Title Information and communications technologies to support new ways of lifelong learning
Project Number 2010-1-IT1-LEO05-01009
Product Type others
The Project has been promoted by FIDAE, and developed in a close and effective collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo Formazione and the General Secretariats of the Catholic Schools of England and France.
14 schools across three countries have taken part in this project and it has been an experience of great importance and significance for those who have directly participated. Thanks to the materials produced and published both as a book and electronically, the experience will be shared with other teachers, thus spreading excellent practice that has all the requirements to become ‘food for thought’ for other European schools. It goes without saying that, when facing the complex and
ever changing subject of didactic technologies, the Project will surely fulfil the task of being a first, albeit important, step in a process that will continue to be developed.
The idea of promoting a project and of creating a European consortium to meet the requirements to ease the development of innovative practices in education and training
arose from meetings of the European Committee for Catholic Education (CEEC). Set
up in 1974 as the regional committee of the Catholic International Education Office
(OIEC), the European Committee for Catholic Education (CEEC) is an international nonprofit
association. It is a cooperative tool for 25 Central, Eastern and Western European
Catholic educational networks: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, England & Wales, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ire-land
(Eire), Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine. The CEEC is a meeting point for the
people in charge of these networks and also a study and information centre. Moreover,
it plays the role of the promoter of free Catholic education to various European bodies.
The CEEC represents about 30,500 schools, and 7.5 million students.
A central network of recognised Catholic schools of any order and degree, recognised by the Minister of Education, has developed around this initiative. These are schools interested in offering an excellent educational quality aligned to the technological changes that have radically transformed our society.
The organisations represented by the school partner Countries are: FIDAE,Federazione Istituti Attività Educative (Italy), among others, core partner of the Project with the role of directing the work(s) of the scientific Committee and of coordination;
CESEW, Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (England); SGEC,Secrétariat Générale de l’ Enseignement Catholique (France). These groups have the implementation of the programme by stimulating and leading the active participation of the educational Institutes that are involved.
Catholic schools that have participated in the network:
- Ensemble Scolaire Saint-Joseph - Toulouse (France)
- Pensionnat Du Sacre’ Coeur - Reims (France)
- St. Joseph’s College/De La Salle College - Belfast - Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
- St. Peter’s School - Bournemouth (United Kingdom)
- Istituti Paritari Filippin - Liceo Classico, Scientifico, Europeo - Paderno Del Grappa
- Liceo Linguisitico Marcelline - Bolzano (Italy)
- Ist. Sacri Cuori Barletta - Barletta (Italy)
- I st. Orsoline F.M.I. - Ist. Maria Vergine Del Carmine - Liceo Della Comunicazione -
- Collegio Don Bosco - Pordenone (Italy)
- Liceo Ginnasio Giovanni Paolo II - Lecce (Italy)
- Centro Nazionale Opere Salesiane Liguria Toscana - Genova (Italy)
- Liceo Linguistico Europeo Paritario “Calasanzio” - Sanluri (Italy)
- Collegio Vescovile Barbarigo - Padova (Italy)
- Istituto Gonzaga - Milano (Italy).
By its own original constitution,the project depended on the partners’network. The network
was active from the start of the design of the transfer proposal.
It is still going on after the once the project has finished through the partners’ commitment,in particular of FIDAE and
of it homologous European partners (CESEW and SGEC).
Area of application The network activities, that are continuing even after the end of the project, involve further institutions and partners, not only to disseminate and exploit the project products but especially to activate further transnational initiatives and similar projects.