The Erasmus+ KA3 “Teachers4Europe: Setting up an Agora for Democratic Culture” (2018-2021) Program, led by and oriented to the production of creative work and the promotion of the European ideas in education, organizes the international e-Conference entitled «Promoting EU values in the time of social distancing», which will take place on Saturday May 30th 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 18:30 p.m. The topic priority of the e-Conference will be the onsite and online teaching of EU values in school settings.

As such, its main purpose will be to disseminate and discuss innovative methodological approaches and teaching techniques and tools, as regards the teaching of EU values during the recent emerging changes. Selected papers will be presented, including good practices already implemented at schools and/or creative suggestions and ideas suitable for the new educational circumstances with an emphasis on how these could be applied to the teaching of EU values.

Therefore, we welcome the submission of abstracts of maximum 500 words. Each individual or pair/group presentation should last up to 10 to 15 minutes, and the final paper should not exceed 6000 words. All the presenters will receive a presentation Certification. Selected papers will also be published in the conference proceedings.

The attendance of the e-Conference by the Ambassadors T4E and the Teachers4Europe is optional; however, since teachers and experts of all countries of our network will take part in this action, it would be an excellent opportunity for a constructive and creative dialogue on issues of common interest.

The e- Conference will be conducted in English.

Abstract submission deadline: 17th May 2020

Selection notice: 22nd May 2020

Final paper submission deadline (for the proceedings): 1st July 2020

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On Friday, the 1st and Saturday, the 2nd of November 2019, the Reception Ceremony of the Teachers4Europe Ambassadors, who will participate in the Erasmus+ KA3 Programme “Teachers for Europe: Setting an Agora for Democratic Education” took place in Piraeus. They were also trained for the needs of the Program.

The Welcome Ceremony took place in the Laskaridis Foundation's event room. Greetings were extended by: Markos Koutras, Professor, Vice-Rector of Finance, Planning and Development of the University of Piraeus, Sofia Zacharaki, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, George Moschovis, Greek Deputy Commissioner for European Affairs , Maria Mendrinou, Professor, Director of the MSc International and European Policies in Education, Training and Research, and Sissy Aligizaki, Vice Mayor for Education, Lifelong Learning and School Buildings of Piraeus Municipality.

Academic staff of the University of Piraeus, postgraduate students and Teachers4Europe Ambassadors attended the ceremony and were briefed on the objectives and structure of the Programme. The Programme was presented by Fotini Asderaki, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator of the Programme. The historical evolution of the Programme was addressed by Xanthi Chouliara, T4E Primary Education Ambassador, Zakynthos, Corina Pertsinidou, T4E Secondary Education Ambassador, Eastern Attica, and George Destes, T4E Primary Education Ambassador.

The Training of Ambassadors lasted two days and took place at the University of Piraeus. The schedule included talks on the European Union and Greece's role in it, on Democracy and Human Rights, on the Erasmus+ Programme, on the European Digital Skills Frameworks and the T4E online Platform. At the same time, the teachers were divided into groups per educational level and participated in specially designed workshops of different thematics.

The Reception Ceremony and the Training of Ambassadors were also broadcast online through a special platform for Ambassadors whose physical presence was impossible.

Training Program

Training Presentations

The kick off meeting of Teachers4 Europe “Setting an Agora for democratic culture” took place on 12 th and 13 th of February in Cluj, Romania. The program includes 9 partners, Universities, Institutes and Organizations. University of Piraeus Research Center and Laboratory of Educational Policy, Research, Development and Inter – University Cooperation (Erdic) will be the leader organization of the consortium of the T4E Program. The Academic coordinator of the program is Dr. Foteini Asderaki, Assistant Professor at the department of International and European Studies. Dr Foteini Asderaki holds the Jean Monnet Chair and she is the Director of ERDIC Laboratory.

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The second managerial meeting of the Erasmus KA3 “Teachers4Europe: Setting an Agora for Democratic Culture” Project has been hosted by the Institute for Didactics of Democracy of Hannover Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitat in Hannover 11-12 September 2019.

The consortium members have extensively discussed the development of the Teachers4Europe Academy consisted of a Virtual Learning Environement, Training Material, two Summer Schools and On-Site Training.

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