ABOUT THE PROJECT
Project title: Young students as political game-changers developing an easy-to-use model for secondary schools to help engage young students in politics based on their own interests and their 21st-century culture.
Project Date: 01-10-2019 – 31-12-2021.
M I S S I O N
The project through innovative methods addressed the urgent challenge of young students increasing disengagement in politics. Asking: how can open schooling in secondary schools contribute to engaging youth in politics, democracy, and EU values? Co-driven by young students, it created innovative open schooling guidelines for schools on how to organize engagement in political initiatives.
C H A L L E N G E
To tackle this challenge, the traditional understanding of politics, democracy and EU values have been fundamentally questioned and deconstructed and the students themselves have been allowed to take the scene and co-create what politics, democracy and EU values mean in their world and how schools have provided the necessary space for such youth-driven innovation.
During this project, we created a Radical School Guide, where we present our project best practices and guide schools teachers and students to organize open schooling activities that foster early interest and engagement in politics among young students and help prevent building resistance towards politics.
The Radical School Guide to Engagement of Young Students in Politics and Democracy
For schools teachers and students across Europe.
THE GAME CHANGER RADICAL SCHOOL GUIDE