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Spring Day 2007 for Europe 26 March – 30 June 2007 http://www.springday2007.net. What is ‘Spring Day for Europe’?. An annual citizen-driven initiative aimed to encourage young people to debate , reflect, learn and make their voices heard on European issues.
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Spring Day 2007 for Europe26 March – 30 June 2007http://www.springday2007.net
What is ‘Spring Day for Europe’? • An annual citizen-driven initiative aimed to encourage young people to debate, reflect, learn and make their voices heard on European issues. • 5th edition: 26 March - 30 June 2007 • 2007: 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome: - tagline:“Schools celebrating Europe” - • A network of people dedicated to the project (European Schoolnet team, national liaisons and pedagogical advisors etc.) • A website in 23 languages with information, activities, competitions, news, resources etc.
Website • Home page: rotative banners illustrating 3 main ideas • Learning • Debating • Celebrating
What can you find on the Portal? Information and basic tools • General information about the project • Registration form • Contacts with colleagues/ pedagogical advisors and National Liaisons • Newsroom: news from schools/ EU etc. • Welcome Message from the Commissioners / information note/ appeal
Activities and services • Activities for schools online • Launch of two competitions for primary and secondary schools • Webblog to foster European dialogue: “What future does the EU hold for us?” • Chats and Podcasts: VIPs audio interviews • Resources • “Happy birthday Europe” / e-cards • ‘15 minutes of fame’: national events displayed on the front page • Decision-makers go back to school: venue of EU and national political leaders featured
From 9 May onwards • 9 May: special edition-“Spread your voice around Europe” (audio files recording the wishes broadcast from the entry page • Downloadable Spring Day certificates • Pedagogical activities: outcomes • Results of the competitions
Activities • Primary Education • My present for the EU • Pictures telling stories • Secondary Education - Shared Calendar - Building Bridges • Activities for all age groups - debates, ecards, birthday party....
School Competitions • Primary Schools My Anniversary Stamp • Secondary Schools My Poster on Democracy
National Liaisons • A network of representatives from national education ministries and agencies supporting Spring Day for Europe has been appointed. • They representnational authorities, legitimise the initiative at national level and help mobilise schools through official support and access to regional education authorities.
Teacher advisory group - A core group of pedagogical advisors from all around Europe have been selected. - They help European Schoolnet with pedagogical content and advice as well as networking with schools at national level.
Chats • 6 chats on related SD topics with guests from: • European Commission: Commissioner Wallström, Commissioner Figel’ and Commissioner Orban • EESC: President Dimitriadis • CoR: President Delebarre • Graham Watson, MEP and ALDE group leader
Teaching and learning resources • Existing resources in the EUN repositories • European Navigator (CVCE Luxembourg) content • Didactical games designed by an experienced group of 5 teachers • External resources
Promotion Material • Brochure • 5 000 copies in 3 languages • Downloadable version / website • Poster • 9 000 copies in 23 languages • Downloadable version / website
Contact If you have any questions or comments, please send an e-mail to European Schoolnet at: email@example.com National contacts: ROI-Jim Neery(firstname.lastname@example.org) UK-Patricia McLean(email@example.com)