EDUC8 Project started on 1 January 2020 with the Kick-Off Meeting in Brussels. The 2-year project that will provide solutions to build resilience against radicalisation and polarisation will communicate its solutions in mainly two events: Multi-stakeholder Cooperation Workshop and the Final Conference. Multi-stakeholder Cooperation Workshop will be held March 2021 and the Final Conference will be held in December 2021.
EDUC8 consortium members came together to kick-off the project on 10 January 2020 in Brussels. The partners from across Europe discussed management of the project, selection of themes and production cycles for the EDUC8 products.
1st Steering Committee Meeting
EDUC8 Steering Committee convened on 09 March 2020 to discuss general structure of the deep and shallow modules and fine tune details regarding their production and presentation in different platforms. The meeting took place at Beyond the Horizon ISSG premises at Davincilaan 1, 1930 Zaventem, BELGIUM.
2nd Steering Committee Meeting
EDUC8 Steering Committee convened online on 23 June 2020 to discuss general progress in the project and to define a strategy to communicate it and its results to the general public, teachers, practitioners and likes. The project results thus far were evaluated in terms of content and production quality, and further planning has been detailed for especially the translation of the products into Dutch and French.
3rd Steering Committee Meeting
EDUC8 Steering Committee convened online on 29 September 2020 to discuss general progress in the project and to planify EDUC8 activities in January including Multistakeholder Cooperation Workshop and Internal Workshop. Inter alia, methodology regarding the evaluation of the project results and planification of implementation in face of COVID-19 was discussed.
EDUC8 Consortium convened online on 19 January 2021 in the Project Board format to discuss general progress in the project and to detail implementation or the test run phase. Three Project Board Members, University of Ljubljana, University of Aristoteles of Thessaloniki, and Volos Academy were voted to become Steering Committee members.
Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation Workshop
As part of its efforts to publicize project results and collect expert/practitioner views to review its development activities, the EDUC8 Project conducted Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation Workshop on 19 March 2021 (Friday) between 10:00 – 12:00. You can find the proceedings of the event here.
5th Steering Committee Meeting
EDUC8 Steering Committee convened online on 28 April 2021 to discuss general progress in the project and to planify incoming implementation in Belgium, Slovenia, Finland and Greece. Inter alia, how to increase the visual representation of the print material, general structure about the factsheets and infographics, Consortium participation to EUARE2021 and exploitation of the project results beyond EU borders was discussed.
6th Steering Committee Meeting
EDUC8 Steering Committee convened online on 30 August 2021 to discuss general progress in the project and to evaluate implementation in Belgium alongside planifying incoming implementation in Belgium, Slovenia, Finland and Greece. Inter alia, an action plan has been drafted to engage key stakeholders in order to exploit project results.
EuARe 2021 Annual Conference
EuARe 2021 was held between August 30- September 2 in, Germany. The panels were held both on-site in Münster and online. Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Beyond the Horizon and Catholic University of Leuven ( joined the panel “EDUC8 Project: Religious education against violence, radicalization and polarization” on 1 Sep 2021 to discuss various aspects of the project. Click here for details.
Teacher Training in Slovenia
A teacher training seminar was conducted in St. Stanislaus Institution in Ljubljana on the 13th of October that was attended by a number of teachers from both primary and secondary schools selected to run the test. A broader presentation of the project and its achievements was the introduction within an intensive workshop session where teachers got acquainted with the shallow and deep modules. Click here for details.
ETF Study Day on EDUC8
ETF organized a study day that gives attention to these developments and proposed EDUC8 project results as optimum educational material in this direction. The emphasis was on the fact that EDUC8 offers concrete tools to deal with the three challenges mentioned, with special attention to the problems of polarization and (religiously inspired) violence. Click here for details.
EDUC8 Project Final Conference
As part of its efforts to communicate EDUC8 solutions to students, teachers, officials, policy makers and the general public from all walks of life, and to further share experiences from the implementation of the project, EDUC8 Consortium will conduct an online Final Conference on 20 December 2021 by the participation of all Consortium partners and external guests. Click here for details.
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