Learning from the Extremes

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Learning from the Extremes

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The Learning from the Extremes project is part of preparatory actions aimed at increasing the availability of educational tools in areas and communities with limited access to digital technologies and the Internet.

The project involves 14 partners led by the Greek institution Instituto Ekpedeftikis Politikis.

The specific objectives of the Learning from the Extremes Preparatory Action are:

  • To gain insights and understanding related to the access and use of digital technologies in education by surveying the school key stakeholders (head teachers, teachers, ICT coordinators, pupils and parents) from schools located in remote areas of different European countries.
  • To strengthen the dialogue between all relevant actors, including school heads, teachers, ICT coordinators, students, parents, technology providers, policy-makers, universities and research organizations, experts and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with the aim to exchange and analyze best practices and successful applications of how to increase access to digital educational solutions with a focus on schools located in remote areas.
  • To set-up a fair and transparent mechanism to coordinate and implement an open call for proposals, their evaluation, the selection of the most promising ones, their funding, their monitoring and their finalization.
  • To develop an effective Consultation and Support Mechanism to facilitate the implementation of the proposed approach in remote schools in the participating countries.
  • To run deployment pilots to allow the selected primary (including multigrade schools), secondary and vocational schools to benefit from the most suitable technical solutions to reduce the digital gap, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content.
  • To systematic validate the proposed approach and activities to identify their impact in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency.
  • To develop a strategy based on the insight gained by the collected data, the focused dialogues with stakeholders and running the deployment pilots, about how to increase access to digital education in remote areas with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content throughout the participating countries.
  • To design and implement a systematic raising awareness strategy that will contribute to the effective communication of the project’s results and outcomes.

The project began on February 1, 2022, and will run for 24 months. It is financed from European Union funds, from the Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions (PPPA) project line. The total value of the project is 2.665.913,47 Euros.

Project Partners

  • Institouto Ekpedeftikis Politikis (IEP), Greece – project coordinator
  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi Scholi Panagea Savva AE (EA), Greece
  • Ministerio Da Educacao E Ciencia (DGE), Portugal
  • Nuclio Nucleo Interactivo De Astronomia Associacao (NUCLIO, Portugal
  • Paidagogiko Institouto Kyprou (CPI), Cyprus
  • University of Cyprus (UCY), Cyprus
  • Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNET, Croatia
  • The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars & The Other Members Of Board, Of The College Of The Holy & Undivided Trinity Of Queen Elizabeth Near Dublin (TCD), Ireland
  • Jyvaskylan Yliopisto (JYU), Finland
  • National Research Network Association (NRNA), Bulgaria
  • Netcompany – Intrasoft S.A (INTRA), Luxembourg
  • Ellinikh Enosh Dhmosiografon Episthmhs, Syggrafeon Episthmhs Kai Eikoinoniologon Episthmhs Astiki Etaireia (SV), Greece
  • ATIT BVBA (ATIT), Belgium
  • Committee Of The Dublin West Education Centre (DWEC), Ireland