This Summer University is about becoming a better citizen, understanding what that means, and empowering others to become better citizens too. As such, participants will learn to better understand other cultures and to communicate effectively with people from other parts of Europe; they will develop their knowledge to be able to participate actively in society and decision-making at different levels; they will learn about the situation regarding human rights in different European countries and ethics forms; further on, they will lean about sustainability and how to conserve our development and environment for future generations; last but not least, we will discuss which kind of civic education could help to develop citizens who are more active, responsible, democratic and critic.
After the first get to know each other days in Warszawa we will move to small place called Zegrze, where next to the lake, in relaxing atmosphere we will learn a lot about civic matters. We will challenge our knowledge and beliefs on topics as human rights, democratic participation, inter-cultural communication and sustainability, as well as challenge each other in discussions of civic learning in our societies. The workshops will be interactive and engaging to ensure that participants will enjoy the learning process. This intense programme will be mixed with windsurfing, water bikes and camping fire activities. Later, smarter and well-integrated, we will go back to Warszawa to visit Polish Parliament, Copernicus Science Centre and Invisible Exhibition. We will also have a chance to get to know impro-theater, living library and empowering debate methods. And do not worry - we will not forget about sightseeing, city games and parties
WarszawaWe will start and end our Summer University in the polish capital city, which is not only home to all polish politics but also a good place to look back into polish history and current social inequalities. We will explore what the city has to offer by visiting Invisible Exhibition, Copernicus Science Center, Uprising Museum but also clubs and traditional milk bars.
ZegrzeUsing the quiet and chill atmosphere of the lake surrounding we will have time take a deep dive into the topic of civic education, including all the relevant competencies. The learning process will be seasoned with water activities such as water bikes, windsurfing, kayaks, but also campfire, barbecue and much more.
Your thoughtsWe are not only visiting materialistic locations, but we also hope to get an idea of how you view the world, society and others. By discussing civic matters, you have the opportunity to bring into the event what YOU think is important. Can you convince the others that good citizen requires certain skills or knowledge? Share your ideas to make a change out there!