As international school partnerships offer a concrete opportunity for intercultural exchange and cooperation, aces encourages partnership projects amongst schools in Central and South Eastern European countries.
Pupils and teachers of schools in the participating countries are invited to find partner schools and to submit a partnership project proposal with their ideas for cooperation. All types of schools with pupils aged 12-17 years can take part.
An international selection committee assesses and awards the best applications. The awarded projects are supported to carry out their cross-border partnership projects with grants (1.600 € per participating partner school, 200 € additionally for the coordinating school) as well as with additional support structures like international events and online tools.
To get a better idea regarding application guidelines and criteria and for further information and tips for applicants please take a look at the following four documents from the current aces cycle 2013/2014:
Reshaping aces in 2014 – Next call for aces school projects in 2015
aces came into the world of education and international cooperation more than 7 years ago and has become one of the largest international school networks in Central and South Eastern Europe. More than 25.000 pupils and almost 4.000 teachers have been involved in aces projects and 3.500 people have attended one or several of the numerous aces events. A key factor for the great accomplishments of aces has been the enthusiasm of everybody involved: students, teachers, Ministry representatives, trainers, support staff, project coordinators, etc.
After 7 years of aces and loads of experience we feel the need to reshape some parts of aces in order to keep it successful. We want to:
2014 will be a year to harvest aces achievements, methods and tools and to sow new seeds for educational innovation, cooperation and dialogue of students and teachers in Central and South Eastern Europe.
Therefore the next call for aces school projects will not be launched as usual in February 2014, but in the following year.
Participating students, teachers and coordinators explain aces in short videos.