“The city we live in - the city we want to live in in 2020”


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



what is it all about?






“The city we live in, the city we want to live in in 2020”





The project will deal with the cities we live in and how we want our cities to be in 2020 as well as the influence of each nation on another nation. First objectives pursued are investigating differences and similarities between our cities and the impact of the quality of life each city offers to young people. The effort, the citizens of a city make, in order to improve it in terms of quality, environment, entertainment, career opportunities. What kind of life do we want our cities to offer us in 2020? What activities can their city offer teenagers to help them form personalities and make life better? The project is aiming at raising awareness of students about living and learning possibilities in their city. To sensitize young people to contemporary problems existing in their native countries and Europe; are they satisfied by the facilities their city is offering them and what changes could be made? Next, the project will concentrate on central aspects for the age group of participating students, such as free-time activities offered by each school and the city students live in. Those can broaden students` horizons, increase their knowledge, enhance educational and social skills and increase motivation for life long learning . Consequently this will have an effect on their future employability as well as their current attitudes on life, and may help to reduce numbers of school leavers without qualifications. Taking into account the main focus on needs for improving learning, creating a youth in movement that is educated, has achieved qualifications and is part of life long learning, as set out in the guidelines for a Europe 2020, the life of 12 to 14 year olds certainly includes learning support, whether at school or offered outside by the city council, as well as other organisations. So in the third stage of project, pupils will evaluate previous findings and discover a need for becoming active themselves. They investigate those aspects in own cities and compare them with European partners, thus developing an increased sense of initiative and active participation in society; by drawing up their own 2020 agenda ; visualizing this in numerous ways (films, poems, animations, model cities...) and presenting this to local councils as well as disseminating to others. Comparing and contrasting the ways schools and cities in Europe support students in their life-long learning, will also stimulate creative thinking, encourage entrepreneurship and positive action within the current callenging economic climate. Working collaboratively will strengthen pupils`understanding that the European Community comprises dozens of cultures and how each of them contributes a great deal to European identity as well as eliminating prejudice , establishing friendship and tolerance. The project improves cooperation skills. During learning, teaching and training activities with informal learning, direct contacts of staff and students from different countries will facilitate and foster language communication in English, thus enhancing teamwork intercultural dialogue, interpersonal skills and creativity. So, the project will lead to better understanding of diverse and common life experiences in the European Union for both, students and teachers.

Fremdsprachen , fächerübergreifend , Geschichte , Gestaltung und Technik , Informatik / IKT , Kulturgeschichte , Kunst , Mathematik , Medienerziehung , Sprache und Literatur, Technik / Arbeitslehre , Umwelterziehung


Alter der SchülerInnen:
12 - 15

Zu verwendende Werkzeuge:
Andere Software (Powerpoint, Video, Bilder und Zeichnungen), Audiokonferenz, Chat, E-Mail, Forum, MP3, Projekttagebuch, TwinSpace, Videokonferenz, Webpublishing

Ziele :
The project will discuss the issues which European young people face in relation to leading a long, satisfying working life. Our project uses innovative methods to develop skills and will certainly have long-lasting effects on students and teachers. Many of today`s students are lacking in basic skills, such as writing, reading and working on simple mathematic tasks, which not only leads to frustration but can also trigger early school leaving, thus leading to problems in finding employment and job training. We have to provide attractive education in line with individuals`needs and expectations, so this project is concentrating on such, by offering an interesting and fascinating project, that will enhance motivation and stimulate the need for learning. We will focus on the cities we live in and the cities we want to live in in 2020 and by doing so, consequently offer chances of language learning (English, which is project language and French, which is taught at each participating school.) Our project also conveys key competences, such as digital competence (communication via a variety of media, workshops on film making and photography and using two versions of Europass). We aim to increase pupils` basic literary skills, by our diary writing activities, poem competition and writing scripts for films. Mathematical skills are revised and strengthened via creation and evaluation of surveys and questionaires, and even in simple situations such as finding correct flight times for transnational meetings or creating and checking financial budgets to make models of our future cities. By meeting councillors, presenting their wish list for a future city in 2020 to the authorities and organizing an exhibition with real and virtual models of their city in 2020, they will also gain an increased sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. The project`s focus on developing basic and transversal skills using innovative methods will enable students to be able to respond in a suitable way to the main challenges of today`s world, especially regarding employment. One of the most effective strategies for creating better cities is through the process of participation. We also aim to help our students to listen to one another to respect differences of opinion, and to find common ground. Also to develop their capacities for critical thinking to be able to evaluate and reflect to support their processes of discovery, awareness building and collective problem-solving. In this way we will help them to develop the knowledge and skill for making a difference in their world.

A special stress will be put on the communication of the schools and establish closer links among the partnership schools and all mails and enquiries shall be answered within 48 hours, so that a constant flow of information is guaranteed. The coordinator of each school will be responsible to pass on information to the school Erasmus+ team, made up by teachers and students. All important information is thus related to all members of all school teams. We plan to do regular video conferences in our weekly project group meetings at school. The "normal" communication for the project (apart from personal contacts) should be done by e-mail , chat through Twinspace. The first month we will concentrate on getting to know each other, forming a questionnaire and asking students of our schools to answer it. The second month we will prepare power point presentations of our cities and schools and publicize them on Twinspace. The third and fourth month the students will learn how and shoot a film about their cities. The fifth and sixth month each school will design a logo of our project and vote for the best. The seventh month creation of joint online and paper wish list (improvement suggestions, opportunities for young people etc.) Follow‐up of film making workshop in English and IT lessons, Erasmus+ committees and groups to create short animation films showing wishes and hopes for more chances (learning support, free‐time activities etc.) for young people in our cities in future. Films to be put on Twinspace. The following year we will organize Workshop poetry and creative writing in project language English, based on above mentioned presentation and findings, poetry writing competition as means of asking for more help and learning support in order to increase attainment. Vote for best/most creative/innovative...poem . Each school collects ideas of all pupils and teachers regarding a virtual or real model of the city they want to live in 2020. A model of the ideal city is made and publicized for everybody to be seen.

Erwartete Ergebnisse:
a. The students will complete an English online /paper questionnaire created by Greece about their school and the city they live in b. The students will study about the partner schools and they will exhibit results using pictures, articles and cartoons. c. A public Twinspace will be prepared in e-twinning. Each county gives information about their schools and their cities and prepares a DVD about them. e. Students will design a logo for common use throughout the project as the logo of the whole project on our web site/Twinspace. f. T-Shirts with logo to be produced (entrepreneuship, budgetting) g. Students h. PowerPoint presentations will be prepared regarding school, education system and learning support available in the city i. Students will learn to make a film, cut it, edit it and use sounds. j. Students can start to keep a diary about their feelings and what they have done through the project. k. Virtual and real models of the future city in 2020 will be built, focusing on freetime and learning support activities A27- exhibition of all models during last meeting of pupils, creating a united European city model for young people verbergen