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Peace Games Call for piloting actions!

How can you use games in the classroom to improve learning and foster peace?

What is a good practice able to contribute to the development of citizenship, democratic and social competences?

The two-stage piloting of the 55 identified peace games will start early next year! A short piloting period, aimed at preliminarily analysing different possible use of the peace games in schools, will be followed by a “deeper” piloting phase, scheduled for the summer semester of 2022.

Are you interested in the Peace Games project?

Would you be interested in joining its piloting phase? 

Please contact us at with subject line reading “[Name of your institution] piloting candidature – Peace Games project”. 

We look forward to talking to you and working with you on your game-based class activities!

Teaching Citizenship Education? The challenges of competences, assessment renewal and policy implementation

On 29th October 2021, CITIZED partners will be coordinating the workshop “Teaching Citizenship Education? The challenges of competences, assessment renewal and policy implementation”, taking place during the NECE Conference.

The workshop will investigate some of the challenges of Citizenship Education, with a particular focus on missing teachers’ competences.

The workshop will constitute an opportunity to share opinions, inputs and practices in the field of CE, with the final objective of elaborating suggestions and fostering reflection on possible policy improvements.

The conversation will start with a brief presentation of the research results emerging from the first period of implementation of the CITIZED project. Professor Euan Mackie will also intervene on the topic of the workshop. The project, co-funded by the European Union, aims at developing an innovative set of instruments that will help the widespread implementation of citizenship education policies in European education systems.

Interested in participating in the workshop? Register here!

1st Assembly of Members of the Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory

On September 23rd, the first Assembly of Members of the Education Inspiring Peace Laboratory was held at Villa Ormond, hosted by the Institute.

The first part of the Assembly consisted of the formal admission of institutional and individual members of the Laboratory and the election and appointment of its institutional bodies.

Professor Edoardo Greppi, already appointed as President at the moment of the legal constitution of the association, was confirmed in his role, while Ms Christiane Demontés, President of the Forum des Régions Européennes pour la Recherche, l’Education et la Formation, was elected Vice-President, and Mr Gian Luca Beruto and Mr Mauro Giancaterino were confirmed respectively as Director and Treasurer.

The Assembly of Members also established the Executive Council of the Laboratory, a key operational body whose primary task is to assist the institutional bodies in performing their steering functions. Among the members of the Executive Council, the assembly identified:

Professor Anne Bamford, City of London
Professor Claudio Baraldi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Professor Catherine Blaya, Université Côte d’Azur
Dr Auréa Cophignon, Ville de Nice
Professor Gabriel Dima, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Ms Marina Moretti, ASSEFA Onlus
Ms Elena Passerini, Centro Psicopedagogico per l’educazione e la gestione dei conflitti
Ms Monica Turrini, Forum des Régions Européennes pour la Recherche, l’Education et la Formation

The group of experts will be coordinated by Mr Claudio Dondi, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, who was appointed as Coordinator of the Executive Council.

The institutional session of the Assembly was then followed by an operational Session, during which the 2022 work plan of the Laboratory was discussed with the contribution of all the members. More precisely, during this operational session members analysed the five work areas of the Laboratory: Practice, Research, Institutional Consolidation, Policy and Communication. For each of these areas, the actions already implemented in the past year were explored and the programme for 2022 was presented.

Ensuring inclusive teaching and learning for educational recovery: practical ways forward

The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the school system worldwide, affecting even harder students who are vulnerable to marginalisation or exclusion. 

On June 22, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm CET, the international webinar “Ensuring inclusive teaching and learning for educational recovery: practical ways forward”,  co-hosted by UNESCO, the University of Manchester and UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education, will discuss on the teaching and learning improvements needed as schools reopen, through the analysis of promising innovation practices used in different parts of the world.

Bridge+ conference: Skills for the future: regional initiatives now!

The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis have accelerated the demand for more flexible and higher-level skills of individuals, which brought new challenges to the education sector and the labour market. At the same time, the need for a green and digital transition is increasingly becoming evident. The Bridge+ project has strongly worked in the field of future skills initiatives in order to promote a more dynamic and sustainable European digital future of education and career guidance. Among other realities, regional initiatives can play a key role in providing high quality solutions in the field of education, training and career guidance

For this reason, on June 9th, from 09:30 to 11: 30 CEST, the European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL) will host experts from the European level and from European regions in the webinar “Bridge + conference. Skills for the future: regional initiatives now!” to debate the current state of play of the European Adult Education Agenda and skills policies, as well as to explore innovative digital solutions to be adopted within both the education sector and the labour market.

If you are interested, register here!

A draft version of the agenda is available here.

Vote for CITIZED on NECE CAMPUS 2021!

The project “Policy implementation support and teacher empowerment for CITIZenship Education – CITIZED” is among the candidates of the Call for Projects organised by the Networking European Citizenship Education platform (NECE). NECE is a transnational community of stakeholders and practitioners (formal, non-formal and informal education) of citizenship education (CE) from across Europe.

Every year, NECE organises the NECE CAMPUS, a series of events to promote the exchange between educators, experts and civil society on citizenship education. In addition to conferences and lectures, different organisations get the opportunity to present their projects on citizenship education in the form of online trainings, workshops, lectures, or Pecha Kuchas. 

If you want to give CITIZED the possibility to be presented at the NECE CAMPUS 2021 (vote for it at this link by clicking on the heart symbol! 

Deadline is Monday, 07th June 2021!

Click here to vote for CITIZED!

Bridge 47 – Global Event “Imagine 4.7”

From Tuesday 25th May to Thursday 27th May, the Bridge 47 Network will organise the “Imagine 4.7 Global Event” online conference. The event, a three-days webinar, will bring together different professionals wokring in the field of transformative learning and SDG Target 4.7. Throughout the event, many initiatives, conferences and workshop will take place, tackling relevant issues concerning transformative learning: Sustainability, Global Education and Glocal Citizenship Education.

Find out more about Bridge 47 Network’s webinar here

Council of Europe – Education and Training

The European Youth Foundation, a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe with the aim of financially and educationally supporting European youth activities, promotes activities in line with the values and work of the Council of Europe.

The calendar of education and training activities in the 2021 Youth for Democracy programme  is accessible at  the following link:

The future of Education. Leaving no one behind.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the school system worldwide. Although technology has enabled to keep teaching and learning during this difficult time, some issues related to the lack of internet access or its difficult access, which especially affect disadvantaged families, seriously risk to compromise a student’s lifelong learning. 

In this regard, on May 12, at 05:00 pm CEST, ISPI, the T20 National Coordinator and Chair, and Fundação Getulio Vargas are co-promoting the T20 Associated-event “The Future of Education after Covid. Leaving no one behind”, with the aim of discussing the future of education, focusing especially on finding solutions to also include the most vulnerable people.

CoE set of COVID-19-related learning activities were released

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the education of young people. There has been a significant loss of teaching and learning time, the continuity of learning has been severely disrupted, and there are likely to be long-term impacts on learners’ educational outcomes. Everyday life during the pandemic has also raised some serious challenges for educators and young people alike.”

This is the reason why the Council of Europe has developed a set of learning activities that may be used in schools, practices based directly on the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. All the reported activities are related to one or more of the six themes of the Democratic Schools Network.

For more information, we invite you to visit the CoE’s dedicated webpage here.