EU projects

The Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity is a lead partner or partner in several projects co-financed by the European Union. Projects are:

  • STEM Revolution in Community
  • Croatian Makers Plus – for gifted Children
  • The Art of Using Information
  • Slavonian STEM Evolution

More detailed information about the projects is below.

Croatian Makers Plus – for gifted Children

Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity participates as one of the partners in the project Croatian Makers Plus – for gifted Children in cooperation with Ivanić-Grad City, lead partner in project.

Three elementary schools (Elementary School Stjepan Basariček, Elementary School Josip Badalić and Elementary School Đure Dezelić) from the Ivanić-Grad area are included in the project implementation. Their students have the opportunity to participate in a pilot program of individualized work through extracurricular activities.

The project aims to develop an individualized work program with gifted students in the STEM area. It strives to achieve it within the education system by developing a methodology for recognizing gifted students.

The program is focused on the development of extracurricular activities in STEM areas using engineering and robotics.

Tagret groups are gifted students in the STEM area of elementary schools, teachers and associates in elementary schools involved in the current Croatian Makers League program and professional associates working in public institutions responsible for the development and implementation of education policies.

In addition to the development of methodology, the implementation of this project also develops schools capacity for recognizing gifted students and work with them in order to develop their full potential in STEM areaa using robotics and automation.

The methodology for recognizing gifted students found that 60 partner schools students, participating in the project, meet criteria that classify them as (potentially) gifted.

The project is cofinanced by the European Union from the European Social Fund.

The Art of Using Information

Institute for Youth Development and Innovativity, in cooperation with the Klinča Sela Elementary School (lead partner), Ruđer Bošković Institute and Institute for Labor Market Development, is implementating the project The Art of Using Information.

The aim is to improve information literacy of students of Klinča Sela Elementary School and the district schools in Repušić and Kupinec.

Croatian students lack the information literacy skills, so the project aim is to develop programs to encourage more types of literacy and to pilot the implementation of extracurricular activities.

Tagret groups are educators who want to futher perfect their knowledge in order to design and implement extracurricular activities to stimulate the development of information literacy, and students who need additional support in the development of information literacy.

The project will contribute to solving the problems of insufficient information literacy of the students of Klinča Sela Elementary School and district schools in Repušić and Kupinec by developing the capacity of 40 professional associates and implementing 8 modern extracurricular activities and outdoor teaching. Hence, the project is focused on the development of skills in digital, media, reading, multicultural and natural literacy and the development of literacy competences in English for 250 students.

The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund.

STEM Revolution in Community

The STEM Revolution in Community addresses the problem of insufficient cooperation between the civil society organizations (CSO’s) and high education institutions in involving students in community problem solving.

It will contribute to increase the use of the community service learning model while reducing the problem of insufficient digital literacy of elementary school students.

IRIM, together with its partners, will develop sustainable programmes for students of technical faculties. The project activities will be implemented in Karlovac, Zagreb, Varaždin and Međimurje County as well as in the City of Zagreb.   

The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund.

This project is co-financed by the Office for Cooperation with NGOs of the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Slavonian STEM Evolution

IRIM is a partner on the project “Slavonian STEM evolution”. The project wants to contribute in solving the problem of the insufficient cooperation between the organizations of civil society and high education institutions. The project will contribute to increase the use of the community service learning model in which students will use their knowledge with the aim of reducing the insufficient digital literacy of elementary school children. 

The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund.

Croatian Makers is a privately financed initiative developing and deploying a ‘layered family of platforms’ for STEM initiatives in school.
 
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