PRESS RELEASE 2008-01-31

Wanted: Participants for International School Competition in the Year of Intercultural Dialogue

 On February 1, the new project competition within the scope of the Academy of Central European Schools (ACES) will be launched. This year’s theme is “Learning to Live Together: Intercultural Dialogue in Europe“. ACES is on the lookout for school classes, which are willing to develop and implement a great project idea together with other partner schools in Central Europe.

Wanted: Participants for International School Competition in the Year of Intercultural Dialogue

 ACES is an educational initiative of ERSTE Foundation in cooperation with Interkulturelles Zentrum (Vienna). The network of schools is active in Central Europe since 2007 and aims at promoting exchange and intercultural dialogue among young people. Currently, 12 partner countries are involved in the network which is also supported by the Ministries of Education of all participating countries.


One competition – plenty of winners

From 1st February to 30th April 2008 interested schools are invited to find international partners and to submit a joint project proposal. The call addresses schools (also vocational schools) in the eligible countries with a target group of students aged 12 – 17 years. The online Partner Finder on the ACESwebsite can help to identify a partner school for the project. An international selection committee selects and awards the best projects. The winners are supported to carry out their crossboarder projects. Furthermore, international meetings with delegations from all winning projects provide regular opportunities for further exchange, the presentation of the joint results and ongoing evaluation.



ACES – Dates & Facts

Theme of the project competition: “Learning to Live Together: Intercultural Dialogue in Europe”

Application Deadline: 30 April 2008

Partner Countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia – including Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia

Contact: Interkulturelles Zentrum, Christine Gamper, E-mail:, Phone: +43/(0)1/586 75 44

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