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Fantastic week of discussion and training on how to teach through active European citizenship

23 May 2022

In May 2023, a group of 13 Flemish teachers from Catholic Education Flanders came to UCC to be trained through active citizenship to teach about democratic participation, engagement and empowerment. Philip and Emmanuelle of the Hub in Active European Citizenship animated the full training course which included two school visits, to a primary and to a secondary school.

The teachers went to visit Kinsale Community School as well as Kilmurry National School, where they were impressed by the level of engagement, maturity and awareness of the students. The week ended on a European Council simulation set in 2017 on the theme of European migration policy and specifically the proposal to relocate migrants across the EU. This certainly generated many interesting debates! 

The very last day involved some cultural visits to Kilmurry's Independence Museum, Beal na Blath and Kilcrea Abbey where Philip performed some tin whistle. 


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