Participative Learning aims to develop mechanisms for engaging in dialogue with people and facilitating their participation in the shaping of national policies and supporting ways of ‘learning to participate’ from an early age. Through strengthening formal and non-formal participatory education, the European Commission seek to tackle radicalization and strengthen citizenship in general and European citizenship. Since ‘learning to participate’ includes skills, such as digital literacy, entrepreneurship, project planning and management, social awareness and interaction, the young learners increase their employability. Through this ‘learn to participate’ is in accordance with the Strategic framework – Education & Training 2020.
We believe that a smarter Europe needs smart citizens. Smart citizens need smart learning paths helping to navigate in a life-long process of qualification, adapting new knowledge but as well providing space for self-determent learning pure out of joy and motivation. Co-creation means that we challenge and nurture each other through learning. We observe our own assets and needs, we work to understand the same of our colleagues, and we work to create a plan that has me challenging others to learn from my skills/ knowledge/ experiences, and has my co-learners challenging me to learn from theirs. It is multi-disciplinary. It requires strong leadership to help us understand and participate in this process.