About this course
The MOOC Course Europe is you: a basic course about the EU, Second Edition, it's the first course from the "Europe for Citizens Program" project #CITIZEU : The impact of the Euroscepticism on the construction of Europe, a project leaded by the Gijón City Council and with the collaboration as partners of Nuremberg, Genoa, Alba Iulia, AEKS (NGO from Vääksy), CEPS (think tank from Brussels) and the University of Oviedo.
The aim of the project it's to engage citizens in five cities to, first understand the European Union, a basic knowledge of its institutions, history, achievements and its multilevel governance approach. On the other hand, the project wants to promote an understanding and discussion of the reasons behind the current rise of Euroscepticism and its impact on the future of the European project. The project wants to go in depth about the origins and consequences of the Euroscepticism in the actual European stage.
Moreover, this project has as a goal to contribute to improve the understanding of the EU, image, promotion of citizen participation, European Citizenship, identity, as well as tolerance and understanding of the different European countries.
The activities of the project involved three kinds of actions: two MOOC Courses, the opening of an online platform of citizen participation and the celebration of five transnational citizen dialogues.
Inside of that context, the present MOOC Course would like to provide a basic knowledge about EU in order to improve the information about Europe; also, we would like to provide skills and tools for the debate. As an online course, we expect to get a big impact on not only the European associations and citizens promoted by the partners, but also the general public. Everybody could follow the course, so we hope to have a great impact on the society through using different channels (social networks; universities, media, and so on).
This first course will be focused on:
Lesson 1: Past, Present and Future of the EU.
Lesson 2: Citizenship of the European Union.
Lesson 3: Knowing the European Union.
Lesson 4: The decision making of the EU.
Lesson 5: How does the EU action affect the Justice?
Lesson 6: The day to day of the EU.
The MOOC Course Europe is you: a basic course about the European Union aims to achieve several goals as the following ones.
Provide skills and tools for the debate and dialogue about the Future of Europe in the global World.
Provide a basic knowledge about the EU in order to improve the information about Europe.
Promote and foster the European citizenship and citizen participation in EU affairs.
These goals are formed inside of this first MOOC Course, where each user will find enough information to develop a proactive awareness of EU affairs and its position as a citizen of the European Union.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
The course is directed to everyone interested at the thematic, without the necessity of having any kind of previous basic notion, with the exception of having some skills at the use of online platform where the course is carrying out.