More news from across Europe
Safer Internet Forum 2016 a great success
Safer Internet Forum (SIF) 2016 took place on 24 November in Luxembourg. The event saw more than 200 participants join together to discuss principles, policies and practices for a better internet, with topics ranging from hate speech and radicalisation online, the commercialisation of childhood, and the challenges of eradicating child sexual abuse online, through to how we can build a better internet for all in the future.
See the Facebook gallery of photos from the event and read the SIF 2016 Storify, while a fuller report of proceedings and speaker presentations will be made available soon.
European Youth Panel share their views
Young people from across Europe recently met in Luxembourg for the 8th edition of the European Youth Panel (YEP). The main aim of the annual YEP event is to prepare young people for their active participation in the Safer Internet Forum (SIF). During YEP, BEE CREATIVE Makerspace BASE1 @ Forum Geesseknäppchen hosted the youth panelists for a morning full of hands-on activities and demonstrations, while the afternoon was dedicated to workshops and discussions on innovations in technology and how these impact young people's daily lives.
The RRI Tools Final Conference: Responsible Research and Innovation IN ACTION
Held in Brussels on 21 - 22 November, RRI Tools conference gathered a great number of members of the RRI Community, eager to discuss the future of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). European Schoolnet moderated a workshop to show how the principles and practices of RRI can be incorporated and how to address it in order to educate researchers, innovators and the citizens of tomorrow. The event also presented the three winners of the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research and Innovation (EFARRI).
400 online laboratories with Go-Lab!
The team behind the EU-funded Go-Lab project has developed an impressive web platform which gives users access to 400 online laboratories, 350 inquiry learning spaces and 37 mobile apps with interactive materials for teachers. This web platform was praised for its excellence in the field of education at the .eu Web Awards in November 2016, as a nominee in the "laurels" category. Thanks to continuous development and online tutorials it has never been easier to take part in the Go-Lab community!
Visit the Go-Lab repository today to see just how simple it is to use it in your class!
LangOER publishes final recommendations on Less Used Languages and Digital Showcase
On 26-27 September the ‘Open Education: Promoting Diversity for European Languages’ LangOER conference of the LangOER project organized by European Schoolnet and Educational Repositories Network – EdReNe initiated the last phase of the project.
As part of a consultation process of the project, the conference aimed to also call for the improvement of the initial policy recommendations draft presented during the event. To achieve that policy makers, experts, researchers and practitioners were invited to participate in the webinar Open Education: Promoting Diversity for European Languages – Consultation on policy recommendations, which informed further consultation, and to join the Facebook group LangOER - Policy consultation. The group works as a space for dialogue around the final policy recommendations ‘Enabling Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Europe through OER’ and key resources in the field and it will remain active in the upcoming months.
School Education Gateway monthly focus: Active Citizenship
"Citizenship education is something that you don't learn from books!" says Alicja Pacewicz, an education expert from Poland. So how can we plant the seed for active citizenship? Check out these 4 great projects on the practice article, eTwinning’s contribution to the promotion of European values, but also the thought-provoking expert article, and news item on what works to promote citizenship education and, finally, the European Citizenship Trimester Programme for intercultural exchange.
eTwinning 2016 Annual Conference: Digital Citizenship
eTwinning’s annual conference, which this year had ‘Digital Citizenship’ as its theme, took place in Athens, Greece, on 27 - 29 October. The event brought together 585 teachers, school heads and educators from 40 countries. During the 3-day conference all winners of the eTwinning European prizes 2016 for special and age categories were awarded as well as the overall project winner, “Mirror, Mirror”. Participants enjoyed a wide range of workshops and celebrated eTwinning’s ability to break down borders and bring together digital citizens alike.