When the world is going to places unknown, planning is key. That’s why the partners of SLUSIK project decided to initiate a preliminary meeting to decide further actions and changes to the schedules, work plan and the impact of COVID-19 to the project activities.
The main objective of the project is enhancing the acquisition of social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding and ownership of values and fundamental rights. For this project, the consortia will use the Service Learning model already in place in the universities that are partners in the project and ‘Scale it up’ to test the model with School Children at a school close to them that does not currently include any Service learning as part of the curriculum.
Over the planned 24 months, a full circle of activities is envisioned, encompassing project coordination and quality control, stages of research and upscaling of the model, piloting SLUSIK curricula in schools, implementation, visibility and sustainability and advocacy activities. The project will run on the basis of existing models and will require extensive involvement of a wide group of stakeholders:pupils, teachers, practitioners, schools, HEIs, decisionmakers, NGOs/CSOs working in the field of education and others.
The project will be implemented by 7 partners from 6 countries: Belgium (CEV, OTB), Croatia (Rijeka University), Ireland (University of Limerick), Spain (University of Granada), Austria (University College of Teacher Education, Vienna), Slovakia (Univerzita Mateja Bela).
The official kick-off meeting has been scheduled for January.