On the 15th and 16th of November, we had the opportunity to hold the first face-to-face meeting under the Schools Engage project, an Erasmus+ project in the category Strategic Partnerships for school education. Due to the situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic, since the start of the project about 1 year ago, all meetings and discussions were held in the online environment.
Now, with the situation having partially improved, we were able to meet in Thessaloniki, where we discussed the progress of the project so far, as well as the goals we have to meet in the coming months.
A few words about the project
The SCHOOLS ENGAGE project aims to develop, test, and validate an innovative educational package for secondary education based on Service-Learning (SL) as a pedagogical framework to cultivate civic competencies and promote civic engagement, participation, and shared values. Service Learning is recognised worldwide among the most effective pedagogical methods for developing responsibility towards society and promoting civic engagement. It usually involves engaging students in voluntary community service projects that create mutual benefit for themselves and the community.