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"To discover others is to open oneself to a relationship and not to come up against a barrier."

Claude Lévi-Strauss

The cross-border and European class projects proposed in this section cover the entire school year; the cooperation to be established between two, three or more classes in the Greater Region involves regular work throughout the school year through media and digital social networks and one or more phases of physical meetings.

The approaches developed within the framework of this programme take on difference, starting with different ideas, ideas, values and behaviours, leading to common ground, a joint production of the students involved in the one of the class projects.

The history of our Greater Region has seen many clashes and successive waves of immigration, so that this "little Europe of ours" is populated by people from very different cultures.

This makes life in the Greater Region more interesting and exciting, but also more complicated. This is a reality at the beginning of the 21st century: students live in multicultural societies.

Unfortunately, differences between regions and individuals are not always perceived as an asset and frequently lead to suspicion or even rejection.

- What is the Greater Region?

- Where does it begin?

- Where does it end?

- How many regions belong to the Greater Region?

- Is there a feeling of belonging to the Greater Region?

- A common culture among the inhabitants?

- Who cares about it?

The main challenge for classroom projects and educational field trips is to introduce them to how to live and interact with these differences creatively.

For more information on the "European and Cross-borser Class Projects", see the Class Project Information file.

To view past class projects, click on the class projects menu.

A pratical guide for organising cross-border exchanges is also made available to you.

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