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Welcome to the most inspiring part of our website. Please take a look at these great examples of open schools. 

Schools can count on support around curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. There will be given guidelines and advices on different issues such as staff development, redesigning time, and partnerships with for instance; local industries, businesses, research centres, parents and policy makers. Finally, schools can count on a range of possible implementation models and a database full of existing ‘open school’ projects. In this project, these projects are called ‘accelerators’ and they will contribute to the transformation to an open school of participating schools.

If you have an activity or project that you think might fit into OSOS, please share it with us. Find more
information about sharing inspiring projects at the bottom of this page.


Islands Diversity for Science Education

Islands Diversity for Science Education aims to integrate science research in classrooms located in Islands across the world, through the Design Thinking methodology. By using…

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Bottled Stories

There are many abandoned places, but where are they? Although we might think they are far away from the cities, the reality is that many…

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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 decades; on the other side, technological improvements have been huge.…

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Friendly Cities 4All

 “Friendly Cities 4All” aims to promote civic awareness in the field of urban accessibility. Teenagers and people with disabilities map their surroundings (sharing the results…

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Science in the Schoolyards

Science in the Schoolyards promotes the use of schoolyards from Portuguese Elementary Schools as core spots for teaching science. Students from participant schools develop a…

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The world goes on

Students are going to explore the world in an entrepreneurial way. They choose a country, deepen in their chosen country and related chosen themes such…

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Our Coffee Culture – supporting growth in a sustainable way

You only need to walk past a coffee shop in Dublin, or any part of the country, to see that Ireland, acountry of tea drinkers…

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Boss is a project that combines entrepreneurship with social innovation. Students start their own business and are committed to a social initiative that they have…

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NANOCHANNELS was an FP7 project. It was a unique public experiment of democratic dialogue in action about the new industrial revolution that could change the…

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Space Sciences: Asteroids Protection

Inquiry based learning by the pupils on real life problem of tracking stray asteroids and other astronomic bodies. The learning process is innovative in that…

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Inspiring Engineering – From Nature to Community

The students will meet people with special needs (disabilities) from their community, learn about their daily life and together they will find a problem they…

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Sustainability in the school for our future!

7th and 8th grade students, together with young mentors from the nearby college, will investigate their school environment, looking for hazards. The students and mentors…

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Greener Greens?

Are the food choices we make sustainable? This is a collection of student inquiry-based research projects that are designed to question ethical and sustainability issues surrounding…

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Water how it’s used and governed is a vital consideration for human health and well-being.The aim of the project is to design learning resources that…

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Bees need Trees – Trees need bees

Raise awareness of the importance of bees and the necessity to provide sources of nectar for them. We wish to use 3 plant boxing areas…

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Sharing inspiring projects

OSOS activities are an essential part of the project, as they provide schools with innovative practices with the Open Schooling culture. If you have an activity or project that you think might fit into OSOS, you can send it to us so that we can evaluate it to be an OSOS Accelerator.

This is an international project that is being carried out simultaneously in a total of 12 countries at both European and non-European level. Because of this reason, we are gathering practices from anywhere in the world. This is the procedure:

Fill in this online form with your activity data and specifications. We ask you for some information to contact you later, as well as basic information and specs about your proposal. We will evaluate the submitted proposals and make a selection of the most interesting activities for being OSOS Accelerators. We will send a template to its creators so that they can write down more detailed information about the activity. We will need this document to share it with the teachers, so we need to know some detailed information (like what do you have in mind, how you want to develop the activity, what do you need, etc.)

This process is opened for the whole OSOS Project (2017-2020), so you can submit your proposal whenever you want. University of Deusto is in charge of this task, so don’t hesitate to contact them at or at if you need any support.


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