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Rural GCE project will encourage people to become active citizens in their local communities , First Press Release

Rural GCE project will encourage people to become active citizens in their local communities , First Press Release

On the 1st of December 2020 a new Erasmus+ project launched with the ambition to motivate people to become active citizens of their communities and to build on the existing teaching practices, improve the related tools and approaches. The Training Material for Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Rural Areas project will combine the know-how and expertise of organizations from 6 European countries – the UK, Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Spain and the Netherlands.

The project aims to: provide better opportunities and materials to the educators that are implementing activities in this field of education in rural areas; contribute towards an easier approach and reach of the process of citizens participation, specifically in rural areas within Europe.

There are several issues that the project will try to tackle. There are countless teaching materials, but most of them have not been contextualized and updated, and of course not tailored to the rural environment. On the other hand, there is little knowledge of the cultural and rural reality of the migrant populations, their resources and potential, their socioeconomic aspects and the factors that determine them. There is limited access to positive educational materials supporting creativity and critical thinking.

You can follow the progress of the project on our media channels:
https://ruralgce.eu/
https://www.facebook.com/RuralGCE
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13965374/