The Open Football Club project, initiated in October 2014 by the FondAction du Football, offers a variety of civic and cultural activities to young players being trained in French professional football clubs. Faced with an only slim chance of succeeding as professional football players (8% of students will sign a professional contract), the young men often focus almost exclusively on football to maximize their chances of professional sporting success.
CREAT-IT is aimed at developing and supporting late primary and early secondary teachers' skills in science education. Integration of creative and cultural disciplines and social media tools into formal science teaching will form the basis of a new pedagogical methodology, focusing on bringing science, culture and technology under the umbrella of collaborative activities.
Fair Opera is a five year long project, initiated by Kulturverket, involving children, students, music acadamies, a symphony orchestra and professional librettist and composer. The production opens in Umeå 2014.
Write a Science Opera (WASO) is a creative professional development approach to inquiry-based music and science education in which pupils of different ages, supported by teachers, opera artists and scientists, are the creators of an educational performance. WASO is an application of the widespread Write an Opera method, which has been successfully implemented in many countries during the past three decades.