ELICIT-PLUS is the result of the cooperation between two successful networks in the field of education: ELOS and ELICIT.
In a recent Comenius project, ELICIT (European Literacy and Citizenship Education), has developed a Portfolio of the European Citizen based on a new Reference Framework which included the ELOS CFEC, and a European Semester for Student-Teachers (30 ECTS), offered by 4 Universities (ES, FR, HU, SE).
The ELOS network has been working for almost 10 years at the development of high-quality instruments for the implementation of European competences at school. Examples are the CFEC and the Quality Review.
Objectives of ELICIT-PLUS
To establish a sustainable and growing network of training modules for teachers, principals, parents and other actors involved in educational matters in order to educate a growing number of European pupils and students to become responsible European citizens, who are competitive in the global community, as defined in Horizon 2020.
The modules will address the various competences required to sustain the European socio-economic and cultural model and to boost European competitiveness on the international scene in a global environment by developing European literacy, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our approach is established to promote inclusive education: ensuring that all children are safe, visible and learning and to reinforce the connection between formal and informal learning.
The development of nationalistic viewpoints and the overall decline in interest for the original European project show a need for an input in European Literacy, intercultural approaches and inclusive school development.
The economic crisis and increasing unemployment - especially among young people - in the E.U. show a need for a redefinition of educational objectives at different levels. Other global economies are rising. European future citizens and professionals will need other competences to be competitive and to behave as responsible global citizens.
Europe will be the carrier for their development and well-being, based on the fundamental values of the European Union: Dignity, Liberties, Equality, Solidarity, Citizenship, Justice.