Otvorené školy/Open schools program

The Open Society Foundation runs a program called “Otvorené školy/Open schools”. The aim is to support the democratic environment in schools and citizenship education through peer education and the work of student school boards. Program takes place in five Slovak primary schools in the school year 2020/2021. Trained volunteers systematically work with each school during the school year. These not only hold workshops in the classes involved; their role is also to actively work with student school boards, to monitor their work during the school year, to support the active and meaningful participation of their members in the running of the school and thus to create the preconditions for the sustainable functioning of these bodies of school democracy. Three reflections from schools involved in the “Open Schools” program are included in the online publication “What John Amos would say?“.

OSF tackle social issues which have an impact on citizens’ quality of life and their mutual relations in common space with respect to following values:

  • Openness
  • Transparency
  • Free choice
  • responsibility
  • Tolerance
  • Mutual respect
  • Acceptance
  • Dialogue
  • Non-conflicting nature
  • Activity

The Open Society Foundation in cooperation with IUVENTA distributed findings about their research on the radicalisation of youth. More in Slovak.

  • Problems identified
    Activities with aim of learning about openness, dignity of individuals
  • Solutions applied
    Peer education and education through the work of student school boards.
  • Results achieved
    Published researche  about Youth radicalisation in Slovakia.

More information about the good practice is available under the following links mainly in the Slovak language:

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