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PROJECT OBJECTIVES • Making students aware of their right to self-determination and to free development. • Raising pupils' awareness with regard to social exclusion as violation of human rights. • Getting to know songs and literature about freedom, equality and solidarity from own and foreign European cultures. • Developing students' political responsibilities as constructive and critical European citizens. • Making students realize, that only common, international efforts of upholding mutual rights and values are suitable for keeping up a liberal European Community. • • •

Development of ICT skills for teachers and students. Emotional unity. Volunteer work.


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STRATEGY •

In order to achieve our main goals the first step is to activate the students’ preknowledge of Human Rights by asking them about their personal ideas, perception and experience with the topic. Then we plan to relate and compare the students’ pre-knowledge to the Human Rights in general and to their historical development in each home country as well as in Europe overall. Furthermore risks of violations of Human Rights in the students’ home countries and other European countries will be discussed. (Problem-oriented approach)

Regarding the opening up of schools we want to invite representatives of Human Rights Organizations who inform the students and discuss with them.

In this context the creative work with self-composed or existing songs, poems or rap-texts serve as means of expression for the students. (Product-oriented approach)

Apart from that the students will work together in international groups at international meetings, especially at the big annual meetings and prepare posters, pictures, poems and songs which are to be presented or performed during the annual meeting at public cultural events. Donations of the audience of these collective cultural festivals which are regarded as a form of volunteer work are intended to be passed on to one or more institutions that care for Human Rights. E-Twinning or an Internet-platform self-designed by the students will be used for the collection and exchange of the sub-projects’ results. Also other means of electronic communication will be used like socialnetworks, e-mails, E-Twinning chat or internet-telephony and videoconferences (if possible).


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EUROPEAN ADDED VALUE All the activities proposed in this project promote the necessity of getting to know the culture, history and reality of each participating country. • The cooperation and coordination of all the participating countries is the vital part of the project because most activities are linked together. • Importance and possibilities of international cooperation in issues of Human Rights. • Chances and difficulties within the international dialogue. • Consolidation of a collective European consciousness with common systems of values. • Awareness of rights as well as challenges and responsibilities for the European citizen. • Increased ability to go beyond boundaries and provide emotional support to other young people.


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PROJECT MAIN FOCUS •

As regards the relevance of the Comenius project on students, it would positively affect students’ lives in many ways. Thus, students would improve their written and spoken English, their communication skills, their social skills, their ability to work cooperatively in national and international groups, their knowledge of their own culture and other cultures in Europe becoming more open-minded, their sense of responsibility and autonomy, their knowledge of ICT tools, and last but not least, their realization of their role as future European citizens who will be aware of their rights and duties concerning freedom, equality and human rights.

The impact of Comenius on the teaching staff would also be very far-reaching. Teachers would improve their abilities to work cooperatively within the school departments and also in national and international teams. Moreover this project would improve their fluency in English and their oral and written skills. Comenius is a challenging and engaging project for all the staff that would benefit from sharing teaching experiences with other teachers in Europe. No doubt, the fact that teachers have this European experience would not only enrich the everyday life of our schools but also their European perspectives and motivation to carry on.

As regards the relevance of Comenius on students’ families, we think Comenius would improve the cooperation and integration of families in school life. Consequently, families from different villages and urban developments would increase their participation and implication as a vital part of the educative community and would open their minds to a more European or global vision of their role as educating families.

Concerning the town halls and the communities we believe Comenius will reach not only the educative community but also a great part of the population in the villages and housing developments. Comenius will disseminate both the culture of the area and the cultures of the other European countries involved. Communities would reach other European perspectives and enrich their vision of the world and their role as citizens concerned with freedom, equality and human rights.


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DISTRIBUTION OF TASKS •

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The Kurt-Schumacher-School in Karben, Germany, which is a school with a musical focus will take on responsibility for the coordination of the musical activities, for the general project coordination and for the realisation of communication (chat and audio conferences), especially through eTwinning. The Cypriot school will work together with Germany to coordinate the musical activities. The Czech school will give Germany its support for the implementation of communication. The Greek and the Italian school from Nettuno will coordinate IT activities (such us the realization of an e-book, a blog and a multimedia map of Europe). The French and the Cypriot schools will be in charge of Drama activities. The Polish school will coordinate Art exhibitions (such as photos and paintings). The school in Chieti (Italy) will be responsible for poetry (both) and Karaoke contests (only Chieti). The Spanish school will be responsible for coordinating the evaluation of this Comenius Project.

The active participation will be ascertained through a. regular all-round chat sessions of 90 minutes on dates which have to be appointed in both project years b. frequent communication among students and/or teachers’ communication groups who know each other at least per picture and by name c. at least one separate teachers meeting in both years, regular communication among the responsible spokesmen who are in charge of exchanging information about the work progress, difficulties, such as retardation due to school holidays d. the institution realisation and usage of eTwinning of EU/Comenius programme as communication platform e. final meetings.


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INTEGRATION INTO ONGOING ACTIVITIES Active pupil involvement: • Pupils will work at the project topics in teams as well as in class (Music, Art, etc.) or/and in clubs (i.e. Drama). • The teachers' task will be to integrate the project's issues into the curricula at the participating schools. • Each school should have pupils’ teams with a speaker who will have to discuss themes and decisions first together with the teachers, then in class and/or in clubs, and above all he/she will have to be responsible for communication among the pupils of the twin schools. Pedagogical issue: • Teachers' groups will keep in contact regularly through chat/video conferences and will participate in a teacher meeting at least in the final year meeting, if the headmasters allow this. • The integration of the project topics into the curricula of the twin schools will be discussed and assessed concretely during the first project meeting (see project schedule), as this aspect can be considered one of the goals to be reached through the project.


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EVALUATION-DISSEMINATION Evaluation: • At the end of each project year Dissemination: • School presentations of the project results at school events, such as school festivals, project weeks, open day etc. • Short presentations for the teacher's council and the student representation • Press release of project events • Articles on school annuals, pupils magazines, etc. • Consolidation or establishment of relationships with the political representatives (for instance with the Council of Foreigners of the town of Karben, with human rights organisations (such as the Arnold-Liebster-Stiftung in Karben) or with other institutions (for example the German-Foreign Friendship Circle in Karben) and similar organisations in all participating countries


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RESULTS AND OUTCOMES

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WORK PROGRAMME

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PARTNER SCHOOLS

• Kurt-Schumacher-Schule Kooperative Gesamtschule des Wetteraukreises mit gymnasialer Oberstufe Karben, Germany • Gimnazjum im. Kazimierza Gorskiego w Poraju Poraj, Poland • Gymnázium, Čelákovice, J.A.Komenského 414 Čelákovice, Czech Republic • Lycée Emile Loubet Valence, France • I.S.S. «F. Galiani» Chieti, Italy • Istituto Tecnico Industriale «L.Trafelli» Nettuno, Italy • SES Vallbona d'Anoia Vallbona d'Anoia, Cataluña, Spain • 3ο ΓΕΝΙΚΟ ΛΥΚΕΙΟ ΝΕΑΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΕΙΑΣ «ΜΙΛΤΟΣ ΚΟΥΝΤΟΥΡΑΣ» Athens, Greece • ΛΥΚΕΙΟ ΑΓΙΑΣ ΦΥΛΑΞΕΩΣ, Limassol, Cyprus

Resource: The application form, as it was submitted to the National Agencies for the Comenius programme, Febr.2011


Human Rights in Europe project's aims and objectives