Comenius

 COMENIUS: EUROPE IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Sectoral program Comenius focuses on the first phase of education, from pre-school to secondary education. It is relevant to all members involved in education: students, teachers, local authorities, parents' associations, non-government organizations, teacher training institutions, universities and other educational staff.

As part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, Comenius seeks to develop knowledge on diversity of European cultures, languages, values ​​and understanding among young people and educational staff. Comenius helps young people to develop basic skills and competences necessary for their personal development that will help them in future employment and active citizenship. The Sectoral program works on issues strongly related to current discussions and development of school policy.

OBJECTIVES

The Sectoral program Comenius has the following objectives: 

  •  To improve and increase the mobility of pupils and educational staff in different Member States;
  • To improve and increase partnerships between schools in different Member States, with at least three million students who will participate in educational activities by 2010;
  • To encourage language learning, innovative information technologies, services and to improve educational techniques and practices;
  • To improve the quality and the European dimension of training of teachers;
  • To improve pedagogical approaches and school management;

CURRENT PRIORITIES

The Sectoral program Comenius focuses on the following priority areas:

  • Motivation for learning and learning-to-be-learned skill;
  • Key competencies: improving  learning languages​​, greater literacy, making science to be attractive, support entrepreneurship and supporting creativity and innovation
  • School management;
  • Noticing the socio-economic disadvantages and reducing early school drop-out; 
  • Teaching different groups of students;
  • Early and pre-school education; 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

  • Pupils in school education up to the last level of secondary education;
  • Schools, as determined by the Member States, from pre-school to the last level of education;
  • Teachers and other categories of staff in schools;
  •  Associations, nonprofit organizations, NGOs and representatives of those involved in school education;
  •  Persons and bodies responsible for the organization and implementation of education at local, regional and national level;
  •  Research centers and bodies concerned with lifelong learning issues;
  • High educational institution; 
  • Bodies providing guidance, counseling and information services;

WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN DECENTRALISED AND CENTRALISED ACTIOS

For decentralized actions, applications are sent to the National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility.
For the centralized actions, applications are sent to the Executive Agency in Brussels.

DECENTRALISED ACTIONS

CENTRALISED ACTIONS

1.   Comenius- Preparatory visits

1.  Comenius multilateral projects

2.   Comenius- In-service training

2.  Comenius multilateral networks

3.   Comenius bilateral school partnerships

3.  Comenius  accompanying measures

4.   Comenius-multilateral school partnerships

Applications are sent to the Executive Agency in Brussels

5.   Comenius position of assistant

6.   Comenius assistant position (host school)

7.   Comenius region partnerships

8.   Comenius individual pupil mobility

 

Applications are sent to the National Agency

for European Educational Programmes and Mobility