European Ideas and Identities – My EU-ID

General infomation

The project´s overall is European identity. Each school will have its own project group, consisting of teachers, members of the administration, and students that will discuss and evaluate the running of the project each semester. These results will be presented to and discussed with students, teachers, and associated partners, at each school.

The project groups at the different schools will set up a plan to anticipate cultural differences. These plans will be distributed, compared and commented on between the groups.  The groups will stay in permanent contact.

All students involved will create their own open document portfolio (e.g. VWA), containing reflections and further suggestions, etc, on the development of the project. These annotations will be the basis of assessments at all transnational meetings.

Mag. Stefanie Tausig and MMag. Sabine Plattensteiner are the leading team from BRGORG 15. Each year our 6e (see Guess who I am) will be part of the project.

 

Activities/methodology

Our students will work with personal, local, national and European aspects of their own identity, and throughout the project they will actively reflect on their future as Europeans. We will run a different sub-project each year. The first year, we will focus on local and European history. The second year we wish our students to work with their present day local and European identities. The third year our students will explore their future as citizens of Europe. Key words are the labour market, educational possibilities, and a possible common identity.

 

  1. European Heritage„: When the project starts in September 2015, all participating students will work with local history, national history, and common European history  – to develop an understanding of their own background. They will be put in contact with students from all participating schools, to present themselves, their focus of attention, and to discuss their findings. The results will be presented by the students themselves at our second transnational meeting in Bayeux in the spring of 2016. Students prepare and present a drama/play/roleplay/film about their local and European heritage. (France)

 

  1. Europe Today„: After the meeting in Bayeux, the students will remain in contact and continue their work by investigating the present political, economic, and cultural landscape of Europe. All the results will be presented at our fourth transnational meeting in Oslo in the spring of 2017.

Students present items to be included in an exposition about their present local and European identity. Such items could be photographs, sculptures or computer programmes. (Norway)

 

  1. Imagine Europe„: Again, all students involved remain in contact until the next time they meet. Our final transnational meeting is in Vienna in the spring of 2018, and as a preparation, they will work with their future role as citizens of Europe. Possible topics or themes:

– How does „Ideal Europe“ look like?

– What will be my place in Europe in the future?

– What are my possibilities on the labor market?

Before the meeting, the students prepare drafts for a „Partnership Treaty“, and during the meeting they will conceive  a final „Partnership Treaty“. Preparing a press release, the meeting will finish with a press conference, where local and (inter)national media will be invited to a presentation of what results have been reached. The students will also evaluate the project results in the final presentation. (Austria)