Citizenship, community, collective spirit: 10th edition of the School of Europe dedicated to David Sassoli is underway

This initiative, promoted by European institutions such as the Council and the Commission, is currently aimed at schools, teachers and families with the aim of promoting the development of a sense of community, a spirit of cooperation and belonging to the values ​​of a Europe, which is under political redefinition. The school in question, now in its 10th edition, will be named after David Sassoli, who sadly died in January of this year, leaving a huge institutional and political vacuum within the institutions leading a common European progress. The series of agreements already opened in January was ‘La Nuova Europa’, an association which, with the protection and support of European and local institutions, has launched webinars related to “What is Europe?” and to “How Europe Works?”, in such a way as to bring teachers, students and families closer to their active political role in building an increasingly democratic and inclusive Europe of the future. There is a great deal of attention paid to the mechanisms for integration and mobility, which according to the institutions must shape the didactic paths ever closer.

The project: goals, objectives, workshops

The initiative is dedicated to students between the ages of 15 and 18, who therefore attend upper secondary schools, and their respective teachers with a view to continuing education, which is increasingly relevant to European values. The aim is to stimulate young people to actively participate, through the organization of lectures and workshops dedicated to students of different nationalities and social backgrounds, with reference to an unconventional education dedicated to the institutions and processes of European integration over time. There is also a clear note about the new challenges that the continent faces and is preparing to face in the near future. The known goals include promoting active citizenship in a historical, economic, political, geopolitical and social key, trying to get high school children to develop their own European idea or concept through dedicated initiatives. Given the intercultural structure, the goals are inspired by the phenomena of integration and mobility with direct reference to the ERASMUS project, which turns 35 this year.


X Edition dedicated to David Sassoli

The current program of the initiative is dedicated to the political figure awarded the prestigious “The Key of Europe” award, David Sassoli. Disappeared due to complications earlier this year, Sassoli had evaluated the project, its applications and complications in the bud. In this regard, he enthusiastically stated on the occasion of the awarding of the aforementioned prize in 2019: “It is important that young people can reflect on their role in civil society and be encouraged to feel European citizens as active young people, engaged in concrete projects that know how to go beyond national barriers and find common roots and added value in These exchanges and collaborations are like the cornerstone of a personal and social consciousness and transmit to young people a “hunger” for Europe to transform the future of our continent by turning them into open-minded adults who value the fundamental values ​​of our Union ” . The lectures organized frontally offer the most up-to-date materials and the most prestigious research on historical development and European integration conducted by university professors, who also deal with the organization of citizenship laboratories dedicated to participation under an active policy. Everything that will be produced at the school is already partially co-flowed on the platform of the Conference of the Future of Europe, which was launched online on 9 May on the occasion of European Day.

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