The DANTE project emerges as a necessary approach to
overcome the current distance between politicians in
Brussels and European citizens and promote active
and participatory citizenship based on the
development of digital competencies and social and
civic competence through the exchange of best
practices based on an increased access to Open
Education Resources & Social Media.
The partners decided to work on the field of active
and participatory citizenship because the future of
European Union means major changing European
citizens being important part of the bottom-up
strategy hence key skills such as ICT and
entrepreneurship need to be at the heart of their
professional education and training.
Nowadays technological changes and development
offers unprecedented opportunities in education and
training reducing, through a leverage effect social
barriers. Individuals can learn anywhere, at any
time, following flexible and individualized pathways
based on their citizen’s rights.
Teachers, trainers and other target groups will
discover, through DANTE project, how to create and
use educational apps by improving their ICT skills.
The handbook and guidelines will provide them with
the basics of creating simple apps for their
classrooms extracted from Social media environment
or free OER that can be used or accessed on a device,
like I pads, android tablets, laptops, smartphones
etc. The added value is based on the scaling up the
use of ICT learning and access to free OER as well
as a transfer that can be done from young citizens
35 to 50+citizens. Consortium is composed by
universities, colleges, NGO,s and Chamber of
Commerce hence we benefit from diverse perspectives
on the matter as well as the soft & technical
competences to create a valuable VET input.