Flyer about the project in English, Spanish, Greek and Polish
On the 1st of June 2017, on the occasion of the International Children’s Day, CARDET conducted a workshop under the title “Tell my Story” within the framework of the E-EVALINTO project. The main theme of the workshop was the lives of unaccompanied minors in the host countries. The workshop’s theme was developed around the real stories of three children from the moment they were forced to leave their country and their family until they arrived at reception centers in Athens (Greece).
These stories were brought to light from the organization Médecins sans Frontières – Doctors without Borders.
More specifically, three sixth grade classes at the Lakatamias E’ Elementary School in Nicosia had the opportunity to participate to the workshop. The workshop was experiential and the main purpose was to raise awareness and promote and understanding on the welfare, well-being and the rights of unaccompanied minors living in the host countries.
EQI, the research centre of the Dublin City University partner of the E-EVALINTO project held a Keynote Lecture a couple of weeks ago which was given by the Chief Inspector of the Department of Education and Skills, Dr. Harold Hislop. The lecture provided a comprehensive overview of the development, current realities and future challenges facing school inspection and evaluation in Ireland.
The E-EVALINTO project was mentioned as one of the European projects that EQI is engaged in. The audience were a variety of leading figures in the Irish education system.
Click here for more details about the event.
Joe O’Hara and Bernadette Sweetman of the DCU Institute of Education gave a presentation of the E-Evalinto project at the international conference (SIETAR) on intercultural education which took place in Dublin last May 26th.
Click here to download the presentation.
Last March “Get Wyred” call invited young people to propose the slogan for the WYRED network as part of an international competition.
270 proposals came from young people from Turkey, Italy, Northern Ireland, Austria, Spain, Cyprus, Great Britain and Georgia.
The slogans revealed a reflection of the peculiar and at the same time global position of today’s youth as well as their vision of what network WYRED could do for them.
After careful analysis and evaluation by the consortium’s commission, three slogans were selected for three age categories based on the message, content and rhyme of each proposal.
The winners are:
Category under 14: Share your dream – be part of the WYRED team – Vincent Lowry – <span title=”Per la categoria sotto i 14 anni: Share your dream – be part of the WYRED team Vincent Lowry – N. Ireland
“>St Macarten’s Youth Club – Northen Ireland
Category 14 to 17: Raise Your Voice, Be Your Own Future – Elif Çalışkan – <span title=”Per la categoria dai 14 ai 17 anni: Raise Your Voice, Be Your Own Future – Acarkent Doğa IB World School – Turkey
“>Acarkent Doğa IB World School – Turkey
Category over 17: Be part, not apart – David Furtschegger – <span title=”E per la categoria sopra i 17 anni Be a part, not apart – David Furtsheger – Austria
“>University of Innsbruck – Austria
Click here to download the communication of results.
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One of the Cross-cutting activities of a Research Project is to define the dissemination strategy. In this way, we have defined a dissemination scheme for E-EVALINTO Project based on several social media.
Yo can check our news in the website or you can follow us on Facebook or Google+. Regarding Twitter, we don’t have a profile but you can check our activity or tweet something related with the project using the hashtag #eevalinto. Finally, we will produce some videos related with our outputs and you could check it on our Youtube channel.
One of the main activities during the first phase of the project has been defined the dissemination strategy. One of the main goals has been to select which social networks are a good channel to disseminate our activities. In this sense, we have created two profiles, one on Facebook and one on Twitter. You can follow us!
The WYRED consortium held its second meeting at the end of May in Vienna, the home of our partner MOVES. While other parts of Europe had rain, we enjoyed a very sunny and warm couple of days at Impact Hub Vienna, a pleasant airy venue for the meeting, with interesting decoration, as you can see!
The meeting was very successful.
The project is at the end of the Delphi stage of the research cycle and the social dialogue stage is just beginning, in which young people will discuss the themes that most interest them and identify questions that they want to research in the next stage, which runs from July through to the New Year of 2018. The process is generating interesting insights about the issues that most concern young people, and about the differences between the subjects adults feel are important and those that young people feel most strongly about. A particularly interesting contrast arises in relation to the relative importance that each group gives to media literacy, and this is something the project may be examining in more detail as the work progresses.
The project is also about to launch its internal platform which will make it possible for young people from all over Europe to join in online. We will publish more news about this soon.
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On 26th May 26, 2017, the University La Sapienza in Rome, the Department of History, Culture and Religions, organized the seminar on School and Religious Super Diversity: Italian and European didactic experiences within the framework of Master in Religion and Cultural Mediation. The aim of the seminar was to present good practices at the Italian and European level in the field of teaching of religions with objective, scientific and intercultural approach. The keynote speakers came from prestigious Italian and European universities and was addressed to the Master’s students. SORAPS was presented by Giovanni Lapis of Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, project coordinator.
More info about the program of the seminar here.
When the WYRED project was launched back in fall 2016 many open questions raised in the air. Several partners from academia, national education systems, NGOs and youth organisations planning the steps leading a research project where children and young people are not only the objects of the research, but also researchers themselves about their relationship with online tools and their perceptions of youth participation in society.
The idea of the project is to cross children and young people perspectives concerning digital society with adult stakeholders’ perspectives of young people in digital society.
Obviously, we have got very different views of the same reality.
In Italy, stakeholders identify as most neglected issues related to young people by the government and the national media quality education and job opportunities, whereas for young people the most relevant issues are intercultural understanding in terms of inclusion, positive discrimination, internet safety and gender discrimination. According to youth perspectives education and employment should be the key elements to dignify their lives and overcome the above mentioned challenges for the present and the future young generations.
The student from Rome University La Sapienza wrote: “Today young people’s opinion is widely excluded from the political discourse and in decision making processes”.
We are working on that, TOGETHER, in WYRED!
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