Educate Together Receives Significant Grant To Lead European Ethical Education Project

Educate Together is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a substantial grant through a  European grant scheme (Erasmus+) for a project called 'Learn Together to Live Together – Teachers leading Ethical Education for an inclusive society (LITTLE). The €284,000 grant is ring-fenced for this project and will be conducted by Educate Together’s Education and Support Programme. Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

Educate Together led the bid for this grant and as such is the lead partner on the project, which also involves three European partners, Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia; Petit Philosophy, Croatia and STePS, Italy. The project will run over three years and includes the design of a high-quality online interactive course for teachers as well as the development of good practice guides for teachers in Ethical Education.

“Educate Together is thrilled to have been awarded this grant. It will help us broaden our supports to teachers in our schools through developing high quality courses and guides for teachers of Ethical Education”, stated Sandra Irwin-Gowran, Education & Support Programme Manager with Educate Together. 

“Educate Together is a leader of Ethical Education in Ireland. This project will allow us to develop our expertise further by drawing on some the best practitioners and minds in the area of Ethical Education through our European partners in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia”, continued Irwin-Gowran.  

“As the project develops we look forward to promoting innovative practices in schools, building the confidence of teachers in the area of Ethical Education and raising awareness of Ethical Education among politicians, policy makers and the general public as an inclusive approach to education for pluralist democracies in Europe” stated Irwin-Gowran. 

Described by Erasmus+ as ‘full of promise and hope for the development of a more equitable inclusive society encompassing common European values of respect, dignity and inclusiveness’, work on the project will begin in September.

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