aces – Academy of Central European Schools – act local

aces – act local is the new support programme for school-community projects tackling a relevant social challenge in their surroundings. The call offers concrete opportunities for taking action for students and teachers in Central and South Eastern Europe, creating new cross-sectoral partnerships with the community and empowering the actors in order to support sustainable social development. Include the name of your country schools are kindly invited to participate in the project contest together with (a) non-school partner/s from their local community!

The aces – act local call 2017: “Every person matters. Together for social inclusion”

In today’s world, fairness and equity of treatment for everybody need yet to be achieved, but social change can start on a small scale, on a local level, by people like you and your mates. Take the first step as a team and meet a challenge in your community related to social cohesion, inclusion or overcoming discrimination and marginalisation.

Who can participate?

All types of public schools from the following countries can participate in the new aces - act local project call: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Age of pupils: 13 - 17 years, private schools and private schools under public law are excluded,

The working language in aces is English, but the use of other languages in the local projects is possible.

Submission deadline:

28 February 2017, 23:59 CET

The awarded local initiatives are supported in the realisation of their school-community projects by means of seed funding, various helpdesk services and an international training event, the aces Academy.

aces – act local is an initiative of ERSTE Foundation and coordinated by Interkulturelles Zentrum (Austria) in cooperation with Nadácia Slovenskej sporiteľne (Slovakia) and supported by the Ministries of Education from all participating countries. It aims to enhance young people’s active involvement in their local communities and to foster their civic engagement.

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