION
This critical paper is a contribution, based on the Break Down or Break Out project experience and documentation, to the methodological debates on innovation in adult education, especially addressing the involvement and engagement of what is called hard-to-reach adults.
The paper is based on and generated from the project’s documentation of its wide range of practices, opening up a wider perspective of empowering hard-to-reach-adults, and linking to the Commission’s adult education innovation and entrepreneurship policy and strategies.
The paper is organised in two parts: Part 1 discusses a possible paradigm shift in adult education, including the driving roles of the unemployed adults themselves; Part 2 discusses how this paradigm shift will need a new language, a new discourse.
Want to know more?
Then, here it is…
Third Europe GRANTED
The project creates a strategic partnership among organisations dealing with Third Sector management and leadership in the European Countries. The project is missioned to transform current training in Third Sector management into a quality leap to Entrepreneurial Third Sector Leadership.
The project duration is 30 months and the partner countries involved are from: United Kingdom, Spain, Croatia, Austria and Belgium.
iYouth - Empowering Europe’s Young Innovators – the desire to innovate
The iYouth project forms part of the Commission’s Empowering European’s Young Innovators Agenda through its contributions to the exploration of how to, in practice, foster innovation interest, engagement and capacity in secondary school.
The project is coordinated by the USV, Romania.
SENIOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENERUING GRANTED
The Erasmus+ SENIOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURING will create capacity among experienced seniors to drive bottom-up social innovation in their communities.
The project is coordinated by the City of Aarhus, Denmark.
CHRIS PROJECT GRANTED
The Erasmus+ CHRIS project was granted in July.
The project will develop innovative and youth-driven strategies to counter radicalisation in school.
The project is coordinated by University College Zealand in Denmark.
The project is expected to be followed by the U Count(er) project aiming to develop radicalisation countering among youth organisations.
(Mission based learning case)
Missions Based Learning is a highly motivating 21st century learning approach offering clear missions and goals, step-by-step capacity building and learning when needed and relevant.
It is by definition cross-subject, team based and often involves a wide range of challenges from very different fields that will need to be brought together to accomplish the mission.
Missions can have various durations – from a few days to several months.
They always include working with other resources, open schooling and interacting with the community and the surrounding world; and should work in mixed realities of virtual and physical…
Let’s take a look at the small fiction Blue Learning.
(An insignificant approach)
Teamwork Bogart Africa Editing Fundraising Eco-systems War Community Language Real-life Artwork
We talk a lot about Open Schooling these days.
It’s about young learners working with the community in real-life projects and collaborating along the learning process with all kinds of community resources.
However, we are not doing it.
Overcrowded curricula and primitive testing makes sure that it does not happen.
Nevertheless, let’s imagine what Open Schooling could be about.
Let’s even imagine it as Awesome Schooling.
The brand new Commission Entrepreneurial Competence Framework has been published and is now official European policy.
WWEU made a modest contribution to the development of this important framework.
The framework is expected to be a key reference and resource in our ongoing and upcoming projects - in Horizon as well as in Erasmus+.
And, take a look at the WWEU short-version...
Take a look at the Newsletter from the challenging NEET U project - missioned to build capacity among experienced seniors to help NEET youth change their dead-end situations.
The Erasmus+ project I am a Sport Entrepreneur - what R U? was granted in April 2016.
The project will aim to create sport entreprenruial capacity building for youth workers and young sport entrepreneurs in 7 very different countries and through a capacity building model inspired by 21st century didactics and powerful capacity building mechanisms in virtual gaming.
Partner countries are: UK, ES, TR, PT, SI, HU, CZ, IT and GR, being the East London University the coordinator.
The capacity building of young sport entrepreneurs will be achieved through real-life and real entrepreneurial activities, including several rounds of sporting events, and will take the youth through all the phases of successful sport entrepreneuring.
Working with Europe and our partners submitted a long line of Erasmus+ applications for the March 2016 Call.
We believe some of them herald a new era in European collaboration and co-creation!
You will find further information is the April Newsletter - to the left.
The kick-off in the Erasmus+ Open the Doors project in Girona Catalonia was a good experience. Solid consensus was built on what NEET youth need and how the project will carry out valuable experimentation across Europe to work towards its mission: demonstrating that we need to re-think our attitudes towards NEETs and what they are capable of.
The website will be launched early Spring, but you might wish to get an idea of the project from this small evaluation of the kick-off.
Working with Europe is engaged as drivers or co-drivers of a number of frontline initiatives in the Erasmus+ and Horizon programs in 2016.
The themes of the initiatives include empowering Europe's young innovators, fostering early innovation interest and capacity in schools, science learning innovation driven by teenage girls, open schooling for science learning - and supporting through visual scenarios caretakers' and family's home care for dement citizens.
Dynamic gamification jam in Barcelona!
The Erasmus+ Gamification for unemployed adults project carried out a week of dynamic gamification jam in Barcelona in November 2015.
And the project web...
WWEU are engaged in a number of new Horizon and Erasmus+ initiatives for the 2016 Calls.
Topics like co-creation and science learning innovation are among the focuses of the new initiatives.
Social innovation- roads to European funding
We have identified a number of funding opportunities for social innovation initiatives, including initiatives using new technology
You might wish to take a look...
What is social gamification?
Take a look at the new Working with Europe paper...
The October NewsFlash from the Erasmus+ Gamification for unemployed adults is now available.
You might wish to take a look...
21st century schooling - the increasing implementation gap
The implementation gap between innovation policy and the realities of schools is increasing...
Breakin' News from the Break Down or Break Out project.
The project's October newsletter is now available and ca be viewed here.
Dynamic gamification in Roma!
The Gamification for unemployed adults project met in Roma to discuss the progression of the initiatives linked to the experimentation with gamification to help long-term unemployed to break out of dead-end situations.
The sessions produced very dynamic reflections on the wider roles of gamification is connection with real-life social change processes.
The project is planning a fully gamified 5 days mobility event in Barcelona in November.
The Working with Europe Horizon 2016-17 invitation is now shared across Europe. It identifies relevant Calls and explains the terms and conditions of Working with Europe involvement.
The very innovative SCIgamer project was submitted in September to the Commission's Horizon Research and Innovation program.
The project wishes to create more attractive science learning in schools through using serious gaming and virtual story-telling resources.
In connection with the establishment of the European science learning innovation network, we have created a special science learning knowledge section. You can access it here.
The Working with Europe Budget Tools Collection
- create solid Erasmus+ and Horizon application budgets without getting a headache...