Aims of the project, effects on the participants

The pupils
- learn to recognise various forms of violence at school
- learn to recognise violence in their environment, e.g. in sports, youth groups
- get to know the cause of violence, in particular the cause of violence at school
- reflect the way they cope with violence in their environment
- experience ways to cope with violence
- recognise ways of non-violent solutions of conflicts in situations of their own lives
- gain insight into the necessity of solving conflicts in a non-violent way
- are able to exchange and compare their ideas and experiences of violence with pupils of different
European nations
- come up with measures to reduce violence at school and compare these measures with those of
their partner schools
- get to know elements of youth culture in other European countries and deepen their understanding of
the culture of other European countries
- realise the importance of values and recognise youth culture and their environment as important factors
of socialisation
- recognise the different and common aspects of youth values, the environment and the youth culture of
the regions and countries of the partner schools
- exchange ideas and opinions about the topics mentioned above with their peers in other countries,
get into contact with pupils from the participating countries
- improve their linguistic skills
- improve their skills in dealing with the new media
Strategies for education on non-violent solutions of conflicts are to be worked out and applied at school. The project is to make a contribution for a peaceful coexistence at school. The participating teachers are to get to know the school culture of the participating partner schools through close co-operation during the course of the project. They are to become familiar with working, teaching and learning methods in other European countries and thus support the reflection of their own work. The improvement of the linguistic skills of those teachers who do not teach foreign languages is another effect.
For the schools the project will mean a strengthening of their European profile. The aim of the project is to transform the co-operation within the project into a long-term partnership between the participating schools (beyond one year) and facilitate exchange visits of pupils and teachers.