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Other dimensions of internationalisation in early childhood and school education


13.Mobility and internationalisation

13.4Other dimensions of internationalisation in early childhood and school education

Last update: 21 June 2022

European, global and intercultural dimension in curriculum development

The curricula for various educational levels aim at fostering a European and international spirit. The syllabi of subjects such as economical and social sciences, geography, history or foreign languages take these issues into consideration. Within the framework of civics courses and classes of contemporary general knowledge in secondary schools, there are mandatory lessons on European institutions.

As for the content and material for these lessons, teachers have access to complementary resources such as the virtual library of the Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l'Europe (CVCE), which is a dissemination platform pertaining to the history of the European construction. The CVCE is located in Luxembourg and serves European citizens and those of the educational world.

Besides, the European Information Centre (Centre d'information européen), operating under the authority of the European Commission and located in Luxembourg city, allows teachers and pupils to find answers to questions regarding the European Union. The Centre provides numerous publications and organises information sessions.

Citizenship education has gained more prominent importance in the course of the recent years.

Partnerships and networks

Cross-border partnerships between institutions are established in the frame of the Greater Region (Luxembourg, Saaarland, Lorraine, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wallonia, French- and German-speaking communities of Belgium), in the framework of European projects or of bilateral agreements (see article 13.7).