SISUMMa - European Social Initiative

of Support to Minorities through Media Activism

Duration: 01/10/2016 – 31/3/2018

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SISUMMA project is specifically designed in a constant feedback scheme that intends to generate knowledge and materials to be used in a cascade flow mode during all its execution. The project aims to foster tolerance, respect and multicultural dialogue among young Europeans through several training activities and debates on the values of a dynamic European citizenship. Taking in consideration other previous European initiatives, policies, networks and good practices, the project will be addressed from a local to trans-European dimensions aiming to contribute to a better multicultural coexistence, including minorities and vulnerable groups, fostering European citizens’ engagement and encouraging their knowledge, capabilities and active participation

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Partners:

Goals:

  • To empower young Europeans as engaged citizens trough a cross-cultural educational programe and media literacy training to challenge discrimination against minorities

  • To sensitize youths on diversity and multicultural coexistence, fostering trans-national debate among European youths from different countries and minorities

  • Generating mutual understanding and common strategies to fight discrimination

  • To empower young Europeans to be active and critical citizens through media literacy

  • To create a trans-European network of youths and sociopolitical actors that stand for equal rights of minorities

Main activities:

  • Preparatory activities and multicultural coexistance

  • Training program on european citizenship, minorities and multicultural coexistance

  • Awareness activities on european citizenship, minorities and multicultural coexistance

  • Media literacy and media activism workshops

  • Citizens’ debates / analysis and discussion groups

  • Media activism production of audiovisual

  • ENSUMMA european net for a multicultural coexistence

Target groups:

  • Minorities

  • Young people

  • Policy makers

Total value of the project:

  • funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union

Contact:

  • Bruno Curko (mala.filozofija@gmail.com)

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LILAC - Lifelong Intercultural Learning Alliance for Change

Duration: 01/9/2016 – 31/3/2018

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Partners:

Goals:

  • Develop common teaching methods

  • Combat early school leaving

  • Foster inclusion and simplify the professional integration

  • Treat topics related to current events, civic education, vocational training and women’s empowerment, particularly as for equal opportunities

  • Create an exportable method which is shared at European level for adult education

  • Wide the base of experiences to include the widest range of users

  • Effective transfer of information

Main activities:

  • Exchange of good practice

  • Student-teacher mobility

  • Teachers’ training

Target groups:

  • Students at risk of leaving school early

  • Isolated and disadvantaged students

  • Adult students

  • Immigrants

  • Students with special needs

  • Disabled students;

  • Teachers, trainers and other educators

  • School leaders and managers of adult education units

  • Policy makers and decision makers at EU and national level

Total value of the project:

  • ???? € (funded by the Erasmus+ K2, Italian Agency for mobility)

Contact:

  • Ivona Matana (ivona.matana@gmail.com)

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ETHIKA (MSE) - Ethics and Values education in schools and kindergartens

Duration: 01/12/2016 – 31/8/2017

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Project coordinator:

  • Association “Petit philosophy” (Croatia)

Partners:

Elementary schools:

  • Bukovac, Zagreb

  • Dr. Vinka Žganca, Zagreb

  • Voltino, Zagreb

  • Slakovci, Slakovci

  • Josip Pupačić, Omiš

  • o. Petra Perice, Makarska

  • Šime Budinić, Zadar

  • Valentin Klarin, Zadar

Kindergartens:

  • Žirafa, Rijeka

  • Žuto Pače, Zadar

Goals:

  • Educations of educators, teachers and instructors in early ethics educations

  • Implementation of educational material in partner organizations

  • Improvement of educational materials based on evaluations of educators, teachers and instructors

  • Introducing the public with importance of early ethics education

  • Propagation of critical thinking and philosophy with children

  • Propagation of changes in the field of ethics education

  • Improvement of educational knowledge and skills in educators, teachers, and instructors.

  • Motivation of ethical dialogue among children and youths

  • Involvement of schools and kindergartens in the network of ethical education, with the aim to disseminate knowledge, experiences, and positive examples in practice

Main activities:

  • Education of educators, teachers and instructors

  • Implementation and testing of educational materials

  • Improvement of educational materials

  • Introducing the public to ethics education

Target groups:

  • Educators, teachers, instructors

  • Children in kindergartens and elementary schools

Total value of the project:

  • 60.000,00 HRK (funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education)

Contact:

  • Marija Kragic (marijakragic1@gmail.com)

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Art of democracy in the Euro – Mediterranean region

Duration: 2016 – 2017

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Project coordinator:

  • Association “Petit philosophy” (Croatia)

Partners:

Goals:

  • To foster critical thinking in young people

  • To shape young people’s own thinking in everyday life

  • Foster active citizenship

  • Widen the understanding of democratic values and human rights among young people

  • Expanding the level of knowledge about democracy and development of critical thinking through intercultural dialogue

  • To make sure that knowledge, examples of good practice and educational methods among partner organizations and their teachers are shared and developed

  • To implement theoretical and practical activities that stress equality and understanding among different cultures

  • To understand different democratic and ethical values through direct intercultural dialogue

Main activities:

  • Three press conferences that will promote the activities of the project and call the wider citizen population to actively participate in the project

  • Training for professional improvement for teachers

  • Connecting teachers from Turkey and Croatia through the internet, with an aim to create an educational network for sharing experiences, knowledge, and examples of good practice

  • Carrying out six workshops with pupils, in which they will, through art, become acquainted to democratic values, freedom of speech, human rights and develop critical thinking and skills needed to plan civic action

  • To connect pupils from Turkey and Croatia through the internet, to exchange experiences from workshops, exchange ideas for civic action, and to foster intercultural dialogue

Target groups:

  • Young people, aged 15 to 21 (60 participants)

  • Teachers that are going to participate in the training for professional improvement (20 teachers)

  • End users: the public, decision makers, school principals, representatives of local government units

Total value of the project:

  • ???? € (funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation)

Contact:

  • Ivana Kragić (kragic.ivana@gmail.com)

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B.transparent - Building community partnerships for transparent management of public goods and natural resources in Novigrad and Karin Sea area

Duration: 10/11/2015 – 10/5/2017

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Project coordinator:

Partners:

Goals:

  • To affirm civil society organizations (CSOs) as equal partners in ensuring open governance and transparency in managing public goods and natural resources in Natura 2000 protected sites

  • To build and increase the quality level of CSOs organizational structures

  • Strengthening the network of CSOs and increasing their capacities and knowledge in responsible management of public goods and natural resources in Novigrad and Karin Sea area

  • To establish partnerships of CSOs and local authorities in transparent management and governance of public goods and natural resources in Novigrad and Karin Sea area

Main activities:

  • Strengthening of CSOs capacities through organization of educations, round tables and networking events

  • Sociological survey on current methodology in information transfer in management of the area

  • Establishment of cooperation between CSOs and local authorities through team building and sustainable management of public goods and natural resources in Novigrad and Karin Sea area

Target groups:

  • Civil society organisations

  • Local authorities

Total value of the project:

  • 175.597,81 € (90% funded by the EU IPA Program for Croatia, 10% co-financed by the Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs)

Contact:

  • Taida Garibović (taida.garibovic@gmail.com)

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ETHIKA (Erasmus+) - Ethics and Values Education in Schools and Kindergartens

Duration: 1/9/2014 – 31/8/2017

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The project ETHIKA aims to increase innovation and internationalization in the education sector and strengthen cooperation (capacity building); with critical thinking (including articulation, argumentation and rationality, and presentation of one views leads to increased achievement) raise the level of key competences and skills, emphasize active participation in society, increase opportunities for professional development for school teachers, reinforce interaction between practice, research and policy and increase motivation and satisfaction of teachers in daily work.

Project coordinator:

Partners:

Goals:

  • To promote innovative practices in school education in the field of ethics and values education, developing and promoting personalized learning approaches, collaborative learning and fostering critical thinking

  • To develop open educational materials and new methods of learning methods

  • To enhance the professional development of those working or active in the education sector

  • To elaborate a Policy paper on ethics and values education in EU as guidelines aimed

  • To increase the awareness of the EU policy level on the importance of moral obligations and social values

  • To strengthen EU’s educational structures in a system of values supported by all relevant stakeholders

  • Strengthening the professional profile of teaching positions

Main activities:

  • Analysis of the state of the art and needs of teachers and educators in the fields of ethics and values education in schools and development of methodology

  • Development of open educational materials and tools for teachers and educators on ethics and value education on different topics and for different age groups

  • Development of curriculum and training proposal on ethical education and learning about values with implementation tools

Target groups:

  • Teachers and other educators that are involved in working with children

  • Children

  • Primary schools and kindergartens

  • Experts in the field of ethics and values education

  • Policy makers and decision makers at EU and national level

  • General public

Total value of the project:

  • 363,925.00 € (funded by the Erasmus+ K2, Slovenian Agency for mobility)

Contact:

  • Marija Kragic (marijakragic1@gmail.com)

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ETHOS - Ethical education in primary and pre-primary schools for a sustainable and dialogic future

Duration: 1/10/2012 – 1/10/2014

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The crisis that emerged in the 2012 has shown that the problems and challenges in Europe are not only economic or political, but also cultural and ethical. Research has shown that education in childhood is the most important phase as a basis for a healthy development of a person. An important part of that education is exactly ethical education and critical thinking that have a key role in forming of ethically aware persons. For these reasons, the European project ETHOS was started, with a goal to introduce ethical education in kindergartens and primary schools. The project includes seven European countries and its duration is two years. “Petit philosophy” is a partner in the project, and is responsible for making of creative workshops, educational materials, and tools.

Project coordinator:

Partners:

Local partners:

  • Primary school “Zadarski otoci” (Zadar, Croatia)

  • Primary school Stjepan Radić (Bibinje, Croatia)

  • Primary school Šime Budinić (Zadar, Croatia)

  • Primary school Petar Zoranić (Nin, Croatia)

  • Kindergarten “Žuto pače” (Zadar, Croatia)

Goals:

  • To promote innovative practices in school education in the field of ethics

  • To develop open educational materials and new methods of learning methods

  • To enhance the professional development of those working or active in the education sector

  • Strengthening the professional profile of teaching positions

  • To strengthen development of children as ethically aware individuals

  • To promote critical thinking

Main activities:

  • Development of educational materials for teachers and educators in the field of ethics

  • Organisation of focus groups for educators and parents on feedback of educational materials

  • Preparation and piloting of educational tools and materials

  • Preparation of curriculum for teacher training

  • Preparation of outline of ethical codes (i.e. code of conduct) to be used in classes and schools

Target groups:

  • Teachers and other educators that are involved in working with children

  • Children and parents

  • Primary schools and kindergartens

Total value of the project:

  • ??? € (funded by the European Commission, LLP Comenius Programme, co-funded by the Croatian Office for Cooperation with NGOs, and Zadar County)

Contact:

  • Bruno Curko (mala.filozofija@gmail.com)

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Philosophy for Retirees

Duration: 2/2013 – 4/2013

The workshops were held at the center of the Association of Retirees in Bijelo Brdo near Osijek, from February of 2013 to April of 2013. The participants of the workshops were members of the Association, 10-15 of them. Also, a workshop with the retirees in Zadar was held at the Retirement Home, on the occasion of the Week of long-life learning in 2014.

Project coordinator:

  • Association “Petit philosophy” (Croatia)

Partner Institutions:

Goals:

  • To present the benefits of philosophy in practice

  • To encourage the use of philosophy in practice in everyday use

  • To open the use of philosophy in practice to wider audience

  • To present philosophy as an open and accessible discipline for everyone

Main activities:

  • Exercises and methods of practice from famous contemporary philosophers

  • Developing skills of questioning, analysis, argumentation, conceptualization and problem solving through various workshops

  • Developing of general skills such as dialogue, team work, storytelling, debate , painting, and physical activity through specific activities

Target groups:

  • Senior citizens

  • General public

Contact:

  • Bruno Curko (mala.filozofija@gmail.com)