What is Spring Day for Europe?

Spring Day for Europe is an annual campaign running from 22 March to 30 June 2010 and open to all primary and upper secondary schools across Europe. By joining the Spring Day campaign, teachers and students can take part in a wide range of activities, competitions, and online and face-to-face discussions. These events introduce European themes into lessons in an innovative and creative way.

Aims


The main aim of the Spring Day campaign is to organise activities that help students think about Europe and express their views. The Spring Day web portal provides teachers with a rich package of supporting material that can easily be adapted to lessons. Schools can organise one or more Spring Day events and share their experiences through the portal. Spring Day also helps develop creative learning experiences that encourage the use of ICT.

Spring Day 2010


Each year Spring Day for Europe follows a special focus. This year the campaign is dedicated to "European Citizenship and Fundamental Rights". The Spring Day initiative draws student attention to key economic, social and political issues. This year is also the European Year of Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion and Spring Day shares its main goals by encouraging meetings, involvement, and discussions that help shape the Europe of tomorrow. Furthermore, Spring Day activities and competitions will also highlight a number of interesting and relevant themes such as biodiversity and climate change.

Related information:
European Year of Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion