In rethinking Democratic Awareness, we should not forget that the threats to Europe’s citizens are becoming more varied and increasingly cross-border in nature. DEMOKLEOS acknowledges the vital and crucial role of education professionals in prevention and change and builds on the convergence of competences: specialist and subject-specific Democratic Competences, according to the model of the Council of Europe, need to be complemented by transversal skills and attitudes of pupils, such as leadership, e-democracy skills, citizenship skills, critical debating and learning to learn. DEMOKLEOS is prepared as a follow-up, according to a needs analysis, data collected and the demands of the teachers of all the participant partners to be better empowered to the politics of despair, straightly affecting educational community in Europe. The overall objective is related to current challenges to which European school has to adopt a pro-active attitude and handle Democratic Awareness and Collective Responsibility as a social ethic. DEMOKLEOS must adapt to the realities of the 21st century which sees the citizens requesting greater participation in public decision-making, an aspiration heightened by the emergence of the new information technologies and the social networks.
Funding Organization: European Commission –Erasmus+ / Key action 2, Strategic Partnerships for School Education (Ref. #: 2015-1-EL01-KA201-013930)
Project duration: September 2015 – August 2018
Project Website: https://sites.google.com/site/edemokleos/home