THE OPEDUCA PROJECT

DEVELOPING OPEN EDUCATIONAL REGIONS
FOR FUTURE-ORIENTED LEARNING AND TEACHING
ANYTIME, ANYPLACE, WITH ANYBODY, THROUGH ANY DEVICE

540384-LLP-1-2013-1-NL-COMENIUS-CMP
Funding Agency: European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme - COMENIUS
Project Duration: October 2013 - March 2016
Partners: 19
EU countries: 8

The project has added value in the EU strive to bring Europe to the forefront of innovation, work, culture and sustainability by structured and well organized investments in education and youth.  Every region partnering in this project (as all European regions) encounter similar challenges in the field of education and work. The project therefore links local knowledge, innovations, actions and challenges with the national and EU political issues that require an integrated and coordinated policy approach in order to be more effective together. An EU wide alliance of schools, teachers and involved educational partners from the world of work and science, all operating through a joint holistic vision and approach, means strength and power the changes needed.

The European priority for work will be clearly supported in our project by bringing youngsters in direct contact with(in) companies as their educational partners during regular schooling. Enhancing choices for study and giving insight to employment and their future possibilities; learning to live and work together as Europeans already, that is what this project aims at.

Throughout Europe the same problems are experienced with youngster’s motivation for study and career choice. At the same time they are enthusiastic to work with real-life problems and practical implications. Many European companies provide excellent learning arenas for these. Also, the relevance of science knowledge and entrepreneurial skills can be made acceptable in such setting. By doing so together throughout Europe evermore partners from the world of work will join. Also integrating communities more isolated due to geographical settings or to cultural reasons is a joint European interest; all regions are valuable because of their difference, an opportunity to take.

To improve a European dimension of learning, we base the connection of European regions and their actors as educational resources for all youngsters’ learning in all regions. The project we will tap cross border, will partner schools and companies in different EU countries making such international cooperation meaningful and valuable. Laying a basis for mobility throug