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Hello Europe

6 May 2011
Hello-Europe


Hundreds of young Armenians go abroad, mainly to European countries, to continue their education. Many others go there for tourism. However, they are often not ready for the cultural, economic and political issues they might face. To provide information on EU history, structure and EU-Armenia relations, a pilot project started in two Armenian high schools. The project incorporates a manual for students, Hello Europe, in the regular high school curriculum. The manual and initiative was developed with the support of the Armenian-EU Legal Policy Centre, in cooperation with the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the Armenian Ministry of Education and Science.
A methodology for teachers was developed to support the new EU lessons. Teachers were subsequently trained how to use the methodology and manual on 19-20 March 2011 in Tsakhkadzor. The author of Hello Europe, Gayane Terzyan, said that this book should not be seen as a completed project, because new documents are constantly signed and changes made almost every day, which teachers should follow.
The book is a tool not only for high school students, but can also be helpful for university students. Young specialists from Yerevan State University had the opportunity to ask questions about Europe to the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia and to acquaint themselves with the Hello Europe manual on 23 March 2011.

Hello Europe

Hundreds of young Armenians go abroad, mainly to European countries, to continue their education. Many others go there for tourism. However, they are often not ready for the cultural, economic and political issues they might face. To provide information on EU history, structure and EU-Armenia relations, a pilot project started in two Armenian high schools. The project incorporates a manual for students, Hello Europe, in the regular high school curriculum. The manual and initiative was developed with the support of the Armenian-EU Legal Policy Centre, in cooperation with the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the Armenian Ministry of Education and Science. A methodology for teachers was developed to support the new EU lessons. Teachers were subsequently trained how to use the methodology and manual on 19-20 March 2011 in Tsakhkadzor. The author of Hello Europe, Gayane Terzyan, said that this book should not be seen as a completed project, because new documents are constantly signed and changes made almost every day, which teachers should follow. The book is a tool not only for high school students, but can also be helpful for university students. Young specialists from Yerevan State University had the opportunity to ask questions about Europe to the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia and to acquaint themselves with the Hello Europe manual on 23 March 2011.