In November 2015, CLAYSS met with educators from different countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and discussed service-learning in Latin America and in the region. They were all enthusiastic about implementing and/or strengthening service-learning in schools, universities, and social organizations. That was the beginning of CLAYSS work in the region.
Since then we have:
CLAYSS goal is to expand the potential of service-learning as an innovative pedagogy beyond the limits of Latin America, offering this program to the educational sector in Central and Eastern Europe. Developed with local partners CLAYSS offers a platform to build capacity in the region, seeking to provide opportunities to develop students’ “competencies”, as demanded by EU standards, in an effective, attainable way, being its ultimate purpose for partners to educate for an active citizenship, promoting young people initiative and social entrepreneurship in order to help innovate in education and improve education in the region.
Specifically we have been working in:
CLAYSS intends to continue developing partnerships with civil society organizations, schools and universities in the region, understanding that we may share what we know but it is mostly local institutions who will be able to introduce service-learning to their peers in their own region.