“No matter what global problem you are dreading, whether it’s the elimination of poverty, whether it’s the creation of peace, whether it’s solving environmental energy problems, the solution – whatever it is multiple solutions, the solutions always include education, never is it without an education component and sometimes cannot be done without education”.
On this page you will find information about the eTwinning Thematic Conference “Citizenship: A new ethic for the 21st Century – the contribution of eTwinning”. The Conference takes place in Florence (Italy) on September 21-23, 2016. Hosted by the Italian eTwinning National Support Service (NSS), the Conference is organized in collaboration with the eTwinning Central Support Service (CSS), EACEA, the European Commission, the Italian National Agency Erasmus+/INDIRE, and the other NSSs and PSAs participating in this event.
The Conference draws inspiration from the “Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education”, adopted by the EU Ministers of Education in Paris, on March 17, 2015.
Since then more violence has taken place in Europe and it is even more urgent to discuss how education can contribute to personal development, ensuring inclusive education for all children and young people.
eTwinning is the main collaboration platform for schools in Europe and through the projects carried out by teachers and pupils of every country is a living proof that the cultural differences become an element of discovery and personal enrichment for pupils. eTwinning projects, as widely demonstrated by teachers’ testimonies, can make any pupil feel at home, irrespective of his/her ability and provenance. eTwinning teaches young people to value the good things that the past, the present and the future can give us and present them with problems that affect modern society working on possible solutions – the common European cultural heritage.
This thematic conference will concentrate on how to empower teachers to promote the values of democracy, tolerance and respect for diversity through their work in eTwinning, and will present what eTwinning has done already over the past eleven years.
Participating countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
Working language: English
Size of the event: 250 participants
Audience: School Heads, Deputies, school teachers with special coordinating tasks
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