Ongoing projects

“STEPS - Survival toolkit for EDC in Postfactual Societies”

Year: 2017 - 2019

ERASMUS+ mobility project STEPS will bring together 15 partner organisations from different European countries for 2-years cooperation. Partners will discuss the essence and demands of so-called Postfactual Society, develop EDC (Education for Democratic Citizenship) Kit promoting knowledge and skills for living in the new reality and providing traing-of-trainers for disseminating the outcomes of the project. The launch of the project takes place in June 2017 in Berlin. The following meetings of the partners will be held in Spain and Greece.


Curriculum Reform for Promoting Civic Education and Democratic Principles in Israel and in Georgia (CURE)

Year: 2016-2019

JTI Civic Education Centre participates in three-years lasting (2016 – 2019) Erasmus+ project “Curriculum Reform for Promoting Civic Education and Democratic Principles in Israel and in Georgia” (CURE). CURE is a multi-faceted program for curricular reform that aims to improve the level of curriculum for Civic Education and Principles of Democracy in teacher-training programs in Israel and in  Georgia through: developing new courses, faculty training workshops, student leadership training, student activities, establishing Civic education clubs/centers at CURE's Israeli and Georgian universities and colleges and in schools where students practice teach.

The introductory seminar of the project took place in December 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia.


Shaping and debating the future of EU

Year: 2015-2016

Area: The main aim of the project was to initiate a discussion and debate in four European countries (Estonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Latvia) about the future of the European Union. The project countries were chosen to be 2 "new" member states of the EU (Estonia and Malta/Latvia), 1 recently joined member state of the EU (Croatia) and one EU membership candidate country (Bosnia and Herzegovina), representing also different regions of Europe. Project activities started in most of the countries in the spring of 2015 and continued until the year 2016. 

The activities took place in each country on a national level, but also on local / regional level. In each location debates involved different stakeholder groups (policy makers, civil servants – but focusing on those groups who will be directly affected by the EU sectoral policies: youth, entrepreneurs, socially disadvantaged etc). 

Partners:  Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Foreign Policy Initiative BH. Croatia: European Education Forum (EEF). Latvia Biedriba "Solis Tuvak".  
Funding: Europe for Citizens programme. European Commission. Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.


Supporting EU integration process in Georgian Kvemo-Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti regions and in the Autonomous Republic of Ajaria

Year: 2014-2015
Area: The aim of the project is to increase awareness about European Union, EU integration process and role of EU in Georgia among the Georgian ethnic minorities of Azeri and Armenians as well as the inhabitants of the Republic of Ajaria. The improved awareness will help to increase civic participation in policy development and decision making processes. This improvement is crucial bearing in mind the tendencies prevalent in Georgia home and foreign policy development. The project empowers the inhabitants of Kvemo-Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti regions and the Republic of Ajaria to participate in the home and foreign affairs of Geogia, in social, political, economic and cultural life – thus helping to ensure their equal opportunities in realizing their civil, political, economic and social rights. 
Partners: GFSIS, NGO Borjghal, Estonian European Movement, Estonian University of Life Sciences
Funding: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Development Cooperation Programme)

Supporting the capacity of agricultural producers in Samtskhe-Javakheti region and developing producer co-operatives
Time: August 2014
Area: The aim of the project is to reduce rural poverty and increase the agricultural and economic capability of the farmers in the rural areas of Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Georgia.
Partners: The Estonian Embassy in Georgia, Georgian NGO Regional and Local Government Development Institute, Estonian Farmers Federation, Estonian University of Life Sciences

Improvement of environmental education in Senegal
Year: 2014-2015
Area: The objective of the project is increased knowledge in environmental and environmental protection issues among the population in Dakar, capital of Senegal. 
Partners: Senegalese American Bilingual School
Funding: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“Through Youth Cooperation Towards More Sustainable Societies”
Year: 2014
Area: The aim of the project financed by the Estonia – Latvia Programme is to indeepen the cooperation between the youth of the neighbouring countries Estonia and Latvia via common research and development work on the environmental issues of raising awareness about the sustainability.
Partner: “Radošas Initiativas Centrs” (Latvia)

Helping to integrate the Armenian and Azeri minorities into Georgian society
Year: 2013 – 2014
Area: The objective of the project is the increased civic activity of the Armenian and Azeri minorities in Georgia through their active participation in society, policy and decision making process, focusing at rural and regional development. 
Partner: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nordplus Adult Learning Programme project “New and Old Democracies”
Year: 2012 – 2014
Area: Supporting adult education and learning to meet the challenges of modern citizenship by exchanging experiences between old and young democracies
Partners: Folkevirke (Denmark), Sveio Municipality (Norway), Druskinikai Education Centre (Lithuania), NGO “Radošas Initiativas Centrs” (Latvia).

European Commission TEMPUS Programme project “DOIT – Development of an International Model for Curricular Reform in Multicultural Education and Cultural Diversity Training”.
Year: 2012 – 2015
Area: DOIT enhances the quality of education in participating Israeli and Georgian Higher Educational Institutions by designing, piloting and implementing curricular reform which promotes multicultural education and cultural diversity training and by facilitating the exchange and sharing of knowledge among professionals involved in education.
Partners: 17 universities and NGO-s from Israel, Georgia and Europe.

Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme project „Becoming a Change Agent for Rural Citizenship – a Qualification Programme for Rural Areas in Europe“.
Year: 2012 – 2015
Area: The aim of the project is to contribute to an educated society in rural areas of Europe by designing a European course concept that can be applied in different political contexts and cultural backgrounds for raising civic engagement and political participation and by training change agents fostering active citizenship in rural areas.
Partners: Forum for international planning and development (finep), Agora CE o.p.s., Academy Rural Areas Baden-Württemberg (Germany); Místní akční skupina Broumovsko+ (Czech Republic); Balkan Assist Association (Bulgaria); Monte, ACE (Portugal); Jaan Tõnisson Institute (Estonia).


European Commission project „Evening with Ombudsman – Empowering rural communities through knowledge on fundamental rights“.
Year: 2012 – 2014
Area: The aim of the project is to raise the awareness of EU citizens living in rural/remote areas about their fundamental rights as declared in the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union and enhance their understanding of the possibilities for addressing the violations of their rights.
Partners: the Civic Education Center at Masaryk University (Czech Republic), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Center of Civic Education (Poland), Romanian Society for Lifelong Learning (Romania).