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Over 80 participants, at the 2024 edition of European Forum on Service Learning

8 Juli 2024
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Teachers, students and civil society representatives from 5 countries joined this year’s edition of the European Forum on Service Learning, as an activity within the ERASMUS+ KA 2 project Service-Learning: Intersectoral Collaboration Practices for the development of students’ soft skills and socially engaged universities (SL-ICP).
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The event, organised and hosted by the University of Bucharest at the end of June, shared the practices of implementing service-learning in the community (service-learning / SL), allowing the exchange of practices and the transfer of innovation.

The main topics addressed:

  • the presentation of individual and institutional experiences of community involvement,
  • the presentation of the community involvement guide,
  • the presentation of 10 SL projects implemented in the 5 countries and
  • the choice of a distinction for SL projects.
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The agenda included 10 interactive working sessions, in which each partner had the role of moderator. Together with the University of Bucharest, representatives of EURASIA Net (project coordinator), Aix-Marseille University, Autonomous University of Madrid, National And Kapodistrian University of Athens, Sapienza University of Rome were workshop facilitators.

Also, the participants contributed to the completion of the Guidebook on Service-Learning, a document intended to support other universities to integrate service-learning into their different training models. The guide promotes the idea that the higher education system should allow students to get involved in addressing social and environmental issues, and universities should also promote student involvement and strengthen their cooperation with civil society organisations and institutions in their territories.

Find out more about the KA2 SL-ICP project here

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