Made in Europe
About the project
This project provides project lessons in arts, sciences, sports and Byzantine influence on Europe. Pupils from 14-17 years of six schools will go on a quest for a European heritage and common values. They will provide a homepage, interactive gallery-shortlist, documentary film, diary book, European youth orchestra and a European menu about the topics of the project. Since the 2004 enlargement of the EU a number of innovative steps have been taken to raise European awareness but still there is growing eurscepticism in certain fields of life. Teenagers, the generation we would focus on has actually spent most of their life in the EU and it is natural for them to be part of this community. They can clearly see the benefits of it in various fields such as studying, working, traveling. But they often get confused by the skepticism of the older generations. We want to encourage them to find their own way to communicate with other countries and cultures and to feel connected to each other.
The project will last for two years. On a monthly basis we’ll communicate via e-mails, Skype, Facetime, Facebook and eTwinning and will have five transnational conference meetings. The coordinating school will initiate extra learning meetings between pupils and teachers also twice a year (in Rotterdam and in the country of one other partner) to give a bigger number of pupils the possibility to meet each other and to function as pilotgroup for the practice of the new lesson series and to develop 21st century learning skills in transnational groups. There will be ten transnational exchange weeks for pupils during the two years of the project. The purpose of the exchange week for pupils between all partners is obvious: Youth will go on a quest for the search of a transnational identity by investigating the cultural, scientific and sportive legacy of European countries. This quest can only be developed, experienced and practized in transnational exchange meetings.
Within a transnational network of six schools all partners are equally committed and involved. The qualifications and high standard of the project are being supported and approved by Erasmus Plus, the EU Programme for education, training, youth and sport. The participants are:
Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących nr 3 in Gliwice (Poland)
II. Kerületi II. Rákóczi Ferenc Gimnázium in Budapest (Hungary)
Deutsche Schule Thomas Mann in Budapest (Hungary)
Gymnasium Muenchen Moosach in Munich (Germany)
Özel Marmara Koleji in Istanbul (Turkey)
Libanon Lyceum in Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
The previously prepared materials (films, presentations, templates, posters, lesson scenarios, quizes, and articles will be widely used during such lessons as art, history, culture studies and foreign language classes. Further cooperation with the students and teachers from partner schools will be continued through bilateral exchanges and sharing common experiences on the project website: www.projectmadeineurope.com and through www.etwinning.net.
The participation in the project will significantly enhance our school prestige – the final output of the project will be presented on both the project website and on Twinspace of eTwinning. The newly purchased audio- visual equipment will subsequently be used by all the teachers participating in the project. These teachers will have full access to the materials which they might successfully use while conducting their classes. The website created will be available in the future since it is related to the homepage of the Libanon Lyceum.