ENGAGE – Building together European learning material on Education for Citizenship
polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools is a partner organisation within this European-wide Erasmus+-project. The project aims at developing teaching material on the topic of citizenship education for the target group of eight- to twelve-year-old pupils.
Partner organisations of ENGAGE evaluated the status quo of citizenship education and assessed the needs of pupils and teachers respectively on a national level (analysis with both theoretical and empirical part). Subsequently, on this basis the material has been developed and tested in the countries of the partner organisations. Results of this testing period and of the exchange of good practices between participating European partners will be integrated and will serve as a guideline for finalizing and publishing the teaching material.
Regular partner meetings facilitated the coordinated development of material and contributed to its application in different countries of Europe. National expert groups – teachers, head of schools, scientists, representatives of pedagogical colleges and ministries (e.g. Austrian Federal Ministry of Education/Department Citizenship Education) – accompany the whole process of the project and provide valuable input based on different fields of experience.