News from the Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

CIR LjubljanaCIR’s EU4PRIM project selected as a ‘success story’ by the Commission

The ‘Enhanced EU content in primary school curricula – EU4PRIM’ project implemented in 2014/2015 by the Centre of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (CIR), was selected as a ‘success story’ by a panel of experts at the Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission. The panel assessed the quality, relevance and overall results of the project – criteria according to which the project EU4PRIM excelled.

The project was coordinated by dr. Ana Bojinović Fenko, associate professor; while MSc Jure Požgan, assistant; MSc Danijel Crnčec, assistant; dr. Boštjan Udovič, assistant professor; dr. Marko Lovec, assistant professor; dr. Irena Bačlija Brajnik, associate professor (all from Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana); dr. Alojzija Židan, assistant professor (from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana); and dr. Maja Umek, assistant professor (from Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana) were all involved in its implementation. Bachelor’s students from European Studies and International Relations departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as Master’s students from the Sociology department at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and Master’s students from the Faculty of Education were also engaged in the project. In addition, teachers and students from 10 primary and 3 secondary schools in Slovenia participated in the project activities – together with experts from the National Education Institute Slovenia.

The most notable project result (all results are freely available on an online platform) is an interactive e-book with 18 lessons for 6 courses at Slovenian primary schools aimed at achieving goals set in curricula, but enriched with EU-related content. The e-book also includes innovative approaches to testing students’ knowledge. All project results were presented to the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, which recommended the e-book for use to all primary and secondary school headmaster’s.

For further information see the following Link .