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School-community projects meeting social challenges
School projects provide a concrete framework for combined learning, training, information, action and new encounters. They make learning more engaging, enable experiences of successful participation and civil engagement and promote the development of young people’s competences and skills needed for life and work in the 21st century. Addressing relevant topics and burning issues of their living environment challenges students and teachers to look beyond their own lives and horizons. By taking action together with their partners they achieve meaningful impacts in their communities. In addition, the international experience and exchange at the Academy provides a broader European perspective.
Call for project proposals 2017
Students and teachers of public schools in the aces – act local partner countries are invited to find local non-school partner(s) and to submit a partnership project proposal with their concrete ideas for community-based cooperation. The call addresses public schools of all types in the eligible countries with a target group of pupils aged 13 – 17 years.
The working language in aces is English (international communication), but the use of other languages in the local projects is possible.
The topic of the call
“Every person matters. Together for social inclusion”
In order to better respond to burning issues and social challenges in the societies of the region aces – act local is looking for school initiatives that contribute to sustainable social development and strengthen the local civil society. The submitted project proposals have to relate to the mentioned topic. Further details on the theme here.
The eligible countries are
Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia
The call is open from 10 January until 28 February 2017.
Project development steps:
Winning projects announced end of April 2017
An international jury assesses and selectes the best applications. All project applicants will be informed about the results of the project selection end of April 2017. The awarded projects are supported to carry out their cross-sectoral partnership project with seed funding (800 Euro) as well as with additional support structures like an international training event, e-learning offers and helpdesk services.
The Academy is the international training event of aces – act local taking place in the course of the project implementation phase and providing a great opportunity for getting to know and exchanging with other project participants, for further learning and for sharing knowledge and experience. Delegations of the winning project schools (the leadership teams) are invited to take part.