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Project themes and activities

Four core themes were identified during the development stages of the project. These themes are explored through 4 transnational events hosted in turn by each partner city.

  • Defining character education and resilience – March 2016
  • Engaging employers in character education – June 2016
  • Engaging young people in character education – October 2016
  • Engaging educators in character education – February 2017

In preparation for 3 of the transnational meetings project partners carried out research in their city.  The reports can be viewed below by clicking on the titles.

Shaping Characters Baseline Survey Report
An insight into the attitudes and potential receptiveness to character education activities among school and college age students, teachers and youth workers in Basingstoke, Gävle, Olomouc and Riga

Shaping Characters Employer Research
What do employers in Basingstoke, Gävle, Olomouc and Riga look for in new employees and what skills do they think are most lacking among young people leaving education

Shaping Characters Extra-curricular Activities Survey
A summary of research carried out in Basingstoke, Gävle, Olomouc and Riga among young people exploring why they do, or do not, take part in activities outside of school