Working with Europe

Supporting the creation of innovative projects and partnerships across Europe

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Open Science Schooling

Open Science Schooling is almost exclusively a theory, a concept used in research and policy-making. This makes it very difficult for secondary schools and science teachers across EU to engage in practical experimentation.

EU needs to produce practical experience with Open Science Schooling and needs to offer secondary schools and science teachers across Europe PRACTICALLY USEFUL GUIDELINES on how to engage in Open Science Schooling.

The Open Science Schooling project is one of the first systematic contributions in Europe to the development of such resources.

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Young Students as critical science detectives

A new easy-to-integrate way to engage young students in science in secondary school based on the European Commission’s open science schooling guidelines.

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ECOSYSTEMS of Open Science Schooling

The ultimate mission of the project is to help secondary schools and science teachers change traditional science teaching into science learning through science missions in collaboration with permanent eco-systems of open science schooling resources.

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Mission-based learning

Developing a realistic open schooling model equipping young students with the 21st-century skills and competencies they need.

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Young students as political game-changers

Developing an easy-to-use model for secondary schools to help engage

young students in politics based on their own interests and their 21st-century culture.

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school BUsiness Alliance

The mission of the SBA project is to set up in practice and evaluate dynamic chambers of commerce-led entrepreneurial infrastructures for schools, and to produce useful guidance and demonstration cases to interested schools and chambers of commerce in EU.

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Schools as drivers of change

schools becoming drivers of change is not primarily about creating change in the community, but to provide the optimal “change agent” learning opportunities and resources for the young students.

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science4girls

The ultimate mission is to offer secondary schools and science teachers realistic and useful guidance on how to create climate-change-based OSS for 12-16-year-old female students – to allow them to create brand-new and much more attractive images of science and to more flexibly incorporate those images in their identities.

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Young Europeans

Countering increasing disinterest among the young generations in politics, democracy, and European values through the creation of innovative ways of fostering early political interest and engagement in school - based on an open schooling approach.

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Family-based Open Science Schooling

Capacity and guidance building in secondary schools for involving young students’ families in open science schooling activities to foster responsible science education.

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projects created by WwEU

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Working with Europe and its professionals have developed and implemented very many and rather different European initiatives for many years.

As European projects are our main activity, we give you a few examples here.

 

You are welcome to request more information about these past and present initiatives. Some of the initiatives have produced outcomes available in Open Resources to the left.

 

The examples are not placed in any specific order.

 

 

Xploit

Exploiting useful European and local resources to create new cross-sector infrastructures of collaboration and thus supporting the development of learning communities

www.xploit-eu.com

 

LABlearning

Making creative non-formal media environments available for NEET youth and young people not benefitting from traditional school education - inspired by the Computer Clubhouse Network, established by the MIT Media Lab in Boston

www.lablearning.eu

 

Early Mastery

Making playful programming and computing an attractive cross-subject field in school education, thus supporting new ways of learning and exploration, also for children and young people not working well in traditional education

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Gamification for hard-to-reach adults

Offering mature and long-term unemployed adults in dead-end situations new directions through capacity building to take action in their communities - using powerful gamification principles to motivate, encourage and build up more entrepreneurial mentality

 

Directing Life Change

More and morer Europeans in mature ages and even late in life are forced to dramatically change their life directions, and the DLC initiative developed guidelines and live examples on how positive life change is possible: from being an object of change, to becoming a subject of change

Break down or break out

Going beyond traditional empowerment approaches in adult education to build up taking action capacity among unemployed adults, building capacity step by step and in close interaction with the community.

 

Teacher2020

Promoting entrepreneurial mentality among new generations of teachers to create new entrepreneurial didactics and learning in their future missions as school teachers.

 

2morrows Innov8ors

Traditional school education is lacking very much behind changing Europe and the globalized world, and this opens up challenges for non-formal learning. The project wishes to develop after-school environments for talented children and young people in the communities, exploiting and taking further their creative technology talents and interests - including working in real-life projects with cross-sector partners.

 

Third Europe

The European third sector faces dramatic changes, but also almost unlimited new opportunities - a project helping third sector managers to address those challenges and opportunities in future-oriented ways, and to change from management to leadership.

 

SocialWorker2020

Social workers will be at the center of new entrepreneurial mentality in social work in changing Europe, and can be key drivers of social change, social mobilization and social innovation.

I am a sport entrepreneur - what R U?

We are co-creating a very new and innovative youth project allowing young people to build capacity and competences to take their sport interests to a higher level - working along entrepreneurial principles to create events, clubs and similar initiatives, and at the same time acquiring valuable general entrepreneurial skills.

 

NEET U

Re-mobilizing experienced and resourceful seniors as NEET brokers to help young people change depressed NEET situations

The project is one of the first attempts in Europe to systematically put the 21st century social innovation agenda to work: how can social change be brought about through new citizen-driven alliances in the communities, through mobilizing available resources for important needs and without putting additional pressure on public services?

SCIgamer

The Horizon SCIgamer is missioned to produce the Science Learning 3.0 Package, a generic demonstration model aimed to fundamentally innovate science learning in secondary school, precisely addressing science learning where resistance towards science learning is built, thus responding directly to the Commission requests.

SCIgamer in brief

iYouth

The Commission calls upon European initiatives to carry out experimentation in the field of fostering considerable innovation interest, engagement and capacity among pupils and students in early schooling – and to encourage schools to create such learning experience that produces new generations of young European innovators.

The iYouth project forms part of this Agenda.

ScienceGirls

The mission of the ScienceGirls Erasmus+ project is to make a significant contribution to the Commission’s Science Learning Innovation Agenda in open collaboration with similar initiatives in Erasmus+ and in Horizon.

ScienceGirls will do this through practical experimentation combining and crossing the two most important challenges in the Science Learning Innovation Agenda.

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iCAP

The iCAP project is missioned to design, deliver and share experimentation with learning activities and formats that create innovation interest and capacity among the students, based on transnational virtual collaboration and on addressing societal challenges presented by local entrepreneurs, innovators and pioneers in the participating communities.

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CHRIS

Countering Human RADICALISATION In School

Reducing the production of radicalisation potential through creating robust, resilient and capable personalities based on solid life-wide narratives, (gender) identities and missions by providing including and exciting didactics, work forms and learning approaches in early schooling

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HORIZON Science 4U

Local eco-systems of science engagement fostering Open Science Schooling for young people

Science 4U will coordinate, support and establish such eco-systems of science collaboration and Open Science Schooling in 10 different European countries, all of them co-driven by young people and enabled by 3 different types of community agents: higher science educations, private organisations and local or regional NGO’s.

 

PRIDE

PRIDE is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field, which 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 amongst young migrants and empowers them to manage the process of migration in a purposeful and positive way.