On September 22, the META project is presented as a good practice within a specific workshop of the Conference "Citizenship: a new ethic for the 21st Century - The contribution of eTwinning", to be held in Florence on 21 to 23 September 2016, organized by E-Twinning Italy / INDIRE, in collaboration with E-Twinning European Central Support / EUN.
With a participatory approach, META partners reflect on the project vision: human and children's rights, integration, creativity and arts in the school for a Europe fit for all, without discrimination of any kind. Participants are invited to share their experiences and practices and lobby for change in European education policy issues, enhancing the arts and diversity in education in national curricula.
At least 250 school headmasters have been selected among the countries participating in the eTwinning program (including new countries - Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania - in the program from January 2015) and a number of third countries in eTwinning Plus (Armenia, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine).
The meeting focuses on the eTwinning contribution to the promotion of European values, as highlighted by the Paris Declaration adopted by the EU Ministers of Education on March 17, 2015.
The Paris Declaration Member States are called to put in place education policies that help build a cohesive, pluralistic, non-discriminatory and equitable society. Education has an impact on personal development: inclusive education must be guaranteed to all children and young people, and teachers need to be empowered so as to take an active stance against all forms of discrimination and racism. The Declaration emphasizes the importance of improving social, civic and intercultural competences, critical thinking and media literacy. The Conference calls for the EU to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices .