EMBRACING EUROPEAN
VALUES THROUGH TALES

Promoting the acquisition of skills and competences

Promoting the acquisition of skills and competences

Social inclusion

EMBRACING EUROPEAN VALUES THROUGH TALES

This project “Embracing European Values through Tales (EEVTT)” is financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus+programme and implies the cooperation among 6 countries. All these countries deal with violence, intolerance, ethnic rudeness, religious intransigence and need models to follow. But there is also a huge potential to change the world around us, to learn from each other the ways to transmit good and resent evil.

This is possible through creating reports during the visits and analysing them, informing each other about the realized actions of reading and interpreting tales, learning about and identifying European values, writing modern tales and presenting them in an original and creative manner. This project will open the hearts of young people and persuade them to personal reflection, which our students will share to each other.

The idea of the project came from the Romanian partner who faces a period of transition in education and the students between 14 and 19 years old have lost their road to a balanced life, losing respect for the people around. Plus, all of us – partners – live in a society where violence, intolerance and open conflicts appear all day.  All partners associated to these ideas and saw their teenagers in these descriptions. All countries have dealt with different kind of violence due to the changes of our world: wars, terrorist attacks, conflicts, migration etc. Using eTwinning platform and the Facebook pages dedicated to the Erasmus+ project, we gathered around.

This partnership aims to promote the acquisition of civic attitudes, skills and knowledge through relevant traditional and innovative tales for different students coming from different walks of life and from different cultures.

Encouraging students to read tales makes them discover attitudes and qualities that can help them develop healthily in the 21st century.

In this way, the students notice the difference between good and evil (the national traditional tales have the ability to see the differences between positive and negative powers) and they become aware of the true values of the contemporary world and the issues that we confront with every day.

The students from six schools will exchange ideas on tales, European values and characters and will be able to distinguish between good and bad values in a society where violence and conflict are presented in daily life.

They will also develop a new approach to reading in order to have more interesting classes.

So, another aim is to support teachers in developing and adopting collaborative and innovative practices regarding school.

By enhancing reading we intend to convince students that school is a friendly environment where they are able to become responsible, confident, open minded citizens of the European Union.

Teachers are guides through this world who can help them overcome violence, intolerance, rudeness, injustice. By focusing on tales, either traditional, or modern, we want to develop important skills to our students: creativity, motivation, active listening, effective speaking, interpretative and presentation skills.