New call of aces for cross-border school partnership projects

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“I and the others: Discovering diversity around and within me” is the theme of this year’s call of aces, the Academy of Central European Schools. Schools from 15 countries are invited to participate in one of the largest international school networks. Its aim is to enable and enhance intercultural dialogue and cooperation of young people and to create a continuous network of shared knowledge, mutual learning and innovation.

In today’s society diversity is the norm and no longer the exception: People of different ethnicity, religion, ages, gender and sexual orientation live together and should be treated equally. Schools and especially school projects such as aces can offer the possibility to actually interact with people from various backgrounds and to learn from and with each other.

Schools from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic and Slovenia are invited to find a partner school and to apply. An online partner finder (available on helps schools to search for the “ideal match”, according to common interests and requirements. An international jury will select the best projects and the winners will be awarded with a grant. The partner schools implement their joint project idea dealing with the various aspects of diversity, such as identity, discrimination, common standards, values etc. They receive support during the implementation phase and are invited to international network meetings, where they share best practises, are introduced to new educational methods and make new friends. So far approximately 23.000 pupils and 3.000 teachers have participated in the aces programme.

Project proposals can be submitted until 30 April 2013.

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