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Final Event

On Friday 14 February 2020, Ciência Viva together with the partners of the Open Schools for Open Societies project will organize its final event in Lisbon. We are very proud to welcome a large number of children from Portuguese schools who will present their learning from the Open Schools for Open Societies project. Together with 40 representatives from national school heads associations, the partners will discuss how to further support the project…

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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

The world goes on

Students are going to explore the world in an entrepreneurial way. They choose a country,…

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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…

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Boss is a project that combines entrepreneurship with social innovation. Students start their own business…

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NANOCHANNELS was an FP7 project. It was a unique public experiment of democratic dialogue in…

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Space Sciences: Asteroids Protection

Inquiry based learning by the pupils on real life problem of tracking stray asteroids and…

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