#FutureLabEU

Future Labs on Europe at Schools

As part of the #FutureLabEU project, two different events are taking place throughout Germany: First, we conduct 15 future labs on Europe introducing pupils to the question of the viability of future of the European Union with the participation of a political decision-maker. Second, we offer five training courses for multipliers, in different educational contexts as active teachers and teachers in training and university students with regard to European political education.

The project is co-financed by the European Commission and all events are free of charge for the participating schools and teachers.

Future Labs for pupils

The workshops pursue the goal that the pupils get involved with the future of Europe and long-term social, economic and ecological changes the main focus is on food and farming. Based on questions as, how to deal with long-term changes as climate change, digitalisation, demographic change will be discussed.

The various workshop elements build on each other: After getting a first input the participants will then be divided into laboratory’s in which they will deal intensively with a specific topic as climate change or digitalisation. The workshop phase is guided by the methodical three steps concept of criticism, fantasy and reality. The aim for the pupils is to share their ideas, for example on the subject of digitalisation in agriculture, with the plenary in the end.

Finally, there will be a round-table discussion with a political decision-maker of the region, where the participants are challenged to share and reflect on their acquired knowledge and visions with the politician. More information is coming soon.

Training for multipliers

This part of the project is a continuation of the project „Europe learning and teaching“. We have conducted 16 teacher trainings on European political education with simulation games and presented methods and materials which can be incorporated into the lessons.

The advanced trainings „Europe in a nutshell – the policy cycle“ are guided by a flexible teaching unit about Europe. Through their interactive nature, these training units interlink theory and pactice. More information can be found at www.politikzyklus.eu.  

In case of interest or questions, please contact:

Katharina Sewening, ksewening@eurosoc-digital.org, tel.+49 30 20239615-0

Target groups

Pupils from the 10th grade onwards (14-21 years) teachers, teachers in training and university students in general and vocational education

Objective

Getting to know new and innovative methods to teach European Politics. The projects highlight the future viability of Europe Union, its elementary important for the stability of the European society, its significant in the context of climate change and sustainability, and its relevance as a driver for technological innovation.

Duration

August 2018 until July 2019

Locations

Germany

Format

Future Labs Trainings

Funding

European Commission

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