MVNGO is presently working on the preparation of a project proposal in the frame of the upcoming Horizon 2020 Calls on “Open schooling and collaboration on science education” also as head of a Consortium of international partner organizations.
The main focus of the call is the creation of new partnerships in local communities to foster improved science education for all the citizens. Eligible project proposals comprise actions based on collaboration between formal, non-formal and informal science education providers, enterprises and civil society aimed at integrating the concept of open schooling (across the levels wherein school education spans) in science education.
For the purposes of the present Call, “open schooling” is considered as the settings wherein schools, in cooperation with other stakeholders act as agents of community well-being, families are encouraged to become active parteners in school life/activities as well as professionals from business/civil society (including NGOs) are involved in bringing real-life rojects to the classroom.
The propoposal presently under development by MVNGO focuses on Citizen Science as a participatory approach to green issues and education.