European Dimension

We

Are

M.A.D

Making A Difference

VCB's Main Eco Targets:

B.E.L.T.

Biodiversity

Energy

Litter and Waste Minimisation

Transport

 

Victoria College Belfast's Eco Committee

2A Cranmore Park

BT9 6JA

 

 

European Dimension

 

In order to work towards our pupil participation and global perspectives topics in Eco-Schools we are now working with VCB's European Studies Group and Voluntary Services.

The European Studies Programme is a post-primary curriculum based programme linking schools in Ireland with schools across Europe through sustained collaborative projects furthering tolerance, mutual understanding and appreciation of the cultures of others.

 

The European Studies Programme provides opportunities for students to develop and grow as young European citizens living in an increasingly globalised society.

The programme links post-primary schools across Europe through sustained collaborative curriculum based projects furthering tolerance, mutual understanding and an appreciation of the cultures of others.

 

It is jointly funded by the Departments of Education in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

 

Currently more than 300 schools in 25 European Countries are engaged in the programme.

There are two programmes, the Junior Programme for 11-15 year olds and the Senior Programme which is for students aged 16+. The programme is open to all schools and all ability ranges.

 

Upon joining a programme a school is assigned to a cluster/working group which contains a Northern Ireland school, a school from Ireland and 4 to 5 other schools from different European countries. The school nominates a teacher/coordinator who attends an annual residential International Planning Conference. At conference the cluster group completes an agreement/contract of curriculum-based work which their respective pupils will collaborate on during the following academic year. The emphasis is adaptability to allow for each school’s situation and needs.

 

A list of current school agreements and samples of students work is on the information section of the European Studies website (www.european-studies.org).

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VCB's links with other Schools in Europe

School Name

Contact Details

Co-Ordinator

Colaiste An Chraoibhin

Fermoy

Co Cork

Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)25 31633

Web: www.c-chraoibhin.ie

Email: dannkelly@gmail.com

Danny Kelly

Edmond Nicolau Technical Collage

10 “1 Decembrie 1918” Street

Postal Code 620171 Focsani

Vrancea

Romania

Telephone: 0237213784

Web: www.ceri2010.ro

Email: edmond.nicolau@yahoo.com

popaula2001@yahoo.com

Mihail Fasan

Paula Popescu

 

I.I.S. "Cassata Gattapone"

Via del Bottagnone 40

06024 Gubbio(PG)

Italy

Telephone: +39 (0)759273491

Mobile: +39 3407606304

Web: www.gattapone.it

Email: segreteria@gattapone.it

oderisi@alice.it

 

Annalisa Nardelli and

Maria Mastrangeli

 

 

Mean Scoil Mhuire

Convent Road

Longford

Co Longford

Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)43 3346608

Email: maryekillian@gmail.com

Mary Killian

Scoil Aireagail

Ballyhale

Co Kilkenny

Ireland

Telephone: +353 5677 68632

Email: lobrien@scoilaireagail.ie

 

Liam O’Brien

(inactive 2014-2015)

Strabane Academy

Milltown House

4 Liskey Road

Strabane

BT82 8NW

Northern Ireland

Telephone: +44 (0)28 71 382319

Web: www.strabaneacademy.co.uk

Email: jcaldwell060@c2kni.net

Jennifer Caldwell

St Brigid's Secondary School

New Street

Killarney

Co Kerry

Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)64 6632209

Web: www.stbrigidskillarney.ie

Email: peggygdowling@hotmail.com

Peggy Dowling

Uddannelsescentret Nygaard, 10 Klasseskolen

44 Nykaer

2650 Brondby

Denmark

Telephone: +45 43282900

Web: www.ucn10.dk

Email: pspeter60@gmail.com

Peter Schmidt

Victoria College

Cranmore Park

Belfast

BT9 6JA

Northern Ireland

Telephone: +44 (0)28 90 661506

Web: www.victoriacollege.org.uk

Email: mmcmackin087@c2kni.net

mwinning744@c2kni.net

Michele McMackin &

Mark Winning

European Dimension Events

  • European Studies Student Competitions
  • Visits to ESP partner schools
  • eTwinning
  • Erasmus+ School Partnerships
  • European Youth Parliament
  • nternational School Award / ELOS
  • Video conferencing/Skype
  • Mock Council of the European Union