Projects

Digital Destiny

The project aims to provide a digital platform for teachers, parents and pupils that integrates sustainable development educational goals, participatory learning and digital storytelling for a holistic and democratic approach in education through blended learning.

​By combining a sustainable education pedagogical method with participatory learning methods (including design thinking) and digital storytelling, Digital Destiny will develop a new pedagogical approach, based on the Competence Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, that is suitable for a blended learning approach for young learners.

In addition, Digital Destiny will offer professional development training materials and education tools to be used to support blended learning environments for children 6-12 years old.

The project is coordinated by North Consulting from Iceland and includes, together with the Timisoara Intercultural Institute, partners from Belgium (DJAPO and Mediawijs, Flemish Knowledge Center for Digital and Media Literacy) and Greece (University of West Macedonia). The project started in March 2021, it has a duration of two years and it is funded by the European Commission through the ERASMUS + program.

More details about the project are available at www.digitaldestiny.eu.

Knowledge and Critical Understanding of History – A Key Competence for Democratic Culture

The aim of this project is to support schools in creating a culture of democracy in which students learn about the past and act in order to prevent history from repeating.

Teachers from several European countries will be involved in a process aiming at developing their competences to teach about the Holocaust and active citizenship. The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, published by the Council of Europe in 2018 will serve as the basis for the development of the training methodology.

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“Imagine” Seminar

Between the 19th and the 21st of November 2021, in Toledo, Spain, the “Imagine” Seminar engaged a group of 30 school and university students in dialogues and debates around different current controversial issues.

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Democratic Culture – A Community Project

Working together for an inclusive Europe

The project “Democratic Culture – A Community Project” took place between August 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023 and aimed to develop local civic groups to support schools in the counties Alba, Arges, Botosani, Buzau, Gorj, Hunedoara, Maramures and Valcea in the process of developing students’ competences for democratic culture.

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Dealing with popular myths. Youth work against disinformation and distortion of historical facts

The project aims to map myths and distortions of historical facts among youth and deconstruct them through the tools of historic-civic education. Myths and distortions are carriers of stereotypes but, in many cases, young people accept them as truths and don’t question them. They become easy targets for groups spreading myths, which youth is not able to recognize as such. This behavior leads to the growth of prejudices and stereotypes, hate speech and radicalization. The inability to critically understand information becomes even more worrying in internet era because these myths can easily reach young people through social media.

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Track and Field for All

The Track and Field for All project (T&F4All) is an innovative project which aims to use athletics for social and cultural integration. The project focuses on participation in athletics activities of young people from places where track and field activities are not so practiced, from those neighbourhoods and streets where children and young people from our European cities still live in disadvantaged conditions.

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Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture

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The Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) was published by the Council of Europe in April 2018 and is made up of 3 volumes.

Volume 1

contains the Model of Competences: 20 competences divided into four areas – values, attitudes, skills and knowledge and critical understanding – as well as information about the background to the model, how it was developed and how it is intended to be used.

Volume 2

contains competence descriptors, that is, a series of statements setting out learning targets and outcomes for each competence. These descriptors are intended to help educators design learning situations that enable them to observe learners’ behaviour in relation to a given competence.

Volume 3

offers guidance on how the Model of Competences might be used in six education contexts: curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, teacher training, whole school approach and the prevention of radicalization and extremism.

For more information about the Reference Framework, please see the website of the Council of Europe: https://www.coe.int/en/web/campaign-free-to-speak-safe-to-learn/reference-framework-of-competences-for-democratic-culture.

Children’s Rights – Whole School Approach

The project aims to support the functioning of the Commissions for the prevention and elimination of violence, acts of corruption and discrimination in the school environment and the promotion of interculturality (CPEVACDSEPI) by fostering a child rights based approach.

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Project Citizen

Project Citizen is a program which supports Education for democratic citizenship teachers in Romania to use a dynamic and interactive learning method with their 7th grade students: the students learn to propose a public policy in order to help solve a problem for their local community.

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Migrant Mediators for Intercultural Cities

This mobility project was financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus + programme and focused on good practice exchanges in the field of intercultural mediation. The aim of the project was to support the process of migrant integration in Romania. This was achieved by developing the competences and capacity of the national network of intercultural mediators, created four years before, together with a team of trainers in adult education. Thus, at the end of 2015 (November-December), a team of 20 people – mediators and trainers – were involved in a 5 day mobility in Imola, Italy, to take part in a course on the topic of intercultural mediation and visit several organizations in the area, active in the field of migrant integration. 

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