BRIGHTS will disseminate and upscale two existing best practices, which fall into the scope of the Paris Declaration: (a) the RIGHTS “Promoting Global Citizenship Education through Digital Storytelling” online course; and (b) the UNITE-IT “Uniting Europe through digital empowerment” online platform. BRIGHTS will be implemented in Belgium, Croatia, Greece and Italy and will directly address secondary school teachers and trainers working in formal and non-formal educational settings with young people.
The project will realize a training curriculum and a blended course. At least 400 teachers and trainers will be trained through a MOOC on how to implement Global Citizenship Education using digital storytelling. A subset of them (100) will attend face-to-face workshops and then directly apply the acquired methodology with young people at risk of marginalisation in disadvantaged areas and institutions of the project countries. Around 1500 young people (13-19 years old) will be directly involved in the project and engaged in the production of digital stories on global challenges and subjects including human rights, peace and democratic values, intercultural dialogue, active citizenship etc.
Sustainability of project results is ensured by the establishment of the first European Community on Global Citizenship Education. This online community will use an improved version of the existing Unite-IT platform to foster cooperation and synergies among project participants, existing members of the community and new interested actors.
Specific dissemination, raising awareness and policy advocacy activities have been planned to actively involve key stakeholders and policy makers throughout the project duration:
- Three multiplier events will be organised in each project country and a final international workshop in Brussels with the participation of policy makers and key stakeholders.
- The online contest “Digital stories on Global Citizenship Education” will be launched during the experimentation phase of the project, targeting teachers, trainers and students. The winners will be awarded in Brussels during the final project event and a Compendium of best digital stories will be produced.
- Project leaflets and an informative kit on GCE specifically addressed to policy-makers will be created in different languages in order to enhance governments’ knowledge of EU policies on GCE and best practices.
- Finally, BRIGHTS will produce policy recommendations on GCE resulting from the project experimentation in 4 countries, which will be discussed during the final project event in Brussels.