At this stage, students held dialogues with members of the local community, a diverse range of community actors (for example, an interview with the mayor) including politicians, political parties, alternative groups, citizens, and individuals associated with perceived community problems is an essential component of student detective work.
EP member: join Future of Europe
The Game Changers Network had a fruitful discussion with the member of the European Parliament, Maria Spyraki, about open schooling in secondary school and how it could contribute to engaging youth in politics, democracy, and EU values. Maria Spyraki congratulated the Game Changers Network and invited join the Future of Europe platform. This meeting was organized by PLATON M.E.P.E (Greece). This meeting was a unique possibility to present the Game Changer project at the international level and to engage young students in
politics based on their own interests.
Discussion and debating
In the project, we created a guide with tips for students to help them understand how to have discussions and conduct debates. The school – Osnova sola Staneta Zagarja Lipnica (Slovenia) ran a school parliament in which students discussed and debated important issues concerning the school, projects, and world challenges.
To be able to understand that in practice and to inspire ourselves to be deep thinkers, school partners organized the oxford debates under different topics: “Women are Better Politicians than Men” and also young students were beginning to explore complex global topics such as African migrants coming to Europe.