Refugees & Frontiers: Keep Europe United, is a 3 year long Erasmus+ project in cooperation between 5 schools in Holland, Turkey, Italy, Greece & Denmark. 

    In mixed European groups, the students will study the rationale behind the current policy framework within the EU as well as the human stories that hide behind these policies.
    Different countries all have different approaches in dealing with the current situation: Can we learn from them? Is it possible to establish a common approach in dealing with the crisis? How do partner countries deal with immigration from outside of the EU? 
    Working collaboratively with students from partner countries will enable students to give a better understand the process of dealing with refugees and their rights in partner countries, essential to develop a greater European identity. The goal is that it will empower them to consider situations in a Pan European context rather than viewing it solely as a state or a local issue.

    All activities (school activities, international meeting etc.) during this project will be linked to the questions we raised above. It will be an unique process and experience that are participants will go through. In order to pass these experiences on to the rest of Europe, we set a goal.

    Our goal is to create a website filled to the brim with teaching tools. This open educational resource (OER) captures all the experiences from us and our students during this project. It will be for young people by young people. All lesson plans, individual activities and so on will incorporate the 21st century skills. Next to IT skills, the most relevant skills here would be collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, social skills, and cultural skills. This unique OER means that other students and teachers at other schools throughout Europe will be able to benefit. We hope to make our contribution to a more positive and unified Europe.

    The specific objectives being pursued in this project:
    • improve understanding why refugees flee their own countries and wish to live within the EU;
    • better understanding of practices and policies linked to the refugee crisis;
    • greater understanding and responsiveness to social, ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity in and outside of Europe;
    • to promote a greater sense of European identity; 
    • more active participation in society concerning the refugee issue and integration aspects;
    • more positive attitude towards the European project and the EU values;
    •  increased competence in the English language;
    •  increased level of digital competence and ICT skills