Call for partners for Erasmus+ project

Andreas Holtberget Association, EUROCLIO , ,

Call for Partners in potential EU-wide partnership on Teacher Academies

EuroClio is looking for schools, universities, and teacher training institutes that would be interested in joining forces to create an Erasmus+ Teacher Academy, and we are currently collecting expressions of interest with deadline 27 July.

Erasmus+ Teacher Academies are one of the new sets of activities that the EU will fund under the new Erasmus+ Programme. They have been launched in response to the recent surge in studies that reveal how teachers, and especially subject teachers:

  • Do not feel valued in their role
  • Feel they do not receive enough training (especially related to some key challenges such as teaching to students with special education needs).
  • Would like to receive more international training

Broadly speaking, an Erasmus+ Teacher Academy will consist of a group of training or practice schools, initial teacher training institutes, and continued professional development providers. Together, they are part of a project that focuses on digital education / inclusive education / sustainability and that provides quality training opportunities to teachers.

EuroClio we would like to apply for funding to carry out a project that focuses on inclusive education and that develops a training module on teaching inclusive education for ITTIs and two Continued Professional Development Courses.

We are now looking for partners to join forces in this project.

In particular, we are looking for institutes that are:

  • Based in the EU or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Turkey;
  • A training or practice school OR an initial teacher training institute OR a provider of continued professional development according to your national legislation;
  • Experienced in inclusive education or willing to learn more about inclusive education;
  • Available in the period 20 August to 03 September for three meetings on the project and to give feedback to the project proposal;
  • Available in the period 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2025 to work together on this project, should we be granted it.

If your institute or association is interested in this opportunity, we would love if you could send us an email expressing your interest by Tuesday 27 July at 17:00 (Amsterdam Time).

Please find the full call for partners here and download the concept note here


Teaching history through the lens of football

International Day of Education: Celebrating with football history

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed January 24th as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development and highlighting how inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities should be available for all.

EuroClio’s own Football Makes History project keeps inclusive education at the forefront, aiming to help young people explore European history and heritage through the lens of football to tackle social exclusion. We look at issues of racism, gender & sexism, homophobia, migration, poverty & inequality, nationalism, war & peace – all through the lens of the world’s most popular game!

Our project – financed through the Erasmus+ scheme of the European Union –  is now entering its final stages and we are publishing educational resources on a weekly basis. We’d like to seize the opportunity of the International Day of Education to showcase some of the ways our project can benefit you as an educator to teach an inclusive history.

The ready-made and transferable learning activities on European football history are designed to help tackle rising intolerance and engage students in critical thinking. Among others you’ll find lesson plans exploring nationalism and the links to armed conflicts, borders and national identities,  football and identity markers, and economic inequalities – with many more to come!

In addition to these full-fledged lessons plans, we have also added another feature useful to the educator: The Football Lives. These profiles are not your usual hall of fame. While some football lives are heroic and have paved the way for inclusion, democracy and human rights, others have done just the opposite. Take for instance the journey of Alex Villaplane who went from sporting hero, captaining France at the 1930 World Cup, to being executed by firing squad as a war criminal and collaborator with the Nazi occupier in 1994! A traitor to some can of course also be a hero to others. One such figure is Jörg Berger whose footballing career stalled after he refused to sign up as an informer for the East German secret police, Stasi, before later escaping to the West. While celebrating great footballers with interesting backgrounds (hello Zlatan, Maradona, Rapinoe and Özil!), our life stories also point to some of the darker sides of football and football history. Robert Enke committed suicide after years of suffering from depression. Was football partly at fault?

A common feature of all these Football Lives is that they tell a wider story that could feature as part of a history lesson. To help you as an educator, we have included a few “thinking points” to each story.

Have you already used (or plan to use!) some of our lesson plans or life stories in your teaching practice? If so, we’d love to hear from you! (please get in touch with Andreas Holtberget at!)

We finally invite you to follow our Football Makes History accounts on social media to get the latest of both news and educational material. Stay tuned also for a number of professional development opportunities that will take place online or on site in the Netherlands, Germany, Romania and the UK this coming Spring. EuroClio’s own webinar series on football history will kick off 28th May!

Information Session on the Erasmus Accreditation

Picture this: It is November, and your school/institute/organisation is starting to write the Erasmus+ application for mobility grants for the next year. You have to prepare a plan for the year, including where you would like to go with your mobilities, when, and why. You have no idea which training will be offered next year. And you know that next November the process will start again. So, you wonder: wouldn't it be great to have the possibility to make a big application now, and bank on this in the upcoming years?
Well, now it is.
To discuss this, we are glad to invite you to an information session on the Erasmus Accreditation, and on the related call for proposals. The session will take place on Thursday 17 September at 17:00 (Amsterdam Time), and will be hosted on Zoom.
During this session, we will discuss what is the Erasmus Accreditation, why it is useful, and what are the steps that organisation can take to apply. We will also discuss what makes a quality Erasmus plan, and what are the Erasmus Quality Standards and how do schools contribute to promote them.
To be able to join the session, you will need to be registered. You can register at this link: Registrations will close on Thursday 17 September at 12:00 (Amsterdam Time).

New Eurydice Reports on European Education Systems and Compulsory Education

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New Eurydice Reports

Below are short summaries and links to two new reports made by Eurydice. Eurydice is a network whose task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work, and is co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme.

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2016/17

This report examines the structure of mainstream education in European countries from pre-primary to tertiary levels for the 2016-2017 school and academic year. Forty-three education systems are included covering 38 countries participating in the EU’s Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey). In the first part of the report, the main organisational models of pre-primary and compulsory education is investigated. The latter part provides a guide on how to read the diagrams in the report. The third and final section provides the national schematic diagrams.

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2016/17: Schematic Diagrams

Compulsory Education in Europe 2016/17

 The publication focuses on the duration of compulsory education and/or training in Europe. Furthermore, it highlights the starting and leaving ages as well as distinguishes the notions of full-time and part-time compulsory education and/or training. The information in this publication is available for 43 European education systems that cover 38 countries participating in the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme.

Compulsory Education in Europe – 2016/17


International Conference: Migration – Integration. Schools manage diversity!

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In recent times migration and integration are huge topics in Europe. Schools play an important role in the successful integration of migrations. The Conference in Bonn, organised by Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD), aims to collect experiences and results from international school exchange programmes and facilitate their exploitation to support the integration of young refugees. Multiple issues will be addressed, such as: intercultural school development and pedagogical concepts for school diversity and language learning in the context of multilingualism.

For more information check this website or download the Programme below!


Kulturminister Konferenz


Erasmus+ Funds New EuroClio Project on Inclusive Education

EuroClio has started its new project “Strategies for Inclusion – Making high quality history and citizenship education more inclusive and accessible,” funded by the Erasmus+ Key Actions 2. The project will contribute to making the teaching and learning of history and citizenship at schools more inclusive and accessible for learners with special educational needs and disabilities. It will enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion of educational systems overall, while strengthening the profile of teaching professions and the quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation. The project will last for a total of 36 months, finishing September 2018.

The first project management meeting will take place in the Netherlands on November 27-29, where the project partners will gather for the planning of the project for the next coming period.

A call for special interest groups will be coming soon.

EuroClio will work with Armenian – CIVITAS (Armenia), Agrupamento de Escolas Coimbra Centro (Portugal), Zavod za gluhe in ngalusne Ljubliana (Slovenia), Zakladni skola a Materska skola Deblin okres Brno-venkov, prispevkova organizace (Czech Republic), Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (Norway), and Stichting Hogeschool Van Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to produce tailored educational resources, build the capacity of educators, build more awareness of the importance of inclusive and citizenship education, and create a transferable model on the implementation of strategies for inclusion that can be adapted for use in other subjects as well. While the project addresses all learners, it will concentrate on learners with visual and hearing impairments and learners with behavioural and motivation difficulties in particular.

For questions contact Aysel Gojayeva.