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1169: the start of a movement!

The Open Schools for Open Societies project partner are very proud to announce that today, 1169 schools are participating in the project. The project partners will continue to support the schools after the formal end of the project, March 31st, 2020.

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About Open Schools

An open school is a more engaging environment for learning and makes a vital contribution to the community: student projects meet real needs in the community outside school and draw upon local expertise and experience. And finally: learning in and together with the real world creates more meaning and more motivation for learners and teachers.

Schools will be supported to make vital contributions to their communities,  student projects will meet real needs, they will be presented publicly, and draw upon local expertise and experience.
The school environment will foster collaboration, mentoring, and will provide opportunities for learners to understand and interrogate their place in the world.


OSOS invites school heads, educators, museum professionals, researchers, parents associations and students themselves to design a new type of school. Please download our brochure

The Opens Schools for Open Societies project will support your school to implement Open Schooling approaches by:

→     Setting out the open schooling values and principles for action around curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

→      Offering guidelines and advice on issues such as staff development, redesigning time and partnerships with relevant organisations (local industries, research organisations, parents associations and policy makers)

→      Suggesting a range of possible implementation models from small-scale prototypes through to setting up an “open school within a school” or even designing a new school.

Inspiring Projects

Islands Diversity for Science Education

Islands Diversity for Science Education aims to integrate science research in classrooms located in Islands…

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Bottled Stories

There are many abandoned places, but where are they? Although we might think they are…

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Lighting on demand in public and outdoor sports areas

In many towns and cities, lighting systems have not been updated over the last few…

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Friendly Cities 4All

 “Friendly Cities 4All” aims to promote civic awareness in the field of urban accessibility. Teenagers…

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Science in the Schoolyards

Science in the Schoolyards promotes the use of schoolyards from Portuguese Elementary Schools as core…

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