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New partnership between ENSIS and Global Citizen in the Europe for Citizens programme.
2nd March 2015 was the deadline for applications under the latest project call from the Europe for Citizen programme. This call related to Strand 2 of the programme, covering democratic engagement and civic participation. ENSIS associated with other social organisations coordinated by the Danish NGO Global Citizen fostering sustainability through intercultural and transnational cooperation and by generating solutions based on knowledge and information sharing. Background information here
If EU funds are granted, Global Citizen will implement a project called Cosi (Community of Sustainable innovation). Cosi will gather civil society organisations from Italy, Germany and Denmark in face to face meetings and via a dedicated online platform in a joint effort to tackle sustainability challenges. Cosi could enable interaction, enhance tolerance, foster a sustainable and inclusive economy.
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OECD report “Skills for social progress: The power of social and emotional skills”
This report presents a synthesis of the OECD empirical work that aims at identifying the types of social and emotional skills that drive children’s future outcomes. It also describes evidence on how policy makers, schools and families facilitate social and emotional skills development through teaching practices, parenting and intervention programmes. This report investigates how policy makers and schools are currently responding to the demands for monitoring and enhancing social and emotional skills. It concludes by questioning whether education stakeholders can do more to better develop and mobilise these skills.
/// EU INSTITUTIONAL NEWS /// European Commission publication “A Beginner’s Guide to EU Funding”
This publication introduces beginners to the wide range of EU funding opportunities available. It offers basic guidance on the application procedures and tells you where to find more details. The guide contains the most recent information about the current EU programmes and the financial period 2014–20. It targets six main categories of potential applicants: small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), young people, researchers, farmers and public bodies. It can help you get started if you have not applied for EU funding before, but it might be also useful if you already have prior experience with these programmes