European Identity, Citizenship, and Values: A Pioneering Journey

European Identity, Citizenship, and Values: A Pioneering Journey

This course offers a comprehensive examination of European identity, citizenship, and values, tailored for adults seeking a deeper understanding of European citizenship.

Course Description

topics

  • European identity, citizenship and values
  • Awareness about the European Union
  • Cultural heritage
  • International relations and development cooperation

dates

15-19/07/2024, 22-26/07/2024, 05-09/08/2024, 02-06/09/2024

Course Calendar

target audience

Adults interested in European culture, history, and values, as well as those seeking to actively engage in European citizenship.

This course offers a comprehensive examination of European identity, citizenship, and values, tailored for adults seeking a deeper understanding of European citizenship. Participants will engage in thought-provoking activities and practical experiences to connect with the diverse tapestry of European cultures. The focus is on navigating the complexities of shared values while celebrating diversity, fostering a sense of unity, and promoting active citizenship.

 

Objectives:

 

  • Examine the concept of European identity and its dynamic evolution.
  • Cultivate a strong sense of European citizenship anchored in shared values.
  • Encourage active participation in shaping a collective European future.
  • Foster nuanced intercultural understanding and appreciation among participants.

Deeper insights into the diverse cultural heritage of Europe.

Understanding of the historical development of European identity.

Enhanced awareness of shared European values and citizenship responsibilities.

Practical skills for active civic engagement and cross-cultural communication.

Daily Program

Day 1: Introduction to European Identity
  • Welcome and Ice-breaking and activities.
  • Overview of the course objectives and expectations.
  • Interactive session on personal introductions and expectations.
  • Lecture: Evolution of European Identity.
  • Group discussion on individual perceptions of European identity.
  • Cultural activities.
Day 2: Exploring Cultural Heritage
  • Virtual tour of a European museum or historical site.
  • Workshop: Interactive storytelling on historical narratives.
  • Reflection and group discussion on the importance of cultural heritage.
  • Cultural exchange activity: Participants share cultural elements from their backgrounds.
  • Mobility Activity: European Values Café
Day 3: EuroTrip Project
  • Introduction to the EuroTrip project.
  • Virtual (or physical) exploration of European cultural landmarks.
  • Collaborative storytelling session sharing discoveries.
  • Workshops on digital storytelling and project documentation.
  • Group discussion on the impact of cultural exploration.
Day 4: City Exchange Program
  • Introduction to the City Exchange Program.
  • City Scavenger Hunt
  • Collaborative activities promoting mutual understanding.
  • Workshops on cross-cultural communication and collaboration.
  • Group activities fostering connections among participants.
Day 5: Culmination and Showcase
  • Final preparations for project showcase.
  • Rehearsals and peer feedback sessions.
  • Networking and discussion on future collaborations.
  • Project showcase event: Participants present collaborative projects.
  • Peer evaluations and reflections on the course journey.
  • Closing ceremony and certificate distribution.

 

*subject to small adaptations, upon availability

EuroTrip Project

Virtual Euro Trip project where participants explore and document European cultural elements.
Collaborative storytelling sessions sharing insights and discoveries.

City Exchange Program

Exchange program between participants from different European cities.
Virtual visits, fostering connections and mutual understanding.

Cultural Exchange Fair

Participants organize and host a cultural exchange fair showcasing their own cultural elements.
Networking opportunities to discuss shared values and traditions.

European Values Café

Interactive café-style discussions on European values and citizenship.
Networking sessions encouraging dialogue and collaboration.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is continuous with formative and summative methods throughout the training.

Formative

Group Discussions and Reflections
Scenario Analysis Worksheets
Peer Teaching Observations
Interactive Quizzes

Summative

Reflective Portfolios
Individual Reflection Paper
Presentations
Project Showcase

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Teaching Methods

  • Cultural Experiences and Workshops

    Immersive cultural workshops, such as language sessions, traditional art, and culinary experiences. Guided visits to museums, historical sites, and cultural events.

  • Interactive Storytelling Sessions

    Engaging storytelling sessions exploring historical narratives and cultural evolution. Participant-led storytelling sessions sharing personal experiences and perspectives.

  • Digital Story Mapping

    Utilizing digital tools to create collaborative maps of European cultural landmarks and historical events. Virtual tours and interactive storytelling using digital platforms.

  • Role-playing and Simulation Games

    Interactive role-playing activities simulating historical events or decision-making scenarios. Simulation games that promote understanding of the complexities of European identity and citizenship.

Certification

Upon successful completion of our courses, participants receive recognition in the form of certificates.

Recognizing your active participation, the Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon completing the course. It signifies your commitment to the learning journey and showcases your engagement with the course content.

Certificate of Attendance

by SISERA Greece

Europass Certification goes beyond acknowledgment; it aligns with European standards for transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications. This internationally recognized certification enhances your profile and opens doors to opportunities on a global scale.

Europass Certification

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