comet – A community of Ethics teachers in Europe

Duration: 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2020


Ethics education plays an integral role in the fostering of European values. However, the subject of ethics is studied in schools within a wide variety of curricula across Europe, ranging from moral philosophy and religious education to world view education and general philosophy. This fragmentation of curricula, along with a fragmentation of pedagogical methods and goals, inhibits the opportunities for exchanges of best practices and mutual learning, which are two of the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020). The Community of Ethics Teachers in Europe aims at overcoming these curricular differences through digital innovation, in order to promote the acquisition of skills and competences of European ethics teachers.

Project coordinator:



  • Map the various ethics curricula in European secondary schools by means of an online interactive platform

  • Share different approaches to teaching ethics

  • Improve teaching practices in Europe

  • Research the various European ethics curricula by categorizing the different approaches

Main activities:

  • Research curriculum materials of the participating countries using so-called mixed-methods methodology

  • Develop multilingual 'Ethics Teachers' Visual Toolkit' that can be used in ethics classes throughout Europe

  • Establish a network of ethics teachers in Europe

Target groups:

  • Secondary education (age 15-19 years)

  • Secondary school teachers

  • Secondary school students

Total value of the project:

  • 221.366,00 € (funded by the Erasmus+ K2)


  • Bruno Curko (