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TF Civic Education

  1. Task Force: Civic Education
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  1. EB contact :

Ophélie Omnes – ophelie.omnes@jef.eu


The Task Force on Civic Education comes both from the need to make sure Europe is a topic present and explained to the younger age in order to prevent euroscepticism to be rooted and the request made by several sections to share best practices about their activities with children (mainly at school, but not only). The idea is to build a TF which will be a platform for sharing experiences and create tools that can be helpful for sections interested in having activities targeting children/teenagers.

Outcomes and deliverables:

  • Building a structured space for exchanging new ideas and best practices, organised in topics (for example on the forum)

  • Creating guidelines on how to approach and develop relations with the relevant structures (schools, leisure centers, sport organisations, etc.)

  • Exchanging/creating/translating pedagogical tools to use during the interventions

TF steps and timeline:

Step

Timeline proposed

Deadline

Identifying the relevant topics for best practices

1 month

January 2017

Organising the JEF internal forum for discussion on the selected topics

1 month (from January to February)

February 2017

Preparing and presenting the results and outcomes of the discussions

1 month (from February to March)

FC in Rome

March 2017

Analysing the challenges of the relations with the youth-related structures

3 months (from January to March)

FC in Rome

March 2017

Elaboration of the guidelines

3 months (from March to June)

Summer 2017

Creation of a tool-box of pedagogical items for interventions with children/teenagers

6 months (from March to September)

European Congress in Malta

October 2017

Work Organisation:  

TF Civic Education should at least meet on a monthly basis via Skype, use Google drive to work on and exchange documents via email. The coordinator should make sure to send at least a follow up email every two weeks to check on the work achieved on the first phase (from January to March), then every month on the second phase (from March to September).

Resources and Requirements:

In order to be fully effective, TF Civic Education should need at least between 5 and 10 people, coming from sections where the program « Europe at school » has already been implemented or where there is already experience with explaining European construction and integration to children/teenagers. Any link with the educational sector from other sections is welcome.

Competence Development:  

Members of the TF Civic Education will acquire skills in project management (need to deliver « products » in the end), multicultural dialogue (by finding solutions implementable in countries with different educational systems), public relations/representation (contact with schools and educational structures) and increase their creativity (by finding new tools and ways to talk about Europe).