12.04.2018

European Children's Universities Network

EUCU.NET registered member

Lasten yliopisto 2017, Jonna Markkula (ryhma.jpg)Maaliskuussa 2018 Jyväskylän Lasten ja nuorten yliopisto liittyi osaksi Eurooppalaista lasten yliopistojen verkostoa (European Children's Universities Network EUCU.NET). Wienissä päämajaansa pitävä verkosto perustettiin EU:n yhteisrahoitusprojektina vuosina 2008-2010, jonka jälkeen verkosto jatkoi toimintaansa omarahoitteisena voittoa tavoittelemattomana järjestönä. EUCU.NET tarjoaa jäsenilleen mahdollisuuksia kansainväliseen yhteistyöhön sekä tekee lasten yliopistotoimintaa tunnetuksi Euroopassa ja sen ulkopuolella.

https://eucu.net/

A Children's University meansLasten yliopisto 2017, Jonna Markkula (maapallopoika.jpg)

  •     Encouraging children to be curious and to think critically – the mainsprings of research and science
  •     Communicating to them the idea of universities and providing insights into academic culture as well as their role in the society at large
  •     Working with young people in such a way as to help universities to be more responsive and open
  •     Making encounters between children and “the university” (as a community of academic staff and students) possible
  •     Enthralling them with diverse scientific fields (from humanities, to social sciences and natural sciences) and with diverse scientific methods unbiased by commercial interest
  •     Giving young people an understanding of their future educational choice and options

 A Children’s University is based on the aims of

  •     Providing access for all children without boundaries and on a voluntary basis
  •     Involving and providing benefit for children from disadvantaged groups (including barriers caused by social or economic, impairment, language or gender)
  •     Providing an atmosphere of respect without pressure to perform
  •     contributing to the enhancement of universities as concerning organizational, didactical and research development