THE LAW PROJECT – Law in Everyday Life

The project

THE LAW PROJECT – Law in Everyday Life

Project Number

2021-1-HR01-KA220-SCH-000031584

Date

01/11/2021 – 01/11/2024

Funding institution

Erasmus+ - KA2 - Cooperation partnerships in school Education

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Info & contacts

irene.ippolito@danilodolci.org
https://thelawproject.eu/

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    Description of the project

    This project contributes to the common values, civic engagement, and participation of citizens by emphasizing basic legal literacy as one of the competences needed for an individual to be active in his or her democratic community on anylevel.

    The project sees basic legal literacy and its promotion in education and other educational settings as a prerequisite for a quality democratic system in the EU and member states. Only citizens who know and understand basic legal concepts, principles, and terms can fully promote democracy, support the rule of law, and can protect fundamental rights.

    Through project results, teaching and learning materials, and tools but, moreover, with the overarching topic of legal literacy, this project promotes active citizenship and student’s sense of initiative. Being an active citizen in a democratic society means that you have civic competences but also means that a young person has to have a certain set of competencies in the field of law.

    Activities

    • Developing methodology of competences mapping and data.
    • Analysis of the mapping study in the form of national and synthesis reports.
    • Competence Framework for 14 and 18-year-olds.
    • Curriculum for a 12-hour Teacher Training Program on basic legal literacy.
    • Students’ Textbook on basic legal literacy.
    • Teachers’ Manual.
    • A MOOC on basic legal literacy for students.

    Results

    • Schools and teachers recognise basic legal literacy as an integral part of civic education so that each student should have fundamental legal competences in order to be able to understand legal terms and produce a simple assessment of legal actions in his or her environment.
    • Schools should be able to incorporate basic legal literacy into the existing curriculum based on the comfort competency framework.
    • Increase of student’s interest in legal literacy.
    • A positive review from the national or any other relevant educational decision-making authorities and recognition of legal literacy as an integral part of civic education.
    • Positive feedback from the EU institutions in charge of education and training with a clear recognition of legal literacy as one of the arts of civic or social competences.

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