"Our mission is to assist in the reformation of Ukraine consistent with European standards, as well as to introduce democratic values and develop civil society in Ukraine."

From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

What is a School Euroclub?

School Euroclubs (SEC) are a cooperation between teachers and pupils, covering many different spheres, aimed at promoting European values and teaching leadership skills to youth. Youth broaden their knowledge of Europe, European integration for new countries, history, geography, culture, art, science, etc.

How do you create a School Euroclub?

School Euroclubs can be created by a school authority, a teacher or by pupils. What is most important is to find a group of children or youth who are interested in a European theme and a teacher who will coordinate the club. Of course, there can be many coordinators. Organization of the club and its work depends on the founders. They work out the club statute and define the functions that the club will complete during meetings and activities.

How is a School Euroclub organized within the school?

  • SEC is a part of the school, the organization and meetings all take part in the school;
  • Pupils — members of SEC;
  • A teacher — SEC coordinator;
  • School authority — support;
  • Projects are created by all SEC members (pupils and teachers);
  • CEI — gives methodical, informative, consultative help to a school for SEC activities and initiates, and coordinates interschool events and helps in search of partners.

On what levels can a School Euroclub work?

  • Club level events — meetings, games, presentations, watching films, role-games, competitions, learning the culture of EU countries, meetings with volunteers, etc.;
  • School level events — competitions, wall newspaper, Olympiads, exhibitions, Days of Europe celebration, etc.;
  • City level events — Days of Europe celebration, charity projects, competitions, etc.;
  • Network cooperation — communication in the Sumy Network of Euroclubs;
  • Cooperation with clubs from other cities of Ukraine — exchanges, letters, etc.;
  • International activities.

Why are School Euroclubs interesting to pupils?

  • Interesting way to spend free time;
  • New knowledge;
  • Interesting meetings and new friends;
  • Broad circle of communication;
  • Travel opportunities;
  • Opportunities for future;
  • Development and self-realization;
  • Fulfillment of personal desires;
  • Learning and expressing of new ideas;
  • Getting acquainted with EU countries.

Why are School Euroclubs interesting teachers?

  • Realization of personal goals and ideas;
  • Growth and experience in extracurricular work;
  • Interesting meetings;
  • Cooperation with colleagues from abroad;
  • Knowledge exchange;
  • Prestige among your colleagues in school.

Why are School Euroclubs interesting to schools?

  • Enhance the prestige of the school;
  • Possibility for taking part in new programs;
  • Education of leaders;
  • Opportunity to engage the entire school;
  • Opportunity to cooperate in the Network of Euroclubs;
  • Cooperation with other schools abroad;
  • Teachers' professional advancement by being engaged in Euroclubs;
  • New forms of activities and experiences for children.

Why are School Euroclubs interesting to parents?

  • Parents' engagement in school work;
  • Engagement of their children;
  • Involvement in creative work;
  • Broadening the outlook of their children;
  • Increasing interest in European subjects;
  • Learning about the EU in an interesting way;
  • Further growth and choice of future professions for their children.