Declaration for a better Europe

Young people on their way to European citizenship

Comenius Project


Partner 1

Organisation: Gymnasium Grootmoor

Type: General secondary school

City/country: Hamburg, Germany

Description: Gymnasium Grootmoor is a state grammar school for students aged between 10 and 18 (Years 5 to 12), located in the northwest of Hamburg. The city has the biggest German port, the second largest in Europe. The school recruits its students mainly from a middle class neighbourhood, but also from other, less privileged parts of the city. It has ties to partner schools in France, Spain, Australia and Switzerland.

Partner 2

Organisation: Colegiul Tehnic Metalurgic

Type: Vocational or technical secondary school

City/country: Slatina, Romania

Description: Slatina, a city with 650 years of history, is located in the southern part of Romania, on the left side of the Olt river. It has a population of about 70 000 inhabitants and is an important industrial centre. Colegiul Tehnic Metalurgic provides education to children who want to continue their studies in a secondary school and to adults who decided to come back to school after a break. Students range in age from 15 to 50+ years old.

Partner 3

Organisation: Narva Soldino Gümnaasium

Type: General secondary school

City/country: Narva, Estonia

Description: Narva Soldino Gümnaasium is a municipal secondary school situated in Narva, on the border with Russia. It is a fast-developing institution that provides a modern educational environment and teaching at a high level. It is a UNESCO associated school with 841 students aged from seven to nineteen, and 72 teachers.

Partner 4

Organisation: Escola Básica e Secundária de Muralhas do Minho, Valença

Type: General secondary school

City/country: Valença, Portugal

Description: The school is located in northern Portugal, near the border with Spain, in a small town called Valença. The students are between 10-18 years old. Most of them come from rural areas.

Partner 5

Organisation: Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria Vermellar

Type: General secondary school

City/country: Olleria, Spain

Description: Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria Vermellar is a public secondary school located in Olleria, an inland town. The town is 75 km from the city of Valencia, and close to the border with the region of Alicante. The students are between 12-18 years old and some come from different countries, as Romania, Bulgaria, Morocco, Colombia, and Ecuador, with different levels of integration in the lessons.

Partner 6

Organisation: Základní škola Sokolov, Rokycanova 258

Type: Primary school

City/country: Sokolov, Czech Republic

Description: Sokolov, in the Czech Republic, is an industrial city famous for its chemical industry and coal mines. The school is situated in the west of the Czech Republic, in the Karlovy Vary region. It is a big school with over a hundred years old and about 600 pupils. The students are between 6-15 years old.


Membership status: Candidate country

Background: In 1987, Turkey applied to join what was then the European Economic Community, and in 1997 it was declared eligible to join the EU.

Turkey's involvement with European integration dates back to 1959 and includes the Ankara Association Agreement (1963) for the progressive establishment of a Customs Union (ultimately set up in 1995). Accession negotiations started in 2005.


Comenius Project 2013-2015