Jan Amos Comenius Prize 2019 for High Quality Teaching About the EU (Prizes of €8,000)
Deadline: February 6, 2020
The European Commission has launched the Call for Applications for the 2019 Jan Amos Comenius Prize for High Quality Teaching about the European Union.
The prize will reward secondary schools that help their pupils learn about the European Union in ways that inspire. It will provide EU-wide recognition and visibility to relevant work in each Member State and will highlight the importance of teaching and learning about the EU at a young age. It will showcase inspirational teaching methods that engage pupils actively in learning about the EU and will help spread these practices.
Surveys show that young Europeans’ knowledge about the European Union is low and that many of them do not participate in the democratic processes that shape its future. The prize aims to showcase good practices that enhance young people’s knowledge and awareness of the EU. Schools play a crucial role in this.
- There will be up to twenty-eight (28) prizes of €8,000 each, one per EU Member State.
- Open to all ISCED level 2 and ISCED level 3 schools established and based in the EU. In most EU Member States, these are called (lower and upper) “secondary” schools.
- ISCED level 0 (pre-primary) schools cannot apply.
- ISCED level 1 schools cannot apply. In most EU Member States, these are called “primary” schools.