Keep (KEY ENGAGING EDUCATIONAL PRACTICES)
The Erasmus+ program aims to support actions in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. It helps organizations to work in international partnerships and to exchange innovative practices.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, access to education is more essential than ever for a speedy recovery, promoting equal opportunities for all. As part of this recovery process, the Erasmus+ program is taking its inclusive dimension to a new level by promoting personal, socio-educational and professional development opportunities in Europe and beyond, with the aim of leaving no one behind. Supporting and facilitating transnational and international cooperation between education, training, youth and sport organizations is crucial to empower citizens with key competences, combat early school leaving and enable the recognition of competences generated through formal, informal and non-formal learning are acquired. This cooperation facilitates the dissemination of ideas, the transfer of good practices and expertise, and digital capacity building, thus contributing to high-quality education and strengthening social cohesion.
The KEEP project
The P&V Foundation participates in a consortium of 6 institutions coordinated by France Education International from 4 countries (France, Belgium, Poland and Greece) in the framework of an Erasmus+ project. The title of the two-year project is: "Key Engaging Educational Practices used by secondary school teachers to keep connected with their students following the COVID-19 pandemic" (KEEP).
The aim of KEEP is to share the good practices applied by secondary school teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain contact with students and reduce the risk of early school leaving.
The P&V Foundation is charged with Objective 1 - "Situational review", with the aim of providing an overview of the evolution and impact of education policy and digital strategy in the four partner countries since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to identify the factors and obstacles to effective distance learning for all.
The work will conclude with a European good practice report on innovative methodologies used by teachers to keep in touch with learners also from a distance, in the fight against early school leaving and in a context of digital divide.
Project progress and outcomes
Led by Foundation P&V in Belgium, this report presents the national measures that enabled education systems to adapt and maintain quality education during the COVID-19 pandemic in France, Belgium, Poland and Greece.
It is the result of the first year of project implementation. During this year, the partners collected data and analysed the state, regional and local measures implemented in schools. This first deliverable of the consortium identifies the main challenges faced by the education systems of the partner countries in recent years, including truancy, learning gaps and remedial programmes in distance learning situations.
Phase II: The Keep Project
The KEEP project continues to move forward with the final stages, in Warsaw for the final objectives, and in Brussels for a national symposium.The year 2023 will be dedicated to hosting events to disseminate the results of the KEEP project. A conference will be organised in each participating country. In Brussels the first results at national level will be presented on February 15.The project will be closed in May 2023 with a conference in Paris that will highlight the final recommendations of the project to national and European education stakeholders.
At national level, a conference will be held in Brussels on 15 February:
What can we learn from the (long-term) experiences in different countries and how can we align short-term emergency responses with investments into long-term (educational) objectives, so that we can take full advantage of the opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic and learn from them?
On 15 February, we want to give the floor to a number of people from different fields about the (longer-term) impact of Covid-19 on young people (in Belgium). What conclusions can be drawn from the different strategies adopted by schools, teachers, social organisations, policy makers, .... ? What is still needed to bridge the digital divide? What challenges do we face? Conference with Kristof De Witte, Ibrahim Ouassari
- CIEP France (France Education International)
- University of Paris France
- Panepistimio Patron Greece
- Instytut Badan Edukacyjnych Poland
- GIP Formation tout au long de la vie France
- P&V Foundation.