At the School of Open Cohesion

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Engaging students to discover EU-funded projects

At the School of Open Cohesion (ASOC) is an educational challenge and a Massive Online Open Course designed for high-school students. It promotes the engagement of students in monitoring the effectiveness of EU cohesion policy investments via the use of public open data. The initiative also aims at fostering the culture of active citizenship, promoting accountability for public institutions and raising awareness of Cohesion Policy among young people. The educational challenge is coupled with a competition: participating students will produce a communication product to illustrate the results of their work and compete with their peers nationally and at European level.

Following a call for expression of interest, the project – implemented successfully in Italy since 2013 – will be replicated, with the support of the Commission, during the 2019-2020 school year in the following Member States and regions: Bulgaria, Croatia, Alentejo (Portugal), Catalonia (Spain), Peloponnese, Thessaly and Ionia Nisia (Greece).

All support material and visuals will be made available here and could be used by other interested partners.