How to make your school more international – a practice-based approach

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Each How to make your school more international course is unique and tailored considering the needs of its participants. The main focus is to set the ground for developing a vision of internationalization in your organization. Moreover, we emphasize the importance of the school policy plan, so that internationalization will be given a rather central than marginal position in the organization. Sequentially, we recognize the significance of developing successful quality projects within the Erasmus+ programme. Therefore, some of the topics that are discerned as focal discuss development of an Erasmus Plan, successful accreditation application, KA1 and KA2 projects, eTwinning virtual projects, the linking of internationalization projects to the curriculum, streamlining of curricular elements with international orientation, quality assurance of projects, European and international dimension of projects, evaluation of projects, eTwinning and virtual projects, role of coordinators of internationalization, intercultural competences and much more. 

The added value of the course is that it offers partner search possibilities for KA1, KA2 and eTwinning activities. Additionally, the course offers participation in a virtual EUMIND global project in which European schools collaborate with schools from India.

Upskill your organization

Target group are coordinators of international projects, the school management, teachers, special education teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education, adult education and VET.

The course covers a wide range of topics that schools need to consider and tackle when introducing and securing internationalization in their school:

  • The role of school management,
  • School policy plan on internationalisation
  • Will there be an international coordinator or a work group?
  • How to become a good coordinator of internationalisation?
  • The role of eTwinning,
  • Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 projects,
  • How to write a good accreditation application,
  • How to write an Erasmus Plan,
  • How to fund your international projects and how to apply for European grants
  • Formats of international project work and the best way to develop a (virtual) project,
  • Which project scenarios can be used,
  • Global and/or European projects,
  • Cultural differences, intercultural competences (including the cultural iceberg) and how to stimulate your students and teachers to develop them during a project,
  • Embedding the European and international dimension in the curriculum,
  • Evaluation techniques

The course methodology aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school, such as composing a (new) school policy plan for internationalisation, setting up eTwinning projects or Erasmus KA2 projects with other participants present and writing the draft of such a 2- or 3-year project. Participants are given time to develop these outputs and the trainers coach and support them throughout the week, if necessary even long after courses have finished as a follow up.

Earn a certificate

The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

What makes Euneos the leading course provider in Europe?

Euneos consistently has regards to challenges and retaliates by offering multiple options for quality courses to its clients following the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 as required by the European Commission.

On-site courses

The How to make your school more international on-site courses take place in Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain and Porto, Portugal. How to make your school more international are 7 day courses that start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday at 13:00 o'clock.

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  • CONFIRMED 9 – 15 October 2022, Porto, Portugal
  • CONFIRMED 15 - 21 January 2023, Tenerife, Spain
  • 19 – 25 March 2023 Benalmadena, Malaga Spain
  • 8 – 14 October 2023 Porto Portugal

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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the How to make your school more international course:

Main organiser / trainer

Jan Hormann 

  • Former international coordinator at Jac.P.Thijsse College (Netherlands) 
  • International coordinator and member of the international jury of Eumind 
  • Projects initiator and coordinator of Comenius and Erasmus+ projects at his school 
  • Former eTwinning ambassador 
  • National eTwinning prize winner 2014 
  • Freelance internationalization advisor

Frans Schmitz 

  • Former principal of Udens College (Uden – The Netherlands), a school very active in a wide range of international activities 
  • Former president of the International Committee of the Association of school leaders for secondary education in The Netherlands 
  • Former member of the General Board of ESHA (European School Heads Association)  
  • Former advisor to Nuffic (National Agency in The Netherlands) to support schools in setting up a solid school policy on internationalization now cold Global Citizen Network

Spasia Neshkoska Tsutsuleska 

  • International project coordinator 
  • Former external expert evaluator for Erasmus+ projects 
  • Former eTwinning ambassador 
  • Member of the international jury of Eumind projects 
  • Former principal of a vocational school in North Macedonia
  • Master studies in Education and Globalization, Oulu University, Finland

Euneos choice of venues is based on two essentials: delivering professionalism and assuring personal well-being in order to warrant enjoyable course experience.

Benalmadena, Spain

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“How to make your school more international” course takes place at Sensara, Benalmadena located at Calle Arroyo Hondo, 29639, Benalmadena only 20 minutes walking distance from the picturesque Benalmadena Pueblo and a 20 minute drive from the famous Costa Del Sol in Benalmadena. The premises we use have several working areas enabling more interactive approach. The venue provides private WIFI with a strong internet connection. There is a restaurant on site for coffee breaks and lunch.The majestic sun of Andalusia enriches the taste of the paella, local tapas, the matured manchego cheese, the sizzling pil-pil and many other delicacies. Its deep warmth can be particularly tasted in the sweetness of the Malaguena wine.The remarkable city of Malaga is only about 18 km away. The birthplace of Picasso, the Alcazaba, Teatro Romano, the Cathedral, Centre Pompidu, Picasso Museum, Parque de Malaga, Puerto MalagaSemana Santa processions and many more are spectacular experiences that take the breath away...

Porto, Portugal

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The well-known attractions in Porto are Porto Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century and Muralha Fernadina, the UNESCO protected wall which guarded Porto in the 14th century, Besides this historical landmark, another attraction is the Viagem Medival em Terra de Santa Maria, alongside the back in time travel like experience, one could satisfy many other senses with great food, wine and music. Other attractions worthy of your time are the Livraria Lello, Praca da Liberdade, Clerigos Church Tower and other. Do not forget to enjoy the very famous "six bridges river cruise" while there. As of traditional food delicacies, we warmly recommend the runny mountain cheese Queijo da Serra de Estrela, Francesinha sandwich, slowroasted Sandes de pernil or Bachalau cod fish combined with the world famous Portugese wines. Bem-vindo!